• Sunday Morning Hi Fi #7

    Sunday Morning Hi Fi #7

    Sunday Morning Hi Fi #7 Welcome back to the seventh installment of Sunday Morning Hi Fi. With Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, things were definitely crazy and hectic, so I wanted to touch on a few ...
  • 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 ...
  • OPPO Releases HA-1 Headphone Amplifier

    OPPO Releases HA-1 Headphone Amplifier

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, California – May 7, 2014 – Shortly after the successful launch of its PM-1 planar magnetic headphones, OPPO Digital (www.oppodigital.com) released another member of its family of personal audio products today – the ...
  • NAD D 3020

    NAD D 3020

    In NAD lore, “3020” are hallowed numerals. The long-ago integrated amplifier that bore that designation might have been a barebones affair, but it marked a departure from the budget norm when it first debuted in ...
  • Classé Debuts Class D

    Classé Debuts Class D

    Montréal, Québec, Canada—December 10, 2013—Classé has announced the availability of a new Delta series class D stereo amplifier, the 200wpc CA-D200, boasting proprietary Classé-designed switch mode power supply and switching amplifier stages. The Delta CA-D200 ...
  • 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 ...
  • iFi iDAC, iCAN, and iUSBPower

    iFi iDAC, iCAN, and iUSBPower

    Ever hear of iFi Audio? Me neither. But at the 2012 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, there was a quartet of miniature products bearing the iFi logo in the Avatar Acoustics room. Darren Censullo, head honcho ...
  • 2013 TAS Editors' Choice Awards: DACs $1000-$3000

    2013 TAS Editors' Choice Awards: DACs $1000-$3000

    NuForce DAC-100$1095nuforce.com One thousand to twelvehundred dollars seems to be a price that many manufacturers are aiming at with their latest high-performance USBenabled DACs. NuForce’s entry at this hotly contested price point delivers excellent sound ...

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