• Building a Listening Room

    Building a Listening Room

    Building a dedicated space for music listening is the ultimate commitment to the hobby. It’s expensive and complex, and when you’re finished there’s no guarantee that the room will sound good. But if you take ...
  • MUNICH 2019: Sources and Cables

    MUNICH 2019: Sources and Cables

    Munich High End is undoubtedly the largest high-end audio extravaganza in the world. It not only featured some of the best products recently displayed at AXPONA Chicago (another incredible show!), but also a wide array ...
  • Miles Davis Quintet: Miles Smiles

    Miles Davis Quintet: Miles Smiles

    “Who’s kidding who? . . . Miles smiles?” So queried Anthony Tuttle in the original 1967 liner notes to Miles Smiles, but the sophomore outing from Davis’s second prodigious quintet configuration is anything but a ...
  • McIntosh Announces C49 Preamplifier

    McIntosh Announces C49 Preamplifier

    The following is a press release issued by McIntosh. Binghamton, NY | May 21, 2019 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to announce the ...
  • Benchmark Media Systems HPA4 Headphone Amplifier

    Benchmark Media Systems HPA4 Headphone Amplifier

    Benchmark Media Systems is a low-profile audio company, with its roots in professional electronics. In the past decade, Benchmark consumer products, especially its digital-analog converters, have achieved acclaim for ultra-low distortion and clean sound. While ...
  • Sonner Audio Legato Duo Loudspeaker

    Sonner Audio Legato Duo Loudspeaker

    I have to admit that Boston-based Sonner Audio was unfamiliar to me until I read colleague Andy Quint’s 2018 AXPONA report. He was impressed with the potential he heard under arduous show conditions (“Satisfying orchestral ...
  • Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On

    Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On

    Kudos to Mobile Fidelity for this extraordinary release of Marvin Gaye’s 1971 masterpiece, What’s Going On. A major artistic step, this brilliant psychedelic-soul song-cycle’s themes of social and economic injustice, the horrors of war, displaced ...

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