• Rockport Technologies Lyra Loudspeaker

    Rockport Technologies Lyra Loudspeaker

    Reducing enclosure resonances has been the increasing focus of speaker designers over the past two decades. The trend can trace its origins to Wharfedale’s sand-filled enclosures of the 1960s. Since that early primitive technique, designers ...
  • Let the Revolution Begin

    Let the Revolution Begin

    “There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement.” —Lord Kelvin in 1900, five years before Einstein’s paper on relativity. The term “paradigm shift” was ...
  • Legends of High-End Audio: Saul Marantz

    Legends of High-End Audio: Saul Marantz

    We present very brief excerpts from a few of the extended profiles, interviews, and archival photography that comprise The Absolute Sound’s Illustrated History of High-End Audio, Volume Two: Electronics. The Grateful Dead’s unofficial slogan “What ...
  • Martin Borish

    Martin Borish

    It is difficult to imagine high-end audio without the contribution of Martin Borish and NAD. More than any other company, NAD introduced to music lovers the idea that better-designed audio equipment translates into greater musical ...
  • 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 ...
  • Schiit Audio Yggdrasil DAC

    Schiit Audio Yggdrasil DAC

    The company unfortunately named Schiit Audio has developed quite a reputation for creating great-sounding products at bargain-basement prices. Founded in 2010, Schiit now offers 18 models of headphone amplifiers, preamps, amps, and DACs, with all ...
  • 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 ...

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