• The Swiss Audio Juggernaut

    The Swiss Audio Juggernaut

    TAS has never done an in-depth examination of a geographic region that figures prominently in the world of audio, but it’s about time. America is fascinating for its entrepreneurial spirit and a business ecosystem that ...
  • Download Roundup - Leon Russell

    Download Roundup - Leon Russell

    From the meltingly beautiful “A Song for You” to the raucous closer “Roll Away the Stone,” this is an essential album from the master of Delta blues/ rock. I don’t own the original CD, but ...
  • CES 2014 – Digital Components

    CES 2014 – Digital Components

    Introduction Remember when everyone had to lug around a bunch of electronic devices just to get through the day? We carried pagers, flip phones, iPods, laptops, and—when needed—a camera. This was an unsustainable situation—and the ...
  • Download Roundup - The Band: The Last Waltz

    Download Roundup - The Band: The Last Waltz

    The Band: The Last Waltz. (48/24) HDtracks.com Here’s the soundtrack to one of rock’s greatest concert films (along with Stop Making Sense and Woodstock). Its charms are many, including the enduring songs, superior musicianship—especially Robbie ...
  • Sony Backs Hi-Res Audio Big Time

    Sony Backs Hi-Res Audio Big Time

    At a highly-promoted September 4 press conference in New York City, Sony unveiled a multi-pronged strategy to “deliver hi-res digital to a broader audience”. Sony’s explanation for wanting to do so would be self-evident to ...
  • Why Munich is Different

    Why Munich is Different

    From reading TAS, you already know Munich is a different sort of audio show. Perhaps you have seen that it is bigger than anything in the U.S., and that different manufacturers attend. If you thought ...
  • 3 Auto Sound Systems at Munich

    3 Auto Sound Systems at Munich

    Perhaps it’s no surprise, given that Munich is smack dab in the middle of car country, that the city’s audio show also included a miniature auto show. Of course, this particular auto event was open ...
  • Esoteric K-01 CD/SACD Player

    Esoteric K-01 CD/SACD Player

    Reviewers constantly see gear come and go, but, as you can imagine, we regret the parting of some pieces more than others. Roughly two years ago Esoteric had to pry its K-03 player from my ...

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