• 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 ...
  • Audio Analogue Enigma CD-Receiver

    Audio Analogue Enigma CD-Receiver

    The resurgent market for CDreceivers suggests a couple of things to me. People want greatsounding audio in rooms other than dedicated listening environments. They also want small-footprint audiophilequality gear that is proportional to the space ...
  • Amphion Ion Loudspeaker

    Amphion Ion Loudspeaker

    The high end is by and large a specialty market driven by enthusiasts—enthusiasts who don’t know the meaning of the word compromise. But what about the audio buff who doesn’t want to set his sights ...
  • Pioneer S-2EX Loudspeaker

    Pioneer S-2EX Loudspeaker

    By offering qualities we typically associate with audiophile speakers as well as those from the pro-monitor world, Pioneer’s EX Series bridges the divide between two distinct listening cultures. It combines a recordingstudio ethic, rigorous construction ...
  • Plinius SB-301 Amplifier

    Plinius SB-301 Amplifier

    The Plinius SB-301 has been in my system only a week, but even in that short time span this 310Wpc New Zealander has reignited music in ways that are nothing short of enthralling. The largest ...
  • Dual Connect DC-I100 Interconnect

    Dual Connect DC-I100 Interconnect

    Gold’s mystique is as gripping today as it has been throughout the ages, and this charismatic metal continues to be a source of enchantment for high-end companies as well. From gold-plated preamp knobs, phase plugs, ...
  • NAD C720BEE Receiver

    NAD C720BEE Receiver

    It’s awfully easy to get spoiled in this industry. Gear that I could not possibly afford is dropped at my door, and for a brief window of time I live under the illusion that my ...
  • Denon AVR-3806 7.1-channel A/V Receiver

    Denon AVR-3806 7.1-channel A/V Receiver

    Denon A/V receivers are known for delivering genuine technological advancements, not whoopee-cushion gimmickry, and the mid-priced AVR-3806 is no exception. With the addition of XM capability, HDMI v.1.1 switching with analog source/video upconversion and HDCD ...

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