• THE Show Newport

    THE Show Newport

    THE Show Newport’s fifth annual event was bigger and much better than ever, thanks largely to the change in venue to the just-renovated Hotel Irvine. The new digs were far better suited to hosting an ...
  • Munich Update: Meridian's MQA

    Munich Update: Meridian's MQA

    There was much anticipation that Meridian would make an important announcement about its Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) technology, but the press conference was more of an overview of how the technology works. I did, however, ...
  • The 2015 Munich High-End Show

    The 2015 Munich High-End Show

    If there was ever any doubt about the Munich high-end show’s ascendance to the world’s premier audio event, the 2015 show will put any reservations to rest. This year the vibe was even more upbeat ...
  • Raidho X-1 Loudspeaker

    Raidho X-1 Loudspeaker

    Raidho’s X-1 must be the smallest speaker I’ve ever reviewed. With a 4" woofer/midrange mated to Raidho’s ribbon tweeter, the X-1 can nearly be held in an outstretched hand. Obviously, a 4" driver in a ...
  • JL Audio e112 Subwoofer

    JL Audio e112 Subwoofer

    I’ve been a fan of JL Audio’s subwoofers since their debut at a CEDIA show about ten years ago. At that time this company, which had already redefined bass performance in high-end car audio, was ...
  • Understanding Digital Music Systems

    Understanding Digital Music Systems

    Issue 254 of The Absolute Sound includes a comprehensive primer explaining the new architecture of digital music systems. A table in that article was abbreviated because of space restrictions. We reprint the full table here. ...
  • First Listen: Magico Q7 Mk.II

    First Listen: Magico Q7 Mk.II

    I just visited Magico's Hayward, California, factory where I heard the new and upgraded Mk.II version of the company's vaunted Q7 loudspeaker. The Q7 is, in my view, one of the world's greatest speakers—perhaps the ...
  • Robert Harley Listens to Meridian MQA

    Robert Harley Listens to Meridian MQA

    London, 4th December 7.30pm GMT – Tonight, Bob Stuart, founder of Meridian Audio, launched MQA (Master Quality Authenticated), a revolutionary British technology poised to change the way people enjoy music all over the world. The ...

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