Audience Au24 SX Analog RCA Interconnect Review – A Quest for the Best

As you probably know, I’m a bit OCD about my cables. A few years back, I tried at least a dozen balanced interconnects before deciding on a pair of Audience Au24 SE XLRs. They were the most well-constructed and best sounding balanced interconnects I’ve ever heard. There aren’t too many “safe-bets” in the high-end audio…


MSB Releases New Reference Headphone Amplifier

One, of a few new products we are releasing this month, introducing the Reference Headphone Amplifier! Paired with the Reference or Select DAC, this amplifier brings the magic of HiFi listening to the headphone experience. Reference Headphone Amplifier Main Features: 137 db Dynamic Range Designed for Dynamic Headphone 4-Pin XLR headphone output connectors Analog Pass-through…


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Danacable Sapphire Mk.2 Speaker Cables Review – A Disappearing Act

Audiophile cables should be considered a serious component of an audio system, not just auxiliary gear. I used to believe their impact was subtle but after listening and testing over a hundred cables, choosing the proper analog/digital cables is the difference between a flat and congested sound versus an open and detailed one. Many believe the…


RMAF 2017 – The Music

I’m constantly looking for new music and I’ve found shows to be a great place to do some recon. Amidst the Eagles and Eva Cassidy filled hallways, there are some gems to be heard. To properly demonstrate their gear, vendors tend to select the best recordings they could get their hands on. That said, there’s no…


RMAF 2017 – Best Sounds of Show

I had plenty of favorites from the show. These were some of the standout components in the various categories. I enjoyed them for different reasons and wanted to give them some recognition. In no particular order: Speakers Verity Audio Lohengrin IIS speakers ($133,000) – No other system performed the disappearing speaker act better than Verity…


RMAF 2017 – Grand Show Report

We covered 99% of the rooms at RMAF…but first Denver… My favorite drug starts with the letter “W.” It ain’t what you’re thinking. Although the Mile-High City is known for their cannabis-infused everythings, my heart belongs to whiskey. My poison of choice is a nice glass of Springbank 21 single malt. As far as American…


1MORE Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones Review

I reviewed the 1MORE MK802 wireless Bluetooth headphone in July and was thoroughly impressed with its wireless sonic performance and remains my reference for sound quality from a Bluetooth headphone. The earcups just need to be a bit larger but otherwise, an incredibly fun and musical headphone. When I first took a look at the packaging…


Rocky Mountain Audio Festival 2017 – We’ll Be There!

Audio Bacon will be at RMAF this year and we’re looking forward to bathing ourselves in 2-channel bliss. There are too many exciting product debuts to list so if there are specific components you’d like us to cover, please mention it in the comments or email me. We’ll come up with a checklist for the…


Synergistic Research Atmosphere UEF Level 3 HC Power Cord & BLACK Quantum Fuse Review

When I first heard about Synergistic Research, terms like “Mad Scientists” and “Voodoo” came up in the discussion. A quick peek at their HFT acoustic dots and the Atmosphere XL4 and you’ll start to understand why. Admittedly, something so outlandish would invoke some skepticism but innovation can’t flourish without an open mind. 😉 If you…


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