1. Ron Resnick

    Munich High-End 2018 Ron Report: Aesthetix

    Jim White, the Founder of Aesthetix, and one of the very nicest and most genuine and honest people in all of high-end audio, was proudly showcasing several new and interesting products. Aesthetix Pallene The Aesthetix Pallene preamplifier is an all-new preamp with DAC, phono and headphone...
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    Munich High-End 2018 Ron Report: Introduction

    When I attended Munich High-End in 2016 I thought it would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The show was everything everyone promised it would be: dozens and dozens of companies’ products which you never see in the USA, and almost everybody in the entire industry attends. Unexpectedly, I...
  3. Ron Resnick

    Return to Aesthetix: Second Visit With Jim White

    I visited Aesthetix today, following up on my visit there in July of 2015, and I once again had lunch with Jim White. I never fail to be astonished at how down-to-earth and humble and normal is Jim White, despite being a titan in the industry, first achieving success as a solid-state designer...
  4. Ron Resnick

    Aesthetix Io versus Io + Callisto

    Please reply if you have direct experience comparing the Aesthetix Io with volume controls to an Io + Callisto combination. If one has only one phono source and does not need the multiple inputs of the Callisto, is there any sonic advantage in running the Io into the Callisto so that some of...
  5. Ron Resnick

    Lampizator Versus Aesthetix Pandora?

    Has anyone compared directly a Lampizator DAC to the Aesthetix Pandora Signature DAC?
  6. Ron Resnick

    Introduction and Listening Biases

    INTRODUCTION To better understand my reviews and the context in which I make my comments I want to explain my high-end audio philosophy, my listening biases and my music preferences. By so doing I hope that my reviews and my descriptions of what I hear will be more valuable to you. By...
  7. Ron Resnick

    Ron's Speaker, Turntable, Power and Room Treatment Upgrades

    I have enjoyed our hobby for 27 years. This is how the front of my listening room looked until 2014: Due to a flood in this listening room in 2014, and to some ongoing repairs to my house, my stereo has been disassembled and has been stored under protective tarps for almost two years...

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