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Welcome to Comparo!

This is one of the newest sections of our website where we will perform in-depth product comparisons. Rather than the traditional "product shootouts" which are tough to serve up as a direct comparison, we will be comparing two or more products from a similar manufacturer, in an effort to find out what you get for the extra money spent as you move up or down the product range. We welcome your suggestions!


Franco Serblin Accordo and PMC twenty.26

Franco Serblin Accordo and PMC twenty.26

Two amazing but radically different speakers for about 13 grand By Jeff Dorgay Twelve thousand dollars will buy you a really nice used car these days or a really posh weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix. Read More ->


Stirling Broadcast SB-88 vs Harbeth Compact C7ES-3 Speakers

Stirling Broadcast SB-88 vs Harbeth Compact C7ES-3 Speakers

The Black Keys’ new record Turn Blue reminds me of some of the finest psychedelic tunes from the 1960s. The opening track “Weight of Love” has a very Clapton/Cream vibe. Read More ->


The Latest Flagship Components From Cambridge Audio

The Latest Flagship Components From Cambridge Audio

No matter what you own, it’s usually unnerving when a “new model” hits the market. Especially so with hifi gear. And certainly if you just bought the previous model just before the newest, latest, greatest arrives. Read More ->


AVID’s Diva II and Diva II SP Turntables

AVID’s Diva II and Diva II SP Turntables

Perusing the Car Configurator on Porsche’s Web site is daunting. Options abound, and prices get wacky in a hurry. Sure, you can get in the game for just under $50k, but the top end of the range demands about $150,000 from your savings. Read More ->


Simaudio 600i vs. 700i (and the i7 too!)

Simaudio 600i vs. 700i (and the i7 too!)

Following up a highly successful product always presents audio manufacturers with problems. No matter how long a product’s life happens to be, when a change occurs, someone is going to be crabby because they just bought the “old” box and now there is a “new” box on the dealer’s shelf. Read More ->