17 Jul 19
The DC Hi-Fi Group

Just because there’s a lot of talk about the Moon this weekend doesn’t mean there aren’t other things going on! DCHFG visits Overture AV on July 20th, 2019 at 11 am in their Wilmington, DE store. Some lucky member will win either a McIntosh Headphone Amp or Rega Turntable w/Cartridge at the Dealer Event/Demo. Twenty […]

13 Jul 19

Magnepan Tympani 1-D speakers: A wall of sound Everything old is new again! SkyFi Audio is a second-hand hi-fi specialist based in New York City. I visited them recently to check out some truly great audiophile models from high-end’s past.  For my Sky-Fi Audio listening sessions I started with Magnepan Tympani 1-D speakers. They’re super thin […]

02 Jul 19
PrimaLuna's Blog

Wij hebben een zeer mooi bericht van Erik mogen ontvangen over onze PrimaLuna ProLogue Four Poweramplifier die we graag met U willen delen. Hierbij willen wij Erik bedanken voor het delen van zijn ervaring. De aanleiding Toen ik voor het eerst mijn net aangeschafte Magnepan 3.5’s hoorde wist ik het direct. De 3.5’s zijn fenomenaal, […]

01 Jul 19
The DC Hi-Fi Group

Greg Viggiano again arranged for the party room at his condo to be used for our monthly meeting. It’s a bit of a trek for Erik and I (the two lowly Baltimoreans of the group) to make it to Alexandria. It seems no matter which route or which day or time the trip is always […]

23 Jun 19
Part-Time Audiophile

LOS ANGELES (PTA) — This year’s CanJam SoCal 2019 is bigger, better, and already on track to be the most newsworthy yet. There are over 1,000,000 brands exhibiting here at the Marriott Irvine — okay, okay — maybe not a million brands exactly, but the 100+ brands that are have brought their A-game. CanJam SoCal […]

21 Jun 19
wauwatosa tube factory

It’s no secret that I admire Nelson Pass both for his design skills and for what he gives to the DIY audio hobby. Unfortunately, us vacuum tube enthusiasts are mostly left out in the cold when Pass flexes his design muscles. That is until Burning Amp 2017 when he presented a pre-amp using the Korg […]

21 Jun 19
Part-Time Audiophile

I’ve been a long-time Audio Research fan. As part of my research on the brand, I came to know Livio Cucuzza, their designer, through a cyber friendship and also by his sublime design work of Sonus Faber, McIntosh Labs, and Audio Research projects.  But I had never met the man…until Munich. I had asked Livio […]

08 Jun 19

The Wharfedale Linton Heritage speakers Wharfedale Back in the day, speakers that had any credibility with audiophiles were big, and Wharfedale’s revitalized Linton Heritage delivers the sort of big-speaker bravura that pint-size speakers never muster. Small speakers can be good, but not as good as this. The Wharfedale Linton is a speaker with a history that dates […]

05 Jun 19
Robb Report

The state-of-the-art technology that left us thoroughly impressed this year.

19 May 19
Part-Time Audiophile

I was excited to finally hear the new ultra-luxury line conditioner for the Synergistic Research Galileo series which had just been on “static display” at AXPONA.  What would I hear?  What would an even lower noise floor sound like to current owners of the superb PowerCell 12 UEF? Getting to the perfect sound would be […]

16 May 19
Audiophile Audition

Tried and Truly Excellent!

11 May 19

The Klipsch Forte III speakers’ front and rear panels. Klipsch It’s next to impossible to sit still when listening to Klipsch Forte III speakers. For me that doesn’t happen with most speakers, but this big Klipsch does a better job bringing recorded music back to life. I’m bouncing around to Sonic Youth, Bob Marley, Miles Davis, or […]

02 May 19
Part-Time Audiophile

CHICAGO (PTA) — Under sworn-secrecy and via a private-text-message, I was invited to partake in a time-sensitive meeting with Magnepan marketing manager Wendell Diller. The meeting took place in an unmarked and un-promoted location at AXPONA 2019. In that location, behind closed doors, and with security just outside the room, we sat down for a […]

02 May 19

Read Here “However, that does not indicate less power is recommended! Consistently, and keeping the relative ratio of power to efficiency of speakers, I find that higher clean power means better sound quality. All other things equal, I will normally prefer a 60-watt amp to a 30-watt amp. I have found through the years that […]

23 Apr 19
The DC Hi-Fi Group

Paul Elliot provided pictures and the narrative for this report. Gary Gill graciously provided his home for an afternoon of good eats, good drinks, good talks, and good listening. Dennis Clark, owner of the Leesburg Listening Room, was the special guest for this meeting. This is a new home audio dealer located about 10 miles […]