• Oppo Digital Sonica Network DAC

    Oppo Digital Sonica Network DAC

    Oppo Digital has an enviable reputation for manufacturing high-value audio and video equipment. Sometimes “high value” is a euphemism for “cheaply made,” but not so with Oppo; its universal disc players totally rewrote the book ...
  • Moon ACE All-in-One Music Player

    Moon ACE All-in-One Music Player

    System sprawl: the curse of too many components and too much technology. It begins innocently enough with a sagging equipment rack. The sprawl then takes prisoner of precious floor or shelf or closet space until, ...
  • 50 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio

    50 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio

    Cables, Power Products, and Accessories AudioQuest Conductive Fiber record brush, $19 Caig Deoxit Gold G100L contact cleaner, $34 Shunyata Research Venom AC cord, $95 Wireworld Mini Eclipse 7 speaker cable, $560 Entry Level Muzo Cobblestone ...
  • Cary Audio DMS-500 Network Player

    Cary Audio DMS-500 Network Player

    How far has computer audio come in the last few years, you ask? Once the domain of the tech-savvy gadgeteer or the network nerd, media players more amicable and approachable have rapidly become the norm ...
  • Let the Revolution Begin

    Let the Revolution Begin

    “There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement.” —Lord Kelvin in 1900, five years before Einstein’s paper on relativity. The term “paradigm shift” was ...
  • 2017 Golden Ear Awards: Neil Gader

    2017 Golden Ear Awards: Neil Gader

    TAD ME1 loudspeaker $12,000 The Micro Evolution One (ME1) may be the smallest speaker in TAD’s Evolution lineup, but don’t call it reductionist. This three-way reflex design arguably has more heart and soul than its ...
  • The Politics of MQA

    The Politics of MQA

    The codec known as MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is clearly in its ascendancy. The Big Three record labels have signed on, Tidal is streaming hundreds of MQA-encoded albums, and there’s a steadily expanding amount of ...
  • Martin Borish

    Martin Borish

    It is difficult to imagine high-end audio without the contribution of Martin Borish and NAD. More than any other company, NAD introduced to music lovers the idea that better-designed audio equipment translates into greater musical ...

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