Tag Archives: hi-res audio

Something big from Salisbury

Spent a fascinating day down at Naim Audio in Salisbury last week, getting acquainted with something big – very big – on the way from the company. Lips very much zipped until the official reveal later this week, but here’s a hint or two… Advertisements

Mutec MC-3+ USB

REVIEW: Mutec MC-3+ USB: clocking the best way to improve your digital audio

German pro-audio company proves that, for the best possible sound, timing is everything That’s the problem with being interested in audio: just when you think you have your system completely sorted, along comes something to challenge your assumptions and show you there’s still room for improvement. The problem is doubled (at least) when you make […]

REVIEW: Marantz HD-AMP1 is a classic in the making

New Marantz HD-AMP1 combines retro style with a specification that’s right up to date – and a superb sound

REVIEW: Astell & Kern AK500 system

Nothing looks quite like the extraordinary Astell & Kern AK500 system ‘stack’ – but if you’re expecting it to be style over substance, think again… The Astell & Kern AK500N is unusual enough: a high-end CD ripping/storage/network player, all housed in a near-cube with styling apparently inspired by the Matterhorn, powered by internal batteries and […]

Korg DS-DAC-10R

Korg adds DSD DAC complete with A-to-D for recording LPs

New Korg DS-DAC-10R offers DSD128 decoding/encoding, and has built-in phono stage for simple recording of vinyl to hi-res audio Just announced by Korg is the DS-DAC-10R, combing the functions of hi-res digital-to-analogue conversion and analogue-to-digital for recording to DSD. Selling for £439 when it hits the shops in January 2016, the new model even has […]

More double-DSD live stream concerts – and this time they’re open to all

Two prize-winners’ concerts from the Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition to be streamed live and on demand Following successful experiments earlier this year with live double-DSD-quality streaming of concerts, two more events are to be streamed tonight and tomorrow on the Prime Seat platform – and this time they’ll also be available in standard PCM […]

Now DSDs are becoming easier to play, where exactly do you get them?

Online music vendors are waking up to the resurgence of interest in the single-bit hi-res format, but there is an alternative… DSD was born as part of one of those inevitable consumer electronics format battles, as hardware and music companies sought to find the next step on from CD. For the proponents of Super Audio […]