Allnic D-5000 DHT DAC NEW

The D-5000 DHT is Allnic Audio’s first digital product. With an Allnic designed pure DHT analog output section and a unique digital section by Waversa Systems, the D-5000 DHT is a true, ground-breaking product.

RCA is making tubes again

An assortment of delicious tubes for both the consumer and pro applications will be available this year.

First off the production line is the 6L6 tubes with a 6550/KT88 soon to follow.

Viva Audio visit day one

After two connected flights I've reach my destination in Latvia. It was great to finally meet Sergey and Amedeo as well as rest of the Viva Audio team at their Audio Bottega office, that's holds two demo/listening rooms with Credenza and Master Horn speakers system. 

iFi iCLUB exclusive

iClubNew from iFi:
Dear iCLUB member,
A huge and very warm welcome to the iFi iCLUB.
We hope you enjoy being part of the iFi family for many years to come.

ZenSati Norway

ZenSati refreshed pictorial...

Lotoo DSD player

Quite intriguing DSD player from Lotoo. Check the more specs after the jump.

Viva Audio visit

Packing the things for tomorrow early flight to Riga - Lativa to meed Mr. Porotsky and Mr. Schembri of Viva Audio. In the three day stay I'll have a luxury of listening to their complete line of electronics and speakers, including their biggest flagship Master Horn speaker system. 

Stay tuned for the hands on pictures and reports directly from Riga with the elaborated report and selected reviews coming up later on. 

Liona Boyd Gymnopédie #1 Eric Satie

Hauntingly beautiful. Liona Boyd mesmerising take on the immortal Gymnopédie #1 by Eric Satie. One of the songs, that I can never get enough of listening. 

Transcriptor 6 T6 and RS mk II updates

Michael J. Gammon has recently started the production of the Transcriptor 6. He's also developing a new version of the Reference (R2), that should be come as a quality deck for more affordable price (599 pounds, ex tonearm and lid) to vinyl lovers.

Jambossa Stevan Pasero

What an album! Recommended by very good friend. Intimate, soulful and with a selection of songs to die for!

Jambossa is the newest release by Stevan Pasero (2009) and is performed by the Stevan Pasero Trio featuring John Anttila on drums, bassists Paul Eastburn, Sascha Jacobsen and Perry Thoorsell, and includes guest percussionist Rene Escovedo. Jambossa is a fusion of jazz, bossa nova, rhumba, flamenco, tango and classical styles and is truly one of a kind. The sound for this recording came from Stevan jamming and gigging over the years with some his closest friends: Christopher Bock, Richard Patterson, John Anttila, Enrique Ruiz de Luzuriaga, Freddy Clarke and Ray Bock, and after years of recording and performing Latin, jazz, Spanish, rock and classical music. The track selection highlights memorable jazz and pop standards yet with a twist that has not been heard before due to his virtuoso finger style. You definitely owe it to yourself to listen and purchase this one-of-a-kind CD because, well, there is no CD in the marketplace quite like this one, especially if you like acoustic guitar. According to Stevan Pasero: I have been looking forward to arranging songs in a way that combines several of my favorite music genres (jazz, Brazilian, rhumba, pop) while utilizing specific finger style techniques (classical, flamenco, tango). It is called mashing, or at least that is what I call it. It was really fun in the studio to mash right hand techniques that I have studied through the years (rasqueado, apoyando, libre, arpeggio). 

Shun Mook tuned Basis turntable

Shun Mook tuned Basis turntable. The idea to further tweak your analog rig to max out performance is enticing.

Wax Rax LP-V4 vinyl shelving unit NEW

Wax Rax new shelving unit the LP-V4 is built entirely from anodized aluminum and holds up to 700 LP records. The thin, elegant lines of the shelving tower disregard the extreme weight of the vinyl. Custom color options are available to personalize within the design.

KingRex Unanimous UArt USB Y cable review is coming up

And another interesting product from Kingres arrived for a review. KingRex Unanimous UArt USB Y cable with two separated usb connectors for power and signal. Stay tuned for jointed Kingrex review soon...

Etheraudio Abbssolute Intuition tube amplifiers

Abbssolute Intuition by Etheraudio. This is thhe Biggest Single Ended Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier with GM100 onboard. With hefty total weight of 386 kilograms, these 30 Watts per channel at 4 Ohm. Single GM100 valve in pure Class A is used as a power stage for each channel. The cathode of the GM100 tubes is made of extremely pure tungsten. All tubes are hands selected from the lot of 100 tubes. 

THOM YORKE TOMORROW’S MODERN BOXES vinyl + BitTorrent download

Now these comes as strange mixture of future retro distribution. Along with vinyl new Thom Yorke (Radiohead) album is for the first time ever distributed via Bit Torrent...

Tomorrow's Modern Boxes is a new record from Thom Yorke.. the BitTorrent Bundle features 8 tracks and a music video. 

As an experiment we are using a new version of BitTorrent to distribute a new Thom Yorke record...It's an experiment to see if the mechanics of the system are something that the general public can get its head around. If it works well it could be an effective way of handing some control of internet commerce back to people who are creating the work. Enabling those people who make either music, video or any other kind of digital content to sell it themselves. Bypassing the self elected gate-keepers. If it works anyone can do this exactly as we have done. The torrent mechanism does not require any server uploading or hosting costs or cloud malarkey. It's a self-contained embeddable shop front...

A Record Player With No Records, And Lasers Instead Of A Needle

Interesting concept and something for the geekish side of us.

In an alternative universe, Thomas Edison never invented the phonograph. We figured out lasers, computers, and MIDI audio first. Then, and only then, did someone think to place grooves on a disc and spin it around, reading its bumps to make music.

This is the basic idea* behind Soundmachines. Created by The Product for, of all things, a Volkswagen event, it’s essentially a giant, three-headed laser record player. But instead of playing records--an inforich medium that can only be read one way--it reads something with far less information that can be read billions of ways.

Patricia Petibon La Belle Excentrique!

La Belle Excentrique! This September Patricia Petibon returns with a new album presenting the fascinating world of French art song. Watch the trailer now and discover the album!


The design of the headphone amplifier they will be used in is such that the signal amplification is all done passively with these transformers instead of actively using tubes or transistors. Because a passive device can't provide power because of that silly law of conservation, active devices are used on the output but they don't amplify the signal. They just provide a low output impedance and the current required to drive the load.

Dan D'Agostino Helius dual monoblock NEW

Dan D'Agostino is launching his state of the art flagship Helius dual mono block power amplifiers. Rated at 1500W/8 ohm - 20 000 W /1ohm. Heavy league 350 kgs with the price of $250.000. And around 30 of them sold already...