• German Physiks HRS-130 Loudspeaker

    German Physiks HRS-130 Loudspeaker

    Those of you who are familiar with my review of the German Physiks Unlimited II, the HRS-130’s little brother, may recall my esteem for Lincoln Walsh’s revolutionary bending-wave transducer, developed in the early 1960s and ...
  • Five Questions For Alon Wolf

    Five Questions For Alon Wolf

    1) Building the lowest-noise enclosures has always been a prime Magico goal. You started with flat-topped, boat-tail-curved birch ply and aluminum boxes with the Minis, migrated to more traditionally squared-off damped aluminum enclosures with the ...
  • Magico M6

    Magico M6

    I’m going to start this blog by repeating some of what I wrote about Magico’s limited-edition, tenth-anniversary M Project loudspeaker, since Magico’s new M Series flagship, the M6, wouldn’t exist without it. After this, I ...
  • Brinkmann Audio Nyquist DAC

    Brinkmann Audio Nyquist DAC

    Mention the name Helmut Brinkmann to an audiophile and the first thing that comes to mind is probably the German designer’s superb turntables. But Brinkmann began his audio career more than 35 years ago making ...
  • Legrand Jazz on Vinyl

    Legrand Jazz on Vinyl

    Legrand Jazz sold well after its release in 1959. Part of its success had to do with brand loyalty, as the leader of the album, who handpicked the musicians for three different recording sessions and ...
  • Oppo Announces Support for MQA

    Oppo Announces Support for MQA

    The following is a press release issued by MQA and OPPO. Menlo Park, CA / London | 28 November 2017 – The OPPO UDP-205 is a universal disc player specifically designed for audio performance, providing ...
  • TAS Legacy: Quad ESL-57 Loudspeaker

    TAS Legacy: Quad ESL-57 Loudspeaker

    Since the mid-Forties Peter Walker had believed that the electrostatic principle would be, as he once put it with typical understatement, “a nice way of doing it.” The principle was simplicity itself: a thin plastic ...
  • Soundtracks Series: Vol. 11

    Soundtracks Series: Vol. 11

    1. Bernstein: The Grifters. Varèse Sarabande. Elmer Bernstein—also known as “Bernstein West” to distinguish him from Leonard Bernstein (“Bernstein East”)—wrote any number of great scores for any number of great movies (The Magnificent Seven, Sweet ...

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