• A Short History of High-End Cables

    A Short History of High-End Cables

    The notion of cable as a high-end component, so contentious in the 1980s, is today rather well accepted by most serious listeners. Controversy arises because sound perception is not always predictable on the basis of ...
  • Audiophile Recruitment Tools

    Audiophile Recruitment Tools

    Entry-level turntables are the most exciting things on the market right now. Maybe that statement feels counterintuitive. (I actually started by typing the opposite sentence, but I think that’s wrong.) Right now, vinyl is the ...
  • AVM R5.3 Turntable

    AVM R5.3 Turntable

    The AVM R5.3 is a really good turntable in many ways. It is unusually compact, easy to set up and use, and provides excellent sound quality with a wide range of cartridges. It is relatively ...
  • Kronos Audio Now Shipping SSCPS

    Kronos Audio Now Shipping SSCPS

    The following is a press release issued by Kronos Audio. July 24, 2019 - Kronos Audio is now shipping it’s much anticipated SSCPS (Sparta Super Capacitor Power Supply). Exclusively for those looking for the finest ...
  • Over the Rhine: Love & Revelation

    Over the Rhine: Love & Revelation

    For their 13th LP, the Ohio-based husband-and-wife team of bassist Linford Detweiler and vocalist Karin Bergquist offer 11 meditations on love and loss. The sparse arrangements—marked by Bergquist’s aching vocals, chiming acoustic guitar, and Greg ...
  • Gold Note Launches DS-10

    Gold Note Launches DS-10

    The following is a press release issued by Gold Note. July 23, 2019 | FLORENCE, Italy - Gold Note - the Italian High-End Audio manufacturer based in Florence – is introducing DS-10, an innovative D/A ...
  • The Music Industry Responds

    The Music Industry Responds

    The recorded music industry has seen a steep decline in profits over the last 20 years, and we all know why. It’s not that people stopped listening to music—no, but they found a way to ...
  • Soulution 330 Integrated Amplifier

    Soulution 330 Integrated Amplifier

    When you think of almost anything made in Switzerland, what comes to mind? Extreme precision, pristine aesthetics, painstaking research, and exemplary quality. (And yes, as you’d expect, this all comes at a considerable cost.) Enter ...
  • Q&A with Mat Latour of Nagra

    Q&A with Mat Latour of Nagra

    What ignited your interest in the high end? Did it come from the music side, family, or the electronics side? I was fascinated by music and sound reproduction from an early age. At age two ...

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