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.
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!
If you’re reading this before the end of Sunday 5th November and you’re in Melbourne, get along to the International Hifi Show – it’s a fun way to spend a couple of hours if you’re into audio.
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).
Ever wondered why there are so many USB to SPDIF converters, power filters, super-duper power supplies, and jitter-busting features on the digital audio market? So did I, so I decided to see how much was marketing hype and how much was real. The answers might surprise you…