AXPONA 2018 – The Awards

In case you haven’t heard, AXPONA 2018 has set the bar as far as North American High-end audio shows go. It’s going to be tough to beat and we’re already looking forward to next year. Before then, please let us know what you’d like to see on Audio Bacon. It’s an ongoing poll we’ll be…


Voxativ Introduces the Ampeggio X and T805 SET Integrated Amplifier at HIGH END Munich 2018

We are celebrating 10 years of Pure Listening Voxativ was born 10 years ago in 2008 with the audacious idea to reimagine the single-driver loudspeaker. From our humble beginnings, we have become10 years the wiser – with still so much to share. As part of this anniversary celebration, we are rebirthing the original star that…


iFi AC iPurifier – The Active Power Cleanser

By now, you should know EMI/RFI is bad for audio and that quality power is very important. Glad we got that out of the way. There are plenty of power conditioning “plugs” in the market today. Some are filled with magnets, some with resonators, and some with noise-eating dwarfs. To my knowledge, the iFi AC…


Los Angeles Audio Show 2018 Cancelled

From their Facebook page. An Open Letter to the Industry. LAAS Cancelled. Dear Industry Friends, It is with sadness and regrets that I announce the cancellation of the 2018 LA Audio Show — Orange County. Refunds will start to be issued immediately to those exhibitors who have already paid deposits and/or full remittances for space…


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…


MYSPHERE 3 – Experience the “Hover Ear” Headphone at High End Munich 2018

The AKG K1000 Follow-Up LB-acoustics, with production in Vienna, active for 40 years in the professional acoustic measuring technology, introduces MYSPHERE 3 – an all-new “Hover Ear” headphone. The roots go back to legendary headphone flagships of well-known manufacturers. Acoustically totally open headphones or better known as “head-speakers” was introduced to the market in the…


Your Call: What’s Next on Audio Bacon?

Our review queue is growing exponentially and is only getting larger by the day. We value the time of our readers as well as our own. So instead of blindly reviewing everything that gets sent to us, we would like to hear from you. Feel free to vote for multiple items (3 Max). Here are a…