• TAS Legacy: Thiel CS5 Loudspeaker

    TAS Legacy: Thiel CS5 Loudspeaker

    When Thiel launched its ambitious new flagship, the CS5, at the 1989 CES, the company stated its technical requirements as “tonal fidelity, spatial fidelity, transient fidelity, and dynamic fidelity,” and the design goals as “uniform ...
  • Speaker Designer Roundtable

    Speaker Designer Roundtable

    As part of our focus on affordable speakers, we asked four of the Industry’s leading designers to describe their approach to creating the most musical speakers for the price. Dean Hartley Technical Director, Monitor Audio ...
  • Jorma Salmi, 1948-2018

    Jorma Salmi, 1948-2018

    The distinguished Finnish loudspeaker designer and one of the greatest theoreticians of speaker acoustics of modern times, Jorma Salmi passed away suddenly on May 27, 2018. Salmi’s work at Gradient became a portal into what ...
  • Magico M3 Loudspeaker

    Magico M3 Loudspeaker

    I’ve been living with Magico’s three-way, five-driver M3 floorstanding loudspeaker for better than a year. In that period other superb dynamic transducers have come and gone. Only the M3 has remained. There’s a reason for ...
  • Andrew Quint on David Wilson

    Andrew Quint on David Wilson

    An awful lot of reviewers have approximately the same photo of themselves with Dave Wilson, taken in that charmingly old-fashioned Provo living room, an XLF hulking nearby for scale and authenticity. I'm no exception. You ...
  • Jacob Heilbrunn on David Wilson

    Jacob Heilbrunn on David Wilson

    David Wilson, who died on Saturday at 73, devoted his life to reproducing live music. The culmination of his quest was the Wilson Audio Modular Monitor (WAMM) Master Chronosonic loudspeaker and WAMM Master Subsonic subwoofers. ...
  • Jonathan Valin on David Wilson

    Jonathan Valin on David Wilson

    The death of David Wilson hit me unusually hard. And this is odd because I didn’t really know the man, save for the occasional friendly “hellos” we exchanged at trade shows. My impression of him—and ...
  • David Wilson, 1944–2018

    David Wilson, 1944–2018

    The many tributes to loudspeaker designer David Wilson, who passed away on May 26 from cancer, will understandably focus on his outsized contribution to high-end audio. One of those tributes is my piece that accompanied ...

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