• Coincidentally Yours KEF iQ7

    Coincidentally Yours KEF iQ7

    It’s a friendly rivalry that goes back to the very beginnings of the high end. Small speaker versus big speaker—the stand-mounted two-way pitted against the multi-driver floorstander. The argument goes that nothing captures the speed, ...
  • JR Transrotor Phono II Phonostage

    JR Transrotor Phono II Phonostage

    JR Transrotor of Germany is widely respected for its striking and innovative turntable designs—a reputation it’s earned over the last twenty-five years. Less commonly acknowledged is the Phono II, Transrotor’s one and only phono preamp. ...
  • Triangle Esprit Altea Es Loudspeaker

    Triangle Esprit Altea Es Loudspeaker

    Along with Focal and Cabasse, Triangle Electroacoustique is one of France’s Big Three high-end speaker manufacturers. As quality-driven as a Michelin three-star restaurant, it brings to market an extensive lineup of stereo and multichannel models. ...
  • DALI Helicon 400 Loudspeaker

    DALI Helicon 400 Loudspeaker

    The $3900 DALI Helicon 400 is a medium-height floorstander that uncannily resembles this Danish firm’s premium offering, the Euphonia MS4 [see Issue 146]. It sports the same voluptuous, curvaceous side panels. Internally, it mirrors much ...
  • Energy Veritas V2.3i Loudspeaker

    Energy Veritas V2.3i Loudspeaker

    Fans of American muscle cars understand that when it comes to pavement- pounding and nose-bleeding power, there’s no substitute for cubic inches. That sentiment also applies to loudspeakers. Like pistons under the hood, a multiple ...
  • Sonus faber Domus 5-channel Speaker System

    Sonus faber Domus 5-channel Speaker System

    Few loudspeaker companies are more intimately connected with high-end audio than Italy’s Sonus faber. Its aristocratic designs evoke the craftsmanship and the culture of the legendary Cremonese violin makers and a taste of la dolce ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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