• Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2013: Part 1

    Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2013: Part 1

    The tenth installment of the Rocky Mountain Audio might have seen a dip in overall attendance–depending on who you ask–but there was no lack of enthusiasm. Bracketed by Cedia and CES, manufacturers typically don't choose ...
  • Primare I32 Integrated Amp

    Primare I32 Integrated Amp

    I’ll bet we all remember what our parents asked us before we went out to play on a Saturday afternoon. The fateful question was, “Did you finish your homework?” How this question applies to the ...
  • Nordost Purple Flare Cable

    Nordost Purple Flare Cable

    The original Nordost Blue Heaven cable was, for many years, one of my budget reference wires. It debuted in 1994 and featured Nordost’s now iconic Flatline cable design. I knew this cable backwards and forwards—its ...
  • Diana Krall: Live In Paris

    Diana Krall: Live In Paris

    For well over a decade, Diana Krall, the leggy, blonde, telegenic singer/pianist, has effectively deployed her engaging pop-sweetened-jazz style and consistently hit the crossover sweet spot. And like Dusty Springfield decades before, Krall achieved audiophile ...
  • B.M.C. CS2 Stereo Amplifier

    B.M.C. CS2 Stereo Amplifier

    B.M.C. (Balanced Music Concept) is a relatively new company with an old soul. It was founded in 2009 by a team of accomplished designers and managers who have produced quality components for a variety of ...
  • Neil Gader Visits Audioquest

    Neil Gader Visits Audioquest

    A couple weeks ago, I received a red carpet tour of the facilities of Audioquest in Irvine, California. Joined by Joe Harley, Shane Buettner and later on AQ founder Bill Low I was left a ...
  • Meridian Explorer USB DAC

    Meridian Explorer USB DAC

    When I think of British digital electronics, the first name that comes to mind is Meridian. Designers of complete digital systems from transports to fully active DSP- controlled loudspeakers, it makes products that are exquisite, ...
  • KEF LS50 Loudspeaker

    KEF LS50 Loudspeaker

    Some speakers sure know how to make an entrance. They just have a presence when you first encounter them. I know that’s how I felt when I crossed paths with the KEF LS50 a few ...

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