Today’s it’s not Emilio Estevez in Repo Man. Today it’s the Epic range of the rePro Men. That’s short for…

Groovy. If you still say that, you probably grew up during the hippie generation so are well aged. Not cool. ‘Gnarly’ might peg you a SoCal surfer child. ‘Awesome’, ‘mega’, ‘mondo’, ‘phat’ and many others mark their own time. Each young generation coins its own lingo. Unhip outsiders betray themselves by not knowing it. Or they appropriate it only to use it in error. Again they don’t belong. Wrong handshake. This being mid 2022, a new insider word is atomic

PP. Today it’s not the musical notation asking us to play very softly…

NFL. Today it’s not the National Football League but…

After 20 years on the beat, I thought I’d plowed through them all, already. But a while back a proposal occurred which still had me at hello…

What have you done for me, lately? If that asked resonance control, I have an answer: Divine Acoustics Kepler. In the wake of their review…

A talk on buying your first (or second) hifi…

How reviews get pre-qualified…

Exotic drivers at Munich. Audio Physic showed their new driver with super-thin flat membrane which they already registered for a patent.

Zebra zightings in speakerdom

Jern use graphite-loaded iron, EBTB aluminium alloy. As their names indicate, Concrete Audio and Betonart…

Get a life? With Lifeaudio you can…

It’s been a week since Munich’s MOC and Marriott closed their doors to hifi visitors…

Pre-show reports. An idea whose time has come. From now on, 6moons will no longer produce traditional show reports. Why? Because we have a better solution….

El Dorado. Spanish for the Golden One, one of the myths related to the term pertains to a tribal chieftain of the Muisca people of Colombia’s Altiplano Cundiboycense. He purportedly covered himself in gold dust before…

Fear mongering? This isn’t that. This is simply a reality check heard from many manufacturers. But first, some great news from Denafrips….

Thanks a million. It’s what, I kid you not, many Irish sales clerks reflexively mutter when you pay them without protest. That’s after they told you how much it was followed by a clearly apologetic often sheepish, is that okay?

That looks like vintage Tannoy you say? You wouldn’t get fyned for being wrong, either…

No Munich show report from fairaudio.de this year. darko.audio kept theirs to a minimum. Dawid Grzyb of HifiKnights…

Massimo Costa strikes again? – This time it’s the Albedo Agadia with diamond or ceramic tweeter. Either option combines with…

Germany’s Fink Team acquired the UK’s Epos brand founded in the early 80s. One of their most successful models was the ES14…

I first came across a particular concept of mechanical grounding with Swiss brand Goldmund. When I asked them how a mechanical diode could actually work…

After January’s reveal of their Commander and Apex electronics, reasonable onlookers would have been certain that Gryphon had wholly drained their kitchen sink of novelties for this year. Yet in Munich…

Après. With skiing it comes after the day’s heavy lift-ing is over. Moguls have been rattled, slope bunnies greeted, disasters avoided. Now it’s time to kick back and enjoy the afterglow. Of course every after must have a before. After Lowther’s initial sheen had dulled…

Subwoofers. Looking at pre Munich 2022 show announcements, I spotted a few…

Time is of the esssence. It’s what we say when things are urgent; like a replacement kidney being flown in to make a surgery deadline. Compared to such real emergencies, fretting about hifi is a very low-level urgency. Just so…

Munich 2022. I wasn’t there. But Dawid Grzyb was. He sent…

High End Munich 2022. Vinyl devotees will have two new destinations, neither of which was ever known for turntables before…

From a recent newsroom post: “60-year old kefir?…”

With vinyl, eccentric doesn’t mean we’re off our rocker or just strange. But it likely means we’re off center more often than not…

With a review of Mark Levinson’s first noise-cancelling wireless headphones booked, I had to do a bit of recon…

Here’s an interesting mental exercise for a rainy day. Put on your capitalist consumer cap and scan where some of your household’s favorite or more important things are made or come from…

Electrons don’t fancy right angles. It’s the upshot of what a designer specializing in hi-speed RF circuits…

When the DMAX Super Cubes hit my desktop, they flipped my wig…

With a limited food budget to raise four sprouts when dad’s naval epaulettes hadn’t yet earned their eventual four stripes, mom got creative in the kitchen…

April 9th, 2022. General location: planet earth. Precise location: Ireland, County Clare, Kilrush, Tesco.

Remember CRTs?  They were televisions with cathode-ray guns. We owned our last in Coral Beach when we lived in Cyprus. At 32″, that CRT was considered large for its type. That meant…

Buddy. He’s Tommy’s guard dog who didn’t get the memo…

How to build an A6 Evo II…

Ever wondered how heavy speaker head units make it atop their bases?…

Brexit. C-19. Ukraine war. Everything interconnects. The hifi sector is no floating island…

Reference systems. Big. Heavy. Shiny. Expensive. So what’s Penguin Mama got to do with them?

A chat on power, efficiency, sensitivity and many other needs and wants…

Cloud. Ca-clunk. It’s how some feel about cloud-based music. It typically enters our listening den via Computer Emporium router with switching wall wart. Isn’t that like entering our crib through a pigsty? Do you think so but don’t want to get an ‘audiophile’ network switch, fiber-optic converter or other RJ45 tweak aka door mat or mud room? Soul Of the Music from South Korea propose…

KIH #99. November 27, 2013, 19:12. It’s when the first KIH feature published. Running out of double digits, today’s is the last…

14.03.2022. Soo in Chae’s Enleum AMP-23R just netted its 6th enthusiastic review…

Maximum loco. That’s Schiit’s new Loki Max [$1’499], a remote-controlled multi-band EQ with pure LC filters executed…

Music lives in the midrange. Now it’s germane to ask what our speaker uses to cover it…

A priori: relating to or denoting reasoning or knowledge which proceeds from…

Greater aural equality comes from…