Awards: Best of Florida Audio Expo 2022, by Doug Schneider: … The sound in the On a Higher Note room—which had a Bergmann Audio Modi air-bearing turntable connected into a Moonriver Audio Model 404 Reference integrated amplifier, which was driving a […]Continue reading.
Early Pre Launch First Listening Notes for Graham Audio’s new Derek Hughes Signature Series, LS8/1 limited edition: 100
Somehow, my first audition music notes for Graham Audio’s LS8/1 when the first pair arrived for my private audition were never shared. Looking back at these notes and comparing them with notes from the recent auditions that we held with quite a few aud […]Continue reading.
Listening Room Face Lift It has been a crazy summer at On A Higher Note as we threw ourselves into an extensive renovation, updating both listening rooms and more. Although our larger listening room is still completely torn up, we took a quick snapsho […]Continue reading.
Following the runaway success of The Moonriver Model 404 (Standard), we decided to move a step further by improving on the already excellent design platform of the Standard 404 model. The Moonriver Model 404 Reference achieves even better performance over the Standard Model, while retaining a sensible price point. The power supply section has been improved to the maximum. This enormous increment expands the driving behaviour; the dynamic character; digs out more detail; low level information; a deeper and more articulate soundtstage; space between instruments is vast, while the bass has greater authority and is more confident than ever before. At On A Higher Note, we have paired up both the Moonriver Audio 404 and this new model, 404 Reference, with many different speakers, including Graham Audio’s BBC designed monitors (standard model drives up to the LS5/9’s best, and the 404 Reference has fantastic command over LS5/8’s and LS5/5’s. Currently offered in six flavors, Moonriver’s Model 404 Reference modular integrated power amplifier with class AB power modules (US$4,995 base price to US$6,219 with DAC and phonostage modules included) checks even more boxes than its standard model, touting an experience to satisfy both the current and the next generation needs in music loving households.Continue reading.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 9, 2020 (MALMO, SWEDEN / LOS ANGELES, CA) MOONRIVER AUDIO FROM SWEDEN DEBUTS IN NORTH AMERICA WITH ON A HIGHER NOTE, LLC AS ITS EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR Moonriver Audio is a Swedish company that penned its name from the famous […]Continue reading.
“Absolutely fantastic with full control in the base and with an almost overwhelming musicality. It plays music in an open and transparent way, allowing for full insight into a well-defined three-dimensional soundscape. The Moonriver amplifier is incred […]Continue reading.
“Moonriver 404 impressed us completely with its sound personality. We were amazed by its clarity, and its ability to highlight a considerable amount of micro-information and small details. Your records will seem much more supplied, detailed, and rich t […]Continue reading.