• Rotel RA-1592 Integrated Amplifier

    Rotel RA-1592 Integrated Amplifier

    I’ve encountered some great amplifiers over the years, but few have left the enduring impression that the Rotel RB-1090 did back in 2000. A looming and intimidating object, it weighed in at a spine-fracturing 100 ...
  • Audio Research Reference 250 SE Amplifier

    Audio Research Reference 250 SE Amplifier

    A new Reference tube amplifier from venerable manufacturer Audio Research is always a big deal. Incorporating significant upgrades from its Reference 250 predecessor, the Reference 250 SE mono amplifier features Tung-Sol’s latest high-current output tube, ...
  • dCS Vivaldi Version 2.0

    dCS Vivaldi Version 2.0

    Digital reproduction has long been the Achilles’ heel of the high end. The promise has always been there. A supernaturally low noise floor. No pops and ticks and cracks. Ease and convenience of use. But ...
  • Dynaudio Xeo 2 Wireless Loudspeaker

    Dynaudio Xeo 2 Wireless Loudspeaker

    The Xeo 2 is the smallest and perhaps cleverest model in Dynaudio’s rapidly expanding universe of wireless active loudspeakers. You heard correctly—it’s a truly wireless, internally amplified system. It uses aptX Bluetooth as its wireless ...
  • 2017 Buyer's Guide: Subwoofers

    2017 Buyer's Guide: Subwoofers

    REL T/7i $999 A special round of applause is due this mini-sub for music lovers. The new T/7i is even faster and tighter than its forbear, yet remains tonally supple, with well-defined timbres. It’s also ...
  • Westone W60 In-Ear Monitor

    Westone W60 In-Ear Monitor

    Westone opened its doors in 1959. In the beginning it made custom molds for hearing aids. It wasn’t until the 1990s that Westone began to adapt its hearing-aid-related technologies to in-ear monitors for musicians and ...
  • Linn Klimax DS Digital Streamer

    Linn Klimax DS Digital Streamer

    Back in 2007, Linn Products launched a game-changing product called the Klimax DS. It was the first post-physical digital streaming player to really take music seriously. It underwent a couple of changes in the intervening ...
  • Revel Concerta2 M16 Loudspeaker

    Revel Concerta2 M16 Loudspeaker

    To paraphrase the famous TV commercial about a trusted brand, “When Revel talks, I listen.” Revel, a brand from the Harman Luxury Group, is a company that takes its speaker designs very seriously. Its models ...
  • 2017 Buyer's Guide: Desktop Loudspeakers

    2017 Buyer's Guide: Desktop Loudspeakers

    Audioengine A2+ $249 Easily one of the best deals in high-end audio, the Audioengine A2+ powered desktop speakers are simply incredible. How is it possible to get such low-end extension, wide soundstaging, pinpoint imaging, and ...

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