• Aurender W20SE Music Server

    Aurender W20SE Music Server

    I’ve used Aurender’s W20 music server as my reference since reviewing it in Issue 258. I chose the W20 for its combination of outstanding sound quality, features, and its superb music-management app. The W20 has ...
  • Loudspeaker Types and How They Work

    Loudspeaker Types and How They Work

    Excerpted and adapted from The Complete Guide to High-End Audio, fifth edition. Copyright © 1994–2020 by Robert Harley. To order call (800) 841-4741. hifibooks.com Many mechanisms for making air move in response to an electrical ...
  • Reversal of Fortune

    Reversal of Fortune

    For virtually the entire existence of the audio hardware and music industries, consumers who most valued sound quality (you know, us) were at the mercy of the hardware formats created for the mass market. Audiophiles ...
  • Eikon Audio Image1 Integrated Loudspeaker System

    Eikon Audio Image1 Integrated Loudspeaker System

    Gayle Martin Sanders co-founded (with Ronald Logan Sutherland) MartinLogan, one of high-end audio’s most iconic companies. Sanders’ greatest contribution was the breakthrough MartinLogan CLS (Curvilinear Line Source), a speaker that exemplified high-end audio’s purist approach. ...
  • Magico M6

    Magico M6

    Before taking delivery of Magico’s M6 loudspeaker, the three best-sounding speakers I’d had in my home were Magico’s own Q7 Mk.II ($229,000, Issue 256), the Wilson Benesch Eminence ($235,000, Issue 294) and the Rockport Lyra ...
  • Longevity

    Longevity

    This editorial piece appeared in the 300th issue of TAS. This is the 300th issue of The Absolute Sound. As we enter the third decade of the 21st century, that is a remarkable milestone for ...
  • 2019 Golden Ear Awards: Robert Harley

    2019 Golden Ear Awards: Robert Harley

    Wilson Benesch Eminence Loudspeaker $235,000 The Eminence is a nothing short of a technical tour de force in advanced loudspeaker design. With its in-house-made carbon-fiber enclosure, custom drivers, isobaric woofer loading, innovative tweeter, and no-compromise ...

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