• ProAc Anniversary Tablette

    ProAc Anniversary Tablette

    I remember the first time I heard ProAc Tablette speakers. It was in 1979, just before I began writing for The Absolute Sound. They were playing in a small audiophile shop in Arlington, MA. After ...
  • Plinius Koru Phonostage

    Plinius Koru Phonostage

    Nothing like beginning with a confession: It’s getting to be that one of the hardest categories of components to review is solid-state electronics in the moderately expensive category. To begin with, most of them are ...
  • B.M.C. CS2 Stereo Amplifier

    B.M.C. CS2 Stereo Amplifier

    B.M.C. (Balanced Music Concept) is a relatively new company with an old soul. It was founded in 2009 by a team of accomplished designers and managers who have produced quality components for a variety of ...
  • Meridian Explorer USB DAC

    Meridian Explorer USB DAC

    When I think of British digital electronics, the first name that comes to mind is Meridian. Designers of complete digital systems from transports to fully active DSP- controlled loudspeakers, it makes products that are exquisite, ...
  • A Survey of Six High-End Headphones

    A Survey of Six High-End Headphones

    Over the past several years, growing numbers of serious music lovers have turned to top-tier headphones either as their primary listening devices or as complements to more traditional in-room high-end audio systems. There are more ...
  • Sony NA2ES Loudspeaker

    Sony NA2ES Loudspeaker

    Sony is a giant of the audio world, dominating large segments of the mass market. But on occasion it also turns its enormous resources toward high-end goals. When it does, the results are always fascinating ...
  • Technical Brain Revisited

    Technical Brain Revisited

    The moment I first heard Technical Brain solid-state electronics three-and-a-half years ago at Naoto Kurosawa’s shop in Kawagoe, Japan, I was bowled over by their sound. Listening to music that I had brought with me ...
  • Cable Designer Roundtable

    Cable Designer Roundtable

    The Pioneering Founders of The Cable Industry Discuss the History, Art, and Science of High-End Audio Cables. It’s easy to forget that just 35 years ago cables were an afterthought in the pursuit of great ...

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