New FREE Online Guide to Affordable High-End Audio from The Absolute Sound

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New FREE Online Guide to Affordable High-End Audio from The Absolute Sound

July 15, 2013,  Austin, Texas - The Absolute Sound (TAS) introduces its new Guide to Affordable High-End Audio. “This guide is a great resource for people wanting to get into the hobby and/or significantly improve the performance of their audio systems at a modest cost,” said Publisher Jim Hannon. It is the latest in a series of online buyer's guides from The Absolute Sound that help audio and music enthusiasts choose among the highest-performing products. "By focusing on affordable products, we hope to bring more music lovers into the world of high-end audio,” added Hannon. 

This Online Buyer’s Guide includes thirty-one full reviews from The Absolute Sound of top affordable loudspeakers, electronics, and analog and digital front-ends. It also introduces a host of new content, including TAS picks of 16 high-value gems, a special compilation of TAS 2013 Editors’ Choice award selections of products under $2500, specific recommendations on cables from 13 leading manufacturers, capsules on two dozen upcoming high-value products about to be introduced, six top picks in high-performance headphones, and more!

New feature articles in the Guide include TAS Editor-in-Chief, Robert Harley, on “How to Choose a High-End Audio System,” plus “Affordable Cables and Interconnects” from Buyer’s Guide Editor, Chris Martens. “One purpose of this Guide is to show how you can have superb music reproduction in your home without necessarily spending the proverbial arm and a leg,” said Martens.

Free access to this new Guide is made possible through the sponsorships of Peachtree Audio, and Music Interface Technologies (MIT) with additional support from AudioQuest and NuForce. It is made available on website.

About The Absolute Sound

The Absolute Sound is the world's preeminent magazine for high-end audio enthusiasts and is available on the newsstand and via subscription. Since 1973, TAS has set the standard for audio and music journalism, helping to shape the industry and guiding both audiophiles and music lovers to get better sound. It's online home,, offers a variety of content including expert audio and music reviews, blogs, news, answers, and free Buyer's Guides. Both The Absolute Sound and are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Nextscreen, LLC.