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  1. Summer Audio Gear Trends - Roon to Brooklyn

    Summer Audio Gear Trends - Roon to Brooklyn
    Audio innovations can be slow in the summer. As heat climbs audio manufacturers, like many industries, go on vacation and begin to gear up for fall. Summer 20128 saw exceptions to the everyone is at the beach rule. This summer featured four cool things, audio trends and game-changing new streaming hardware from Roon Labs. Roon Nucleus - Music Streaming Networks aka What's Next Sonoma Model 1 - Electrostatic Inspiration MyTek Brooklyn DAC+, Amp, Preamp - B is in the HOUSE Mr. Speakers Aeon Flow Closed headphones - Natural sound less than a grand Pass Labs HPA-1 Headphone Amp - Great...
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  2. Three Audio Upgrades To Love Your Music Again This Summer

    Three Audio Upgrades To Love Your Music Again This Summer

    Roon Labs, makers of the new Roon Nucleus home music streaming network, defines the problem for today’s music lovers well: “In the transition from physical to digital media, something has been lost. We have more convenience, but no feeling of excitement or engagement.” Back in the day music engaged many senses. Sight Album art became the paintings of baby boomer youth...
  3. Better DAC Summer Sound

    Better DAC Summer Sound

    Adding or upgrading your digital to analog converter (DAC) will help you hear more nuance, clarity, and better music this summer. There is something magical about music on long summer days. Who can forget songs like:   In the Summertime by  Mungo Jerry (1970)   Summer Breeze by Seals & Croft (1972)   Summer DACs For Audiophiles, Music Lovers &...
  4. Chord HUGO TT 2 - Available Fall 2018

    Chord HUGO TT 2 - Available Fall 2018

    Chord Electronics announced the Chord Hugo TT 2 last week in Munich as one of its newest advancements in DAC technology.  TT stands for "table-top" and its meant to be a desktop version developed from the multi-award-winning transportable Hugo 2. The Hugo TT 2 is bigger, better and more advanced in every way and it sets a new benchmark for tabletop...
  5. Bronze Dragon IEM Cable

    Bronze Dragon IEM Cable

    There's a new Dragon in town - the Bronze Dragon for 2 pin in-ear monitors (IEMs). In a brief interview this week, Moon Audio founder and chief engineer Drew shared why his company created a new Dragon. "We noticed some IEMs sound thin and cold," Drew explained, "and that's easy to understand given the challenge of creating spacious and warm...
  6. How To Train Your Dragon video

    How To Train Your Dragon video

    Dragon Audio Cables Dragon Audio Cables were created by Drew Baird founder of Moon-Audio.com. I've experienced the sound difference Drew's cables can make on Shure IEMs, Focal, and Fostex headphones.  I owned a pair of Shure IEMs for a year before upgrading to Silver Dragon cables and will never wait that long again. Even before "break-in" I hardly recognized my music...
  7. Chord Hugo2 Unboxing Video

    Chord Hugo2 Unboxing Video

    Hugo 2 Unboxed After spending the morning typing up the transcript from Drew's amazing Cables Matter video I realized something. Boxing videos don't need transcripts. I just get to watch this Hugo2 DAC unboxing video and wish upon a star. The Hugo 2 is on my "Will Work For Gear" wish list. Want to really turn me green with envy? Share...
  8. Focal Clear Unboxing Video

    Focal Clear Unboxing Video

    Start at 0:00 I remain mystified about how a French speaker company makes such great headphones. I say that despite spending hours listening to the "speakers on your head" experience created by the Focal Utopia cans.  If you've bought or experienced the new Focal Clear headphones please share your reactions via the form below.  Thanks,  Martin --- Moon Audio Ambassador...
  9. Cables Matter Video

    Cables Matter Video

    Just Ask Drew - Why Audio Cables Matter Video The Audio Cables matter video where my friend and Moon Audio founder Drew Baird riffs about audio cables remind me of reading philosophy in Mitch Miller's class at Vassar. Reading Heidegger, Nietzsche, or Kant was sure to put me to sleep even though every word, idea, and concept felt important. Sitting...
  10. Why Audio Cables Beat Bluetooth

    Why Audio Cables Beat Bluetooth

    Why Audio Cables Beat Bluetooth has a subtitle - and that's okay. We agree with Cnet. They wondered why customers were willing to lose sound quality for the sake of convenience. But there's a rub. During the summer I built a "tiny house" on my brother Drew's property in Efland, North Carolina. Yes, my brother shares his name with Moon...
  11. Chord Poly Setup Tips - Everything you need to know

    Chord Poly Setup Tips - Everything you need to know

    Chord Poly is a Portable Wireless Streaming device to pair with Mojo by Chord Electronics.  Please find our Chord Poly How To Setup Guides below to help you set up your Poly and how to connect Poly to various different configurations including your network, phone, Roon, aandroid, Roon, Tidal, AK Connect, 8Player and BubbleUPNp. Direct Links below will show you how...