• CES 2016: Electronics $15k and Up

    CES 2016: Electronics $15k and Up

    Five Best-Sounding Systems and Debuts: Constellation Hercules II electronics and MartinLogan Neolith electrostatic hybrid loudspeakers While I was duly impressed by the sound of these gorgeous red MartinLogan Neolith hybrid electrostats ($80k/pr.) powered by Constellation’s ...
  • CES 2016: Robert Harley on Analog

    CES 2016: Robert Harley on Analog

    Although attendance at this CES obviously declined from previous years, there was no shortage of interesting and significant turntables, tonearms, cartridges, and phonostages. In addition to new products from the usual suspects, this CES saw ...
  • MQA: On The Threshold

    MQA: On The Threshold

    Regular readers know that I’m enthusiastic about the potential of Master Quality Authenticated (MQA), the new digital encoding and decoding system that delivers better-than-hi-res sound quality at approximately CD bit-rates. I first heard this technology ...
  • CES 2016: Speakers $20k and Up

    CES 2016: Speakers $20k and Up

    What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but given the misery that was this year’s Consumer Electronics Show you’ve got to wonder how much longer the high-end-audio portion of CES is gonna remain in ...
  • MQA Explained in Short Videos

    MQA Explained in Short Videos

    Master Quality Authenticated (MQA), the new digital audio encoding technology that delivers better-than-high-resolution sound in a file small enough that it can be streamed, took another step toward becoming a reality at the 2016 Consumer ...
  • Tango For Ears

    Tango For Ears

    The tango was born in the late 1800s in Buenos Aires, where it was first danced in grimy bars and brothels. It began as a souped-up habanera, a slower dance made famous in 1875 (and ...

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