• Hamilton in High(er) Res

    Hamilton in High(er) Res

    Hamilton: An American Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording). HDtracks.com and SuperHiRez.com (44.1/24) The situation on Broadway is lamentable. Theaters increasingly traffic in slick adaptations of popular books, movies, and characters, to which it applies a ...
  • Bryston BCD-3 CD Player

    Bryston BCD-3 CD Player

    Why Buy a CD Player? There’s something to be said for doing one thing and doing it well. After all, doing many things well—as, for instance, the dCS Rossini DAC/streamer/player does—gets costly. In the case ...
  • Voxativ 9.87 Loudspeaker

    Voxativ 9.87 Loudspeaker

    I might as well start at the finish: The surprisingly compact, two-piece (main speaker and sub) Voxativ 9.87 is a great loudspeaker system that I could easily and happily live with until I’m carted out ...
  • 2018 Golden Ear Awards: Greg Weaver

    2018 Golden Ear Awards: Greg Weaver

    Gamut Zodiac loudspeaker $150,000/pr. The Gamut Zodiac is one of the most remarkable products I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing in my thirty years of writing about audio components. When you consider its exceptional bass ...
  • iFi Audio xDSD DAC

    iFi Audio xDSD DAC

    Digital audio converters (DACs) come in all sizes, shapes, and prices. You can find simple digital converters on Amazon for as little as $7 or state-of-the-art units that cost as much as a comfortable middle-class ...
  • Dust-to-Digital

    Dust-to-Digital

    In 2003, a cedar box appeared in my mailbox, with the words “Goodbye, Babylon” and an illustration of Babel’s famed tower on the front. I slid back the top of the box to find a ...
  • Run Out Groove

    Run Out Groove

    Formed in 2017, Run Out Groove is a vinyl-only and fan-engaged music label. Each month music lovers vote to decide which title will become the next limited edition one-time pressing. An imprint of Warner Music ...
  • Q&A with Nick Doshi of Doshi Audio

    Q&A with Nick Doshi of Doshi Audio

    What ignited your interest in the high end? Did it come from the music side or the electronics side? Both, actually: I was fortunate to have music-loving parents who played instruments and immersed me in ...
  • Mojo Audio Mystique v3 DAC

    Mojo Audio Mystique v3 DAC

    What does it take to build a good-sounding DAC these days? In general, it requires a mixture of the latest technology plus engineering practices that have stood the test of time. Some DACs focus on ...
  • Esoteric F-03A Integrated Amplifier

    Esoteric F-03A Integrated Amplifier

    Esoteric’s F-03A integrated amplifier proves the audio truism that not all watts are created equal. With an output power of just 30Wpc, the F-03A isn’t anyone’s idea of a powerhouse. Yet the F-03A’s 30 watts ...

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