• KEF XQ5 Loudspeakers

    KEF XQ5 Loudspeakers

    KEF has been around for over fifty years and some audiophiles may need to be reminded just how good many of its speakers are. In the 1960s and 70s, KEF was among a small group ...
  • Marantz SR8500 Audio-Video Receiver

    Marantz SR8500 Audio-Video Receiver

    Finding the audio-video receiver (AVR) that meets every requirement is a little like going to a restaurant and having to choose a combo platter from either Column A, Column B, or Column C—inevitably each mouthful ...
  • The GuangZhou Hi-Fi Show

    The GuangZhou Hi-Fi Show

    December 3 - China's booming economy and rise as an exporting giantare having an increasingly important effect on the audio industry. The influence is two-fold. First, Chinese audio factories are turning out high-quality products in ...
  • ATC SCM 35 Loudspeaker

    ATC SCM 35 Loudspeaker

    British specialist manufacturer ATC (Acoustic Transducer Company) outfits some of the world’s elite recording studios, mastering facilities, and concert halls with its powered, or “active,” monitoring speakers. But the company’s pro reputation has unfairly overshadowed ...
  • Audio Analogue Enigma CD-Receiver

    Audio Analogue Enigma CD-Receiver

    The resurgent market for CDreceivers suggests a couple of things to me. People want greatsounding audio in rooms other than dedicated listening environments. They also want small-footprint audiophilequality gear that is proportional to the space ...
  • JL Audio Fathom f113 Subwoofer

    JL Audio Fathom f113 Subwoofer

    I first encountered JL Audio at the 2005 CEDIA Expo—the event this respected manufacturer of caraudio speakers and electronics used to launch its entry into the high-end-audio and home-theater markets. To say I walked into ...
  • Amphion Ion Loudspeaker

    Amphion Ion Loudspeaker

    The high end is by and large a specialty market driven by enthusiasts—enthusiasts who don’t know the meaning of the word compromise. But what about the audio buff who doesn’t want to set his sights ...

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