• CES Day 1: Two Great Loudspeakers

    CES Day 1: Two Great Loudspeakers

    A few years ago I was impressed by the mighty little Amphion Ion, an Arctic white, desktop-size mini-monitor of extraordinary transparency. This was the first CES that I was able to experience Amphion’s flagship entry, ...
  • Mozart Grand Loudspeaker

    Mozart Grand Loudspeaker

    For nearly a year, I’ve been on a quest for true musical sound in loudspeakers capable of holding their own in a growing system. Not in the $10,000 range, mind you, but down around $3000 ...
  • Esoteric MG-20 LOUDSPEAKER

    Esoteric MG-20 LOUDSPEAKER

    To coincide with its 20th anniversary, TEAC Esoteric expanded its product base during CES 2007 by adding a loudspeaker line. It was an appropriate moment to celebrate, and sharing a toast with corporate president Motomaki ...
  • Dynaudio Focus 220 Loudspeaker

    Dynaudio Focus 220 Loudspeaker

    It bears repeating: Today, we can put together a high-performance, highly musical system for a fraction of what that cost a decade ago. And we have choices in each category to suit our musical tastes. ...
  • Dynaudio Audience 72SE Loudspeaker

    Dynaudio Audience 72SE Loudspeaker

    Dynaudio is a company that leaves nothing to chance. Whereas others lean heavily on subcontractors for fabrication and construction, it is a virtual soup-to-nuts operation—from the conceptual stages to the last strip of packing tape. ...
  • MartinLogan Vista Loudspeaker

    MartinLogan Vista Loudspeaker

    MartinLogan’s revamped hybrid electrostatic line comprises a trio of models all sharing the company’s trademarked XStat electrostatic panel technology. At the top (not surprisingly) is the Summit, and one notch below it, the Vantage. The ...
  • Magnepan MG 20.1 Loudspeaker

    Magnepan MG 20.1 Loudspeaker

    You’re probably asking yourself, “What can this guy tell me about Magnepan speakers that I don’t already know?” After all, this magazine has reviewed various Maggie loudspeakers over the years—raves all— and the 20.1 is ...
  • Canton Vento 807 DC Loudspeakers

    Canton Vento 807 DC Loudspeakers

    Germany might not be the first nation audiophiles would turn to when looking for fine European loudspeakers, but over the past decade several German speaker manufacturers have really started to make their "marks," so to ...
  • EXOTICA: MAGICO Mini Loudspeaker

    EXOTICA: MAGICO Mini Loudspeaker

    Israeli-American designer Alon Wolf’s MAGICO Mini—the speaker that so impressed me, RH, HP, WG, and just about everyone else who heard it at this past CES—is a compact, stand-mounted, two-way mini-monitor that costs $22,000. At ...

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