• Newport 2013

    Newport 2013

    Located directly across the street from the John Wayne Airport, the Newport Audio show would have done the Duke proud. Spirits were high, old hands abounded, and a few greenhorns showed up to sample the ...
  • The Arrival of the dCS Vivaldi

    The Arrival of the dCS Vivaldi

    For several years I’ve used the dCS Scarlatti CD/SACD playback system. Then dCS announced the release of the somewhat higher-priced and more technologically advanced Vivaldi system. After recently hearing its debut at Joshua Cohn’s Ears ...
  • An Ypsilon Visit From Athens

    An Ypsilon Visit From Athens

    When Demetris Baklavas, the understated chief designer of Ypsilon electronics, flew from Athens this weekend to visit me in Washington, DC, he was visibly chuffed, as the British say, by the review his PST-100 preamplifier ...
  • Lyra Atlas Phono Cartridge

    Lyra Atlas Phono Cartridge

    Harry Weisfeld, the manufacturer of VIP turntables, stared at me excitedly. “How much better can it be than the Kleos?” he said. “We’re all wondering.” Weisfeld was visiting the annual Capital Audio Fest in the ...

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