• Q&A with Udo Bessser of AVM

    Q&A with Udo Bessser of AVM

    What ignited your interest in high-end audio? My father exposed me to music by taking me to lots of classical concerts. Since he was also into hi-fi, we always had good systems at home. It ...
  • LA Audio Show Report: Loudspeakers

    LA Audio Show Report: Loudspeakers

    Great audio shows are not born overnight­—they are works in progress. The inaugural LA Audio Show at the Sheraton-Gateway Hotel proved that despite some organizational hiccups there is much potential still to be mined. Indeed, ...
  • ATC SCM19A Loudspeaker

    ATC SCM19A Loudspeaker

    This review might not sit well with some of my audiophile friends. I’m referring to a large and ardent band of devotees who enjoy the “chase” in the high end—those who make every audio-system component ...
  • Aerial Model 5T Loudspeaker

    Aerial Model 5T Loudspeaker

    You don’t need to be a connoisseur of compact loudspeakers to recognize that the Aerial Acoustics Model 5T is quite a looker. Short (a mere 15" in height), dark, and handsome, it’s a gracefully proportioned ...
  • Audioengine HDP6 Loudspeaker

    Audioengine HDP6 Loudspeaker

    In Issue 272 I left little doubt about how much I enjoyed the flexibility and musicality of Audioengine’s HD6 powered loudspeaker system. For a compact barely a foot tall, this plucky bundle had it all—it ...
  • Micromega MySpeaker with MyAmp Inside

    Micromega MySpeaker with MyAmp Inside

    Micromega’s ever-expanding “MyRange” of compact and affordable electronics has in just a few short years grown to encompass the MyDac (TAS’ 2012 Product of the Year), MyAmp, MyGroov (you guessed it, a phonostage), and a ...
  • Bob Dylan: Nashville Skyline

    Bob Dylan: Nashville Skyline

    Released in 1969, Nashville Skyline features ten tracks that dance on a cloud of country charm and homespun, roots-tinged warmth. Dylan’s crooner vocals—controversial, but said to be the result of having given up smoking—are ladled ...
  • Cable Survey

    Cable Survey

    Featured in this survey are three distinct brands of cables and interconnects: the Audience Au24 SX, Dynamic Design Titania AE15, and Morrow Audio Elite Grand Reference. To be clear, these are not budget wires. They ...

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