The Sensitive Sound Art-Majestic MC Cartridge

The Sensitive Sound Art-Majestic MC Cartridge

Zeroing in on the tonal characteristics of a phono cartridge and keeping it within a budget that makes sense is often one of the biggest challenges facing an analog enthusiast, but it can be done. Read More >

Issue 88

Issue 88

Features Old School: The Magnepan Tympani 1D 995: Acoustic Energy AE-1 Journeyman Audiophile: Triangle Theta Aural Exam: Rotating Your Tubes! Walkabout: A visit to Munich HiEnd 2018 MINE AYO Wearables Hydrosilex Recharge Norlan Whisky Glasses BMW C Evolution and more…. Read More >

The REL T7i Subwoofer

The REL T7i Subwoofer Compact and Powerful

Usually, subwoofer discussions start with tales of thunderous, booming bass that rocks the house. I’ve been using REL subwoofers for about 10 years now and that’s not what this is about. Read More >

Bowers and Wilkins 705S2

Bowers and Wilkins 705S2 Blurring the lines

After a few months of constant listening, I want to say “Bowers & Wilkins new 705s2’s kick major ass,” but that would be so un-British. Read More >

Bowers and Wilkins 707S2

Bowers and Wilkins 707S2 Magnificent Minis

After hearing Jeff’s praises of the D705 s2, I appreciated the chance to put some ear time on their smallest bookshelf speaker in B&W’s 700 series lineup, the D707 s2. Read More >

The Sonus faber Guarneri Tradition

The Sonus faber Guarneri Tradition An Interesting Update

Now in its fourth iteration, the Sonus faber Guarneri is still a standout performer. How the engineers at SF manage to put so much of the sound of their larger speakers in such a small cabinet always baffles me, but they do a fantastic job. Read More >

The Clearaudio Charisma V2

The Clearaudio Charisma V2

Audiophiles love to argue the merits of moving magnet vs. moving coil cartridges. Come to think about it; they love to argue about nearly everything. Read More >

Acoustic Energy AE100 Speakers

Acoustic Energy AE100 Speakers

Listening to a 24bit/192khz file of Jeff Beck’s There and Back, the tiny AE100s instantly impress with a massive soundstage and incredibly good dynamic range. Read More >

The MartinLogan Classic ESL 9 Speakers

The MartinLogan Classic ESL 9 Speakers A Worthy Successor

Starting this speaker review as I do with nearly every other one with Aimee Mann’s “This is How it Goes,” I’m pretty excited about the Classic ESL 9  from MartinLogan. Read More >

Pure Audio Project - Trio 15 Horn

Pure Audio Project – Trio 15 Horn Redefining Expectations

A new discovery is exciting, even after hundreds of reviews – when you think you’ve heard nearly everything. Open baffle speakers have always been that little blinking light in the corner of my eye at various audio shows, but our paths always crossed, until recently. Read More >

The Audio Physic Avanti Speakers

The Audio Physic Avanti Speakers Conquering Inner Space

One of the toughest hurdles to overcome in a small to medium sized listening environment is where to put the speakers. So often, we’d love big speaker sound, but don’t have the room, and sometimes that rules out a subwoofer or two as well. Read More >

The Gold Note IS-1000 Amplifier

The Gold Note IS-1000 Amplifier

We’ve just started to audition the Gold Note IS-1000 integrated amplifier and it’s amore from the start. Featuring an integral phono stage, based on the circuitry of the PH-10 that we already love, a built in DAC and streamer and a 125 watt per channel power amplifier that doubles down to 250 watts per channel into 4 ohms, This $5,000 beauty is a perfect solution for those wanting high quality, maximum versatility (did we tell you it has six digital inputs) and a convenient form factor. Read More >

The Triangle Theta Speakers

The Triangle Theta Speakers Visually and Audibly Stunning

If you live in a somewhat compact listening environment, Triangle’s Theta is a perfect quality vs. quantity proposition. In my 13 x 15 foot listening room, driven by the precise Nagra 300p amplifier, the 90db/1-watt sensitivity rating is more than enough to deliver room filling sound. Read More >