Category: News

How Does It Sound? – Chord Electronics Hugo TT 2 and Hugo M Scaler

Ken Davis from Brooks Berdan invited me over for a quick discussion on Chord Electronics’ new products. I had such a wonderful time. Not too bad for 3 hours of sleep! This was the same room the world’s first Chord Electronics Blu Mk.2 review was written and it’s great to be back. I’ve written some…


A Visual Microphone: Music from a Video of a Bag of Chips

Researchers at MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe have developed an algorithm that can reconstruct an audio signal by analyzing minute vibrations of objects depicted in video. In one set of experiments, they were able to recover intelligible speech from the vibrations of a potato-chip bag photographed from 15 feet away through soundproof glass.In other experiments, they…


The Chord Electronics Hugo M Scaler – Your Prayers Have Been Answered

The Chord Electronics Hugo M Scaler makes its debut at CanJam London 2018! Those who have heard the Chord Electronics Blu Mk.2 M- caler claim it to be the best digital transport/upscaler on the planet. I’d have to agree. However, at its price ($10,500 USD), many won’t be able to experience M-Scaler technology in their…


Oh Glorious Day! Roon Now Supports Chromecast Devices!

Yes, I do actually have all those Chromecast devices… The long-awaited feature has now arrived! With Roon 1.5 (build 333), you could now stream your Roon library to all your Google Chromecast devices – and pretty much everything else (when used with a Chromecast Audio). I use my Google Home to set reminders, alarms, control lighting,…


A Fresh Sound – SOtM Announces sMS-200 Neo and sMS-200ultra Neo

The sMS-200 Neo and sMS-200ultra Neo These updated versions of their award-winning sMS-200 and sMS-200ultra have a different sonic character: The Neo has a deeper midrange and better bass presence when compared to the original. The original version has a little more dynamics and presents brighter sound compared to Neo version. With such changes, the overall balance…


Abyss Phi CC – Now with Ceramic Coating and New Pads!

In their continuous pursuit of the finest in musical reproduction… ABYSS gives the AB-1266 Phi Reference Headphone a new suit, made of the hardest thin film coating on Earth. A colored polymer ceramic coating (CC) is factory applied and oven cured. This beautiful two-tone luxury black finish gives the Phi a sophisticated look and is…


The Doors – Waiting for the Sun (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

2-CD/1-LP Edition Of The Doors’ First #1 Album Features Newly Remastered Audio, Plus 14 Unreleased Studio and Live Recordings; Available September 14 From Rhino “Hello, I Love You” 7” Single To Be Released On August 3, 50 Years To The Day Of The Song Hitting Number One On The Billboard Singles Chart LOS ANGELES –…