• 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 ...
  • More Speakers $20k+ From CES

    More Speakers $20k+ From CES

    The $30k Magico Mini II was being showed in the Soulution room with, uh, Soulution electronics. The sound was darker than I’m used to from Minis (and from the ARC amplification I used with them), ...

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