• Audiophile Movie

    Audiophile Movie

    April 12 - All the joy, passion, and foibles of high-end audio are brilliantly documented in a 20-minute film created by Ken Barns. The Audiophile Club of Athens features interviews with high-end enthusiasts showing their ...
  • Discovering a great bargain

    Discovering a great bargain

    July 2 - The most rewarding aspect of reviewing great hi-fi is discovering products that are stunning great at a reasonable price. It's rare for a product to stand out as being clearly superior to ...
  • Upcoming in The Absolute Sound

    Upcoming in The Absolute Sound

    July 5 - Our special feature on the state of digital audio (Issue 174) includes a retrospective in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Compact Disc's US launch. My editorial in that issue laments ...
  • How to Choose the Best Loudspeaker

    How to Choose the Best Loudspeaker

    (Excepted and adapted from Introductory Guide to High-Performance Audio Systems by Robert Harley © 2007 by Robert Harley. To order, call 800 888-4741 or visit hifibooks.com.) August 21 - Your first decision in choosing loudspeakers ...
  • Older Ears?

    Older Ears?

    I receiver a reader letter just yesterday asking whether reviewers' judgments can be trusted as they get older. I'll cite two examples of individuals in their 70s who are doing their best work—work that relies ...
  • Reflections on What’s Best

    Reflections on What’s Best

    What is the best speaker? What is the best amplifier? What is the best preamplifier, phonostage, turntable/tonearm/cartridge? I can tell you what I think I is best for me, given my taste in and experience ...
  • Rocky Mountain High (End)

    Rocky Mountain High (End)

    Although the buzz in advance of the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest—a high-end audio extravaganza scheduled for Denver’s Marriott Tech Center in late September 2005—was intense, I wondered if TAS might be gilding the lily a ...
  • Rocky Mountain Audio Fest Notes

    Rocky Mountain Audio Fest Notes

    Denver: Friday, October 10 will be a day remembered by audiophiles for two things. It was the kickoff for 2008's RMAF, an annual show open to consumers which spot-lights the best and the brightest in ...

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