Theory: Mark investigates the mysteries of vinyl replay (M. Wheeler)
RIPRémy A. Thorens has recently passed away at 91. During the long period when he was CEO at Thorens, many legendary turntables were made, such as the TD 150, TD 160, Reference and Prestige. He personally designed the Excelda 1, also known as Thorens Remy, an entry-level turntable named after the famous portable gramophone Thorens Excelda of the early '30.
Listening test: Nick tests wireless headphones with a “smart” EQ feature that suits our hearing, our preference, or perhaps even a particular genre of music...here are the Dodocool DA151 (N. Whetstone)
Editorial: TNT-Audio has been on summer break for the past several weeks, but of course the world has continued on. Unfortunately, one inevitable way in which it has done so is the passing of noteworthy musical figures (D. Hoehl)
Listening test: here's the last part of Richard's three parts saga on Ethernet Audio (R. Varey)
Site popularity: many HiFi manufacturers seem to be eager to know how many readers browse our magazine. Moreover, we've recently found a web magazine that claims to be “the most widely read Hi-Fi magazine on the planet” though hardly reaching 1/10 of our monthly access statistics! (Staff)
Listening test: David presents the fifth part of an interesting series of articles devoted to 78 rpm playback (turntables and cartridges): Empire 598, McIntosh MT5 & MT10, Music Hall MMF 1.3 & MMF 1.5, Dual 410, CS-5000, CS-7000, Golden Stone, Thorens TD 170, TD 190, TD240 II, Rega RP78, Garrard, BSR, Crossley & Califone (D. Hoehl)
Listening test: Nick tests a cool universal high-quality battery-operated USB power supply, the Ciúnas Audio ISO-PS (N. Whetstone)
March 10, 2018
Listening test: David presents the fourth part of an interesting series of articles devoted to 78 rpm playback (turntables and cartridges): Technics SP15, Thorens TD115, Philips GA 202, Garrard 301-401, Dual 10xx-12xx series, Perpetuum Ebner (P/E), Elac/Miracord (D. Hoehl)
RIP: Russ Solomon, the entrepreneur who built Tower Records into a global business and pioneered a new way to sell music has died at 92 (D. Hoehl)
Theory/listening test: Mark writes about the Phenomenology of Musical Experience (what you hear may not be what I hear). The article includes comparison tests between Thorens and Linn turntables (M. Wheeler)
Books: a long and detailed review of Bruce Springsteen's autobiography Born to run (R. Felletti)
December 1, 2017
Listening test: according to Nick this is one of the great hi-fi bargains of all time! A 45€ portable player that can play hi-res audio formats (even DSD!) in audiophile quality, here's the unbelievable Dodocool DA 106. Is this the perfect Xmas audiophile gift? (N. Whetstone)
Vintage Corner: David writes about the The Six Brown Brothers, a Canadian vaudeville era saxophone sextet consisting of six brothers (includes a 78rpm high quality audio excerpt!) (D. Hoehl)
November 25, 2017
Listening test: a pretty expensive top-class tube phono preamplifier, here's the SW1X LPU-II (G. Husband)
HiFi Show - Reportage: David visits the Capital AudioFest 2017 in Rockville, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC (D. Hoehl)
November 19, 2017
Listening test: an integrated Class D amplifier with built-in 24/192 USB DAC and bluetooth input, here's the Teac AI 101DA (L. Cadeddu)
Listening test: one of the best sounding omnidirectional loudspeakers in the market, ladies and gentlemen here are the amazing Duevel Bella Luna Diamante. Discover why Dr. House likes them so much! (L. Cadeddu)
Listening test: a made in USA full discrete, Class A gain circuitry with zero loop feedback phono preamplifier, here's the LKV Research phono 2-SB (A. Kohli)
Audiophile recordings: a new addition to the “Retro Scene” is Analogy Records who are producing reel to reel tapes of various genres, directly from original master tapes, copied from the original studio multi-track master (M. Cox)
Listening test: a tube integrated amplifier that uses a pair of EL84s in the output for each channel, a single ECC83 as the voltage amplifier and driver, all sourced from JJ Electronics in the Slovak Republic. Here's the DIMD PP10 tube amplifier from Latvia! (M. Cox)
Listening test/tweak/DIY/miracle: TNT-Audio investigates on some of the sublime effects of cable raising (R. Pollo)
HiFi Shows: ready to start the 22nd edition of the Milano hi-fidelity 2017, April. 22-23, Centro Congressi Melià - Milan, Italy.
