• Complete CES Coverage

    Complete CES Coverage

    The 2010 Consumer Electronics Show The TAS Staff Reports on the Greatest New Gear Coming Your Way Chris Martens, Steven Stone, Neil Gader, Alan Taffel, Dick Olsher, Robert Harley, Jonathan Valin Chris Martens on Loudspeakers ...
  • Neil Gader's Best Of CES

    Neil Gader's Best Of CES

    Best Sound:I heard great sounds from the Wilson Sasha, the refrigerator-like Dynaudio Consequence Ultimate and even the new and smaller two-way YG Carmel. But anchored by the superlative Vandersteen 7 and assisted by Aesthetix electronics, ...
  • Neil Gader's CES Favorites Part I

    Neil Gader's CES Favorites Part I

    The super stealthy Esoteric RZ-1 ($6000) was one of those components I couldn’t get out of my head. It hides its complexity beneath a silver vault-like exterior. Part slot-loaded SACD/CD transport, part integrated amplifier with ...
  • Robert Harley's Best of CES

    Robert Harley's Best of CES

    Best Sound Although I’ve liked the sound of Hansen Audio speakers in the past, I was absolutely blown away by the stunning Grand Master. This $239k loudspeaker, driven by some expensive amplification from Tenor and ...
  • Neil Gader's Best Of RMAF 2009

    Neil Gader's Best Of RMAF 2009

    Best Sound The TAD Reference One loudspeaker in the Kimber/WBT demo room (with Bel Canto’s DAC3.5, the CD2 player transport, Virtual Battery Supply, Ref 500M monoblocks and all WBT terminated Kimber Kable) produced effortless orchestral ...
  • RMAF Day 2: Saying Yes To Nola

    RMAF Day 2: Saying Yes To Nola

    In the large speaker ranks the name Nola needs little introduction. Open baffle designs like its Baby Grand always attract a great deal of interest. Music is reproduced on such a transparent and impactful scale ...
  • RMAF Day One: A Good Beginning

    RMAF Day One: A Good Beginning

    Friday mornings at Rocky Mountain tend to be the quietest as I begin my rounds, but I hit pay dirt right out of the chute. Norwegian electronics maker Hegel made quite a strong first impression ...

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