• Inside the YG Acoustics Factory

    Inside the YG Acoustics Factory

    Inside the YG Acoustics Factory Robert Harley YG Acoustics is a relatively young company (founded in 2002) that has made quite a splash in the upper-end of the loudspeaker market. The firm has attracted some ...
  • Beware of Gray Market Koetsu Cartridges

    Beware of Gray Market Koetsu Cartridges

    I received this letter from Koetsu's US distributor regarding the perils of buying Koetsu cartridges from "gray market" resellers. KOETSU BUYER BEWARE Recently, Koetsu has received numerous inquiries about so-called “new” and “cheap” Koetsu phono ...
  • Is Balanced Connection Better?

    Is Balanced Connection Better?

    Is Balanced Connection Better than Unbalanced? I received this e-mail from a reader, and thought I'd share his question and my answer. Editor: I am hoping you can clarify or comment on balanced vs unbalanced ...
  • Vandersteen Model 7 Preview

    Vandersteen Model 7 Preview

    Vandersteen Model 7 Loudspeaker Preview Robert Harley One of the “must-hear” systems at CES was Richard Vandersteen’s all-new Model 7 loudspeaker. The buzz surrounded not just the exceptional sound the system produced, but the radical ...
  • CES Attendance Drops 22%

    CES Attendance Drops 22%

    CES Attendance Drops 22% Robert Harley According to an initial estimate by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the governing body who puts on the Consumer Electronics Show, attendance at the just-completed 2009 CES was 110,000, ...
  • Robert Harley's Best of CES

    Robert Harley's Best of CES

    Best of CES Robert Harley Best Sound The Magico M5 loudspeaker ($90,000) driven by Soulution electronics through MIT cable was easily the show’s best sound. As I mentioned in my earlier blog, the M5 combined ...
  • LP Sales Skyrocket in 2008

    LP Sales Skyrocket in 2008

    LP Sales Skyrocket in 2008 Robert Harley SoundScan, the music-sales tracking company, just reported that sales of LPs increased by 89% in 2008 compared with the previous year. LPs sold at the rate of 1.88 ...
  • Name That High-End Audio Company

    Name That High-End Audio Company

    Name That High-End Audio Company Robert Harley The following is my editorial that appears in the February issue of The Absolute Sound. I’m sure that some company names come to mind as you read through ...

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