• Audeze LCDi4 In-Ear Monitors

    Audeze LCDi4 In-Ear Monitors

    Even before I’d gotten a brief demo “taste” of the mini but mighty LCDi4 in-ears at the 2017 High End Munich show (where they were introduced), I figured I’d like them, mainly because I’ve been ...
  • The Christmas Records

    The Christmas Records

    Beginning in 1963, The Beatles sent out a Christmas record every year to members of their fan clubs—or “Beatles people,” as they were called. In all, seven 7-inches appeared, and on December 15 Apple Corps ...
  • Emotiva Airmotiv T1 Loudspeaker

    Emotiva Airmotiv T1 Loudspeaker

    Seeking: A lasting relationship with a loudspeaker for under a grand. Familiar? It’s a recurring goal among enthusiasts pursuing performance but also looking to tap the brakes on the budget. Typically there are two choices. ...
  • Magico Introduces the A3

    Magico Introduces the A3

    The following is a press release issued by Magico. December 13, 2017 - Machined into the metal of every Magico loudspeaker is a subtle, yet permanent, “M”. Our symbol is a simple reminder to the ...
  • 2018 Buyer's Guide: Headphones $1500+

    2018 Buyer's Guide: Headphones $1500+

    Sennheiser HD 800 $1599 The HD 800s derive their claim to excellence from good bass/treble balance and a rock-solid delivery of musical fundamentals. Bass is deep and articulate, while the lower midrange is clean, with ...
  • German Physiks HRS-130 Loudspeaker

    German Physiks HRS-130 Loudspeaker

    Those of you who are familiar with my review of the German Physiks Unlimited II, the HRS-130’s little brother, may recall my esteem for Lincoln Walsh’s revolutionary bending-wave transducer, developed in the early 1960s and ...
  • Five Questions For Alon Wolf

    Five Questions For Alon Wolf

    1) Building the lowest-noise enclosures has always been a prime Magico goal. You started with flat-topped, boat-tail-curved birch ply and aluminum boxes with the Minis, migrated to more traditionally squared-off damped aluminum enclosures with the ...
  • Magico M6

    Magico M6

    I’m going to start this blog by repeating some of what I wrote about Magico’s limited-edition, tenth-anniversary M Project loudspeaker, since Magico’s new M Series flagship, the M6, wouldn’t exist without it. After this, I ...
  • Brinkmann Audio Nyquist DAC

    Brinkmann Audio Nyquist DAC

    Mention the name Helmut Brinkmann to an audiophile and the first thing that comes to mind is probably the German designer’s superb turntables. But Brinkmann began his audio career more than 35 years ago making ...

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