• Axis VoiceBox S Loudspeaker

    Axis VoiceBox S Loudspeaker

    From the moment I received the Axis Voicebox S—the small two-way monitor from Australia—fond memories transported me back to a simpler time in the high end. Suddenly I’m sitting in my old apartment listening to ...
  • Audio Physic Classic 30 Loudspeaker

    Audio Physic Classic 30 Loudspeaker

    Audio Physic’s long-standing company motto, “no loss of fine detail,” has always represented more than mere sloganeering. As anyone who has ever experienced these fine German loudspeakers can attest, fine detail is a signature characteristic ...
  • MartinLogan Motion 35XT Loudspeaker

    MartinLogan Motion 35XT Loudspeaker

    I first encountered the MartinLogan Motion 35XT at the California Audio Show in San Francisco last September, and my ears perked up immediately. Even under the less than ideal show conditions, these stand-mounted compacts were ...
  • Lehmann Audio Decade Phonostage

    Lehmann Audio Decade Phonostage

    Lehmannaudio of Germany scored big time when it introduced the Black Cube phonostage back in 1995. It was priced to move, and loyal, vinyl-spinning audiophiles were thrilled by its performance. It wasn’t exactly eye candy, ...
  • Peter McGrath, Recording Engineer

    Peter McGrath, Recording Engineer

    Where did the high-end journey begin for you? It began in Panama in the late 1950s. An importer in South America was the distributor for Quad mono electronics and Tannoy loudspeakers. He also had a ...
  • The Beatles in Mono

    The Beatles in Mono

    The Beatles in Mono, the 14-LP box set of the band’s UK albums, was released on September 9 and completes a journey begun in 2009, the year that the fully remastered Beatles catalog was offered ...
  • A Visit to The Sound Organisation

    A Visit to The Sound Organisation

    The Sound Organisation (TSO), distributors of DALI loudspeakers, Rega turntables and electronics, PMC loudspeakers, Chord cables, and various and sundry high-end accessories hosted a gathering of audio journalists at its Dallas headquarters in September. The ...
  • Epos K1 Loudspeaker

    Epos K1 Loudspeaker

    The $799 Epos K1 is a stylish two-way compact with a nifty little secret up its sleeve (for which, see the sidebar.) The smallest of the British brand’s newly minted, three-model K Series, the K1 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Three Power Cord Upgrades

    Three Power Cord Upgrades

    Whether power cords represent the most important component in a high-end system, or the least, or even qualify as a component at all is an argument for another day. Controversies aside, power cords are a ...

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