• Quad ESL-2805 Loudspeaker

    Quad ESL-2805 Loudspeaker

    Have you ever had a reference component in your system for years and sold it because you felt that something else just had to be better? Perhaps my biggest audio regret is selling my Crosby-modified ...
  • Pioneer S-2EX Loudspeaker

    Pioneer S-2EX Loudspeaker

    By offering qualities we typically associate with audiophile speakers as well as those from the pro-monitor world, Pioneer’s EX Series bridges the divide between two distinct listening cultures. It combines a recordingstudio ethic, rigorous construction ...
  • NuForce S9 Loudspeaker

    NuForce S9 Loudspeaker

    Before you even hear a sound, you know this one is something different. Symmetric driver array speakers are common enough, and the cabinet, though a little unusual in shape and visual texture, is basically still ...
  • Plinius SB-301 Amplifier

    Plinius SB-301 Amplifier

    The Plinius SB-301 has been in my system only a week, but even in that short time span this 310Wpc New Zealander has reignited music in ways that are nothing short of enthralling. The largest ...
  • Eben X-3 Loudspeaker

    Eben X-3 Loudspeaker

    A couple of reasons why most loudspeakers don’t sound like live music are that they are dynamically compressed and that they fail to accurately replicate hard transients. Ultimately, they just don’t have enough dynamic headroom ...
  • Dual Connect DC-I100 Interconnect

    Dual Connect DC-I100 Interconnect

    Gold’s mystique is as gripping today as it has been throughout the ages, and this charismatic metal continues to be a source of enchantment for high-end companies as well. From gold-plated preamp knobs, phase plugs, ...
  • Jamo R 9O9 Loudspeaker

    Jamo R 9O9 Loudspeaker

    I’ve often visited Baltimore, which is where my wife Paige is from. I have felt patriotic at Fort McHenry, admired the musical traditions of the Peabody Conservatory, and had the crab cakes that are the ...

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