• Return to Abbey Road

    Return to Abbey Road

    When I attended last year’s press conference at Capitol Records for the 50th Anniversary launch of The Beatles, aka The White Album, a journalist shouted out to producer Giles Martin, “Hey, what about Abbey Road?” ...
  • 2019 Golden Ear Awards: Neil Gader

    2019 Golden Ear Awards: Neil Gader

    Aesthetix Mimas Integrated Amplifier $7000 The Mimas is, to my way of thinking, an old musical soul, though at a glance you wouldn’t think so. Hip and striking in its clean precision machining and uncluttered ...
  • Sneak Preview: Shunyata Research

    Sneak Preview: Shunyata Research

    My first encounter with Shunyata Research products was about six years ago, in Issue 239, when I reviewed the company’s basic “starter system”—Venom PS8 power distributor, Venom Defender power conditioner, and Venom HC power cords. ...
  • Dali Oberon 5 Loudspeaker

    Dali Oberon 5 Loudspeaker

    When you’re looking to fall in love, being practical is the last thing on your mind. And so it goes when shopping for a new high-end component. Let’s face it: We all want to be ...
  • Q&A with Mat Latour of Nagra

    Q&A with Mat Latour of Nagra

    What ignited your interest in the high end? Did it come from the music side, family, or the electronics side? I was fascinated by music and sound reproduction from an early age. At age two ...
  • Aesthetix Mimas Integrated Amplifier

    Aesthetix Mimas Integrated Amplifier

    Aesthetix Audio Corporation is the Southern California-based high-end electronics company revered for its bespoke tube and tube/hybrid electronics, many of which have been reviewed in these pages. Built to uncompromising standards, its components fall squarely ...
  • Primare I35 Prisma Integrated Amplifier

    Primare I35 Prisma Integrated Amplifier

    The Swedish-built I35 Prisma integrated amplifier, the latest model in Primare’s highly regarded 30 Series, exemplifies a new breed of integrated amp. Where once upon a time the integrated existed in a world apart from ...

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