Dan D'Agostino Master Audio Systems
Momentum Phono Stage Preamplifier
A championship phono stage from living legend Dan D'Agostino.
When I heard
that I would be reviewing the $28,000 Dan D'Agostino Master Audio Momentum phono
preamplifier for this issue of Enjoy The
Music, I was a very
happy audiophile — on account of the time I spent with the $50,000
D'Agostino Momentum Lifestyle integrated amplifier that I reviewed
earlier this year. If this phono preamplifier had any of the sonic
characteristics of the MLife, I suspected I was going to hear my records through
a state-of-the-art phono preamp, or at the very least one that was very close to
state-of-the-art. When writing about their MLife integrated amp I declared that
not only have I never heard an integrated sound so marvelous in my system, I
never have I heard one sound as marvelous anywhere.
Read our Dan D'Agostino MAS Momentum Phono Stage Preamplifier review.
CE WEEK New York 2020 Has
This news just in:
Dear friends and partners,
We know how much all of you value the great exhibition and networking opportunities offered by CE WEEK. However, we are writing to let you know that Messe Berlin; IFA and CTLab have decided to cancel this
year's CE WEEK which was scheduled to take place from June 10-11, 2020 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
---> Read more about CE Week NYC 2020
Hi-Fi+'s April 2020 High-End
Hi-Fi+ magazine's April 2020 issue features
2020 Florida Audio Expo, the best show of the season in the USA! All the latest from the fast-growing Florida Audio Expo, now in just its second year. Also featured within this issue if
Hi-Fi+'s very special 2020 Editor's Choice Awards as they celebrate their 21 years of outstanding audio and personal audio.
Hi-Fi+ speaks to Kelly Finnigan from the San Francisco-based psychedelic soul band, Monophonics. There's a competition where you could win Meze's excellent RAI Penta universal-fit in-ear monitors worth £949!
---> See what's
April 2020 issue here.
Xavian Terza Stand-Mounted Loudspeaker
Xavian just announced their upcoming Terza (or 'third note') three-way stand-mounted loudspeaker. The sealed 'infinity baffle' enclosure will be available in six luxury finishes to choose from, with the cover grille
being held on with magnets for a seamless fit. Other features include a sandwich woofer voice coil with winding outside and inside the former, a dampened labyrinth chamber for the tweeter, and each drive pair is carefully
---> Learn more about Xavian's Terza stand-mounted
the Music.com's April 2020 Review Magazine
Staycation 2020 Special Edition!
Over 50 Reviews And Articles
High-End Audio / Audiophile Equipment
Reviews And Think Pieces
Enjoy the Music.com just posted our massive April
Magazine online. This month is jam-packed with over 10 hours of Chad Kassem's Blues Masters At The Crossroads concert streaming video, a wide variety of high-end audio gear reviews, quite a few 10 Questions special features from manufacturers.... This being
April, we also have some fun spoof reviews
---> See all 50+ high-end audio
reviews / articles within our Review Magazine.
Electronic Alchemy eForge 3D Printer For Electronics
According to NASA, Chance Glenn traces the inspiration for his Electronic Alchemy eForge 3D Printer back to Star Trek. He was struck by the replicator, a machine in the show that could produce food, clothing, ship parts, and anything else that was needed, on demand. Glenn proposed the project to NASA's Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, which funds research and development projects in technology areas that contribute to
---> Read more about Electronic Alchemy's eForge 3D
Hi-Fi World's May Issue Features Reviews & Think Pieces
World's May 2020 issue features your chance to win a Rega Ania Pro cartridge worth £750. There's also a Bristol show report in pictures from the
Hi-Fi World team that were there and saw the action. Also within this issue is a report about
Hi-Fi World's Globe Awards to manufacturers celebrating the best products from 2019. Gear reviews within this issue include the Magneplanar MG 0.7 LRS loudspeakers, Unison Research Max Mini bookshelf speakers, FiiO Btr5 Bluetooth headphone amplifier, Avid Integra amplifier, Black Rhodium Charleston cables, Luxman PD-151 turntable, Ortofon Quintet Bronze phono cartridge, and Lime Ears IEMs.
There's a wonderful and heartfelt tribute to Hi-Fi World journalist of Jon Myles, who passed away
suddenly in February 2020.
---> See what's within this issue of Hi-Fi
World at this link.
T.H.E. Show Talk Interview Style Q&A Event
This just in from the brilliant minds at T.H.E. Show (The Home Entertainment
Show). It looks to be along the same lines as Enjoy the Music.com did
years ago with our virtual CES reports we did years ago: In this time of social distancing and focusing on health,
T.H.E. Show is launching our news series, called T.H.E. Talk shortly. This will be an interview style Q&A with various designers, manufacturers, dealers, and distributors and YOU will get to ask them your most burning questions about audio and music from the safety and comfort of your own
---> Read more about T.H.E. Show's Talk series.
Review Magazine In History!
Plus I shoulda bought a high-end music system.
Stuck at home during Staycation 2020? Well then, it's time to buy a great hi-fi system!
By Steven R. Rochlin
coding fingers are raw to the bone! The April 2020 issue of Enjoy the
Music.com's Review Magazine is the largest we've ever done in our 25
years history! The many new writers we've hired are finally chiming in! Blame me
for not announcing every new hire, as we've been on a spree as of late and want
to take a moment to point out our youngest reviewer, plus a 'new guy' who I've
known for decades!
Read more about Enjoy the Music.com's largest issue in history.
