• Do Hard-Disk Drives Sound Better Than CD?

    Do Hard-Disk Drives Sound Better Than CD?

    Do Hard-Disk Drives Sound Better than CDs? Robert Harley A reader's post of an interesting and relevant question regarding the sound quality of hard-disk-based music servers versus CD (http://www.avguide.com/forums/cd-player-vs-computerserver-system) prompted me to post my experience ...
  • Prime Time Pleasure from Primare

    Prime Time Pleasure from Primare

    Alright, I’m coming clean. Believe it or not sometimes I just like my audio & video simple. I mean “one box” simple. I don’t want to pull another interconnect, power on three or four components ...
  • Pathos Endorphin CD Player

    Pathos Endorphin CD Player

    It’s a fair bet that any company named Pathos and any product named Endorphin did not originate with conformists. And indeed, this Italian company’s motto is “the unorthodox approach.” Founded in the northern city of ...
  • Cary CD 306 CD/SACD Player

    Cary CD 306 CD/SACD Player

    Cary Audio made a name for itself with vacuum-tube power amplifiers, primarily the single-ended triode variety. Indeed, it was a passion for SET amplifiers that inspired Dennis Had to found Cary Audio Design in 1989. ...
  • Accuphase DP-57 CD Player

    Accuphase DP-57 CD Player

    I’ve recently been the beneficiary of an embarrassment of high-end riches. This happy bit of serendipity has allowed me to evaluate loudspeakers from ATC and DALI, and electronics from Plinius (most notably, the CD-101 CD ...

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