• 2014 Golden Ear Awards: Robert Harley

    2014 Golden Ear Awards: Robert Harley

    Rockport Altair Loudspeaker$97,500 Although it’s been nearly four years since I reviewed the Altair, Rockport’s second-from-top model still sticks in my mind as one of the world’s greatest loudspeakers. My fond memory of how this ...
  • 2014 Golden Ear Awards: Paul Seydor

    2014 Golden Ear Awards: Paul Seydor

    REL R-528SE Sub-Bass System$2799 REL’s R-528SE offers truly breathtaking bass reach, low distortion, and high resolution in a compact package that is standard setting at its price and several multiples beyond. In truth, it’s doubtful ...
  • A Visit From Nick Doshi

    A Visit From Nick Doshi

    The high-end consists of manufacturers large and small. Nick Doshi, who lives in Virginia, belongs to the latter category. A former recording engineer, he now works at radio and television stations located in Washington, DC. ...
  • 2014 Golden Ear Awards: Alan Taffel

    2014 Golden Ear Awards: Alan Taffel

    CH Precision C1 Linestage/ DAC and A1 Power Amplifier$32,975; $37,475 These highly modular components from new-but-pedigreed CH Precision represent the latest Swiss thinking on high-bandwidth, low-noise amplification and digital circuitry. Technology aside, the CH gestalt ...
  • 2014 Golden Ear Awards: Jacob Heilbrunn

    2014 Golden Ear Awards: Jacob Heilbrunn

    Boulder 2150 Monoblock Amplifier$96,000/pr. The Boulder 2150 monoblock amplifier is an engineering marvel. It offers a smooth, seductive, and powerful sound that places it in the very highest echelon of solid-state amplification, perhaps superseded only ...
  • Musical Fidelity NuVista 800 Integrated Amplifier

    Musical Fidelity NuVista 800 Integrated Amplifier

    September 30, 2014 - The NuVista 800 Integrated Amplifier combines new and classic technologies to deliver an unprecedented “Super Integrated” Nuvistor technology Semi conductor technology Surface Mount Design technology CAD/CAM PCB design Software control Historical ...
  • 2014 Golden Ear Awards: Neil Gader

    2014 Golden Ear Awards: Neil Gader

    mbl C51 Integrated Amplifier$11,100 With its soft understated lines, svelte controls and connectivity, and jewelry-like finish, it’s easy to misjudge the depth, complexity, and sonic resolve of TAS’ recent cover boy, the 180Wpc, modified-Class D ...
  • New York Audio Show 2014

    New York Audio Show 2014

    The 2014 New York Audio Show, kicking off on September 26–28, has found new digs at the Marriott on the Brooklyn Bridge hotel, which should prove to be a beautiful venue, if not an all-around ...
  • Arcam FMJ A19 and airDAC

    Arcam FMJ A19 and airDAC

    Though integrated amplifiers have been around a long time, they are often mixed bags. Some models try to do too many things at once, losing focus on what we listen for first—sound quality. Whether you ...

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