The SR20 is perfect for today’s music lover. Couple it with a good pair of speakers and you’ll have a great stereo system, but it can do so much more. You can connect up your turntable or a CD player, or plug a Sonos Connect into one of its digital inputs and take advantage of the better DACs built in.read more
If you are looking at some of the cheap suitcase turntables, like a Crosley Cruiser for instance, we strongly recommend that you save for a little longer and get the U-Turn entry-level Orbit with a built-in phono stage.read more
There is no question, the Audio Desk is the best record cleaner we have ever seen. Not only is it just dirt simple to use, but you will hear things in your vinyl you have never heard before along with far less noise. If you love vinyl, you need one of these! It’s not cheap, but it is truly worth every penny.read more
Kanto Audio has been on our radar for the past few years, but we brushed them off as just another brand trying to take a piece of the powered speaker market. At CES 2017, however, we wandered into their room and found a lineup of small speakers in an impressive variety of colors.
We almost walked out, but after taking a look at the back of one of them, we asked for a short listen. It did not take us long to realize that these guys knew a bit about speaker design and style.read more
Yoyo represents a new line of Bluetooth speakers with both a unique appearance and feature set. The Yoyo series has three models — a small, medium, and large. Today, we are looking at the Yoyo (M), or the “medium” model in the lineup.read more
The goal of designers and architects is to design beautiful homes for their clients — inside and out. Well-planned lighting can play a major role in achieving the look that these professionals and the homeowners are looking for.
Whether it’s highlighting certain detail or accents in the home, or simply providing the right ambiance, good lighting is important.read more
Apple is actually positioning the Homepod as a wireless music system. The voice control part? That’s the “nice to have” aspect of Homepod. The audio experience is why Apple really wants you to buy one.
Basically, Apple isn’t trying to reinvent the home automation experience. For now, they’re trying to reinvent the wireless music experience.
If they’re going to succeed, they’ve got their work cut out for them.read more
We think the Prime Scout is going to go down in history as one of the best turntables VPI ever made for the money. If $2,200 for the table alone is anywhere near your budget, you should seriously consider the Prime Scout. Just please be aware that to get the best from it, it will need to be set up by a pro. There are other tables in this price range that are easier to set up, but the sound you will get from the VPI Prime Scout will amaze you!read more
After several years of surging vinyl sales, today Sony Music Entertainment announced that they will begin producing their own vinyl records for the first time in nearly 30 years.
Sony is scrambling to find older engineers familiar with the manufacturing process and plan to open their new vinyl production facility in Tokyo, Japan in March 2018.read more
Today’s review focuses on the home area, where we will dive into the middle of three models in the series, the Focal Elear. The Elear is an open-back, over-ear headphone. It shares a lot of the technology found in the Focal Utopia, which many people consider to be the very best headphone in the world today.read more