Category: Preamps

Bluesound Unveils The HUB, A $319 Networked Music “Preamp” With HDMI And Phono Input

Today, Bluesound announced the release of their new HUB Network Accessory. This Wi-Fi audio transmitter lets you take the output from various digital and analog components (like CD Players) and stream them out to Bluesound

AXPONA 2022 Friday Recap: Highlights From The Big Rooms! Focal, ATC, Luxman

One of my favorite parts of going to an audio show are the big rooms or ballroom/meeting rooms. Big rooms usually mean large systems, with six-foot-tall speakers and mini fridge-sized power amps. Sometimes they don’t

AXPONA 2022: Coolest Stuff From Day One At The Biggest Hi-Fi Show!

One of the best things about going to an audio show like AXPONA is coming across extraordinary or unconventional stuff. A big part of designing hi-fi is coming up with new ways of doing things,

Spin CDs and Stream To Your Heart’s Content With This Brilliant Affordable Audiophile Setup!

While streaming is probably the audiophile’s primary music source nowadays, I know many like to spin CDs as well. (I personally like to head out to the local Goodwill on the weekend, find some 99-cent

How To Build A Mind-Blowing Budget Audiophile System In 5 Steps!

You CAN build a wonderful budget audiophile setup! If you’re reading this, then that means you most likely care about music. Not just music, but high-quality reproduction of music. That’s basically what Hi-fi (short for

Cyrus Audio Brings Well-Respected BluOS Multi-Room Audio To Their Hi-Fi Systems

British Hi-Fi manufacturer Cyrus Audio is bringing the venerated BluOS multi-room audio system to their excellent lineup (our review) of hi-fi components: The following press release is courtesy of Lenbrook: Cyrus Audio to Join the

Cambridge Audio AXR100 Stereo Receiver/AXC35 CD Player Review: This Affordable Hifi System Is Sensational!

Wondering what a hi-fi system is? Here’s your answer! Cambridge Audio has been making affordable yet robust amps and receivers for a long time now. My first proper high-end component, a modestly priced Azur 540A

Product Of The Year Awards 2021: Best Powered & Active Speakers, Best Speakers

As the year wraps up, this is the time when we look back at the best stuff we’ve come across in 2021, awarding them based on several criteria, including value for money, design/build, innovation, and

Holiday Gift Guide For Music Lovers And Audiophiles 2021: 5 Best Christmas Gifts Under $250

Hey Folks, Christmas is fast approaching, so here’s another installment of the Holiday Gift Guide For Music Lovers And Audiophiles to help you pick the perfect gift for the Hi-Fi enthusiast in your life! This

Black Friday Deals 2021: 10 Best Can’t Miss Sales For Audiophile & Music Lovers – Headphones, Speakers & Electronics

Black Friday Weekend is here and stuff is flying off the shelves! We’ve seen a lot of good deals on audio gear sell out in minutes! Here’s our list of the best deals still available,

Holiday Gift Guide For Music Lovers & Audiophiles 2021: Best Gifts Under $500

Hey folks, it’s that time of year again! I know a lot of you like myself are wondering what in the world you’re going to get for the folks on your gift list! Well if