TOTALDAC D150-ANNIVERSARY HORN SPEAKER SYSTEM


The orange and white version of the all new Totaldac d150-anniversary horn speaker system...

AUDIOPHILE VISIT



Our friend Lê Sơn Hà next visit's photo report. This time you can enjoy the photos form Huy Le's system with Kondo Audio Note Japan, Kharma, Wadax etc...

PWL KOOBA (100K) TUBE AMPLIFIERS


Many of you asked me about the monumental black amplifiers, that were presented at the AV Show in Poland. They are ($100.000+) PWL Kooba tube monoblock power amplifiers created by Slawek Siedlecki and based around around the 6FAG tube. 

RT AUDIO DESIGN HI-RES USB ORPHEUS DAC REVIEW


We have already covered RT Audio Design's products at Mono and Stereo in the past. Both Orpheus Asynchronous USB DAC and Orpheus Pure DSD DAC have proven to offer great value for the money. Although they're approaching the conversion a bit differently, the sonic outcome of both DACs was beyond ordinary. 

DAN D'AGOSTINO RELENTLESS - DYNAUDIO CONSEQUENCE ULTIMATE EDITION


First of a few series of the photos by our friend Lê Sơn Hà. This instalment shows the system where Dan D'Agostino Relentless flagship monoblock power amplifiers are the centrepiece of the installation, driving the iconic Dynaudio Consequence Ultimate Edition (at Audio Hoàng Hải Hanoi, Vietnam).

NEW KARAN ACOUSTICS ANNIVERSARY PREAMPLIFIER


A few insights from the what the all new and upcoming Karan Acoustics Anniversary preamplifier. On the photo above you can see the balanced attenuator board and on the photo below, the sneak peak at the chassis design. 

AUDIO ALTO PREMIERES


Audio Alto has premiered A O105 Open Baffle Speaker System with the AA Reference ANL Anniversary preamplifier (reviewed here) at the Audio Show 2019 in Warsaw. The music source was Audio Alto Multi Media Center AA MMC 3H and all of the components were setup on AA new audio rack system. Audio Alto's AA R101 FR full range speakers, that I've reviewed here driven by Archus Audio Primus tube integrated amplifier. Room acoustic treatment was set up by RW Acoustics.


JCAT!


Music server build using JCAT bits: NET Card FEMTO, USB Card FEMTO & Reference SATA Cables.

LOUDEST TRACK PER ALBUM PER DECADE


In the picture an overview of the loudest track per album, per decade.

Might be of interest to some of you... "AT the 147th AES Convention in New York, Eelco Grimm has present his AES paper 10268 “Analyzing Loudness Aspects of 4.2 million Music Albums in Search of an Optimal Loudness Target for Music Streaming”. The research for this paper was performed in 2017 for HKU University of the Arts Utrecht (where Eelco lectures), in cooperation with music streaming service TIDAL. For the AES paper, Eelco extended the original report and added much more detail. A must read for anyone with interest in music loudness."