• 2014 Golden Ear Awards: Robert Harley

    2014 Golden Ear Awards: Robert Harley

    Rockport Altair Loudspeaker$97,500 Although it’s been nearly four years since I reviewed the Altair, Rockport’s second-from-top model still sticks in my mind as one of the world’s greatest loudspeakers. My fond memory of how this ...
  • A Visit From Nick Doshi

    A Visit From Nick Doshi

    The high-end consists of manufacturers large and small. Nick Doshi, who lives in Virginia, belongs to the latter category. A former recording engineer, he now works at radio and television stations located in Washington, DC. ...
  • 2014 Golden Ear Awards: Alan Taffel

    2014 Golden Ear Awards: Alan Taffel

    CH Precision C1 Linestage/ DAC and A1 Power Amplifier$32,975; $37,475 These highly modular components from new-but-pedigreed CH Precision represent the latest Swiss thinking on high-bandwidth, low-noise amplification and digital circuitry. Technology aside, the CH gestalt ...
  • 2014 Golden Ear Awards: Jacob Heilbrunn

    2014 Golden Ear Awards: Jacob Heilbrunn

    Boulder 2150 Monoblock Amplifier$96,000/pr. The Boulder 2150 monoblock amplifier is an engineering marvel. It offers a smooth, seductive, and powerful sound that places it in the very highest echelon of solid-state amplification, perhaps superseded only ...
  • New York Audio Show 2014

    New York Audio Show 2014

    The 2014 New York Audio Show, kicking off on September 26–28, has found new digs at the Marriott on the Brooklyn Bridge hotel, which should prove to be a beautiful venue, if not an all-around ...
  • Neil Gader's CAS 2014 Show Report: Part One

    Neil Gader's CAS 2014 Show Report: Part One

    The California Audio Show–annually hosted by dagogo.com publisher Constantine Soo–once again took up residence at the Westin Hotel over the weekend of August 15-17 (adjacent to the San Francisco airport). Like last year’s installment it ...
  • Capital Audio Fest 2014

    Capital Audio Fest 2014

    The Capital Audio Fest seems to progressing nicely. This year there were crowded rooms, palpable excitement, and, not least, good sound. Several demos caught my eye. As always United Home Audio featured excellent sound via ...
  • Siltech SAGA System

    Siltech SAGA System

    Though other folks (including some on this very magazine) seem to think that we’ve just been marking time in high-end audio lately, building and rebuilding the same old things only with better parts and calling ...
  • A Visit From the Batmen

    A Visit From the Batmen

    It’s been quite a few years, more than I might care to remember in fact, since a Balanced Audio Technology piece of equipment landed in my listening room. But since I’ve been something on a ...
  • Electronics Designer Roundtable

    Electronics Designer Roundtable

    Kazutoshi Yamada Zanden Audio System Company, Limited I studied electrical and electronic engineering at Osaka Prefecture University to understand the finest nuances of amplifier operation. Since founding Zanden Audio in 1980, I have devoted more ...

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