• The HP Super LP List

    The HP Super LP List

    BEST OF THE BUNCH: Classical Arnold: English, Scottish, & Cornish Dances Lyrita SRCS-109 Gerhard: The Plague Decca Head 6 Gershwin: Porgy & Bess complete/Maazel Decca SET 609-11¯† Herold/Lanchbery: La Fille Mal Gardée Decca SXL-2313¯ Hi-Fi ...
  • HP Wall of Remembrance

    HP Wall of Remembrance

    Harry Pearson, founder of The Absolute Sound, passed away on November 4th. Perhaps like many of you, HP was my first hero in this hobby. His writing in TAS was largely responsible for opening up ...
  • Recollections of Harry Pearson

    Recollections of Harry Pearson

    I met Harry Pearson in Los Angeles in 1973. We were introduced by a mutual friend, also from Sea Cliff, who was a working musician performing in Leonard Bernstein’s Mass, at the Music Center’s Mark ...
  • Listening With Harry

    Listening With Harry

    The following piece was published in the June/July 2001 issue of TAS, as a “Last Page” feature. I got some ridicule, from a now-defunct audio-magazine editor who felt this sounded like sycophancy, who wrote a ...
  • Harry Pearson

    Harry Pearson

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Harry Pearson, Founder of The Absolute Sound and an icon of high-end audio journalism. Harry passed away at his home in Sea Cliff, New ...
  • TAVES Consumer Electronics Show 2014

    TAVES Consumer Electronics Show 2014

    October 14, 2014 – Toronto, ON – This October 31st to November 2nd, the TAVES Consumer Electronics Show will be the ultimate event for Canadians passionate about technology. The show will astound visitors with the ...
  • Introducing The Brinkmann Spyder

    Introducing The Brinkmann Spyder

    The Brinkmann Spyder is a radical new turntable that sets a benchmark for versatility in modern analog gear while upholding the company’s commitment to extreme sonic performance and high-fidelity music reproduction. This daring new design ...
  • 2014 Golden Ear Awards: Jacob Heilbrunn

    2014 Golden Ear Awards: Jacob Heilbrunn

    Boulder 2150 Monoblock Amplifier$96,000/pr. The Boulder 2150 monoblock amplifier is an engineering marvel. It offers a smooth, seductive, and powerful sound that places it in the very highest echelon of solid-state amplification, perhaps superseded only ...
  • 2014 Golden Ear Awards: Neil Gader

    2014 Golden Ear Awards: Neil Gader

    mbl C51 Integrated Amplifier$11,100 With its soft understated lines, svelte controls and connectivity, and jewelry-like finish, it’s easy to misjudge the depth, complexity, and sonic resolve of TAS’ recent cover boy, the 180Wpc, modified-Class D ...

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