• Magico M Project, Part Four

    Magico M Project, Part Four

    The M Project is, IMO, the most sonically and aesthetically satisfying loudspeaker that Magico has yet made—and that I’ve yet heard. Thanks to the lower distortion and wider bandwidth of its greatly improved diamond-coated beryllium ...
  • Roon Does DSD (Now)

    Roon Does DSD (Now)

    Roon software was recently released for audiophiles to use in playing back computer audio music files. Evolved from Meridian’s Sooloos software, Roon’s interface is refreshingly different from the iTunes-inspired model that’s so popular for digitally-encoded ...
  • THE Show Newport

    THE Show Newport

    THE Show Newport’s fifth annual event was bigger and much better than ever, thanks largely to the change in venue to the just-renovated Hotel Irvine. The new digs were far better suited to hosting an ...
  • 2015 Newport Audio Show Report

    2015 Newport Audio Show Report

    Are there now too many audio shows? I ask because, coming hard on the heels of the Munich Show, this year’s Newport event seemed to get something of the short shrift. Several manufacturers did not ...
  • High End 2015: New Age Audio

    High End 2015: New Age Audio

    While Robert, Jon, and Julie were doing the honors of covering traditional audio gear, I turned my attention to a new category I’ve dubbed “new age audio.” This is the realm of components designed to ...
  • BluePort Jazz, A Labor of Love

    BluePort Jazz, A Labor of Love

    Most of us have attended a concert so amazing that afterwards we would have killed for a recording of it, but Jim Merod doesn’t have that problem. Since 1965 Merod has recorded hundreds of jazz ...
  • 2015 Munich High End: Electronics

    2015 Munich High End: Electronics

    Most Significant Rooms Magico Q7 Mk. II loudspeakers with Soulution electronics and Vovox cables The bar was set high, and set early. Simply put, this room started off my Munich show experience with unmatched slam. ...
  • The 2015 Munich High-End Show

    The 2015 Munich High-End Show

    If there was ever any doubt about the Munich high-end show’s ascendance to the world’s premier audio event, the 2015 show will put any reservations to rest. This year the vibe was even more upbeat ...

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