• The Warsaw Audio Video Show

    The Warsaw Audio Video Show

    The opportunity to cover Warsaw’s Audio Video Show 2019 was pitched to me this way, by both the editor-in-chief of this magazine and the event’s organizers: “It’s the second biggest audio show in Europe!” Sort ...
  • Basis Audio on Television

    Basis Audio on Television

    Turntable manufacturer Basis Audio is featured in the television series "World's Greatest! . . . ". The show's producers select only one company to feature from each of the industries they cover.
  • 2019 Golden Ear Awards: Andre Jennings

    2019 Golden Ear Awards: Andre Jennings

    Graham Engineering Phantom III Tonearm $7000–$7900 Since the introduction of the original Phantom B-44, this “stable” uni-pivot tonearm has been an excellent performer with superb build-quality that speaks to its durability and longevity. Through a ...
  • 2019 Golden Ear Awards: Jonathan Valin

    2019 Golden Ear Awards: Jonathan Valin

    MBL 101 X-treme Loudspeaker $260,000 In honor of the 101 X-tremes’ tenth anniversary, I invited these new and improved versions of MBL’s 2000-pound, twin-chassis flagship loudspeakers back into my listening room. Comprising two Radialstrahler columns—each ...
  • 2019 Golden Ear Awards: Alan Taffel

    2019 Golden Ear Awards: Alan Taffel

    Lyra Etna Cartridge $8995 Jacob Heilbrunn raved about the SL version of this mc cartridge, but that model’s very low output renders it a specialty product for use only in systems with very-high-gain phonostages. The ...
  • 2019 Golden Ear Awards: Julie Mullins

    2019 Golden Ear Awards: Julie Mullins

    PS Audio Sprout100 Integrated Amplifier $599 Even when I’m not doing critical listening, I still find myself returning frequently and fondly to the super-sounding and retro-stylish Sprout100 integrated amp, a new and improved version of ...
  • Yamaha Announces New 5000 Series

    Yamaha Announces New 5000 Series

    The following is a press release issued by Yamaha. Buena Park, California | October 23, 2019 - Yamaha is making the biggest statement in the Hi-Fi market since it coined the term “Hi-Fi” 65 years ...
  • Ortofon MC Century Phono Cartridge

    Ortofon MC Century Phono Cartridge

    In an early February editorial entitled “Vinyl Revival Marks the Tone of Our Times,” the Financial Times observed that “audiophiles claim analogue vinyl sounds better than digital downloads or CDs.” Indeed they do. One of ...
  • 50 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio - 2019

    50 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio - 2019

    Cables, Power Products, and Accessories AudioQuest conductive fiber record brush, $22.95 Caig Deoxit contact cleaner, $32.95 Shunyata Research Venom 14 AC power cord, $95 Synergistic Research Foundation Series, $499/$599 Entry Level Grado Prestige Black2 phono ...
  • 2019 Golden Ear Awards: Robert Harley

    2019 Golden Ear Awards: Robert Harley

    Wilson Benesch Eminence Loudspeaker $235,000 The Eminence is a nothing short of a technical tour de force in advanced loudspeaker design. With its in-house-made carbon-fiber enclosure, custom drivers, isobaric woofer loading, innovative tweeter, and no-compromise ...

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