Category: News

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…


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.


The New FinkTeam Borg Loudspeakers – A $28,000 WM-4 Domestic Alternative

Borg is two-way floor standing design featuring a 10.25 inch high-power mid/bass driver and an Air Motion Transformer (AMT) tweeter that will be available for sale in July at a cost of €24,000 a pair in standard finishes. Borg is a significant design exercise, as knitting a 10.25 inch mid/bass, albeit an extremely fine one,…


High Fidelity Cables MC-1 Pro vs. MC-0.5 Power Conditioners

I positively reviewed the High Fidelity Cables MC-0.5 and had a chance to hear a few other plug conditioners. At first blush, the upcoming MC-1 Pro ($1,599) looks like three MC-0.5s joined together. Turns out, there’s more than meets the eye. What’s the difference between the MC-1 Pro and the MC-0.5? Here’s what Rick Schultz, High…


Just Arrived: Chord Hugo TT 2 & Chord Étude Stereo Amplifier

I had a chance to hear the TT 2 prototype a few months back and I’ll just say – You’re in for something truly spectacular. An output impedance of 0.042 ohms. I can’t wait to drive speakers with this thing. Unfortunately, no M-Scaler yet…but I have a feeling you might not need those bulky ferrites……


New to the Family: Focal Emblematic Grande Utopia and Stella Utopia EM Evo

Focal Adds the Emblematic Grande Utopia EM Evo and Stella Utopia EM Evo Loudspeakers to its Utopia III Evo Line Debuting at 2018 High-End Trade Fair in Munich, Focal’s legacy Hi-Fi loudspeaker is redefined Munich – May 10, 2018 – Focal, a recognized leader on the global stage for high fidelity products, today launches the…