• Martin Borish

    Martin Borish

    It is difficult to imagine high-end audio without the contribution of Martin Borish and NAD. More than any other company, NAD introduced to music lovers the idea that better-designed audio equipment translates into greater musical ...
  • The 2017 Los Angeles Audio Show

    The 2017 Los Angeles Audio Show

    Five Most Significant Product Introductions McIntosh MP1100 Phonostage and D1100 Digital Linestage McIntosh launched the highly capable new MP1100 all-tube phonostage. The MP1100 is packed with features including three inputs along with nine profiles (five ...
  • Schiit Audio Yggdrasil DAC

    Schiit Audio Yggdrasil DAC

    The company unfortunately named Schiit Audio has developed quite a reputation for creating great-sounding products at bargain-basement prices. Founded in 2010, Schiit now offers 18 models of headphone amplifiers, preamps, amps, and DACs, with all ...
  • The 2017 Munich High-End Show

    The 2017 Munich High-End Show

    The big story at this year’s Munich show was the rapidly increasing number of manufacturers incorporating MQA decoding in their products. Perhaps even more significant for the format, however, was Sony Music’s statement that it ...
  • T+A PDP 3000 HV CD/SACD Player and DAC

    T+A PDP 3000 HV CD/SACD Player and DAC

    Theory + Application Elektroakustik (T+A) may be the biggest and most technically innovative high-end audio company you’ve heard little or nothing about. The Germany company has been on a long-term growth trajectory but has intentionally ...
  • MQA’s Unexpected Twist

    MQA’s Unexpected Twist

    The announcement on January 5 that Tidal would begin streaming MQA files (and suggestions that many other streaming services would soon follow suit) was accompanied by an unexpected twist—that MQA decoding can be performed in ...

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