Author: <span class="vcard">Jay Luong</span>

Aurum Cantus Leisure 2 SV MKⅡ Loudspeaker Review

I’ve always been impressed with the sound of Aurum Cantus at the shows. Fantastic sound and craftsmanship – without the sticker shock. My conversations with Roger DuNaier of Audiophile Direct are always filled with a delightful jest and laughter. If you ever get a chance to meet him at a show, you’ll know what I mean. At AXPONA…


2018 Playboy Jazz Festival – Count Basie, Charles Lloyd, Jazmine Sullivan

Tickets always sell out fast for the annual Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. Glad I was finally able to make it this year! Another day of great food and live music. Cheese, crackers, fried chicken & waffles, and of course a few bottles of wine. Even from a distance, the recently upgraded sound system…


It’s Here – MQA on Essential Smartphones!

ESSENTIAL ADDS MQA TO SMARTPHONE Latest software update brings MQA music to Essential Phone London, 7 June 2018 – Essential Products, founded by Android co-founder Andy Rubin, has partnered with MQA to deliver MQA studio quality sound to the Essential Phone.  This boost to the handset’s audio capabilities comes as part of Essential’s commitment to…


T.H.E. SHOW Newport 2018 – Day 2 & Awards

The Marriot Irvine Spectrum’s grand opening was only two months ago. I geeked out over the high-tech elevator system which queues guests in a more efficient manner. The Hive & Honey Rooftop Bar had a gorgeous view and the pool-side restaurant and bar had fantastic ambiance and food. As for the hotel rooms, they were…


T.H.E. SHOW Newport 2018 – Day 1

T.H.E. SHOW Newport 2018 – We’re just enjoying the beautiful weather and taking it easy. We had a great time just chatting, drinking, making new friends, and simply enjoying the music. Mostly second-floor coverage today. Scott Walker Audio had a huge presence (5 rooms!). High Fidelity Cables is always magnetically fun and we love the…


A Legend – David Wilson has Passed Away

A heartbreaking day for HiFi. On May 26, 2018, David Wilson, long-time president & co-founder of Wilson Audio, has passed away. He has been fighting a virulent form of bone cancer discovered late last year. Over 10 years ago, I purchased a pair of speakers and asked the owner what he upgraded to. With pride…


Music in Movies: City of Lies

Born and raised in the heart of Los Angeles, I’ll live and die here. The only thing I’m not proud of is the traffic…and the high-profile murder of one of the greatest Hip-Hop artists of all time.