• Dynaudio Audience 72SE Loudspeaker

    Dynaudio Audience 72SE Loudspeaker

    Dynaudio is a company that leaves nothing to chance. Whereas others lean heavily on subcontractors for fabrication and construction, it is a virtual soup-to-nuts operation—from the conceptual stages to the last strip of packing tape. ...
  • REL Britannia B3 Subwoofer

    REL Britannia B3 Subwoofer

    REL Acoustics designs and constructs subwoofers of serious intent. It faithfully hews to the high end’s original mission statement for subs—to reproduce music’s bottom octave, the region that extends to 20Hz or lower. [1] The ...
  • NAD Masters Series M3 Integrated Amplifier

    NAD Masters Series M3 Integrated Amplifier

    Have you ever met anyone who doesn’t admire and respect NAD electronics? For decades they’ve been the gold standard for “budget” high-end audio, combining brick-solid engineering, clean execution, and performance to burn. And therein lies ...
  • ProAc Studio 140 Loudspeaker

    ProAc Studio 140 Loudspeaker

    When ProAc released the original Tablette in 1979, it was the kind of breakthrough product that challenged conventional wisdom about minispeaker performance. Designed by Stewart Tyler, the Tablette (iterations of the original continue to this ...
  • Revel Performa F52 Loudspeaker

    Revel Performa F52 Loudspeaker

    Sometimes all it takes to identify the essence of a loudspeaker—to glimpse its soul, if you will—is to hear the way it reproduces the relative simplicity of a single instrument. If you’re a guitar player, ...
  • Accuphase DP-57 CD Player

    Accuphase DP-57 CD Player

    I’ve recently been the beneficiary of an embarrassment of high-end riches. This happy bit of serendipity has allowed me to evaluate loudspeakers from ATC and DALI, and electronics from Plinius (most notably, the CD-101 CD ...
  • Virtual Dynamics Master Series Power Cord

    Virtual Dynamics Master Series Power Cord

    For audio reviewers who labor each day over razor-honed amplifier heatsinks, hoist 125-pound speakers into position, and go cross-eyed adjusting the azimuth of a “nude” cartridge, moments of audio epiphany are depressingly rare. But for ...
  • Focus Audio FS 78SE Loudspeaker

    Focus Audio FS 78SE Loudspeaker

    Never underestimate the modest two-way loudspeaker. For decades it has embodied the high-end credo that less is more—that design minimalism, impeccably executed, can draw a listener ever closer to musical reality. Even in an era ...
  • PSB Alpha B1 Loudspeaker

    PSB Alpha B1 Loudspeaker

    How high should our expectations be for a $279 speaker? Most of us would say, “Not very.” However, when it’s a ground-up redesign of the venerable PSB Alpha, one of the high-end’s featherweight darlings, expectations ...
  • Spectron Musician III Amplifier

    Spectron Musician III Amplifier

    John Ulrick, the founder and designer of Spectron, has a wealth of switching amplifier experience that few in the industry can match. In the late 1960s he was a co-founder of Infinity (with Arnie Nudell), ...
  • Triangle Esprit Altea Esw Loudspeaker

    Triangle Esprit Altea Esw Loudspeaker

    In the months following my review of the Triangle Esprit Altea Es (Issue 156), Triangle Electroacoustique announced some key revisions to its popular mid-line offering. Given that the Altea was already very good, I seized ...

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