• Yamaha A-S3000 Integrated Amplifier

    Yamaha A-S3000 Integrated Amplifier

    Back in the day, Yamaha components were always regarded as a cut or three above the usual imports from Japan such as Pioneer, Sansui, Kenwood, even Sony. They boasted solid build, superb engineering, very good ...
  • Harbeth Monitor 40.2 Loudspeaker

    Harbeth Monitor 40.2 Loudspeaker

    A few days after I took delivery of the Monitor 40.2, the third version of Harbeth’s flagship loudspeaker, a close friend fell by for a listen. He’s a Los Angeles studio musician (a violinist who’s ...
  • Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air

    Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air

    If Frank Sinatra were alive today he would have celebrated his 100th birthday on December 12, 2015. Round-number decades inspire celebrations; centennials erect monuments. Last year witnessed the Grammy Museum’s exhibition Sinatra: An American Icon ...
  • Falcon Acoustics BBC LS3/5a

    Falcon Acoustics BBC LS3/5a

    The cult surrounding the LS3/5a—the “little legend,” as it’s sometimes called—is among the longest lived components in all audio and in many respects one of the strangest. The British Broadcasting Corporation designed the speaker in ...
  • Benchmark AHB2 Amplifier

    Benchmark AHB2 Amplifier

    I don’t have much to say about the sonic qualities of Benchmark’s new AHB2 power amplifier because there isn’t that much to say. Used within its limitations and for its intended purposes it is in ...
  • Harbeth Super HL5plus Loudspeaker

    Harbeth Super HL5plus Loudspeaker

    Put simply, Alan Shaw’s new Harbeth SuperHL5plus is one of the most beautiful-sounding speaker systems I’ve heard since the original Quad electrostatic. The comparison is not stated lightly: This transducer has the same musical authority, ...
  • Golden Ear Awards 2015: Paul Seydor

    Golden Ear Awards 2015: Paul Seydor

    Harbeth SuperHL5plus Loudspeaker$6890 Alan Shaw’s new Harbeth SuperHL5plus is one of the most beautiful sounding speaker systems I’ve heard since the original Quad electrostatic, with the same musical authority, naturalness, and a really extraordinary top-to-bottom ...
  • 2015 Newport Audio Show Report

    2015 Newport Audio Show Report

    Are there now too many audio shows? I ask because, coming hard on the heels of the Munich Show, this year’s Newport event seemed to get something of the short shrift. Several manufacturers did not ...
  • The Music of Sam Peckinpah's Films

    The Music of Sam Peckinpah's Films

    After seeing Sam Peckinpah’s Ride the High Country, Jean Renoir said, “Mr. Peckinpah knows much about the music of the soul.” But Peckinpah also knew much about music itself. Famous for his action sequences and ...

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