Apple today took wraps off of a neat new piece of home audio gear – a compact speaker which takes aim at both personal assistant devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home, and also the premium wireless speaker market.
With the advent of digital media, it’s easy to notice that some of the files that you end up playing on your computer or mobile devices lack some quality. That’s where Voxtok comes in, with its new service and device.
Neil Young has been talking up his forthcoming high-fidelity music service and music player for a few years. That service and the player will now be launching via Kickstarter and it is called PonoMusic. That is a horrible name, each time I see it I think PornoMusic and hum bow-chica-wow-wow to myself.
Every time I upgrade my headphones, I rediscover parts of my large music collection. Since I can’t get any big speakers because of where I live, I’ve resigned myself to exploring the realm of audiophile headphones.
These towering speakers from Crystal Cable are really unusual, thanks to their see-through design. And by the way, they’re constructed out of something you don’t usually build speakers out of – plate glass.
The 55.7″ tall, 227 pound Arabesque speakers are hand-assembled from large sheets 3/4″ facet-cut glass, carefully glued together to form a sound enclosure.
Little Horn speakers pack an audiophile’s wet dream into an elegant form. According to makers Specimen Products, the speakers’ supersized phonograph-like horns “posses a life-like soundstage unlike anything ever heard.” I don’t know what a soundstage is, but it seems that the way the horns are shaped enables lower frequency sound to spread out in a bitchin’ manner.
Let me start out by saying that my entire 5.1 home theater sound system cost less than $1,000 bucks, so the thought of paying $1,000,000 for a single speaker is about as foreign a concept to me as Paris Hilton spending $325k on a dog house.
Weighing all of 48 lbs, VPI’s award winning Scoutmaster turntable is a literal heavyweight. But now it’s got a big brother, the TEAC VPI Scoutmaster II, with an aluminum block platter that weighs 19 lbs and a total weight of 53 lbs.
At the tip-top of the audiophile market, there’s an elite group of folks who think the best way to listen to music is on a good old-fashioned analog turntable. This record player is for them.
The DaVinciAudio Labs AAS Gabriel turntable bases its unique design on the same process that’s used to cut grooves into masters for vinyl discs.