• New York Audio Show - Part 1

    New York Audio Show - Part 1

    I don’t know anyone who is ambivalent about New York City. It’s a “love it” or “hate it” thing. My wife is not on the “love it” side of that particular fence, and I can ...
  • Harbeth Monitor 30.1 Loudspeaker

    Harbeth Monitor 30.1 Loudspeaker

    Alan Shaw’s Harbeth Monitor 30.1, which has been released in time to celebrate the company’s thirty- fifth anniversary as a manufacturer of high-quality loudspeakers, is the best compact two-way speaker system I have ever heard, ...
  • AXPONA 2013 - Part 4

    AXPONA 2013 - Part 4

    For a vendor, an audio show is an expensive thing. There’s several thousand dollars they put out for the demo space, there’s the shipping and handling, the room and board, and the opportunity costs associated ...
  • AXPONA 2013 - Part 3

    AXPONA 2013 - Part 3

    I read too much, I think that’s fairly clear. Which might explain why, when a fire alarm goes off in a crowded hotel anywhere near Chicago, my first thought isn’t “grease fire over at Gibsons”. ...
  • Robert Harley on AXPONA Chicago

    Robert Harley on AXPONA Chicago

    The Chicago AXPONA show was a bit of a gamble—as is any first show in a city—but this is one gamble that paid off. The Doubletree Hotel at O’Hare airport featured many fine-sounding exhibits, excellent ...
  • Bryston Unveils Complete Loudspeaker Lineup

    Bryston Unveils Complete Loudspeaker Lineup

    Peterborough, Ontario March 14th, 2013 — Bryston, LTD has announced the introduction of a complete line of high performance loudspeakers engineered for both music and home theater applications. The line will consist of eight models ...
  • AXPONA 2013 - Part 2

    AXPONA 2013 - Part 2

    Apropos of nothing in particular, let’s change things up a bit: what do you know about analog tape? The answer in my case is a solid “not much” – but I’m learning. Why? Well, mainly ...
  • Sonus faber Venere Model 1.5

    Sonus faber Venere Model 1.5

    Sonus faber, I thought I knew you—that we had an understanding. What happened? You’ve seduced me for years with romantic, walnut-and-leather-accented, luteshaped loudspeakers inspired by the 18th century craftsmanship of the Cremonese master luthiers. Speaker ...

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