• BAT VK-P12SE Phonostage

    BAT VK-P12SE Phonostage

    One of my more memorable recent audio experiences was listening for several months to the Balanced Audio Technology Rex II preamplifier and Rex 160-watt monoblock amplifiers. For one thing, the amps simply looked and sounded ...
  • Sonus faber Lilium Loudspeaker

    Sonus faber Lilium Loudspeaker

    Northern Italian loudspeaker manufacturer Sonus faber made quite a splash with its statement Aida loudspeaker a few years ago. If I recall correctly my TAS colleague Neil Gader ventured all the way from Los Angeles ...
  • 2015 RMAF Show Report – Analog

    2015 RMAF Show Report – Analog

    Reflections The most shocking development at this year’s 2015 show wasn’t that LPs were back—it was the black disc’s utter dominance. “Analog gone wild” might be the motto for the audio fest. Room after room ...
  • Golden Ear Awards 2015: Jacob Heilbrunn

    Golden Ear Awards 2015: Jacob Heilbrunn

    Vienna Acoustics Liszt Loudspeaker$15,000 The Liszt loudspeaker, which is the brainchild of well-known Austrian designer Peter Gansterer, features proprietary flat-spider-cone technology and a modified first-order crossover. The dual-vented-cavity bass drivers operate in their own cabinet ...
  • Swedish Neutrality: SAT Tonearm

    Swedish Neutrality: SAT Tonearm

    Tonearm specialist and engineer extraordinaire Marc Gomez, who was born in Barcelona in 1972, is a relative newcomer to the high-end scene. About a decade ago, he began haunting used record shops and amassed a ...
  • Hegel H160 Integrated Amplifier

    Hegel H160 Integrated Amplifier

    In Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story “A Scandal in Bohemia,” Sherlock Holmes receives a note explaining that a gentleman wishes to visit that evening to consult him about an urgent matter. “This is indeed a ...
  • GoldenEar Triton Five

    GoldenEar Triton Five

    In Greek mythology, the demigod Triton is a creature of the depths who carries a trident. Half-man, half-fish, he resides in a golden palace at the bottom of the sea. But perhaps his most distinguishing ...

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