Tag Archives: 24-bit/192kHz

Naim Muso

Naim mu-so is a radical all-in-one network music system

Selling for £895 when it goes on sale in September, mu-so packs Wi-Fi, UPnP, Bluetooth and AirPlay, along with six speakers driven actively by 450W of digital amplification – and Android app control! This is the Naim mu-so: launched in April as Muso, but now renamed mu-so in time for its on-sale debut in September […]

REVIEW: Denon DA-300USB DAC

…And here’s what happens when mainstream hi-fi players start taking desktop audio seriously Until recently, the whole world of desktop audio wasn’t something troubling the big names of mainstream audio unduly. True, everyone from high-end companies to accessory specialists and even all-but-unknown start-ups had already gone down the route of providing digital-to-analogue converter bridges between […]

Streaming Made Simple – the Linn way

Worldwide events designed to introduce consumers to computer-based music Linn’s giving its music-streaming systems a major push at the moment: a promotion is just wrapping up offering buyers of its DS products incentives including free Linn Records music and Apple hardware, and Saturday, February 8th saw Linn dealers worldwide offering Streaming Made Simple sessions designed […]

Quad DMP + remote

REVIEW: Quad Platinum DMP and Stereo power amplifier

While the links to history are obvious, there’s a distinct whiff of ‘I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore’ about the Quad Platinum range. In my position as Audio Editor of Gramophone, I do occasionally have to disabuse people of a few well-rehearsed myths about the readership. No, the magazine’s readers didn’t all start […]

The dawn of the High Resolution Audio age – maybe next year, eh?

According to all the pre-publicity, this year’s CES show was going to mark a turning point in the way we all listen to music. It didn’t quite happen like that…       CES 2014 was going to be the event at which audio moved beyond CD quality and data-reduced downloads, and became high-definition. Not only had […]

Linn 24 bits logo

Linn offers four weeks of free high-resolution music for Christmas

Teaser track from Handel’s Messiah already online, then three-track Studio Master download kicks off festive campaign on December 1 Whether you’re a fan of high-resolution music or not yet sure what all the fuss is about, Linn is giving you the chance to explore further with its 24-bits of Christmas promotion, offering a free Studio […]

Fiio adds 24/192 asynchronous USB DAC function to X3 digital player

The appeal of Fiio’s X3 portable music player, which I reviewed a couple of months back on this site, has been boosted with the latest firmware update, adding 24-bit/192kHz asynchronous DAC funtionality. With the new firmware – FW2.05 – installed, the superb little pocket music player will not only play high-resolution files stored in its […]

Marantz NA-11S1

REVIEW: Marantz NA-11S1 – a very good thing worth the very long wait

When it comes to high-end network music players, the smaller specialist audio companies have led the market. Linn and Naim are perhaps the best-known examples, with Cyrus joining the party somewhat later – the larger mass-market brands have been cautious in this area, and only now are we seeing signs that the whole music-streaming idea […]

REVIEW: Fiio’s X3 portable music player puts hi-res audio in your pocket

The highly affordable Fiio X3 digital music player is just about the perfect way to take high-resolution music – at up to 24-bit/192kHz – out and about There’s a problem with locking yourself into what the computer commentators call ‘the Apple eco-system’: for all the advantages of the company’s ‘it just works’ interoperability between computers […]