• T.H.E. Show 2019

    T.H.E. Show 2019

    Southern California has an audio show problem. It’s not new, and it’s not clear why. Perhaps it’s the slow-burn of internecine rivalries, sketchy venue selection and promotion (remember LAX?), or just plain bad luck. In ...
  • Building a Listening Room

    Building a Listening Room

    Building a dedicated space for music listening is the ultimate commitment to the hobby. It’s expensive and complex, and when you’re finished there’s no guarantee that the room will sound good. But if you take ...
  • MUNICH 2019: Sources and Cables

    MUNICH 2019: Sources and Cables

    Munich High End is undoubtedly the largest high-end audio extravaganza in the world. It not only featured some of the best products recently displayed at AXPONA Chicago (another incredible show!), but also a wide array ...
  • McIntosh Announces C49 Preamplifier

    McIntosh Announces C49 Preamplifier

    The following is a press release issued by McIntosh. Binghamton, NY | May 21, 2019 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to announce the ...
  • AXPONA 2019: Electronics

    AXPONA 2019: Electronics

    It’s no secret that AXPONA has been experiencing a growth spurt. Last year marked a move to a new venue, the Renaissance Schaumberg Convention Center Hotel, in Schaumberg, IL, outside Chicago. In scope, attendance, and ...
  • AXPONA 2019: Digital Sources

    AXPONA 2019: Digital Sources

    Nearly halfway through covering the analog side of AXPONA, I switched hats to covering digital sources. You may ask yourself, why is the person versed in our hobby about analog covering digital? Well that is ...
  • Chord Electronics Qutest DAC

    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC

    If we were to rate audiophile firms on the basis of the strength of their brand identities, Chord would be near the top of the list. The letter Q has figured prominently in the nomenclature ...

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