Tag: sound

November 26, 2017 / Portable Speakers

In my recent post about the highlights (and lowlights) of the Melbourne International Hifi Show, I wrote in glowing terms about the Solo-E500X-EQ speaker from Studio 19. Following the Show, I asked Hoj Palmer, Studio 19’s CEO to tell me a bit about the origins of his company and its products.

November 24, 2017 / Amplifiers

ALO have long been known for their interconnects and amplifiers so it’s fair to expect that the v5 (as in version 5) of their Continental amplifier might just be pretty good. This update also includes the first ever video review here on Passion for Sound so come check it out and let me know what you think!

November 4, 2017 / Uncategorized
October 3, 2016 / DACs & Amps

When Philips first created a DAC back when they worked with Sony on the first digital audio standards, they used a multibit design. Multibit designs are often considered to sound better than the more modern single-bit (delta-sigma) technologies, but MB DACs are generally considered to be more expensive and more complicated to build in order to reach the same (or better) quality than a modern delta-sigma DAC. The Schiit range of DACs all offer Multibit functionality as an upgraded option. In this case, I’m looking at (and listening to) the 2nd highest model in the Schiit range, the Gungnir Multibit (or Gumby for short).

September 6, 2016 / Accessories