• Do Hard-Disk Drives Sound Better Than CD?

    Do Hard-Disk Drives Sound Better Than CD?

    Do Hard-Disk Drives Sound Better than CDs? Robert Harley A reader's post of an interesting and relevant question regarding the sound quality of hard-disk-based music servers versus CD (http://www.avguide.com/forums/cd-player-vs-computerserver-system) prompted me to post my experience ...
  • New Turntables from $1295 to $10K

    New Turntables from $1295 to $10K

    A lot of exotic turntables were shown at CES 2009. However, there were several new 'tables of note that won't break the bank and promise to offer real sonic value. Following are the most significant ...
  • Dick Olsher's Tube-Gear Finds

    Dick Olsher's Tube-Gear Finds

    Editor's Note: Following is an excerpt from Dick Olsher's CES 2009 Report on new tube gear. Read the full CES report in the current issue of TAS (http://www.avguide.com/theabsolutesound/the-absolute-sound-aprilmay-09) Ripples of the global recession were clearly ...
  • Hard Times and the High End

    Hard Times and the High End

    Just recently a reader with the screen name "blackfly" posted this cogent comment to the thread on the $89k Magico M5 loudspeaker: Personally, I very much like the M5, and would love to own a ...
  • Inside the YG Acoustics Factory

    Inside the YG Acoustics Factory

    Inside the YG Acoustics Factory Robert Harley YG Acoustics is a relatively young company (founded in 2002) that has made quite a splash in the upper-end of the loudspeaker market. The firm has attracted some ...
  • Prime Time Pleasure from Primare

    Prime Time Pleasure from Primare

    Alright, I’m coming clean. Believe it or not sometimes I just like my audio & video simple. I mean “one box” simple. I don’t want to pull another interconnect, power on three or four components ...
  • Beware of Gray Market Koetsu Cartridges

    Beware of Gray Market Koetsu Cartridges

    I received this letter from Koetsu's US distributor regarding the perils of buying Koetsu cartridges from "gray market" resellers. KOETSU BUYER BEWARE Recently, Koetsu has received numerous inquiries about so-called “new” and “cheap” Koetsu phono ...
  • Magico M5 Loudspeakers

    Magico M5 Loudspeakers

    For Magico lovers and the just plain curious, here's a little photo journal covering the delivery of the fabulous Magico M5 loudspeakers. 1) Here they are in their cartons on the delivery truck--about five hundred ...

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