• NuForce DDA-100 Integrated Amplifier

    NuForce DDA-100 Integrated Amplifier

    Insomniacs must populate NuForce’s R&D department. That’s the only explanation I can come up with for NuForce’s rapidly expanding stable of new products. I reviewed its excellent DAC-100 in Issue 228, and now NuForce has ...
  • 6 Greatest "Mid-Priced" Bargains in High-End Audio

    6 Greatest "Mid-Priced" Bargains in High-End Audio

    Synergistic Element Series Interconnect: Element Copper, $1200/1m, Element Tungsten, $2000, Element CTS, $3600. Speaker (8' pr.): Element Copper, $1700; Element Tungsten, $2800. Element CTS, $7500 The Element Series represents Synergistic’s innovative and costly Galileo System ...
  • The Arrival of the dCS Vivaldi

    The Arrival of the dCS Vivaldi

    For several years I’ve used the dCS Scarlatti CD/SACD playback system. Then dCS announced the release of the somewhat higher-priced and more technologically advanced Vivaldi system. After recently hearing its debut at Joshua Cohn’s Ears ...
  • Sigma DP1 Merrill

    Sigma DP1 Merrill

    The Sigma DP1 Merrill has all of the same virtues and flaws as the DP2 Merrill that I blogged about back at the beginning of October (http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/sigma-dp2-merrill-camera/). Like the DP2M, the DP1M is a relatively ...
  • Parasound Debuts Zdac

    Parasound Debuts Zdac

    SAN FRANCISCO 11/5/12 - Parasound, a San Francisco-based manufacturer of high-end audio components, introduces the Zdac, a 192 kHz Digital to Analog Converter that gives consumers the highest possible sound quality when playing digital music ...
  • AudioQuest DragonFly USB DAC

    AudioQuest DragonFly USB DAC

    The high-end industry has long lamented its inability to appeal to regular folks who just like to listen to music. Part of the problem has been that we expect the would- be audiophile to make ...
  • Sigma DP2 Merrill Camera

    Sigma DP2 Merrill Camera

    Why is it, I wonder, that I am drawn to offbeat cameras? Probably for the same reason I’m drawn to offbeat hi-fi gear. Oh, I’ve owned my share of stand-bys—Nikons of every variety, ‘Blads, Mamiyas, ...

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