• The 2017 Los Angeles Audio Show

    The 2017 Los Angeles Audio Show

    Five Most Significant Product Introductions McIntosh MP1100 Phonostage and D1100 Digital Linestage McIntosh launched the highly capable new MP1100 all-tube phonostage. The MP1100 is packed with features including three inputs along with nine profiles (five ...
  • The 2017 Munich High-End Show

    The 2017 Munich High-End Show

    The big story at this year’s Munich show was the rapidly increasing number of manufacturers incorporating MQA decoding in their products. Perhaps even more significant for the format, however, was Sony Music’s statement that it ...
  • The Emperor's New Server

    The Emperor's New Server

    So much has been written so enthusiastically in this magazine and others about the manifest superiority of computer audio over “old-fashioned” optical-disc technologies (and, presumably, over even more old-fashioned analog ones) that even an LP ...
  • Henry Mancini on SACD

    Henry Mancini on SACD

    In 1959, RCA released a Living Stereo recording of Henry Mancini’s music from Peter Gunn that was the first in a series of “soundtracks” that became consistent best sellers because of Mancini’s instantly likable music ...
  • AXPONA 2017: Electronics $15k and Up

    AXPONA 2017: Electronics $15k and Up

    Five Most Significant Debuts Aavik Acoustics M-300 Monoblock Amplifiers, C-300 Preamplifier The Aavik M-300 monoblocks ($48k) and C-300 made their active-demo debuts in a sweet-sounding setup (alas, all digitally sourced, a Naim CD player used ...
  • AXPONA 2017: Speakers Below $20k

    AXPONA 2017: Speakers Below $20k

    The 2017 event, which was clearly the best attended and most vibrant of the current four-year Chicago run of AXPONAs, will be last in this highly successful series to be held at the Westin O’Hare. ...

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