• Lyn Stanley

    Lyn Stanley

    In the middle of Saturday afternoon at AXPONA 2016 in Chicago, I witnessed what is surely the most demanding test of an audio system there can be—an A/B showdown with The Real Thing. A crowd ...
  • Audioengine Expands HD Series

    Audioengine Expands HD Series

    The following is a press release issued by Audioengine. AUSTIN, Texas | September 9, 2016 - Audioengine® introduces the HDP6 Premium Passive Speakers. Based on the same look and style as the award-winning HD6 powered ...
  • Onkyo DP-X1 Portable Music Player

    Onkyo DP-X1 Portable Music Player

    When I reviewed Astell&Kern’s first offering in early 2013, the AK100 ($699), the concept of a high-performance portable music player was new and the AK100 was unique. Flash forward three years—nowadays audiophiles have a plethora ...
  • Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air

    Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air

    If Frank Sinatra were alive today he would have celebrated his 100th birthday on December 12, 2015. Round-number decades inspire celebrations; centennials erect monuments. Last year witnessed the Grammy Museum’s exhibition Sinatra: An American Icon ...
  • M3 Loudspeaker: Magico Makes Things Better

    M3 Loudspeaker: Magico Makes Things Better

    After complaining about the (un)availability of Magico’s superb, limited-edition, $129k M Project loudspeaker (see my review in Issue 255 or online at http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/magico-m-project-loudspeaker/), I am happy to report that Alon Wolf has done something to ...
  • Magico Releases MPOD

    Magico Releases MPOD

    The following is a press release issued by Magico. HAYWARD, CA – Magico, The Leader in High-Performance Loudspeaker Design and Manufacture, is pleased to announce the new MPOD noise-channeling support system. Many have already experienced ...
  • Mytek Brooklyn MQA-Compatible DAC

    Mytek Brooklyn MQA-Compatible DAC

    The Mytek Brooklyn is the first non-Meridian-branded DAC that supports MQA. Because of that, every time it’s been shown, whether at a consumer or industry event, it has generated practically standing-room-only interest. I first laid ...
  • Nordost Launches New Sort Lift

    Nordost Launches New Sort Lift

    The following is a press release issued by Nordost. Holliston, MA | September 2, 2016 - Nordost is excited to announce the launch of its newest product, the Sort Lift®. The Sort Lift® is the ...
  • Norman: Play

    Norman: Play

    What would the music sound like if the composer thought of the orchestra not as an ensemble of carefully balanced instrumental voices, but rather as a marvelous noise-making toy? Andrew Norman’s three-movement, three- quarter-hour-long Play ...

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