• Mytek Digital Manhattan II DAC

    Mytek Digital Manhattan II DAC

    Mytek was originally a pro-audio equipment manufacturer when it opened its doors in 1991. Its first flagship DAC for both consumers and pros was the Manhattan. Rather than abandon and replace this model when it ...
  • Bryston BCD-3 CD Player

    Bryston BCD-3 CD Player

    Why Buy a CD Player? There’s something to be said for doing one thing and doing it well. After all, doing many things well—as, for instance, the dCS Rossini DAC/streamer/player does—gets costly. In the case ...
  • Voxativ 9.87 Loudspeaker

    Voxativ 9.87 Loudspeaker

    I might as well start at the finish: The surprisingly compact, two-piece (main speaker and sub) Voxativ 9.87 is a great loudspeaker system that I could easily and happily live with until I’m carted out ...
  • 2018 Golden Ear Awards: Greg Weaver

    2018 Golden Ear Awards: Greg Weaver

    Gamut Zodiac loudspeaker $150,000/pr. The Gamut Zodiac is one of the most remarkable products I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing in my thirty years of writing about audio components. When you consider its exceptional bass ...
  • iFi Audio xDSD DAC

    iFi Audio xDSD DAC

    Digital audio converters (DACs) come in all sizes, shapes, and prices. You can find simple digital converters on Amazon for as little as $7 or state-of-the-art units that cost as much as a comfortable middle-class ...
  • Mojo Audio Mystique v3 DAC

    Mojo Audio Mystique v3 DAC

    What does it take to build a good-sounding DAC these days? In general, it requires a mixture of the latest technology plus engineering practices that have stood the test of time. Some DACs focus on ...
  • Esoteric F-03A Integrated Amplifier

    Esoteric F-03A Integrated Amplifier

    Esoteric’s F-03A integrated amplifier proves the audio truism that not all watts are created equal. With an output power of just 30Wpc, the F-03A isn’t anyone’s idea of a powerhouse. Yet the F-03A’s 30 watts ...
  • MSB Reference DAC and Transport

    MSB Reference DAC and Transport

    Well, what do you know? I’ve finally found digital components I can live with! Of course, the MSB Reference DAC and Reference Transport under review here aren’t gonna push my record players and tape deck ...

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