• CES Day 1: Two Great Loudspeakers

    CES Day 1: Two Great Loudspeakers

    A few years ago I was impressed by the mighty little Amphion Ion, an Arctic white, desktop-size mini-monitor of extraordinary transparency. This was the first CES that I was able to experience Amphion’s flagship entry, ...
  • Mozart Grand Loudspeaker

    Mozart Grand Loudspeaker

    For nearly a year, I’ve been on a quest for true musical sound in loudspeakers capable of holding their own in a growing system. Not in the $10,000 range, mind you, but down around $3000 ...
  • Esoteric MG-20 LOUDSPEAKER

    Esoteric MG-20 LOUDSPEAKER

    To coincide with its 20th anniversary, TEAC Esoteric expanded its product base during CES 2007 by adding a loudspeaker line. It was an appropriate moment to celebrate, and sharing a toast with corporate president Motomaki ...
  • Dynaudio Focus 220 Loudspeaker

    Dynaudio Focus 220 Loudspeaker

    It bears repeating: Today, we can put together a high-performance, highly musical system for a fraction of what that cost a decade ago. And we have choices in each category to suit our musical tastes. ...
  • Dynaudio Audience 72SE Loudspeaker

    Dynaudio Audience 72SE Loudspeaker

    Dynaudio is a company that leaves nothing to chance. Whereas others lean heavily on subcontractors for fabrication and construction, it is a virtual soup-to-nuts operation—from the conceptual stages to the last strip of packing tape. ...
  • MartinLogan Vista Loudspeaker

    MartinLogan Vista Loudspeaker

    MartinLogan’s revamped hybrid electrostatic line comprises a trio of models all sharing the company’s trademarked XStat electrostatic panel technology. At the top (not surprisingly) is the Summit, and one notch below it, the Vantage. The ...
  • Magnepan MG 20.1 Loudspeaker

    Magnepan MG 20.1 Loudspeaker

    You’re probably asking yourself, “What can this guy tell me about Magnepan speakers that I don’t already know?” After all, this magazine has reviewed various Maggie loudspeakers over the years—raves all— and the 20.1 is ...
  • Canton Vento 807 DC Loudspeakers

    Canton Vento 807 DC Loudspeakers

    Germany might not be the first nation audiophiles would turn to when looking for fine European loudspeakers, but over the past decade several German speaker manufacturers have really started to make their "marks," so to ...
  • ProAc Studio 140 Loudspeaker

    ProAc Studio 140 Loudspeaker

    When ProAc released the original Tablette in 1979, it was the kind of breakthrough product that challenged conventional wisdom about minispeaker performance. Designed by Stewart Tyler, the Tablette (iterations of the original continue to this ...
  • Focal Profile 918 Loudspeaker

    Focal Profile 918 Loudspeaker

    The upside of having two listening rooms at my disposal is, obviously, being able to audition equipment— especially loudspeakers—in more than one acoustic environment. After all, the room is at least as important as any ...
  • Revel Performa F52 Loudspeaker

    Revel Performa F52 Loudspeaker

    Sometimes all it takes to identify the essence of a loudspeaker—to glimpse its soul, if you will—is to hear the way it reproduces the relative simplicity of a single instrument. If you’re a guitar player, ...

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