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2017 Munich High End Show

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Approximately 500 exhibitors will be showcasing their products during HIGH END’s Munich 2017 event in Germany. As one of high-end audio’s most important European event, exhibitor space at Munich’s large M.O.C. is completely sold out. To be held from May 18th through 21st, HIGH END 2017 is Europe’s most prominent and largest audio show of […]

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2017 Kaohsiung Hi-End Audio Show

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The 4-day Kaohsiung Hi-End Audio Show, was held on 20-23 April. Representatives, designers and engineers from different countries were participating. In addition to top gears high end brand names, the most advanced digital technology and the latest audiophile-grade music software were shown.   Below we’ve included a few images of our proudly distributed brands from the 2017 […]

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Progression Stereo Amplifier Premiering at Axpona, 2017

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Dan D’Agostino is excited to announce the unveiling of the Progression Stereo amplifier this weekend, April 21-23, at the Axpona Show in Room Renewal A. Leveraging their innovative Super Rail circuitry, first unveiled in the Progression Mono amplifier, the Progression Stereo amplifier exploits this unique technology delivering remarkable control and fidelity to any connected loudspeaker. Design thought from […]

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The new VPI Prime Scout

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There have been hints and leaks to this for the past few months.  The “Prime Scout” is a blend of the original Scout turntable (originally named the “Aries Scout”) and a VPI Prime.  A little over 2 years ago the face of VPI changed with the creation of the Prime turntable by Mat Weisfeld.   In […]

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Looking through solid Ayre: QX-5 Twenty internals & factory tour

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Behind the Pono player’s seriously impressive sonic prowess were Colorado’s Ayre Acoustics. The Boulder-based company designed the circuit. And like all Ayre products, a balanced topology with all discrete components and zero feedback were applied without negotiation. The subsequent Codex DAC/headphone amplifier, an extension and refinement of Pono’s circuit, showed off just how Ayre’s adherence to certain design principles can make mains-powered […]

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Great review of the QX-5 Twenty Digital Hub from Audiostream!

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“… With some digital gear, there can be a temptation, sometimes uncontrollable, to move past Roon’s current selection because it sounds, well, bad. I know some feel that bad recordings should sound bad but I say, to a point. To my mind and my experience, better digital does not make a bad recording sound unlistenable. […]

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Home Theater Hi-Fi reviewed MartinLogan Impression ESL 11A

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MartinLogan Impression ESL 11A Electrostatic Speakers Review The MartinLogan ESL 11A is a world-class speaker. It is revealing, accurate and has the huge soundstage one expects of a dipole radiator. The speaker can sound good with modest source components, but to hear it at its best, use the highest-quality sources and amplifiers that you can […]

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PrimaLuna’s ProLogue Premium reviewed by Herb Reichert – Stereophile

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“What are the best amps to drive these new Falcons?” One amplifier brand was mentioned more often than any other. “Try a PrimaLuna!,” In the November, 2016 issue of Stereophile, just released, reviewer Herb Reichert raves about the PrimaLuna Prologue Premium Power Amplifier. His conclusion: “PrimaLuna’s ProLogue Premium has become my new reference for low-power, […]

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MartinLogan Goes Retro with Launch of Classic ESL 9 Loudspeaker

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The ESL 9 loudspeaker from MartinLogan utilizes the company’s CLS XStat electrostatic (ESL) transducer and dual 8-inch aluminum-cone woofers. For decades audiophiles have coveted the performance of electrostatic (ESL) loudspeakers for their speed and transparency. The loudspeaker manufacturer MartinLogan has refined the design of electrostat speakers with its own unique designs, and its latest product provides […]

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Just in from Conrad Johnson – CAV-45 Integrated Amplifier

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Conrad-Johnson announced the new conrad-johnson CAV-45 control amplifier, designed to satisfy the needs of those seeking a high-quality vacuum-tube integrated amplifier. Unlike a typical integrated amplifier, a control amplifier eliminates the preamplifier stage altogether, thereby eliminating its inherent distortions, at the same time preserving the integrated amplifier’s performance advantage of avoiding interconnect cables between control section […]