Removing the grain (Part 1 – WyWires and MrSpeakers)

When audiophiles talk about ‘treble grain’ they’re often referring to a sandpaper-y vine heard in the...

AURALiC Aries + WiMP HiFi puts CDs, downloads on the ropes

Nothing screams ‘dead-on-arrival’ more than Apple’s decision this week to foist a lossy version of U2’s...
Wyred4Sound DAC-1-LE

Audirvana Plus 2.0 launches…finally!

Into the wild this week goes the long awaited, long rumoured, won’t-be-much-longer-till-it’s-ready, absolutely-definitely-coming-soon, okay-here-it-is version 2.0...
Wyred4Sound DAC-1-LE

McIntosh Labs MB100 connects cloud services to local libraries

A blue glow and dancing VU meters set against a high gloss black fascia have been...
NAD D 3020

Eastern Electric ready Supreme and Junior MiniMax DSD DACs

We’ve not seen new products from Hong Kong’s Eastern Electric Audio for some time but this...

Robyn Hitchcock – fish, fanaticism and formats

In a recent interview with Digital Trends, Robyn Hitchcock commented, “the LP seems very dignified and...
NAD D 3020
PS Audio DirectStream DAC

Tidal to launch CD-quality lossless streaming in USA & UK

Slowly supplanting the mainstream’s thirst for digital downloads the march towards streaming service domination gathers pace...

Peachtree Nova 125SE integrated amplifier & DAC review

Last year I compared the Wyred4Sound mINT with the Peachtree Nova 125 when playing into Magnepan...
Aqua Hifi

KIH #17 – Audiophiles Anonymous

AA. Audiophiles Anonymous. “My name is Adam. I’m an audio addict.” “Welcome, Adam.”… As I’d put...
PS Audio DirectStream DAC

PS Audio DirectStream review (Part 2 – Around The World)

“A show report is not – NOT — a review”. Those are the resolute words of very...

Building a bridge to the man in the street (reprise) – Linn Lounge

The previous editorial on the need for the hi-fi industry to build a bridge to the...

Underworld’s 20th anniversary remaster on 24/96 Blu-ray

Ride the sainted the rhythms. In 1998 Underworld enjoyed a minor chart hit with “Underneath The Radar”....
Aqua Hifi