FLAC Stories June 2, 2015

expiredPioneer 5.2-ch. Network AirPlay 4K A/V Receiver: $190 shipped (Reg. $300+)

Newegg via eBay Daily Deals offers the Pioneer (VSX-824-K) 5.2-channel 4K Ready A/V Receiver for $189.99 with free shipping. That’s a savings of $240 off the original list price, $160 better than Amazon’s third-party offering, $110 better than the regular price and the lowest that we can currently find it.

This Pioneer 5.2-channel 4K Receiver features wireless playback via AirPlay, six HDMI inputs, high-quality audio file support (FLAC, WAV, more) and support for two subwoofers.

Best Buy customers rated this Pioneer Receiver 4.4/5 stars.

FLAC Stories May 19, 2015

Apogee’s new aluminum USB headphone amp and portable DAC is now available

Back in January Apogee unveiled its portable Groove USB headphone amp and DAC, and today the company is announcing its worldwide availability. Apogee has long since been known as a recording industry leader in digital-to-analog audio gear, and you’re going to be paying for it with Groove.

You’re getting a quad sum DAC (4 DACs per channel) that can reproduce high fidelity 24 bit audio at 192kHz and an interesting feature known as “Constant Current Drive”. This allows Groove to adapt to your particular set of headphones, adjusting the output wattage specifically for your set-up.

The USB connected DAC/amp is built from “premium” aluminum and will set you back $295. While certainly a steep price considering some headphones aren’t even that much, it will be interesting to see what a company like Apogee can do with a great pair of cans and some high quality FLAC/AIFFs or streaming from something like Tidal. We are starting to see the Groove pop up at retailers like Amazon and B&H, as well as on Apogee’s web store and at brick and mortar locations.

FLAC Stories April 6, 2015

expiredUpgrade your HDTV’s audio w/ this 320W LG soundbar + wireless subwoofer for $245 shipped (Reg. $600)

Ever wonder why your flat screen television doesn’t have booming sound? Chances are the speakers are located on the back, to maintain that slim design, which unfortunately means that that your audio is firing directly at the wall. Today, we’ve got a deal that puts the sound front and center so you can enjoy that booming action movie even more.

BuyDig via eBay Daily Deals offers the LG (NB5541) 43-inch 4.1-channel Bluetooth 320W Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer for $245 shipped. Today’s deal is $355 off the original listing/Amazon and the best current price that we can find.

This LG soundbar features a 320W 4.1-channel design plus a 160W wireless subwoofer. LG has spared no expense with this model, including HDMI input/output with ARC, a built-in digital-to-analog converter and support for FLAC audio files. Additionally, it has Bluetooth capabilities, a 3D sound processor and sound sync for LG TVs. It ships with a wall mount and includes a one-year warranty.

Over at Best Buy this soundbar is rated 4.3/5 stars by 39 customers.

Grab some highly-rated HDMI cables to complete your new home theater setup.

FLAC Stories April 3, 2015

expiredPioneer 5.2-ch. Network AirPlay 4K A/V Receiver $200 shipped (Reg. $320)

Newegg via eBay Daily Deals offers the Pioneer (VSX-824-K) 5.2-channel 4K Ready A/V Receiver for $199.99 shipped. That’s a savings of $200 off the original listing, $120 better than the regular price/Amazon, and the lowest that we can currently find it.

This Pioneer 5.2-channel 4K Receiver features AirPlay connectivity, high-quality audio playback (FLAC, WAV, etc), six HDMI inputs and support for dual subwoofers.

While there are not a lot of reviews on this product, Pioneer receivers are generally well rated.

Pair the receiver with this deal on the Bose Acoustimass 6 speaker system for a complete home theater system. Grab some speaker wire to finish your new audio setup.

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