• TW Acustic Raven AC-3 Turntable

    TW Acustic Raven AC-3 Turntable

    Alongside the $40,000 Walker Black Diamond record player, the $18,000 TW Acustic Raven AC-3 turntable with $4300 Graham Phantom tonearm is the best source component I’ve auditioned—and far and away the most voluptuous sounding. Indeed, ...
  • Clearaudio Performance Turntable

    Clearaudio Performance Turntable

    Floating the platter of a turntable on a cushion of air has been an approach used by some designers of high-performance turntables to reduce bearing friction, improve speed stability and isolation, and lower the noise ...
  • Magico LLC Mini II Loudspeaker

    Magico LLC Mini II Loudspeaker

    I first heard Alon Wolf ’s ground-breaking two-way standmounted loudspeaker, the Magico Mini, at the January 2006 CES, where it made a sensational impression on Robert Harley, Wayne Garica, Harry Pearson, and me. I rave-reviewed ...
  • Magico V3 Loudspeaker

    Magico V3 Loudspeaker

    Magico founder Alon Wolf made an off-hand comment to me that cut to the core of how he approaches loudspeaker design. We were setting up the V3 in my listening room when he remarked that ...
  • Revel Ultima Salon2 Loudspeaker

    Revel Ultima Salon2 Loudspeaker

    Most reports of a great-sounding demonstration at CES or CEDIA are followed by the qualifier “… for a show,” as in: “The XYZ sounded fabulous… for a show.” That’s because it’s rare to hear truly ...
  • Revel Gem2 Loudspeaker

    Revel Gem2 Loudspeaker

    The Gem2 is Revel’s Ultima2 “flex” speaker. Whereas most loudspeakers are designed for a single use, the compact Revel Gem2 can play many roles. Like Transformers for audiophiles, just tell it what you want it ...
  • GamuT L-3 Mini-Monitor

    GamuT L-3 Mini-Monitor

    You may have noticed that I’ve been reviewing a lot of two-way loudspeakers lately—the stand-mounted Focal JMlab Electra 1007Be (Issue 176), the floorstanding planar-magnetic Magnepan MG12 and MMG (Issue 177), and, now, the stand-mounted GamuT ...
  • PS Audio C-100 Control Amplifier

    PS Audio C-100 Control Amplifier

    The C-100 control amplifier is part of PS Audio’s Trio line of small-footprint electronics, which also includes the P-200 preamplifier and the A-100, a Class D amplifier that Barry Willis praised in Issue 170. A ...
  • NHT Xd Speaker System

    NHT Xd Speaker System

    The NHT Xd’s are “digital” speakers; they do crossover functions using digital signal processing (DSP). The Xd’s are far from being the first speakers that are digital in this sense—models from Philips, Quadrature, and, on ...

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