• Is Sound Quality Enough?

    Is Sound Quality Enough?

    A press release from Monster came across my computer screen a couple of days back. It heralded an appearance by “World renowned designer/stylist Phillip Bloch” at Monster’s “Style360 Pavilion” during NYC’s Fashion Week. While this ...
  • Esoteric(s) on Deck

    Esoteric(s) on Deck

    Reviewers constantly see gear come and go; but, as you can imagine, we regret the parting of some pieces more than others. Roughly two years ago Esoteric had to pry their K-03 player from my ...
  • A Shout-Out to Bryston

    A Shout-Out to Bryston

    The comedian Emo Philips once said of women: “You can’t live with them, and you can’t get them to dress up in skimpy little Nazi uniforms.” I often recall this line as I contemplate my ...
  • Toe-In By The Numbers

    Toe-In By The Numbers

    A few days ago I purchased an App for my iPod Touch called SpeakerAngle that was guaranteed to make setting up speakers a more accurate and less of a hit-or-miss affair. Released under the auspices ...
  • Magnepan 20.7 Loudspeaker

    Magnepan 20.7 Loudspeaker

    Let me start with what you won’t get with Maggie’s new flagship ribbon/quasi-ribbon dipole three-way, the $14k 20.7s. First, you won’t get all of the dynamic range that you get with well-designed cone speakers. Indeed, ...

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