• The 30 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio

    The 30 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio

    Entry Level Pioneer SP BS-22 loudspeaker, $129 Infinity Primus P363 loudspeaker, $400 NAD D3020 integrated amplifier, $499 Rega RP1 turntable, $445 AudioQuest DragonFly v1.2 DAC, $149 PS Audio Sprout integrated amplifier, $499 Magnepan MMG loudspeaker, ...
  • Golden Ear Awards 2015: Neil Gader

    Golden Ear Awards 2015: Neil Gader

    Revel Performa3 F206 Loudspeaker$3500 Although I reviewed the F206 way back in Issue 234, this three-way, bass-reflex design has proven unforgettable. Its charismatic, highly dynamic performance is etched in my memory like that of few ...
  • 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 ...
  • Subwoofer Basics

    Subwoofer Basics

    Excerpted and adapted from The Complete Guide to High-End Audio (Fifth Edition). Copyright © 1994–2015 by Robert Harley. hifibooks.com. To order call (800) 841-4741. Subwoofers are often misunderstood, both in name and in application. While ...
  • 2015 Munich High End: Electronics

    2015 Munich High End: Electronics

    Most Significant Rooms Magico Q7 Mk. II loudspeakers with Soulution electronics and Vovox cables The bar was set high, and set early. Simply put, this room started off my Munich show experience with unmatched slam. ...
  • REL S/5 Subwoofer

    REL S/5 Subwoofer

    If REL Acoustics, the highly regarded subwoofer manufacturer, pulled out of the high-end marketplace tomorrow, never again to manufacture another unit, its place in the audio pantheon would forever be assured. REL has offered superb ...
  • John Hunter, REL Acoustics

    John Hunter, REL Acoustics

    Did your interest in the high end come from the music side or the electronics side? Oddly both, and at the same time. I started playing electric guitar and bass in the early 70s. Just ...
  • AudioKinesis Swarm Subwoofer System

    AudioKinesis Swarm Subwoofer System

    One of the fundamental problems of audio, arguably the fundamental problem, is how to reproduce lower frequencies correctly—frequencies which are down in the region where the room affects them in really major ways. The Swarm ...

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