On a Higher Note https://onahighernote.com Distributor of Excellence Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:51:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://onahighernote.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/cropped-OAHN_logo-32x32.gif On a Higher Note https://onahighernote.com 32 32 Moonriver Audio named On A Higher Note as N. American Exclusive Distributor https://onahighernote.com/blog/2020/03/09/moonriver-audio-named-on-a-higher-note-as-n-american-exclusive-distributor/ https://onahighernote.com/blog/2020/03/09/moonriver-audio-named-on-a-higher-note-as-n-american-exclusive-distributor/#respond Mon, 09 Mar 2020 07:01:54 +0000 https://onahighernote.com/?p=12088 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 song by Andy Williams. With a design concept that envelopes both an [...]

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March 2020 SoundStage Ultra Equipment Reviews: Gryphon Audio Designs Zena Preamplifier https://onahighernote.com/blog/2020/03/01/march-2020-sound-stage-ultra-equipment-reviews-gryphon-audio-designs-zena-preamplifier/ https://onahighernote.com/blog/2020/03/01/march-2020-sound-stage-ultra-equipment-reviews-gryphon-audio-designs-zena-preamplifier/#respond Sun, 01 Mar 2020 19:36:08 +0000 https://onahighernote.com/?p=12482 “After a long period of listening for this review, the Zena’s sound left me little to quibble about and much to admire. And as I write this, I’m repeatedly pulled away from my desk and back to my listening chair to enjoy the Gryphon’s audible charms. It’s one of the most engaging, harmonically flush, and [...]

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“Achingly beautiful, musical post cards from Georgia”, Kancheli’s “33 Miniatures” by George Vatchnadze https://onahighernote.com/blog/2020/01/22/achingly-beautiful-musical-post-cards-from-georgia-kanchelis-33-miniatures-by-george-vatchnadze/ https://onahighernote.com/blog/2020/01/22/achingly-beautiful-musical-post-cards-from-georgia-kanchelis-33-miniatures-by-george-vatchnadze/#respond Wed, 22 Jan 2020 20:54:18 +0000 https://onahighernote.com/?p=11818 Here are Kancheli’s 33 musical postcards inspired by mainly Shakespeare & Brecht plays and cinematic works of various eras, small fragments with an average duration of 2 minutes of deep intimacy and reflection. It is a music that differs dramatically from the more incisive character of the Georgian composer’s large-scale orchestral works and which undoubtedly [...]

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January 2020 Stereophile Cover Issue: Gryphon Audio Ethos CD Player/DAC review by Jason Serinus https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/12/10/january-2020-stereophile-cover-issue-gryphon-audio-ethos-cd-player-dac-review-by-jason-serinus/ https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/12/10/january-2020-stereophile-cover-issue-gryphon-audio-ethos-cd-player-dac-review-by-jason-serinus/#respond Tue, 10 Dec 2019 20:14:53 +0000 https://onahighernote.com/?p=11584 “Most beautiful audio component I’ve ever had the opportunity to handle…, among the easiest of components to control…  The Ethos is one open, marvelously detailed, and fresh-sounding unit that makes listening to music an absolute joy.”  – Jason Serinus PDF download of the article is >>> HERE >>>.  Slide show of the full article see [...]

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PFO Writers’ Choice Award 2019 for Gryphon Antileon EVO Stereo Amplifier https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/12/06/pfo-writers-choice-award-2019-for-gryphon-antileon-evo-stereo-amplifier/ https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/12/06/pfo-writers-choice-award-2019-for-gryphon-antileon-evo-stereo-amplifier/#respond Fri, 06 Dec 2019 18:06:49 +0000 https://onahighernote.com/?p=11580 Positive Feedback Online has announced the recipients of their 2019 Writers’ Choice Awards and the Gryphon Antileon Evo Stereo Amplifier was among the winners. “Gryphon has been refining the Antileon for many years, and to these ears, they got it right with the Evo.” Gregory Petan, Positive Feedback Online November 2019 Read the full article [...]

