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A day in the life with open baffle loudspeakers and full range drivers from Linear Tube Audio, Omega Speakers, and Spatial Audio.

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CD Players

For $1000 this versatile CD player can function as a Transport or DAC. Plus it plays CDs that sound better than streaming.

News

ecoustics welcomes our newest contributors, Lauren Halliday (@record_lady) and Jeremy Sikora (@budget_audiophiler) with over 27,000 combined Instagram followers.

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You don't have to spend a lot to get audiophile sound from bookshelf sized loudspeakers. Choose from ten great speakers under $1400/pair.

D/A Converters

A portable USB DAC that plugs into your smartphone to improve the sound quality of headphone listening on-the-go.

Articles

Build a complete audiophile-grade stereo system with Acoustic Energy AE1 Active Bookshelf Loudspeakers and the hi-fi components that sound best with it.

Reviews

Reviews

Review By Maurice Jeffries New Heavyweight Contenders! My first encounter with DS Audio’s fascinating line of optical cartridges and matching phono energizers (the term...

Over-Ear Headphones

Portable USB DACs are a new category that can take well regarded headphones from Meze Audio and Audeze to the next level when listening...

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

At $7499, Yamaha's flagship stereo integrated amplifier for 2020 pays homage to the company's heritage. Check out part 1 of our review.

Over-Ear Headphones

First impressions of a portable headphone combo for audiophiles using the Clarus CODA USB DAC with the Audeze LCD-1 planar-magnetic over-ear headphones.

A/V Receivers & Preamp/Processors

Denon's 2020 middle-of-the-line 9.2-channel home theater receiver superbly handles surround sound, while ushering in support for 8K TVs.

Digital Music Systems

In part 2 of our review we compare the Songbird hifi streamer with some affordable DACs and speakers.

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Pair of Sonus Faber Lumina I Bookshelf Speakers Lifestyle Pair of Sonus Faber Lumina I Bookshelf Speakers Lifestyle

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What will it take for the high-end audio industry to reach the next generation?

Klipsch RP-600 and Wharfedale Diamond 12.1 Bookshelf Speakers Klipsch RP-600 and Wharfedale Diamond 12.1 Bookshelf Speakers

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Build a truly great sounding hi-fi audio system for less than you think. Select from a curated list of components that work well together...

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Our recommendations for buying a complete audiophile stereo system with a budget between $3600 to $7400 for streaming hi-res audio.

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What you need to know when shopping for vintage audiophile gear.

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As 2020 winds down, we'd like to recognize a few industry colleagues, thank our regular visitors and let everyone know what to expect in...

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A buying guide to build a complete audiophile stereo system with speakers and components that work well together for under $3000.

New Products

New Products

Four piece sound bar system includes SR2 wireless surround speakers and React Sub with remote and Alexa voice control for $647.

D/A Converters

Feature packed $499 DAC and Headphone Amplifier adds native MQA support and processes hi-res audio up to 32-bit/768kHz (PCM) and DSD512.

Headphone Amps

Priced at $1495, Mytek's reference THX headphone amp is for both musically passionate headphone enthusiasts and pro audio sound engineers.

New Products

KEF's 1000-watt powered subwoofer uses new force-canceling Uni-Core technology to achieve deep and loud bass from a minimal footprint.

In-Wall Speakers

Focal's top-of-the-line 1000 Series in-wall / in-ceiling speakers and subwoofer raise the bar on architectural speaker performance.

HDTV 4K & 8K TV

Panasonic announces flagship OLED 4K TV for 2021, aiming to outclass the best LG and Sony have to offer in both picture and sound...

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Musings of a lifelong audio enthusiast with audiophile aspirations and modest means.

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Get expert advice about subwoofer setup, room placement tips and configuration settings from the head of engineering at Axiom Audio.

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Don't be fooled by audiophiles with golden ears when shopping for high-end audio equipment.

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Find out the ten unwritten (secret) rules high-end audio magazines wish you did not know about how audiophile components are reviewed.

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