• The Politics of MQA

    The Politics of MQA

    The codec known as MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is clearly in its ascendancy. The Big Three record labels have signed on, Tidal is streaming hundreds of MQA-encoded albums, and there’s a steadily expanding amount of ...
  • AVM Introduces the OVATION CS 8.2

    AVM Introduces the OVATION CS 8.2

    The following is a press release issued by AVM. September 6, 2017 - AVM, the renowned German High-End manufacturer, introduces the OVATION CS 8.2 – a brand-new all-in-one system that encompasses every element of AVM's ...
  • Q&A with Udo Bessser of AVM

    Q&A with Udo Bessser of AVM

    What ignited your interest in high-end audio? My father exposed me to music by taking me to lots of classical concerts. Since he was also into hi-fi, we always had good systems at home. It ...
  • Martin Borish

    Martin Borish

    It is difficult to imagine high-end audio without the contribution of Martin Borish and NAD. More than any other company, NAD introduced to music lovers the idea that better-designed audio equipment translates into greater musical ...
  • NAD Founder Martin Borish: 1927–2017

    NAD Founder Martin Borish: 1927–2017

    On July 11th, 2017, Martin L. Borish (Marty), who is credited with leading NAD Electronics from a distribution sourcing co-operative into an iconic 45-year-old audio brand, passed away after a quiet and dignified battle with ...
  • Grace Design m9XX DAC

    Grace Design m9XX DAC

    Grace Design may be a new name for many audiophiles, but for recording engineers it has long been a well known and respected entity. Michael and Eben Grace have been manufacturing microphone preamplifiers since 1994. ...
  • Legends of High-End Audio Panel Video

    Legends of High-End Audio Panel Video

    The Absolute Sound invited five of high-end audio’s greatest designers and company founders to talk about how they started their businesses, invented new technologies, and created iconic products. Moderated by The Absolute Sound’s Executive Editor ...

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