• Arcam FMJ A49 Integrated Amplifier

    Arcam FMJ A49 Integrated Amplifier

    The competition among today’s premium integrated amplifiers has all the drama and intensity of a season of Game of Thrones, with the exception of the blood spatters. This popular segment of components has the top ...
  • Dynamic Design AnnaLyric PC-1 Power Cord

    Dynamic Design AnnaLyric PC-1 Power Cord

    Since 2000, the Chicago-based cable company Dynamic Design has offered three levels of power cord and cable products—the mid-priced Lotus Series, the premium Heritage Series, and the lofty Nebula series (see my review in Issue ...
  • REL S/5 Subwoofer

    REL S/5 Subwoofer

    If REL Acoustics, the highly regarded subwoofer manufacturer, pulled out of the high-end marketplace tomorrow, never again to manufacture another unit, its place in the audio pantheon would forever be assured. REL has offered superb ...
  • John Hunter, REL Acoustics

    John Hunter, REL Acoustics

    Did your interest in the high end come from the music side or the electronics side? Oddly both, and at the same time. I started playing electric guitar and bass in the early 70s. Just ...
  • Axis VoiceBox S Loudspeaker

    Axis VoiceBox S Loudspeaker

    From the moment I received the Axis Voicebox S—the small two-way monitor from Australia—fond memories transported me back to a simpler time in the high end. Suddenly I’m sitting in my old apartment listening to ...
  • Audio Physic Classic 30 Loudspeaker

    Audio Physic Classic 30 Loudspeaker

    Audio Physic’s long-standing company motto, “no loss of fine detail,” has always represented more than mere sloganeering. As anyone who has ever experienced these fine German loudspeakers can attest, fine detail is a signature characteristic ...
  • MartinLogan Motion 35XT Loudspeaker

    MartinLogan Motion 35XT Loudspeaker

    I first encountered the MartinLogan Motion 35XT at the California Audio Show in San Francisco last September, and my ears perked up immediately. Even under the less than ideal show conditions, these stand-mounted compacts were ...
  • Lehmann Audio Decade Phonostage

    Lehmann Audio Decade Phonostage

    Lehmannaudio of Germany scored big time when it introduced the Black Cube phonostage back in 1995. It was priced to move, and loyal, vinyl-spinning audiophiles were thrilled by its performance. It wasn’t exactly eye candy, ...
  • Peter McGrath, Recording Engineer

    Peter McGrath, Recording Engineer

    Where did the high-end journey begin for you? It began in Panama in the late 1950s. An importer in South America was the distributor for Quad mono electronics and Tannoy loudspeakers. He also had a ...
  • The Beatles in Mono

    The Beatles in Mono

    The Beatles in Mono, the 14-LP box set of the band’s UK albums, was released on September 9 and completes a journey begun in 2009, the year that the fully remastered Beatles catalog was offered ...

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