• Air Tight PC-1 Cartridge

    Air Tight PC-1 Cartridge

    Like most vinylphiles, I’ve listened to a lot of fine moving-coil cartridges over the years. The Air Tight PC-1, TAS’ 2006 Phono cartridge of the Year award-winner, is, IMO, the best yet in nearly every ...
  • Graham Phantom B-44 Tonearm

    Graham Phantom B-44 Tonearm

    Veteran TAS readers and analog aficionados need little introduction to Bob Graham, who has been building variations on his unipivot tonearm design since 1990. That was the year Graham Engineering released its model 1.5—a beautifully ...
  • The ARC PH7 Phono Stage

    The ARC PH7 Phono Stage

    The venerable Audio Research Corporation has been on quite a roll of late. Its newest-generation amps (the Reference 210 and Reference 610T) and preamp (the Reference 3), designed as always by the legendary William Zane ...
  • JR Transrotor Phono II Phonostage

    JR Transrotor Phono II Phonostage

    JR Transrotor of Germany is widely respected for its striking and innovative turntable designs—a reputation it’s earned over the last twenty-five years. Less commonly acknowledged is the Phono II, Transrotor’s one and only phono preamp. ...
  • Triangle Esprit Altea Es Loudspeaker

    Triangle Esprit Altea Es Loudspeaker

    Along with Focal and Cabasse, Triangle Electroacoustique is one of France’s Big Three high-end speaker manufacturers. As quality-driven as a Michelin three-star restaurant, it brings to market an extensive lineup of stereo and multichannel models. ...
  • Audio Physic Padua RR Loudspeaker

    Audio Physic Padua RR Loudspeaker

    Speaker design involves science and a kind of combined craftsmanship and musical judgment that one might call art. Judgment comes from the fact that all speaker designs involve certain compromises. Since a perfect speaker is ...
  • The ASR Emitter II Exclusive

    The ASR Emitter II Exclusive

    No component since this magazine’s inception in 1973 has troubled me as much as the ASR Emitter II Exclusive, a Germanmade- and-designed solid-state amplifier. Not because it is a flawed product— quite the opposite. This ...
  • DALI Helicon 400 Loudspeaker

    DALI Helicon 400 Loudspeaker

    The $3900 DALI Helicon 400 is a medium-height floorstander that uncannily resembles this Danish firm’s premium offering, the Euphonia MS4 [see Issue 146]. It sports the same voluptuous, curvaceous side panels. Internally, it mirrors much ...
  • SME Model 30/2 Turntable

    SME Model 30/2 Turntable

    Good, better, best. A logical lead for this review, I thought, pleased with my cleverness. I may be the only audio critic who has formally reviewed all three SME turntables— in the same system and ...
  • Energy Veritas V2.3i Loudspeaker

    Energy Veritas V2.3i Loudspeaker

    Fans of American muscle cars understand that when it comes to pavement- pounding and nose-bleeding power, there’s no substitute for cubic inches. That sentiment also applies to loudspeakers. Like pistons under the hood, a multiple ...

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