• Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2013: Part 1

    Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2013: Part 1

    The tenth installment of the Rocky Mountain Audio might have seen a dip in overall attendance–depending on who you ask–but there was no lack of enthusiasm. Bracketed by Cedia and CES, manufacturers typically don't choose ...
  • Cable and Interconnect Construction

    Cable and Interconnect Construction

    Cables and interconnects are composed of three main elements: the signal conductors, the dielectric, and the terminations. The conductors carry the audio signal; the dielectric is an insulating material between and around the conductors; and ...
  • Nordost Purple Flare Cable

    Nordost Purple Flare Cable

    The original Nordost Blue Heaven cable was, for many years, one of my budget reference wires. It debuted in 1994 and featured Nordost’s now iconic Flatline cable design. I knew this cable backwards and forwards—its ...
  • Cable Designer Roundtable

    Cable Designer Roundtable

    The Pioneering Founders of The Cable Industry Discuss the History, Art, and Science of High-End Audio Cables. It’s easy to forget that just 35 years ago cables were an afterthought in the pursuit of great ...
  • Audience Au24 SE Phono Cable

    Audience Au24 SE Phono Cable

    John McDonald is the president of the Audience Company, which produces a variety of products ranging from loudspeakers to power conditioners that have consistently garnered favorable notices over the past fifteen years. But it seems ...
  • Munich High End 2013 Show Report

    Munich High End 2013 Show Report

    Good old-fashioned American chauvinism notwithstanding, Munich is by consensus the world’s most important high-end audio show, replacing CES as the place to do business—that is, if doing business in Europe and the Far East are ...
  • MIT Cables Releases New Line Of Cables

    MIT Cables Releases New Line Of Cables

    May 13, 2013 - Rocklin, CA - High-performance manufacturer MIT Cables, announces a broad line of new products. Known for nearly 30 years for its top-of-the-line Reference interface products, MIT is launching a new range ...
  • State of the Art in D.C.

    State of the Art in D.C.

    Audio reviewing tends to be a mostly solitary endeavor. But that’s not to say reviewers are anti-social. However, as much as TAS staffers like me would like to pay a colleague a visit to check ...
  • CES 2013: Cables and Power Products

    CES 2013: Cables and Power Products

    Las Vegas was awash in new high-performance audio cables and power products—from exotic new interconnects and loudspeaker cables to some surprisingly affordable power conditioners and USB and Ethernet cables. These essential components lifted the performance ...
  • 6 Greatest "Mid-Priced" Bargains in High-End Audio

    6 Greatest "Mid-Priced" Bargains in High-End Audio

    Synergistic Element Series Interconnect: Element Copper, $1200/1m, Element Tungsten, $2000, Element CTS, $3600. Speaker (8' pr.): Element Copper, $1700; Element Tungsten, $2800. Element CTS, $7500 The Element Series represents Synergistic’s innovative and costly Galileo System ...

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