• RMAF 2018 – Electronics $15k and Up

    RMAF 2018 – Electronics $15k and Up

    Most Significant New Products VAC Statement 450i iQ integrated amplifier This new and state-of-the-art Statement 450i iQ integrated amp from Kevin Hayes of Valve Amplification Company (VAC) makes a statement indeed and epitomizes extreme audio. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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: Vade Forrester

    2018 Golden Ear Awards: Vade Forrester

    Audio Research Corporation VT80SE stereo amplifier $8900 The latest version of this amplifier in Audio Research’s Foundation series, the VT80SE uses a hybrid circuit with JFETs along with 6H30 driver tubes and KT150 output tubes ...
  • Naim Uniti Nova

    Naim Uniti Nova

    Although Naim has been making audio gear since 1973, it is not your typical stodgy old-school hi-fi firm. Instead, it is one of those fleet-footed audio manufacturers whose products have continued to evolve over the ...
  • Audiophilia on Four Wheels

    Audiophilia on Four Wheels

    In late 2007 I was contacted by Jon Whitledge, who invited me to hear his ambitious car-audio system at the January, 2008 CES. I’d never heard of him, and the prospect of having my ears ...

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