Toilet Paper DIY Separator 8467
DIY project doubles your money with this ingenious TP
Article By Steven R. Rochlin
cost-savings Toilet Paper Splitter for those on Staycation 2020. As many know,
finding a roll of TP is a challenge during these tough times due to the
Coronavirus. The incredible TP Separator 8467 quickly separates your two-ply
toilet paper into two individual rolls!
Read More about the Toilet Paper DIY Separator 8467.
World Premiere Review!
Endow Audio T35 Point-Array Loudspeakers
Exceptionally well made with impressive on- and off-axis sound.
Review By Brett Rudolph
Last month I
had the fortune of being asked to review new speakers from Endow, which made
their debut at the Florida Audio Expo
2020. Endow Audio's T35s loudspeakers,
according to the company, represents the same quality at a substantially reduced
price without cutting corners. Indeed, they are certainly visually a sight to
behold.... The engineering itself was fascinating; Endow utilized
multiple drivers in various phases and closed baffle in a very non-trivial
design to allow for a very expansive off-axis listening field.
Read our review of the Endow Audio T35 loudspeakers.
Sonus Faber Il Cremonese
Sonus Faber's Il Cremonese speakers tell a story, and the more you listen, the more you not only get lost in the music, you appreciate and admire both in the story and the telling of it.
Review By Jules Coleman
If there is
anything obvious about obvious truths, it is their truth. Nothing else about
them need be, and often nothing else is. Moreover, some obvious truths are
obvious only in retrospect. Obvious truths – truisms – can be revealing,
insightful and even important. Take what is certainly one of audio's most obvious truisms: an audio system is,
after all, a system! Patently obvious? Yes. Uninteresting or unimportant?
Read our review of the Sonus Faber Il Cremonese speakers.
KEF LS50 Active Wireless Speaker System
bookshelf speakers still tower over much of the competition.
Review By Rogier van Bakel
long had a predilection for prix-fixe meals. And why not? Hacking your
own path through the culinary scene is fine, but it might be unwise to turn up
your nose at three or four courses pre-selected by a talented chef. I don't
presume to know his cooking better than he does, so if he tells me that the
suggested dishes are his way of combining quality ingredients, his special skill
in preparing them, and a reasonable bill at the end, I'm in.
Read our review of KEF's LS50 active wireless speakers.
Audience Forte V8 Power And forte f3 Power
Clean power at an affordable price.
Review By Dr. Jules Coleman
is no doubt that the quality of electrical power is a limiting factor in the
performance of an audio system. I learned this lesson the hard way. In the mid
to late 1970s, while living in Milwaukee, I had put together what at the time
was a high-end system featuring an early version of the Magnepan Tympani
loudspeakers, a Connoisseur Turntable with a Formula 4 arm and a Decca Plum
cartridge. Between the TT and speakers, I employed as many different high
powered amplifiers as I could get my hands on.
Read our review of Audience's Forte V8 & forte f3 Power Chord.
World Premiere Review!
Audio Analogue aaDAC Hi-Res Audio
The converter to beat within this price range.
Review By Tom Lyle
Analogue's aaDAC digital-to-analog converter is the latest high-end audio
component from their PureAA line, which also includes their AAcento integrated
amplifier and AAphono phono preamplifier. Audio Analogue says on their website "the aaDAC is a product that perfectly fits in the Audio Analogue philosophy:
its simple design, its remarkable sound performances and its great care for the
finish and the materials and parts selection, make it a perfect partner for your
---> Read our
review of the Audio Analogue aaDAC Hi-Res DAC.
Digital Amplifier Company 2-CHerry Power Amplifier
The light amp that packs a heavy punch!
Review By Frank Garofalo
time as an audiophile to date, I've always had the impression that Class D
amplification is just simply inferior to Class A or Class A/B amplification.
That impression was influenced by educating myself in the various topics of
audio, and through lurking on many online forums including topics about Class D
amplification.... While this may be true for common off-the-shelf Class
D modules that
may be found in A/V receivers and the like, this is certainly not the
case for the 2-CHerry Power Amplifier.
Read our review of Digital Amplifier Company's 2-CHerry amp.
World Premiere Review!
Lindemann Musicbook SOURCE And POWER 500
Beautify, simplify, electrify... may the SOURCE be with you.
Review By Clive Meakins
The old days are gone... well,
almost. How many of us still have piles of audio equipment connected via cable
spaghetti? Is it crazy to dream of simplifying Hi-Fi systems into a very few
items of equipment? Doesn't such simplicity come at the expense of quality?
There are of course economies in reducing the Hi-Fi box count; chassis costs are
high so fewer of these should result in a major saving. Reducing the number of
power supplies is beneficial too as is directly connecting circuits internally
which can cut the costs associated with providing external connectivity.
Read our Lindemann Musicbook SOURCE & POWER 500 review.
Schiit Bifrost 2 DAC
& Ragnarok 2 Nexus
A true multi-bit Hi-Res Audio DAC meets Nexus-level amplification.
Review By Ron Nagle
it's pronounced, SHIT! There is no person with that name associated in any way with
this relatively new company. Would you think of this as a name for a startup? As it
happened this Schiit company started in 2010 when two audio industry veterans
decided it was time to produce their Shiit audio products. The two audiophiles
are Jason Stoddard, formerly of Sumo Audio, and Mike Moffat, formerly of Theta
Audio. They began with a nascent idea to build highly innovative Audiophile
quality components at a reasonable price. So how do you tell people how they
Read our Schiit Bifrost 2 DAC & Ragnarok 2 Nexus int. amp review.
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