• Pass Labs INT-250 Integrated Amplifier

    Pass Labs INT-250 Integrated Amplifier

    When Pass Labs introduced its first-ever integrated amplifier, the INT-150 in 2009, the debut was hailed by many, myself included, as a watershed moment for a sector often derided as “down-market.” Reviewing the amp in ...
  • AVM Evolution MP 5.2 Media Player

    AVM Evolution MP 5.2 Media Player

    Don’t count the compact disc player out just yet, folks. The CD format may have lost ground to computer-based audio, but as I’ve been positing for the last few issues, the venerable CD drive will ...
  • Synergistic Research Atmosphere Cable, Level 4

    Synergistic Research Atmosphere Cable, Level 4

    The Atmosphere line of speaker wire and interconnects from Synergistic Research (SR) represents the brand’s latest thinking on cables. Comprising four distinct models with ascending levels of performance, Atmosphere is perhaps SR’s most ambitious offering ...
  • Audioengine HD6

    Audioengine HD6

    For any audio company, making the leap from the desktop to the listening room is not the simple, slam-dunk proposition it might appear to be. The goals are often at odds with each other and ...
  • Vandersteen Audio Treo CT Loudspeaker

    Vandersteen Audio Treo CT Loudspeaker

    The question is actually a very simple one: Are you an audiophile whose ears are attuned to the sound of live, unamplified acoustic music performed in a natural setting—traditionally defined in these pages as “the ...
  • Esoteric K-03X CD/SACD Player

    Esoteric K-03X CD/SACD Player

    The K-03X is Esoteric’s penultimate CD/SACD player. Similar in appearance to the significantly more costly Esoteric flagship K-01X, the K-03X represents a commanding presence. Built to a standard of quality and luxury that few players ...
  • Rogue Audio RP-5 Preamplifier

    Rogue Audio RP-5 Preamplifier

    Equipped with remote control, phonostage, four unbalanced RCA inputs, microprocessor control, and even a trendy front-panel headphone output, the Rogue Audio RP-5 is a handsome, full-featured preamplifier that’s thoroughly modern in every sense of the ...
  • Spendor D7 Loudspeaker

    Spendor D7 Loudspeaker

    Everyone hates to admit it, but first impressions count. So, call me superficial, but I became an admirer of the Spendor D7 straight out of the box. Here was a neo-classic 38" tower that was ...
  • Dali Rubicon 6 Loudspeaker

    Dali Rubicon 6 Loudspeaker

    Last year I had the good fortune to attend a launch event for the Dali Rubicon Series loudspeakers thrown by Dali and its North American distributor, Dallas-based The Sound Organisation. Dali’s latest line includes five ...

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