Audiophile

Get better sound from your AV receiver using your smartphone

Want to get better sound out of your system without having to buy a new receiver or speakers? Try a manual calibration.<p>If you own a home theater receiver, you can improve its performance by taking some time to set it up properly. Most AV receivers have manual and auto speaker setup or calibration …

Audio Quality

The MJ2 By Mitchell & Johnson

The MJ2 By Mitchell & Johnson<p>Tonality8.6<p>Build & Fit8.2<p>Matchability8.5<p>Value For Money8.1<p>2017-02-26<p>8.4Our Score<p>The MJ2 came to me by way of an industry …

Headphones

Picture Sunday: AK & JH Angie | Irreplaceable

<i>T</i> <i>his week’s Picture Sunday features my good old AK & JH Angie. Check out our recent Picture Posts here and here</i><p>Well well. Finally I got to show my …

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Dynaco replacement parts & vacuum tube audio amplifier kits from Dynakit

Includes (2) Z-565 output transformers and (1) PA 774 power transformer. Exact drop-in rep...<p>D.C. filter choke. 1.75 Henries, 200ma. DC current, 62 …

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Classic Tube Amplifiers - RITTER Amplification

Components<p>We only use high end components supplied from Mojo Tone and the Tube Amp Doctor.<p>All cabinets are finger joined and covered with tweed or …

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The devil and his details: Klipsch’s ‘The Sixes’ loudspeaker

Klipsch are one of the USA’s longest standing loudspeaker manufacturers. In their newly announced The Sixes loudspeaker set, a six and half inch …

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The perfect turntable for fumble-fingered audiophiles

The Audiophiliac spins LPs on the Thorens TD 190-2 turntable and likes what he hears.<p>Thorens started out making music boxes and clock movements in 1883 in Sainte-Croix, Switzerland, and moved onto manufacturing Edison inspired phonographs in 1903. So it knows a thing or two about extracting sound …

Vinyl Records

Adam Schoenberg: Luminous, Rousing Music on SACD

Fear not. Not only is Adam Schoenberg, 36, one of America's most performed living composers, but his music (and, perhaps DNA) bears no relationship …

Music

A sound investment: WIRED's pick of the best Sony audio products

Sony's MDR-Z1R headphones, TA-ZH1 ES headphone amp and the Walkman make the cut<p>Sony MDR-Z1R stereo headphones<p>These cans are engineered to deliver an impressively wide frequency range. A newly developed diaphragm incorporates a magnesium dome and liquid crystal polymer edge for up to 120kHz …

Headphones

JustBoom Turns Your Raspberry Pi Into a Hi-Fi Powerhouse

<b>From its very first version,</b> the Raspberry Pi attracted interest as a small, inexpensive, and network-friendly home multimedia player. It comes with …

Raspberry Pi

Sonus faber sf16 Music System

I was immediately drawn to the sf16’s neofuturistic styling. Its gentle curves reminded me of the iconic TWA Flight Center at New York’s JFK …

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Tapeheads

Every so often in the ever-changing world of physical and digital media, there is an outbreak of reel-to-reel fever. Over my years at <i>Stereophile</i>, …

Music

Photos: The Top Ten greatest audiophile speakers

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Bowers & Wilkins unveils their most powerful active subwoofer

2,000 watts of earth-moving sound.Whether its alien invasions or Godzilla crushing his way through an urban landscape, Bowers & Wilkins new DB1D will …

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Wharfedale Diamond 225 loudspeaker Page 2

I wanted to find out if the 25W of First Watt's J2, designed by Pass Labs' Nelson Pass, would be enough power to make me, Metallica, and the …

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Review: Put Your TV Anywhere with Wireless HD Video

I recently reorganized my Home Theatre. I happen to have a wall-mounted projector and previously had to run wires to my equipment. Now,I use the <b>Wireless HD Video Transmitter/Receiver ($169.99)</b> from Nyrius. This allows me to put my DirecTV DVR box, my Apple TV, my Blu-Ray player, and my …

Home Theater

Impressions: The KRONOS Pro LE Turntable, Black Beauty Tonearm, and Air Tight PC-1 Supreme MC Cartridge - Positive Feedback

<b>Impressions: The KRONOS Pro LE Turntable, Black Beauty Tonearm, and Air Tight PC-1 Supreme MC Cartridge</b><p><b>The KRONOS Pro LE Turntable with Black Beauty</b> …

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“Fiio X5 III Review – Affordable Luxury?” - ryanjsoo’s Review of FiiO X5 3rd gen Premium Hi-Res DAP

<b>Introduction –</b><p>The X5 is perhaps the quintessential Fiio player, it was one of their first devices and also one of their most universally acclaimed. …

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Music to Your Eyes: Art and Audio Rolled Into One

In the past, design-centric audiophiles often had to look to costly high-end brands for home audio systems that could blend in with their décor, while commercial businesses had to sacrifice ceiling or wall space to accommodate audio components. But thanks to the technologies that are available …

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Fluance Fi50 Bluetooth Speaker Review: Big Sound In Big, Retro Package

<b>Fluance F150: When Portability Isn’t a Concern</b><p>Fluance is making a habit out of flouting Bluetooth speaker norms. Most manufacturers strike a balance between portability and sound quality. They need the space for a battery, they need to keep the speaker light and easy to carry, and performance has …

Bluetooth

Download of the Week: Maggie Rogers

There are at least two things I love about Maggie Rogers; her music and the way I came to know about her music. That way was through my friend Rafe …

Music

10 movies you should watch to show off your surround sound

Put your new sound system to the test with these movies known for their outstanding sound design.<p>When you upgraded your television to a new 4K unit, you likely realized that the content available to show off those 6 million additional pixels was scant. Even today, 4K content is seriously lagging …

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Larsen HiFi 8 loudspeaker

I wouldn't normally begin a review of an imported product with generalities about the culture from which it sprang, but this isn't just any imported …

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Integrated Audio Control Through MFDs

Are you putting too many eggs in one basket?<p>For the past five or six years, ­integrating audio-system control through multifunction navigation …

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Bose’s most popular home theater system is back on sale at Amazon

If you’re living on a very tight budget, there are plenty of ultra-affordable home theater speaker systems out there that give you great bang for …

Audio Quality

Wharfedale Diamond 225 loudspeaker

In the United Kingdom, the first seeds of perfectionism in audio separates were sown by Goodmans Industries, founded in 1925. Then, in 1930, Garrard …

Audio Quality

Should I Do Speaker Setup in My Player or Receiver?

<b>Q</b> Both of my universal disc players allow me to adjust for speaker size and distance in the audio setup menu. The receivers I’m using them with …

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New Ford Fiesta ST plays exhaust notes through Bang & Olufsen sound system

Pint-sized three-cylinder EcoBoost engine gets Track mode and exhaust notes played through B&O speaker system.<p>A 1.5-litre three-cylinder Ford Fiesta …

Engineering

The B150 By Brainwavz

The B150 By Brainwavz<p>Tonality8<p>Build & Fit7.8<p>Matchability7.5<p>Value For Money8.1<p>2017-02-24<p>7.9Our Score<p>Due to public demand, Brainwavz has decided to …

Headphones

Denon DJ Names Laidback Luke as Brand Ambassador

In January, Denon DJ made headlines when it unveiled its new Prime series of equipment. On Thursday, the company kept the momentum going by naming …