• Let the Revolution Begin

    Let the Revolution Begin

    “There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement.” —Lord Kelvin in 1900, five years before Einstein’s paper on relativity. The term “paradigm shift” was ...
  • 2017 Golden Ear Awards: Neil Gader

    2017 Golden Ear Awards: Neil Gader

    TAD ME1 loudspeaker $12,000 The Micro Evolution One (ME1) may be the smallest speaker in TAD’s Evolution lineup, but don’t call it reductionist. This three-way reflex design arguably has more heart and soul than its ...
  • The Politics of MQA

    The Politics of MQA

    The codec known as MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is clearly in its ascendancy. The Big Three record labels have signed on, Tidal is streaming hundreds of MQA-encoded albums, and there’s a steadily expanding amount of ...
  • Martin Borish

    Martin Borish

    It is difficult to imagine high-end audio without the contribution of Martin Borish and NAD. More than any other company, NAD introduced to music lovers the idea that better-designed audio equipment translates into greater musical ...
  • NAD Founder Martin Borish: 1927–2017

    NAD Founder Martin Borish: 1927–2017

    On July 11th, 2017, Martin L. Borish (Marty), who is credited with leading NAD Electronics from a distribution sourcing co-operative into an iconic 45-year-old audio brand, passed away after a quiet and dignified battle with ...
  • LA Audio Show: Digital

    LA Audio Show: Digital

    Some say the first L.A. audio show in recent times was a success. Crowds were more than respectable for a first outing, attendees had access to a bevy of gear and industry figures, and the ...
  • The 2017 Munich High-End Show

    The 2017 Munich High-End Show

    The big story at this year’s Munich show was the rapidly increasing number of manufacturers incorporating MQA decoding in their products. Perhaps even more significant for the format, however, was Sony Music’s statement that it ...

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