• PS Audio PerfectWave DirectStream DAC

    PS Audio PerfectWave DirectStream DAC

    In 2012, a group of Direct Stream Digital (DSD) enthusiasts within the audio industry (led by dCS) released the DSD-over-PCM (DoP) standard, providing a way to “trick” traditional PCM audio circuits into playing native DSD ...
  • Sony PHA-2 DAC/ Headphone Amplifier

    Sony PHA-2 DAC/ Headphone Amplifier

    As part of its “high-resolution initiative” Sony has rolled out several exciting new products during the past year including the HAP-Z1ES and HAP-S1 digital players, the NW-F887 portable player (Asia only), and the PHA-2 portable ...
  • The Attention-Span Gap

    The Attention-Span Gap

    Every month, it seems, this magazine and other industry oracles lament the younger generation’s apathy toward high-end audio. The stated culprit is always the same: lack of exposure to good sound. I grant you that ...
  • NAD Introduces C 510 Direct Digital Preamp/DAC

    NAD Introduces C 510 Direct Digital Preamp/DAC

    Pickering, Ontario August 5, 2014 — NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, announced the newest member of their illustrious digital family, the C 510 Direct Digital Preamp/DAC. Known for reference quality ...
  • MOON Nēo 260D Transport/DAC

    MOON Nēo 260D Transport/DAC

    Whatever you do, don’t go calling the Nēo 260D from Simaudio just another CD player. That’d be like comparing Usain Bolt to a Sunday morning jogger or describing a McLaren P1 as just another road ...
  • NAD Masters Series

    NAD Masters Series

    Pickering, Ontario June 11, 2014 — NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, unveiled an all-new Masters Series comprised of four reference models that continue the company’s bold direction forward in digital ...
  • AXPONA Chicago 2014 Show Report

    AXPONA Chicago 2014 Show Report

    After last year’s exciting debut, I think everyone at TAS was expecting AXPONA Chicago 2014 to be a huge success—and it may well have been financially. (Several record dealers told me that they had never ...
  • Soulution 560 DAC Release

    Soulution 560 DAC Release

    April 17, 2014 - At Highend 2014 in Munich we will launch the new soulution 560 D/A-Converter. Top class digital-to-analog converters followed by preamplifier grade output stages transform every detail of the digital source material ...
  • Aesthetix Romulus CD Player/DAC

    Aesthetix Romulus CD Player/DAC

    California-based Aesthetix has carved out an enviable niche producing very-high-performance products that, while not budget-priced, nonetheless offer extraordinary value. The company’s Calypso linestage, Rhea phonostage, Janus full-function preamplifier, and Atlas power amplifiers pack a lot ...

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