• Sonic Qualities that Audiophiles & Audio Critics look for in High End 2-Channel Stereo Systems

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    A semi-profound simile used in 2-channel audiophile reviewer circles posits: “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” Said another way, English is a lousy language for describing how things sound. So how exactly do audio critics “describe” stereo sound? This article will provide some insight into the various sonic qualities that audiophiles want to hear from stereo systems and the various terms that audio reviewers use to describe sonic characteristics. The freque READ MORE

  • From the Recording Studio to Your High-End System: Insights From an Industry Expert

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    When we listen to music on our audio systems, the last thing on most people’s minds would be what decisions were made by the recording professionals involved, in the process of recording any given piece of music. This is only natural, as we want to enjoy the music to its fullest, and not be distracted by the intricacies of the recording sessions. And yet, when the listener is informed of some of the why’s and how’s of the studio methods, it can often result in much greater enjoyment of READ MORE

  • Improving Your Power Distribution System: Getting the Very Best Sound Out of Your System

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    Introduction by Steven Huang What is the common goal that all High End audiophiles seek? • To create a system that recreates the experience of a concert hall performance. • An interest in companies that that incorporate leading-edge audio technologies in their products. • An appreciation of master craftsmanship and the visual beauty of components like loudspeakers and turntables. • To assemble a cost is no object system to impress those in your social circle. • To turn water i READ MORE

  • Great Recorded Music to Showcase Your Sound System: Part 1

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    Our sister publication NOVO magazine has just posted an article about "Great Recorded Music to Showcase Your Sound System".  Discover one Kevin Rak's suggested albums that will push your high-end system to the limits!  Read it here READ MORE

  • Product Review: Dan D’Agostino Master Audio Systems Momentum Phono Stage Preamplifier

    Things are just getting started here at NOVO High-End, and as we await our first wave of articles from the writing team, we'll be sharing a few articles from around the web :-) Here's a fantastic review from our friends at EnjoytheMusic! 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 Lifes READ MORE

  • VAC Renaissance Mk V Pre Amplifier With MM/MC Phono Stage Review

    If you're in the market for a high-end tube-based preamp and a versatile photo stage then look no further than the VAC Renaissance Mk V - our friends at Enjoy the Music just posted a fantastic review of this preamp.  Check it out HERE.   READ MORE

  • Product News: Nordost SuperFlatline Speaker Cable

    Nordost has just reintroduced a true Nordost classic, the SuperFlatline Speaker Cable. SuperFlatline was one of the original cable options that put Nordost on the map. Easily distinguishable by its trademark, flat design, SuperFlatline quickly became known throughout the industry as one of the most respected high end speaker cables, offering an unmatched performance level at its price point. This highly sought after product offers detail, clarity, and purity throughout the whole frequency sp READ MORE

  • Product Review: Audio Sensibility Signature Speaker Cables

    Ultra high-end speaker cable reviews tend to be a somewhat pointless exercise in splitting hairs. At $20,000 US, cable ‘A’ has slightly better PRaT and marginally better heft in the bass registers than cord ‘B’. Wire ‘C’ has a tad more mid-range bloom and slightly faster transient speed than cable ‘D’. Sinking into such hair-splitting nonsense over obscenely expensive wires doesn’t interest me. What does get my adrenaline flowing is when I hear cables that offer referenc READ MORE

  • NOVO May / June 2018 Digital Issue

    The digital edition of our sister publication NOVO is now available for your reading pleasure! Features inside this issue: Tech Fails to Avoid When Travelling: 5 Great Tech Gadgets to Take on Your Next Vacation The Journey to Higher Quality Audio with Nordost Leif Cables: Part 2 FutureWorld: The rise of robots, artificial intelligence and smart machines Meet the Maker: Italian Made Unison Research & Opera Loudspeakers/li> Totem Acoustic In-Wall vs On-Wall Speakers. READ MORE