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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……


The New Flagship: Lumin X1 – Fresh Output Stage, PSU, and Optical Networking

The new Lumin X1 is the new flagship offers improvements in dynamics, imaging, and tonal quality. Roon Ready Network Player Dual ES9038Pro DSD512 Femto Clock New output stage New power supply Optical network (in addition to copper Ethernet network) XLR, RCA, BNC-SPDIF, USB audio output (*) Lumin (solid aluminum chassis): 350mm (W), 345mm (D), 60mm…


Enhance Your PC Audio Easily – For Under $120

Understandably, there are plenty of audiophiles who use their Windows machines as their server/streamer. I personally don’t care for PC audio. I’m on a MacBook Pro 99.99% of the time. When I’m on the go, I just plug in my Chord Hugo 2 and stream off Spotify or Tidal. I’ve been kindly asked by readers to…


World Premiere of Audirvana Plus for Windows 10 – High End Munich 2018

Paris, May 9, 2018—Audirvana, maker Audirvana Plus, the reference hi-fi audio player initially made for Mac users, announced today the launch of its Windows 10 version for the pleasure of PC owners. Highly anticipated, this new software with a totally redesigned user interface is set to take Audirvana Plus to an even wider audience. Created…


Roon 1.5 – Now With MQA Decoding

Exciting news for Roon users! It will now perform the first MQA unfolding to 88.2 kHz or 96 kHz. Full decode requires an MQA hardware decoder. Release notes here. It’s been a long road. While we got off to an encouraging start when we began serious discussions about an MQA integration in 2016, it ended…


Linnenberg Telemann DAC Review – A German Excitement

Linnenberg has been in the Hi-Fi industry for more than 20 years. All their products are hand-assembled and meticulously QA’ed in Germany. They pride themselves on smart engineering and building for the best sound performance: Our motto is to make every single spec at least 10 times better than what is actually required and finding a perfect…


Chord Poly Review – Rediscover your Mojo

s When I first heard about the Chord Poly, I wasn’t sure what the allure was. It adds a little bulk and I didn’t feel like I would be using it often. Being wirelessly untethered from the phone and laptop is a plus…but is it a $679 USD plus? This accessory costs more than the…