Easter break: as usual TNT-Audio takes some weeks off around Easter, our usual weekly updates will be back online on April, 29. Stay in touch with us following our official Facebook page!
Listening test: Richard tests a passive TVC passive preamp, here's the icOn TVC (R. Varey)
Listening test - follow-up: under test an updated new version of the Intona USB isolator, designed to galvanically isolate the USB 2.0 Hi-Speed bus, breaking ground loops, avoiding noise coupling and protecting ports from power surges and voltage spikes (R. Varey)
Listening test: high end computer audio made easy! Nick tests the Euphony Audio Transport (hard disk & software) (N. Whetstone)
We support Real Stereo: we have updated our Real Stereo List with 2 new, interesting websites (Staff)
December 10, 2016
Listening test: Arvind tests the Pass Labs XP15 phono preamp and compares it to the Lehmann Black Cube SE and the PS Audio NuWave Phono. And the winner is... (A. Kohli)
Listening test: under test the Intona USB isolator, designed to galvanically isolate the USB 2.0 Hi-Speed bus, breaking ground loops, avoiding noise coupling and protecting ports from power surges and voltage spikes (R. Varey)
December 3, 2016
Listening test: a detailed second-look review of the ProJect Maia integrated amplifier (R. Varey)
Interview: Richard interviews Coury James Hodges, founder of The Audiophile Group on Facebook, with more than 8,500 members worldwide (R. Varey)
RIP/editorial: music producer-arranger Milton T. Okun, who worked with John Denver, Placido Domingo and Peter, Paul and Mary among other artists, died Tuesday 15th Nov. in Beverly Hills. He was 92. (D. Hoehl)
HiFi Shows: ready to start the 14th edition of the Roma hi-fidelity 2016, Dec. 3-4, Mercure West Hotel, Rome.
Summer break!: TNT-Audio, as usual, takes some week off during Summer, our weekly updates will be back on Sept. 24. In the meanwhile keep following our continuously updated Facebook page. Have a nice holiday!
July 16, 2016
Listening test: a pair of floorstanding louspeakers, with unusually placed drivers, from the UK, here are the RMB 22/3 (A. Norman)
Listening test: here's a Raspberry Pi B+ credit-card size PC and credit-card size Mamboberry HiFi DAC+ mounted in a box with an external power supply adaptor, and software installed and configured. For just 135€ here's the incredible Collybia Mambo media player (R. Varey)
Shocked by the horrible news from Nice and Turkey we express our feelings with this song by XTC...
July 9, 2016
Listening test: another brilliant DAC from iFi, here's the iDac 2 (N. Whetstone)
Listening test: unusual and good sounding mini loudspeakers, here are the Omuni from NZ! (R. Varey)
Hall of fame/vintage: a retrospective article on Enoch Light, a legendary recording engineer who created audio masterpieces from the late 1920s and throughout the 30s, 40s, 50s, and into the early 1960s, and then again in the early 1970s (R. Varey)
Tweak/Listening test: clean power for your USB DAC! Discover the USB Disruptor, a device that cuts the power supply from the PC USB outlet and inserts a clean supply from its mains adaptor plug (R. Varey)
RIP: one of the best jazz saxophonists in the World sadly passes away at the age of 88. Joe Temperley, founder of the Jazz at Lincoln Center orchestra, performed with the best artists, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Joe Henderson and many others. Enjoy this live concert, where he plays together with Adam Birnbaum, Yasushi Nakamura, Billy Drummond and Wycliffe Gordon.
May 7, 2016
Listening test: Richard tests a full-function passive preamp using light-dependent resistor (LDR)
technology in a unique circuit design, here's the Java (R. Varey)
Reportage: it is much more fun than a trade show! Mark & Mike report from the Wigwam Show 2016 (M. Wheeler & M. Cox)
Listening test: an accessory to enhance the digital signal and power supply coming from a computer to a USB DAC or converter (USB to SPDIF for use with a separate DAC), here's the iFi iPurifier 2 (N. Whetstone)
Reportage: it is much more fun than a trade show! It's the Wigwam Show (M. Wheeler)