• Focal Clear Headphone

    Focal Clear Headphone

    Designing and implementing a product that will sit between a top-tier model and an entry-level one is always tricky. If it is too close in performance to the top-tier component, it will cannibalize sales. If ...
  • McIntosh C52 Solid-State Preamplifier

    McIntosh C52 Solid-State Preamplifier

    Prefatory Rant I shall begin by asking you to indulge me some venting: I hate the direction that many high-end preamplifiers and integrated amplifiers have taken the last quarter-century and longer—detest is a more precise ...
  • Magico M3 Loudspeaker

    Magico M3 Loudspeaker

    I’ve been living with Magico’s three-way, five-driver M3 floorstanding loudspeaker for better than a year. In that period other superb dynamic transducers have come and gone. Only the M3 has remained. There’s a reason for ...
  • 2018 Munich High-End Show

    2018 Munich High-End Show

    As a newcomer to the Munich High-End extravaganza, I was blown away by the unbelievable amount of high-end audio jewelry on display. Not only does Munich dwarf whatever is going on at CES, it dwarfs ...
  • NAD Introduces Value-Minded C 538 CD Player

    NAD Introduces Value-Minded C 538 CD Player

    Pickering, Ontario, Canada | June 4, 2018 - NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, announced their new C 538, a performance CD player engineered for musicality, simplicity and value - all ...
  • Chris Thile: Thanks for Listening

    Chris Thile: Thanks for Listening

    Very much a meditative, singer-songwriter affair, Thank You for Listening finds Chris Thile offering bromides to a society roiled by political, social media, and cultural upheavals in 2017. Playing almost all the stringed instruments himself—with ...
  • Andrew Quint on David Wilson

    Andrew Quint on David Wilson

    An awful lot of reviewers have approximately the same photo of themselves with Dave Wilson, taken in that charmingly old-fashioned Provo living room, an XLF hulking nearby for scale and authenticity. I'm no exception. You ...

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