• CES 2019 Report

    CES 2019 Report

    I arrived without any expectation. It’s hardly headline news that high-end audio at CES has been running on fumes in recent years. Would this be the year that showing up would be a waste of ...
  • New German Physiks Website Launched

    New German Physiks Website Launched

    The following is a press release issued by German Physiks. December 12, 2018 - A brand new German Physiks web site has been launched at www.german-physiks.com. It features a much more attractive graphic design and ...
  • Synergistic Research Galileo UEF System

    Synergistic Research Galileo UEF System

    I’ve been using various generations of Synergistic Research interconnects, cables, and power cords since Ted Denney first introduced his original ultra-complex, ultra-expensive Galileo line about a decade ago. There is a simple reason for this: ...
  • Objectivity and the Abstract Truth

    Objectivity and the Abstract Truth

    Every hobby, by its very nature, runs the constant risk of losing contact with its own foundational intent or purpose. The closeness of specialization can, over time, turn into an abstraction where the tether to ...
  • 50 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio

    50 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio

    Cables, Power Products, and Accessories AudioQuest carbon-fiber record brush, $19 Caig Deoxit Gold G100L contact cleaner, $33 Shunyata Research Venom 14 AC cord, $95 Wireworld Mini Eclipse 8 speaker cable, $560 Entry Level Grado Prestige ...
  • Shunyata Research Sigma Signal Cables

    Shunyata Research Sigma Signal Cables

    Shunyata Research is mainly known for its high-performance power cords and power distribution products, and so, I suspect, its excellent signal cables have been somewhat overshadowed. The new Sigma line may change that. Shunyata has ...
  • Audiophilia on Four Wheels

    Audiophilia on Four Wheels

    In late 2007 I was contacted by Jon Whitledge, who invited me to hear his ambitious car-audio system at the January, 2008 CES. I’d never heard of him, and the prospect of having my ears ...
  • System Clarifiers

    System Clarifiers

    In my mind I’m aware that an audio system is not flesh and blood. Yet in my heart I persist in thinking of my reference rig as a living, breathing thing that requires a certain ...

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