• Legacy Audio Introduces Goliath XD Subwoofer

    Legacy Audio Introduces Goliath XD Subwoofer

    (Springfield, IL) April 16, 2013 - Legacy Audio introduces Goliath XD, our deepest performing subwoofer yet, featuring two 15” ultra-bass drivers, two 15” passive radiators, 1000 Watts of internal amplification, and 24-bit DSP. Goliath XD’s ...
  • Harbeth Monitor 30.1 Loudspeaker

    Harbeth Monitor 30.1 Loudspeaker

    Alan Shaw’s Harbeth Monitor 30.1, which has been released in time to celebrate the company’s thirty- fifth anniversary as a manufacturer of high-quality loudspeakers, is the best compact two-way speaker system I have ever heard, ...
  • DALI Epicon 6 Loudspeaker

    DALI Epicon 6 Loudspeaker

    “A bunch of the boys were whooping it up at the Malamute Saloon.” All of the claims of huge breakthroughs over the years do bring to mind this opening line of Robert Service’s famous poem. ...
  • Sad News

    Sad News

    Some three-and-a-half years ago now, my wife Kathy and I traveled to Bern, Switzerland, to visit audio engineer Peter Brem and his companion Jolanda Costa, the co-proprietors of DaVinciAudioLabs—makers of the AAS Gabriel turntable and ...
  • AXPONA 2013 - Part 4

    AXPONA 2013 - Part 4

    For a vendor, an audio show is an expensive thing. There’s several thousand dollars they put out for the demo space, there’s the shipping and handling, the room and board, and the opportunity costs associated ...
  • AXPONA 2013 - Part 3

    AXPONA 2013 - Part 3

    I read too much, I think that’s fairly clear. Which might explain why, when a fire alarm goes off in a crowded hotel anywhere near Chicago, my first thought isn’t “grease fire over at Gibsons”. ...
  • Robert Harley on AXPONA Chicago

    Robert Harley on AXPONA Chicago

    The Chicago AXPONA show was a bit of a gamble—as is any first show in a city—but this is one gamble that paid off. The Doubletree Hotel at O’Hare airport featured many fine-sounding exhibits, excellent ...
  • Bryston Unveils Complete Loudspeaker Lineup

    Bryston Unveils Complete Loudspeaker Lineup

    Peterborough, Ontario March 14th, 2013 — Bryston, LTD has announced the introduction of a complete line of high performance loudspeakers engineered for both music and home theater applications. The line will consist of eight models ...
  • AXPONA 2013 - Part 2

    AXPONA 2013 - Part 2

    Apropos of nothing in particular, let’s change things up a bit: what do you know about analog tape? The answer in my case is a solid “not much” – but I’m learning. Why? Well, mainly ...
  • AXPONA Chicago 2013

    AXPONA Chicago 2013

    Not since 1994, when the Summer CES stopped camping out yearly along Michigan Avenue and Lake Shore Drive, has the Windy City played annual host to a large high-end audio show. That situation will certainly ...
  • AXPONA 2013 - Part 1

    AXPONA 2013 - Part 1

    Chicago … in March. Really. Is it just me? Turns out, as my completely scientific survey of 5 randomly overheard conversations in a hotel elevator confirms, that there was quite a lot of head-scratching going ...

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