Tag Archives: On a Higher Note

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 […]

Press Release – Merging Technologies’ NADAC distribution for North America

Los Angeles, CA.  August 21, 2015 – On a Higher Note, LLC has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of USA and Canada for Merging Technologies’ new NADAC products. This agreement covers the consumer market and the high-end audio industry, tapping On a Higher Note’s ever-growing elite network of high fidelity retailers and custom installers. After extensive […]

“Wonderful Way to Spend a Friday in SF with Philip, Vivid Audio Giya G3 & Music Lovers” – Whatsbestforum.com

Wow! I have never been so literally blown away and delighted by a listening experience in my life…I actually felt like clapping at the end. I have never heard pianos and violins sound so life like. I have never heard complex passages so uncongested and the dynamics, from soft to explosively loud were incredible, the speakers never faltered for a moment.

“Fast, tight and uncannily well timed” Macworld’s Andrew Harrison reviews Eclipse TD508MK3

Eclipse TD508MK3

“Sounding fast, tight and uncannily well-timed, the Eclipse TD508MK3 is a rare hi-fi loudspeaker that has been clearly designed for music enjoyment and a temporally authentic sound, rather than blindly ticking the usual textbook boxes. Married to a good amplifier these Eclipse speakers can open your ears to the purity of single-driver musical bliss.” In […]

“captivating comes to mind” – Paul Bolin, The Audio Beat

“Importer On a Higher Note, over which presides the genial Philip O’Hanlon, a man with impeccable and seemingly universal taste in music, had two rooms, the larger of which showed off the capabilities of a fine system featuring Luxman’s exceedingly cool, retro PD-171 turntable and integral tonearm ($6400) with a Soundsmith Hyperion moving-iron cartridge ($7500), […]

Mola-Mola Makua Preamplifier DAC “is designed from the ground up by Bruno using no off-the-shelf DAC chips”

“I mention all of this because not only was the On A Higher Note room one of my favorites of CES 2015, Philip O’Hanlon had an interesting A/B comparison in store for us, as usual…” <more>

2014 Audio Oasis Award: On A Higher Note’s “wonderland of remarkable sound and devices”

Excerpt from full post by David Robinson: “I’ve been saying it for several years now: Philip O’Hanlon of On a Higher Note runs one helluva fine room at the shows I’ve visited. His choice in music is superb, involving LPs, SACDs, DSD, and even open reel tapes at times. The best version of Lou Reed’s […]

Central Coast Audio Club Seminar Report

Mola-Mola's Makua, the Preamplifier and Kaluga, the Amplifier

August 17, 2014 First I’d like to thank Bill, Tony, Jon & Carina for organizing this eventful seminar. It was a stunning environment within a forest with floor to ceiling glass behind the speakers and electronic drop-down drapes; such was the beautiful setting of our Central Coast Music Seminar, the home of Stereophile’s reviewer, Master Jon […]