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Stores Event Report: MORMusic.Today Celebrated Abbey Road: Coast to Coast North American High End Audio Community to welcome music lovers to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Iconic Album’s Release https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/10/24/stores-event-report-mormusic-today-celebrated-abbey-road-coast-to-coast-north-american-high-end-audio-community-to-welcome-music-lovers-to-commemorate-the-50th-anniversary-of-iconic-albums/ https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/10/24/stores-event-report-mormusic-today-celebrated-abbey-road-coast-to-coast-north-american-high-end-audio-community-to-welcome-music-lovers-to-commemorate-the-50th-anniversary-of-iconic-albums/#respond Thu, 24 Oct 2019 16:09:46 +0000 https://onahighernote.com/?p=11421   Beatles fans had a rare opportunity to hear all 17 tracks in remixed and re-released format delivered on premium sound systems across North America. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles iconic LP Abbey Road, 40 North America’s high-end audio stores welcomed music lovers to a special event honoring the Fab [...]

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Show Report/Photo Journal: Gryphon Audio at Audio Visions SF’s 20th Anniversary Event, San Francisco, CA https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/10/03/show-report-photo-journal-gryphon-audio-at-audio-visions-sfs-20th-anniversary-event-san-francisco-ca/ https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/10/03/show-report-photo-journal-gryphon-audio-at-audio-visions-sfs-20th-anniversary-event-san-francisco-ca/#respond Thu, 03 Oct 2019 15:23:42 +0000 https://onahighernote.com/?p=11420   This three day event celebrates Audio Vision San Francisco 20th Anniversary.  It also coincides with MORmusic.today’s coast to coast party to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ Abbey Road where 40 locations in North America opened up their shops during a 3 hour time span, playing the new re-release by Giles Martin with [...]

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Video/Podcast posted with Philip O’Hanlon discussing the high end audio hobby and MORMusic.today’s kickoff with Abbey Road’s 50th Anniversary N. American high end audio party on Sept 28th https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/09/26/video-podcast-posted-with-philip-ohanlon-discussing-the-high-end-audio-hobby-and-mormusic-todays-kickoff-with-abbey-roads-50th-anniversary-n-american-high-end-audio-party-on-sept-28th/ https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/09/26/video-podcast-posted-with-philip-ohanlon-discussing-the-high-end-audio-hobby-and-mormusic-todays-kickoff-with-abbey-roads-50th-anniversary-n-american-high-end-audio-party-on-sept-28th/#respond Thu, 26 Sep 2019 20:07:20 +0000 https://onahighernote.com/?p=11187 Two music lovers, two generations apart, chatted about their personal experience with music and how it changes their lives.  One opened up his platform to invite the other to share his experience in music presentation. The pair got together with one common goal – to inspire others to experience music at a deeper level in [...]

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Show Report: Canadian Launch of the Graham Audio LS5/5 with Art et Son in Montreal https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/09/24/show-report-canadian-launch-of-the-graham-audio-ls5-5-with-art-et-son-in-montreal/ https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/09/24/show-report-canadian-launch-of-the-graham-audio-ls5-5-with-art-et-son-in-montreal/#respond Tue, 24 Sep 2019 15:32:15 +0000 https://onahighernote.com/?p=11424   Joining Graham Audio’s line up of BBC licensed monitors is a dramatic update of the original LS5/5 design. Originally designed by the BBC for monitoring their own recordings, in the 1960’s, the BBC considered this their finest sonic quality design. With the advent of Rock & Roll, this model was eased aside by the [...]

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Show Report/Photo Journal: Common Wave Audio presenting Graham Audio LS5/9f and LS3P in Los Angeles https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/09/12/show-report-photo-journal-common-wave-audio-presenting-graham-audio-ls5-9f-and-ls3p-in-los-angeles/ https://onahighernote.com/blog/2019/09/12/show-report-photo-journal-common-wave-audio-presenting-graham-audio-ls5-9f-and-ls3p-in-los-angeles/#respond Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:23:40 +0000 https://onahighernote.com/?p=11426   Common Wave Audio presented Graham Audio LS5/9f and LS3P (Active version of LS3’s). Nestled in one of the industrial lofts in downtown Los Angeles, Wes Katzir’s Common Wave Audio has a very chic vibe with multiple sound systems voiced inside an open floor plan.  While there are multiple separate systems, Wes set things up [...]

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