• Objectivity and the Abstract Truth

    Objectivity and the Abstract Truth

    Every hobby, by its very nature, runs the constant risk of losing contact with its own foundational intent or purpose. The closeness of specialization can, over time, turn into an abstraction where the tether to ...
  • 50 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio

    50 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio

    Cables, Power Products, and Accessories AudioQuest carbon-fiber record brush, $19 Caig Deoxit Gold G100L contact cleaner, $33 Shunyata Research Venom 14 AC cord, $95 Wireworld Mini Eclipse 8 speaker cable, $560 Entry Level Grado Prestige ...
  • A Roon Primer

    A Roon Primer

    What Is Roon? Roon is a music playback and management software suite for digital audio components. There are many such products on the market, including iTunes and JRiver’s Media Center, but what makes Roon special ...
  • Yamaha R-N803 Network Receiver

    Yamaha R-N803 Network Receiver

    I started this review by unplugging absolutely everything. My amp, my preamp, and my phonostage were shuffled off to a closet. All those shiny metal boxes and their pretty lights, hidden from view. In their ...
  • RMAF 2018 – Digital

    RMAF 2018 – Digital

    In the past I’ve reported on both digital and personal audio at RMAF in one report. But as RMAF and CANJAM have continued to expand, so has The Absolute Sound’s coverage. Now Chris Martens of ...
  • 2018 Golden Ear Awards: Alan Taffel

    2018 Golden Ear Awards: Alan Taffel

    dCS Rossini DAC/Player with Roon and MQA DAC, $24,000; player, $28,000 When originally introduced in 2015, the Rossini was an immediate hit. Though far from cheap, it nailed features and sound for the money. When ...
  • DALI Callisto with BluOS Now MQA Certified

    DALI Callisto with BluOS Now MQA Certified

    The following is a press release issued by Dali. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AUDIO FEST | OCTOBER 4, 2018 – Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industries (DALI), the renowned Scandinavian loudspeaker manufacturer distributed by Lenbrook Americas in the United ...
  • Soundings RMAF Open House

    Soundings RMAF Open House

    The following is a press release issued by Sounding Fine Audio Video. October 1, 2018 - Soundings Fine Audio Video is having an RMAF Open House Friday October 5th at 6pm. There will be drinks ...
  • 2018 Golden Ear Awards: Neil Gader

    2018 Golden Ear Awards: Neil Gader

    Lindemann Audio Musicbook:25 DSD network music player $4995 Has Lindemann made being an audiophile a little too easy? Well, call me lazy but the handsome one-box solution known as the Musicbook:25 DSD allows me to ...

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