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Thirteen Hi-Fi on Instagram

Thirteen is finally on Instagram. We will be sharing out favorite pictures from 13Hof and the Loft. We hope to share not only our love for incredible audio components and music, but also invite you into our carefully curated listening spaces. Check out some of our...

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Louis XIII comes to the Loft

Pairing great audio systems with fine drink will always be enjoyable. Sitting down with a good whiskey while you listen to your favorite album is one of the simple joys that owning a great hifi brings. At the Loft we bought together a great group...

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13 goes digital? The Nyquist Streamer From Brinkmann Audio

It is no secret that vinyl has always been the go to format for us at 13hof. Like many of you, we appreciate the process of putting a record on. Dropping the needle and rushing back to the couch: it’s a ritual that has very...

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Coming soon to 13.

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Avantgarde Acoustic First up we have the new Zero One XD and Zero TA. The Zero one loudspeakers need very little introduction. The Zero TA XD offers the same incredible performance as the One XD, but with the option of using...

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Meet the The Gryphon Audio Diablo 120

Integrated amplifiers make home stereo simple. With a single box, often with a built in phonostage, it’s easy to plug all your components in, wire up the speakers and be playing music within minutes. The simplicity also brings limitations. By separating stages into a preamplifier...

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The high res storm in a tea cup

Time to be a little controversial and say that the whole High Res music scene is nothing more than a rather small storm in a tea cup.  Don't get me wrong, I love the technical improvements that high bit rates and even higher sampling rates can...

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Transfiguration Cartridges in South Africa

In many audiophile circles there has been a fierce debate around which component in a system is the most important when it comes to sound reproduction. From amplification to speakers, and even in some far out instances, power cables. Everything comes under the spotlight. At...

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The perfect setlist?

Many of us treat our music collections as extensions of our own biography. Which is why what  you play says a considerable amount about you. What you play also says something important about your sound system.  In the first of a series of blogs about the...

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Avantgarde Trio review from The Absolute Sound

Avantgarde Acoustics need little introduction in high end audio circles. Well known for producing some of the world finest horn loudspeakers, they often feature in top ten lists of the worlds best audio components. Instantly recognizable by the three colorful horns, the Trio's sit at the...

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Charisma Audio – True passion.

On a recent visit to Canada to attend a family function I took the opportunity to meet with Bernard Li, the man behind Charisma Audio.   Charisma Audio - proudly distributed by Thirteen Hof-  is a manufacturer of audio cartridges that have gained world wide acclaim for...