• Q&A with John Quick of dCS

    Q&A with John Quick of dCS

    Did your interest in the high end come from the music side or the electronics side? Actually, a little bit of both. Music was constantly playing at home when I was young, and since then ...
  • Focal Chora 806 Loudspeaker

    Focal Chora 806 Loudspeaker

    Chora is the successor to Focal’s lauded Chorus line that included models like the Chorus 705, which garnered more than its share of praise and was repeatedly selected for TAS’ Editors’ Choice award. But time ...
  • Analysis Plus Silver Apex Speaker Cable

    Analysis Plus Silver Apex Speaker Cable

    Silver Apex speaker cable from Analysis Plus represents the Michigan-based firm’s most advanced implementation of its unique conductor geometry. Honed and refined over the years, AP-designed conductors aren’t flat, round, or rectangular. Nor are they ...
  • Elac Carina BS243.4 Loudspeaker

    Elac Carina BS243.4 Loudspeaker

    The Elac Carina series of loudspeakers nestles in the sweet spot between the affordably priced Debut and UniFi loudspeakers and Elac’s mid-priced Adante line. As of this writing, Elac offers three models in the Carina ...
  • 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?” ...

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