• Elac Debut F5

    Elac Debut F5

    One of the great stories in the high end for 2015 is the resurgence of the venerable German loudspeaker company Elac, and its hiring of one the industry’s top designer/engineers Andrew Jones. Jones, formerly of ...
  • Creek Evolution 100A

    Creek Evolution 100A

    There’s an old saying that more or less goes, “Never judge a book or an amp by its cover.” Exhibit One: the Creek Evolution 100A—outwardly an exemplar of modesty—the quintessential stealth integrated amplifier. With its ...
  • Baetis Reference Media Server

    Baetis Reference Media Server

    In the context of discussing computer audio, it takes only the mention of three letters—“U,” “S,” and “B”—to raise John Mingo’s blood pressure. Since the Montana-based Mingo started Baetis Audio in 2011, he’s been expounding, ...
  • KEF Q500 Loudspeaker

    KEF Q500 Loudspeaker

    Raymond Cooke, himself, would be proud of these speakers. KEF, which from the beginning has sought to take advantage of new, synthetic materials and state-of-the-art technologies, has remained true to its founder’s legacy of innovation ...
  • Cambridge CXA80 Integrated Amplifier

    Cambridge CXA80 Integrated Amplifier

    In a newspaper article published a few months ago, a survey of Millennials had automakers worrying. Apparently car ownership was not nearly as important to this group as it was to previous generations. However, what ...
  • Burmester MC151 Music Center

    Burmester MC151 Music Center

    Let me begin with one central and perhaps overriding observation: One can debate the features and cost of the Burmester MC151, but not its sound quality. It is a truly outstanding digital player, one of ...
  • 2016 Buyer's Guide: Preamplifiers Under $3,000

    2016 Buyer's Guide: Preamplifiers Under $3,000

    NuForce HAP-100$595 NuForce’s HAP-100 preamplifier/headphone amplifier offers serious high-end performance at a modest price. The HAP-100 is a Class A solid-state design that delivers unusually wide bandwidth with low levels of distortion and noise. Together, ...
  • YG Acoustics Sonja 1.2 Loudspeaker

    YG Acoustics Sonja 1.2 Loudspeaker

    YG Acoustics entered the specialty audio scene at the upper end of the full-range, high-performance speaker market right from its beginnings. It did not build a line of mid-priced products to establish marketshare and then ...
  • Kharma Elegance dB11-S Loudspeaker

    Kharma Elegance dB11-S Loudspeaker

    Evaluating loudspeakers at trade shows is difficult. Not only are the hotel rooms sonically challenging, but the associated system elements are often unfamiliar. However, some setups are able to overcome these obstacles and really shine. ...

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