• Pass Laboratories XP-17 Phonostage

    Pass Laboratories XP-17 Phonostage

    Of all the component-to-component relationships in an audio system it’s vinyl playback that most reminds me of a track-and-field relay race. It goes something like this: As the cue lever drops at the start of ...
  • PSB Alpha T20 Loudspeaker

    PSB Alpha T20 Loudspeaker

    It’s hard to believe that Paul Barton, founder of PSB, launched his Alpha range speakers all the way back in 1991. Unpretentious in style but heavy on performance, Alphas have had a remarkable run—perennial crowd-pleasers ...
  • Return to Abbey Road

    Return to Abbey Road

    When I attended last year’s press conference at Capitol Records for the 50th Anniversary launch of The Beatles, aka The White Album, a journalist shouted out to producer Giles Martin, “Hey, what about Abbey Road?” ...
  • 2019 Golden Ear Awards: Neil Gader

    2019 Golden Ear Awards: Neil Gader

    Aesthetix Mimas Integrated Amplifier $7000 The Mimas is, to my way of thinking, an old musical soul, though at a glance you wouldn’t think so. Hip and striking in its clean precision machining and uncluttered ...
  • Sneak Preview: Shunyata Research

    Sneak Preview: Shunyata Research

    My first encounter with Shunyata Research products was about six years ago, in Issue 239, when I reviewed the company’s basic “starter system”—Venom PS8 power distributor, Venom Defender power conditioner, and Venom HC power cords. ...
  • Dali Oberon 5 Loudspeaker

    Dali Oberon 5 Loudspeaker

    When you’re looking to fall in love, being practical is the last thing on your mind. And so it goes when shopping for a new high-end component. Let’s face it: We all want to be ...

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