• Piega C711

    Piega C711

    Very few loudspeaker companies can claim to have created a unique technology, but the Swiss manufacturer Piega owns that distinction with its coaxial ribbon driver. Since 1986 Piega has built, from scratch, the ribbon drivers ...
  • Dynaudio Contour 30

    Dynaudio Contour 30

    The words “there are no accidents” rang through my mind early in the auditioning of these Dynaudio Contour 30s as I listened to the album Mindif [Enja, 1988] from South African musician Abdullah Ibrahim. I’ve ...
  • Yamaha R-N803 Network Receiver

    Yamaha R-N803 Network Receiver

    I started this review by unplugging absolutely everything. My amp, my preamp, and my phonostage were shuffled off to a closet. All those shiny metal boxes and their pretty lights, hidden from view. In their ...
  • GoldenEar Technology SuperSub X Subwoofer

    GoldenEar Technology SuperSub X Subwoofer

    If you’ve spent any time listening to GoldenEar’s Triton Tower loudspeakers, you know firsthand that GE doesn’t produce shrinking violets. Its speakers are robust music makers that deliver a dynamic, full-spectrum performance and are girded ...
  • 2018 Golden Ear Awards: Alan Taffel

    2018 Golden Ear Awards: Alan Taffel

    dCS Rossini DAC/Player with Roon and MQA DAC, $24,000; player, $28,000 When originally introduced in 2015, the Rossini was an immediate hit. Though far from cheap, it nailed features and sound for the money. When ...
  • REL Acoustics 212/SE Sub-Bass System

    REL Acoustics 212/SE Sub-Bass System

    In some ways I’m an unlikely choice to write a subwoofer review. (REL calls them “sub-bass systems,” which is technically accurate, but for now I’ll use the more common term “subwoofer.”) I have always had ...
  • 2018 Golden Ear Awards: Robert Harley

    2018 Golden Ear Awards: Robert Harley

    JL Audio Fathom f113v2 subwoofer and CR-1 crossover $4500/$3000 JL Audio’s Fathom f112 and f113 subwoofers have long been the “go-to” models for high performance and value. The Fathoms manage to combine bone-crushing bass impact ...

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