Positive Feedback DSD Sampler Vol. 3

Will Gutierrez Blog

Our friends at NativeDSD Music have teamed up again with Dr. David Robinson, Editor-in-Chief at Positive Feedback. Today they release “Positive Feedback DSD Sampler, Volume 3”.  NativeDSD has provided a 20% discount on this DSD Sampler in all DSD rates specially for House Of Stereo and Wolf Audio Systems customers and followers. HoS and Wolf is very happy to be …

Quad’s Vena Integrated Amplifiers, and the Perfect Speakers For Them

Will Gutierrez Blog

The QUAD Vena QUAD is a venerable manufacturer in the world of hi-fi and one with a long-time respected reputation, which is why we were naturally so excited to carry and sell their products as an official dealer. Thanks to QUAD, we’ve expanded in the reaches for simplicity and affordability in a world of hi-fi that is ever-reaching toward the …

May Consignment Bonanza, and Upgrading Your Gear!

Will Gutierrez Blog

Additionally, John Atkinson reviewed one of our all-time favorite DACs! The 3100 HV is on permanent display here at the House Of Stereo, and you are invited to come give it a listen! Read here

VPI HW-40 Anniversary Direct Drive Turntable

Joseph Parvey Blog

What has four feet, one arm, and a snappy clear acrylic hat?  Why it’s the all new VPI HW-40 Anniversary Turntable from VPI of course.  The HW-40 is beautiful in its streamlined clean aesthetic, and a breeze to operate.  A few years ago, I had the great pleasure to sell and setup the superb (yet twice as expensive) Stereophile Class …

Eggleston Works Kiva Speaker

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Upon receiving Egglestonworks all new Kiva floorstanding speakers, the House Of Stereo staff were all impressed with the substantial wood shipping crates.  The icing on the cake however, resided within.  Subsequent removal of the top revealed a sculpted beauty in “Porsche Blue” paint.  The cabinets were affixed to a “rolling sled” with a ramp to execute an amazingly elegant removal …

Quad Artera Solus Integrated Amp

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Quad is an interesting company. In the Hi-Fi world, it is easy to get distracted with the shiny and new, so it is great to find a venerable brand like Quad has been steadily working (while our attention was elsewhere)  on creating amazing audiophile level components for one of today’s most important market segments: the newcomers. Ask any Brit, and …

Van Den Hul – Crimson XGW Stradivarius Cartridge

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Van Den Hul – Crimson XGW Stradivarius  Moving Coil Cartridge The recent arrival of the Van Den Hul Stradivarius Crimson Phono cartridge came as quite a pleasant surprise. You have to understand that I have auditioned scores of cartridges over the years. Most of them are quite good to varying degrees.  There have been essentially three times in my fervent …