Author Archives: Philip O'Hanlon

“Harsh treble” in your system? HiFi Advice magazine shares one trick to get audible improvement that “cannot be larger” with Artesania decoupling discs

Standard (Finite Elemente) spike Disc on the left; Artesania Improved Decoupling Disc on the right

We recently ran across an article by Christiaan Punter of Hifi Advice about the huge sonic improvements that can be made by changing just the footers on your equipment racks. Punter had a Solid Tech equipment rack that he was going to sell because he didn’t like its effects on his system. He decided to […]

SoundStage’s Doug Schneider attends G1 Spirit launch—”greater depth and slam in the bass than even the G1 can muster”

Vivid Audio G1 Spirit loudspeaker

Doug Schneider published his thoughts on Vivid’s new loudspeaker—the G1 Spirit after attending the debut in Chicago, praising the new flagship speaker for going above and beyond the award-winning G1. “…All told, it’s rare for me to find a speaker that gets the sound out into the room as easily and effortlessly as Vivid’s speakers […]

Hi-Fi News reviews Merging+NADAC—”does it offer something special?”

Hi-Fi News Merging+NADAC review November 2016

Andrew Everard reviewed the Merging+NADAC in the November 2016 issue of Hi-Fi News. He addresses whether the Merging+NADAC really brings anything special to the table, besides sheer number of connectivity choices. “…using this unusual DAC with my usual ‘computer audio’ rig was no trickier than with any conventional USB-connected digital audio device. However, what does […]

Hi-Fi+ singles out Luxman / Eclipse RMAF room for “exceptional sound”

Eclipse / Luxman room at RMAF 2016. Photo credit: Alan Sircom / Hi-Fi+

Alan Sircom singled out the Luxman / Eclipse room at RMAF 2016 in Hi-Fi+: “Finally, there were three rooms that deserve to be singled out for making an exceptional sound. The first was the Luxman/Eclipse room, because once a day Philip O’Hanlon of distributor On a Higher Note played an hour’s worth of classic mono […]

PFO Writers’ Choice Award 2016 for Eclipse TD508 Mk3 Loudspeakers

Positive Feedback Writers' Choice Award 2016 for Eclipse TD508MK3 loudspeakers

Positive Feedback Online has announced the recipients of their 2016 Writers’ Choice Awards and the Eclipse TD508 Mk3 loudspeakers were among the winners. “…the TD508s reveal the limitations of a traditional design while simultaneously proving the benefits of a new approach.” Dean Seislove, Positive Feedback Online November 2016 Read the full article here. Or contact us […]

Part-Time Audiophile calls Vivid G3 a head-turner at RMAF 2016

Vivid G3 loudspeakers with Luxman components at RMAF 2016. Photo credit: John Stancavage, Part-Time Audiophile

John Stancavage of Part-Time Audiophile was pretty impressed by both the look and sound of the Vivid Giya G3 loudspeakers at this year’s RMAF: “Clapton’s heavily rearranged “Layla” from that night has been played to death, but on the G3 it seemed to be presented with a new energy. The sound, for a smaller speaker […]