• Sony NW-ZX2 Digital Media Player

    Sony NW-ZX2 Digital Media Player

    When Apple discontinued its 160GB iPod Classic portable music players, a funny thing happened: Their prices on eBay doubled overnight. And while many tech-pundits see dedicated portable players as an ergonomic dead end (supplanted by ...
  • A New Visit from Ypsilon

    A New Visit from Ypsilon

    Many audiophiles harbor distinct views about copper and silver wire. Copper is smooth and full. Silver is fast and a bit zippy. Or so goes the conventional thinking. But what happens when the silver sounds ...
  • 2015 Editors’ Choice: DACs Under $1000

    2015 Editors’ Choice: DACs Under $1000

    Micromega MyDAC$399 Micromega’s MyDAC is entrylevel in price only. The unit looks very much like an Apple AirPort Extreme, but with a front-panel wheel to select between TosLink, coaxial, and asynchronous USB inputs. The Micromega ...
  • Dealer Event at Suess Electronics Wisconsin

    Dealer Event at Suess Electronics Wisconsin

    WISCONSIN Tuesday, March 24, 6–9pm: Suess Electronics (2520 West Wisconsin Avenue, Appleton) will host “Technology Night: Music Matters,” an open house celebrating music, audio technology, and high-performance audio equipment. Manufacturer representatives from AudioQuest, Bowers & ...
  • NAD Announces AVR Upgrade Program

    NAD Announces AVR Upgrade Program

    Pickering, Ontario February 24, 2015 — NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, announced an important 4K Ready AVR MDC Upgrade Program for its AVRs and Prepros, assuring NAD customers can incorporate ...
  • Checking in with Robert von Bahr

    Checking in with Robert von Bahr

    If Robert von Bahr radiates a sense of satisfied accomplishment, he’s entitled to it. For over 40 years, as the head of the Swedish independent record label BIS, he has survived—thrived, even—in the tenuous business ...
  • PS Audio DirectStream DAC Update

    PS Audio DirectStream DAC Update

    On February 10, PS Audio released a noteworthy update to its DirectStream DAC. Unlike previous updates, which were labeled firmware upgrades, this new version—known as the Pikes Peak OS—delivers many improvements to the operating system. ...

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