• 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 ...
  • NAD C720BEE Receiver

    NAD C720BEE Receiver

    It’s awfully easy to get spoiled in this industry. Gear that I could not possibly afford is dropped at my door, and for a brief window of time I live under the illusion that my ...
  • Meitner CDSA-SE SACD Player

    Meitner CDSA-SE SACD Player

    High quality digital replay is a mess. Conflicting formats and their competing claims have created a complex and confusing field in which the all too prosaic realities of everyday digital performance have been obscured and ...
  • Home-Theater Audio

    Home-Theater Audio

    My speakers have two sets of binding posts for “bi-wiring.” What is bi-wiring and should I use this feature? Connecting your speakers with two runs of loudspeaker cable (if your speakers have two sets of ...
  • Denon AVR-3806 7.1-channel A/V Receiver

    Denon AVR-3806 7.1-channel A/V Receiver

    Denon A/V receivers are known for delivering genuine technological advancements, not whoopee-cushion gimmickry, and the mid-priced AVR-3806 is no exception. With the addition of XM capability, HDMI v.1.1 switching with analog source/video upconversion and HDCD ...
  • Totem Acoustic Rainmaker Loudspeaker System

    Totem Acoustic Rainmaker Loudspeaker System

    Totem Acoustic is a Canadianbased company whose twochannel roots run deep. Although Totem first adopted a wait-and-see approach toward multichannel, its DreamCatcher system, recently rave-reviewed in TPV, proved that it was an exceptionally fast learner. ...
  • MAGICO Ultimate Loudspeaker

    MAGICO Ultimate Loudspeaker

    For those of you who don’t follow the automotive press, Bugatti’s new Veyron 16.4 is an insanely over-the-top supercar with unprecedented performance—and an unprecedented price. The Veyron sports 1000 horsepower, a top speed in excess ...
  • B&W 8OOD Loudspeaker

    B&W 8OOD Loudspeaker

    HP was right on the money when he recently concluded that we had “reached the limits of the descriptive vocabulary that has served audio writers so well for a generation.” I wholeheartedly agree. But of ...

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