• CanJam at RMAF 2013 – Part 2

    CanJam at RMAF 2013 – Part 2

    What follows is a survey of new headphone, earphone, and related products seen and heard at RMAF. HeadAmp The Virginia-based firm HeadAmp was showing its newest product, which is the two-chassis, fully balanced, solid-state GS-X ...
  • CanJam at RMAF 2013 – Part 1

    CanJam at RMAF 2013 – Part 1

    Over roughly the past decade an alternate high-end audio universe has been emerging—a universe centered on very high-performance headphones, earphones, portable and desktop headphone amplifiers, and amp/DACs. In short, it is a world that might ...
  • Three New DSD-Capable DACs

    Three New DSD-Capable DACs

    During the years that J. Gordon Holt and I made recordings together he often complained about the lack of “pro” audio gear being reviewed in consumer audio publications. Many times he found a particular piece ...
  • Sony Backs Hi-Res Audio Big Time

    Sony Backs Hi-Res Audio Big Time

    At a highly-promoted September 4 press conference in New York City, Sony unveiled a multi-pronged strategy to “deliver hi-res digital to a broader audience”. Sony’s explanation for wanting to do so would be self-evident to ...
  • Meridian Explorer USB DAC

    Meridian Explorer USB DAC

    When I think of British digital electronics, the first name that comes to mind is Meridian. Designers of complete digital systems from transports to fully active DSP- controlled loudspeakers, it makes products that are exquisite, ...

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