Eclipse TD712zMK2 made “The Best 30 HiFi Speakers of What Hi-Fi’s Lifetime” & TD508MKIII just got great praise!

  “Timing was brilliant, as were dynamics, and they sounded more coherent than just about anything else at the time – regardless of price… They weren’t as adept with the frequency extremes because of that single driver, but we could forgive their limitations. It was a different approach to speaker design that yielded a wildly entertaining […]

Philip’s Demo XX – Curator’s Notes (Part 1 of 3)

We accumulated approximately sixty songs  before we started whittling down the music around the Christmas holidays to finalize on almost 80 minutes of music that will fit on a CD. As always, our criteria are that the music primarily must be compelling & meaningful. Secondarily that its well-recorded and will show what a well-implemented high-end […]

A Tale of Three Components – Gryphon Sonett Phonostage, the Third Leg for a Vinyl Outboard Trio

Gryphon Audio has a remarkable reputation for their systems approach with designers and engineers knowing just the right touch needed to evoke just enough emotion.  The brand leads with their money-no-object electronics design and solution, with their indisputably well reviewed integrated amplifiers, the Diablos, to their Scorpio S CD player, their flagship Mephisto Monoblocks, and their […]

Find out why industry insiders from press to manufacturers to dealers use Artesania Audio’s rack systems when they want to sound their best.

We all know that fair/show environment is really far from ideal to showcase audio equipment at its best.  So we all need all the help we can get to be able to offer auditions to show goers as close to what our equipment can do as possible. At the end of the day, it is […]

Artesania Audio New Rack Systems Release – find the correct solution to gain the best performance improvement per dollar

Artesania Audio has broadened its product offerings with the release of 3 new rack systems, each incorporating its proprietary anti-resonance acoustic treatment.  We are proud to announce Artesania’s new flagship “Master Kyo” carbon fiber rack system, its new Airforce I & II Rack System with technical input from TechDAS, Japan, and its new “Mini” Rack System for […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: VIVID AUDIO GIYA SERIES 2 (G1S2, G2S2, G3S2, G4S2) DEVELOPMENT BACK STORY – ALL MODELS SHIPPING NOW!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  JULY 27th 2017 (LOS ANGELES, CA) VIVID AUDIO GIYA SERIES 2 (G1S2, G2S2, G3S2, G4S2) BACK STORY – ALL MODELS SHIPPING NOW!  On A Higher Note, a California based premier promoter of musical integrity and distributor of synergistic high end audio components announces the arrival of Vivid Audio’s GIYA Series 2 loudspeakers, the […]

2017 L.A. Audio Show Report | photos, playlists, new music finds

LAAS 2017 On A Higher Note Show Report Partnering up with Joe Cali of Joseph Cali Audio Designs is always great fun.  Having been travelling pretty much non stop the two months prior, it was an event we really looked forward to as we get to play music, talk gear, visit with friends and stay […]

Philip O’Hanlon on the Lineage of Luxman Vacuum Tube Electronics – insider view on stereo amplifier MQ-88u vs MQ-88

” I think the best way to look at the MQ-88 is as a cost-no-object, artisanal maxing out of classic 1950s push-pull tubed power-amp design.” – John Marks, Stereophile.  Read more here. Since inception in 1925, Luxman has never been about mass produced products. In the similar vein, this family of Luxman products, the MQ-88 vacuum […]

Press Release: Gryphon Audio Designs returns to N. American homes with On A Higher Note as its exclusive distributor after a ten year sabbatical

Gryphon Audio Designs Email: sales@gryphon-audio.dk   On A Higher Note, LLC Media Contact: Pandora Pang Email: info@onahighernote.com Phone: +1.949.244.0522 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  JUNE 5th 2017 (LOS ANGELES, CA) GRYPHON AUDIO DESIGNS RETURNS TO NORTH AMERICAN HOMES WITH ON A HIGHER NOTE, LLC AS ITS EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR AFTER A TEN YEAR SABBATICAL. Gryphon Audio Designs, an […]