• AXPONA 2015

    AXPONA 2015

    Once the Windy City’s snow thaws each year (and this year’s snowfall was a record!), it means that the annual AXPONA high-end audio event, slated for April 24–26, is right around the corner. AXPONA, an ...
  • 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 ...
  • Astell&Kern AK240

    Astell&Kern AK240

    The consumer electronics industry has always evolved at a rapid rate, but the frantic pace of innovation, new product introductions, and price escalations in portable high-performance audio is now outdistancing anything I’ve witnessed before. Take ...
  • Ayon Stealth DAC/Preamplifier

    Ayon Stealth DAC/Preamplifier

    What’s in a model name? Well, sometimes not much at all when it’s merely an arbitrary numerical designation and a potential source of confusion for my slightly dyslexic mind. On the other hand, Ayon’s choice ...
  • The 40 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio

    The 40 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio

    Entry-Level Pioneer SP BS-22 loudspeaker, $129 Audioengine A2+ loudspeaker, $249 Magnepan MMG planar loudspeaker, $599 NAD D3020 solid-state integrated amplifier, $499 NuForce MCP-18 solid-state preamplifier, $599 Rega RP 1 record player, $445 AudioQuest DragonFly DAC ...

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