September 19, 2020

Review: Roon Nucleus+ Network Music Server

Spotify, Qobuz or TIDAL reach millions of people and have a focus on social listening and song or album sharing, the audiophile listening experience is pretty much the opposite of that.
December 1, 2020

Vancouver Virtual Audio Festival: Linn, Bowers & Wilkins and Transparent Cable

The system – iconic enough to build an entire brand around, Linn’s LP12 turntable was what your eyes kept going back to. Paired with the company’s Selekt DSM DAC/network player/integrated amplifier handing off the digital signal (everything here gets converted to 24-bit/192kHz) to a pair of B&W 702 Signature loudspeakers.
December 1, 2020

Vancouver Virtual Audio Festival: Vinnie Rossi, Lumin, Totem Acoustic and Antipodes

The system – unique hybrid design 300B tube/solid state integrated amplifier designed by circuit wunderkind Vinnie Rossi paired with a two-stage server/streamer/DAC setup and physically modest Canadian-made, two-way floorstanders.
December 1, 2020

Vancouver Virtual Audio Festival: Aavik, Borresen and Ansuz Acoustics

The system – Denmark represented en masse with every aspect of the sleek, industrial-looking setup focused on the rejection of noise, distortion and vibration.