• Golden Ear Awards 2015: Jacob Heilbrunn

    Golden Ear Awards 2015: Jacob Heilbrunn

    Vienna Acoustics Liszt Loudspeaker$15,000 The Liszt loudspeaker, which is the brainchild of well-known Austrian designer Peter Gansterer, features proprietary flat-spider-cone technology and a modified first-order crossover. The dual-vented-cavity bass drivers operate in their own cabinet ...
  • Golden Ear Awards 2015: Jonathan Valin

    Golden Ear Awards 2015: Jonathan Valin

    Magico M Project Loudspeaker$129,000 Simply put, this $129k, 450-pound, five-driver, three-way floorstander with its aerodynamically shaped carbon-fiber-panel enclosure and massive aluminum top, bottom, front, and rear plates is the most realistic and enjoyable transducer I’ve ...
  • Dieter Burmester (1946–2015)

    Dieter Burmester (1946–2015)

    The high-end audio community suffered a tragic and unexpected loss on August 15, when Dieter Burmester passed away in Berlin after a short but severe illness. The loss was tragic because Burmester, who founded and ...
  • 2015 Editors’ Choice: Phonostages Under $2000

    2015 Editors’ Choice: Phonostages Under $2000

    Vincent Audio PHO-8$400 Vincent’s phono preamp features moving-magnet/moving-coil flexibility, a massive outboard power supply, plus a level of build-quality unusual in this price range. Its sound is liquid, the soundstage vivid and dimensional with just ...
  • Pro-Ject Releases MaiADS

    Pro-Ject Releases MaiADS

    The following is a press release issued by Pro-Ject. June 22, 2015 - Pro-Ject Box Design components were a revolution for the global hi-fi market. They started the trend to-wards small but high-performance products in ...
  • 2015 Munich High End: Electronics

    2015 Munich High End: Electronics

    Most Significant Rooms Magico Q7 Mk. II loudspeakers with Soulution electronics and Vovox cables The bar was set high, and set early. Simply put, this room started off my Munich show experience with unmatched slam. ...
  • CH Precision P1 Phono Stage Release

    CH Precision P1 Phono Stage Release

    The following is a press release issued by CH Precision. May 6, 2015 - It is well known that the electrical characteristics of turntable cartridges differ greatly from one cartridge to another. Ohm’s law shows ...
  • Jadis DPMC Phono Preamplifier

    Jadis DPMC Phono Preamplifier

    Situated in the petite village of Villedubert in the south of France, the Jadis factory is literally far off the beaten track. According to designer JC Calmettes, Villedubert is a wonderful, quiet place, where air, ...
  • Lehmann Audio Decade Phonostage

    Lehmann Audio Decade Phonostage

    Lehmannaudio of Germany scored big time when it introduced the Black Cube phonostage back in 1995. It was priced to move, and loyal, vinyl-spinning audiophiles were thrilled by its performance. It wasn’t exactly eye candy, ...
  • Esoteric E-03 Phono Preamplifier

    Esoteric E-03 Phono Preamplifier

    Esoteric Audio is so well known and highly regarded for its series of remarkably articulate and involving multi-box digital-to-analog systems that it came as something of a surprise to me to learn that it had ...

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