• Naim Uniti Nova

    Naim Uniti Nova

    Although Naim has been making audio gear since 1973, it is not your typical stodgy old-school hi-fi firm. Instead, it is one of those fleet-footed audio manufacturers whose products have continued to evolve over the ...
  • Shunyata Research Sigma Signal Cables

    Shunyata Research Sigma Signal Cables

    Shunyata Research is mainly known for its high-performance power cords and power distribution products, and so, I suspect, its excellent signal cables have been somewhat overshadowed. The new Sigma line may change that. Shunyata has ...
  • Emotiva A-150 BasX Power Amplifier

    Emotiva A-150 BasX Power Amplifier

    Power amplifiers aren’t the most exciting components in the world. They normally don’t have many bells and whistles on their faceplates and thus don’t command as much attention. Most people probably place their power amp ...
  • System Clarifiers

    System Clarifiers

    In my mind I’m aware that an audio system is not flesh and blood. Yet in my heart I persist in thinking of my reference rig as a living, breathing thing that requires a certain ...
  • Nordost Sort Isolation System

    Nordost Sort Isolation System

    Why should we spend valuable time and money researching and acquiring aftermarket resonance-control devices? Because they can bring about substantial improvements in system performance. While I’m not wild about adding another complexity to my system ...
  • TAS Legacy: Thiel CS5 Loudspeaker

    TAS Legacy: Thiel CS5 Loudspeaker

    When Thiel launched its ambitious new flagship, the CS5, at the 1989 CES, the company stated its technical requirements as “tonal fidelity, spatial fidelity, transient fidelity, and dynamic fidelity,” and the design goals as “uniform ...
  • Burmester Phase 3 System

    Burmester Phase 3 System

    Call it “lifestyle at the high end.” Yes, I know “lifestyle” can be a dirty word in some audiophile circles, but the Berlin-based Burmester brand has never shied away from bringing luxurious aesthetics to its ...
  • Grado Labs PS2000e Headphone

    Grado Labs PS2000e Headphone

    Grado Labs doesn’t rush new models to the market. The iconic Brooklyn-based firm moves at its own stately pace, befitting its rich history and high-end bona fides. Even so, it’s been nearly ten years since ...

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