• KEF R-300 Loudspeaker

    KEF R-300 Loudspeaker

    The KEF R Series is the British speaker-maker’s first collection of loudspeakers to integrate some of its most recent innovations, principally those in the ground- breaking $30,000 Blade (Issue 222). A family of nine transducers, ...
  • Jennifer Warnes: The Well

    Jennifer Warnes: The Well

    Jennifer Warnes is one of the most underrated pop singers of her generation. Her albums, though few and far between, brim with melody and craft—and lyrics both intelligent and emotionally weighted. The Well was originally ...
  • Axpona Jacksonville Part One

    Axpona Jacksonville Part One

    Please check out Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. As consumer audio shows go, Axpona Jacksonville was small scale in terms of scope (at least compared with Newport or RMAF) but big-hearted in its ...
  • Axpona Jacksonville Part Four

    Axpona Jacksonville Part Four

    Please check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. The KEF exhibit was dwarfed in the Omni’s high-ceiled, lobby-level ballroom, but it didn’t seem to bother the cutting edge Blade loudspeaker–TAS’ current cover story-a ...
  • Axpona Jacksonville Part Three

    Axpona Jacksonville Part Three

    Please check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 4. Summoning an audible gasp were the Audio Power Labs 833TNT monoblocks ($175k). Engineered and built in Columbus Ohio, nothing adequately describes what it’s like to ...
  • T.H.E. Show Newport Beach

    T.H.E. Show Newport Beach

    What do soft sea breezes, Tommy Bahama print shirts, and Wayfarer shades have in common with high-end audio? It could only be T.H.E. Show, Newport Beach. Fresh off its 2011 debut, this consumer-attended success story ...
  • Fritz Speakers Carbon 7 (TAS 219)

    Fritz Speakers Carbon 7 (TAS 219)

    I’m a small speaker guy. It comes naturally. My listening rooms have always been modest in size, and well suited to two-way compact speakers. Personally I like the quasi-nearfield experience which allows me to hear ...

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