• AXPONA 2016: Electronics $20k and Up

    AXPONA 2016: Electronics $20k and Up

    Most Significant New Debuts Aesthetix Atlas Mono Eclipse Amplifier Musical Surroundings debuted its 300-watt Aesthetix Atlas Mono Eclipse amplifiers ($25k/pr.). After being teased by their appearances in static displays—at this year’s CES, for one—it was ...
  • Zanden Audio Systems 120 Phonostage

    Zanden Audio Systems 120 Phonostage

    Many months ago I reviewed the companion pieces to this phonostage—the all-tube Zanden Audio Model 8120 stereo power amplifier and the all-tube Model 3100 linestage preamplifier. To refresh you on what I said in that ...
  • Brinkmann Stars at 2016 CES

    Brinkmann Stars at 2016 CES

    The following is a press release issued by Brinkmann Audio. Las Vegas, NV | January 6, 2016 - Brinkmann Audio, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of State-of-the-Art analog products, will be exhibiting in Venetian ...
  • Golden Ear Awards 2015: Jacob Heilbrunn

    Golden Ear Awards 2015: Jacob Heilbrunn

    Vienna Acoustics Liszt Loudspeaker$15,000 The Liszt loudspeaker, which is the brainchild of well-known Austrian designer Peter Gansterer, features proprietary flat-spider-cone technology and a modified first-order crossover. The dual-vented-cavity bass drivers operate in their own cabinet ...
  • Golden Ear Awards 2015: Jonathan Valin

    Golden Ear Awards 2015: Jonathan Valin

    Magico M Project Loudspeaker$129,000 Simply put, this $129k, 450-pound, five-driver, three-way floorstander with its aerodynamically shaped carbon-fiber-panel enclosure and massive aluminum top, bottom, front, and rear plates is the most realistic and enjoyable transducer I’ve ...
  • Dieter Burmester (1946–2015)

    Dieter Burmester (1946–2015)

    The high-end audio community suffered a tragic and unexpected loss on August 15, when Dieter Burmester passed away in Berlin after a short but severe illness. The loss was tragic because Burmester, who founded and ...

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