The Absolute Sound's Buyer's Guide to Electronics 2017

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The Absolute Sound’s Buyer’s Guide to Electronics is an easy-to-navigate PDF chock-full of brand-new products and full-length hi-fi reviews from TAS across all types of electronics—tube and solid-state amplifiers and preamplifiers and more across all price-points, from entry-level to reference-quality components.

Our new 2017 guide is your essential one-stop resource for the scoop on the latest and greatest high-end electronics, plus:

  • On the Horizon—11 of the latest new amplifiers, preamplifiers, and phonostages to enter the hi-fi market
  • A Brief Guide to Today’s Preamplifiers—Robert Harley discusses the latest preamplifier technologies, how they impact your system, his recommendations, and more.
  • 28 preamplifier and amplifier reviews from The Absolute Sound
  • Top Picks—Our editors select their favorites for all categories of electronics: amplifiers, linestages, phonostages, preamplifiers, and combinations of these—both tube and solid-state designs.
  • Pioneers of High-End Audio—See profiles of William Zane Johnson, James Bongiorno, and Nelson Pass excerpted from TAS’ Illustrated History of High-End Audio, Volume Two: Electronics.