• 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 ...
  • Hegel H160 Integrated Amplifier

    Hegel H160 Integrated Amplifier

    In Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story “A Scandal in Bohemia,” Sherlock Holmes receives a note explaining that a gentleman wishes to visit that evening to consult him about an urgent matter. “This is indeed a ...
  • Rowland Continuum S2 Integrated Amp

    Rowland Continuum S2 Integrated Amp

    The Continuum S2 integrated amplifier from the Jeff Rowland Design Group represents the latest chapter in the iconic brand’s pursuit of the state of the art, in this instance within the more rigid confines of ...
  • 2015 Newport Audio Show Report

    2015 Newport Audio Show Report

    Are there now too many audio shows? I ask because, coming hard on the heels of the Munich Show, this year’s Newport event seemed to get something of the short shrift. Several manufacturers did not ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Arcam FMJ A49 Integrated Amplifier

    Arcam FMJ A49 Integrated Amplifier

    The competition among today’s premium integrated amplifiers has all the drama and intensity of a season of Game of Thrones, with the exception of the blood spatters. This popular segment of components has the top ...

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