Distilled


Vera-Fi's Main Stream is anything but...

Vera-Fi’s Main Stream is anything but…

Mark Schifter and Vera-Fi have been on a roll lately, introducing some great products offering high performance at reasonable prices. This is a great way for everyone to get into the game. Read More >


The REL Classic 99 - It’s more than more!

The REL Classic 99 – It’s more than more!

While this may sound like one of those AI-generated comments, if you’ve seen, heard, or read about REL’s recent addition, the Classic 98, you know that this is something different than the standard bill of fare from REL. Read More >


Voodoo For You...

Voodoo For You…

Oddly enough, this product is backed up by quite a bit of science, but I love the name. I’ve known Jan Geschke for a while now, and between our love for Porsche automobiles and fine audio, I agreed to give these a try. Read More >


REL Tzero MKIII Subwoofer

REL Tzero MKIII Subwoofer

All REL!

We’ve put a lot of emphasis on REL’s larger sub bass systems, but their smallest offering is affordable, approachable, and easy to use. Read More >


GETZ/GILBERTO by Impex!

GETZ/GILBERTO by Impex!

Last year at Axpona, Abey Fonn and Nick Getz introduced their collaboration in the form of an Impex Records Limited Edition (7500 numbered pressings) in the One Step Getz/Gilberto album, originally released in 1964. Read More >


Welcome to Distilled!

Welcome to Distilled!

Hello and welcome to our new section – Distilled.

We are not abandoning our standard reviews, but for those of you that would like a little more than the canned press releases everyone else is posting, but not sure if you want to make the time investment in a full review, we present the distilled column. Read More >


Audio Research I-50 Integrated Amplifier

Audio Research I-50 Integrated Amplifier

$6,500 – $8,500 (config. Dependent)

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Generating as much excitement as a new In-N-Out Burger restaurant, ARC’s I-50 integrated amplifier has taken about two years for supply to start to catch up with demand, and a review sample is finally available. Read More >


The Vanguard Scout Speakers - From VeraFi

The Vanguard Scout Speakers – From VeraFi

The new, compact Scout speakers are a triumph of engineering and good taste at $299 a pair.

Considering Vera Fi uses a manufacturer direct model eliminating distributor and dealer mark up, they really compete with something from the likes of KEF or B&W at the $1,000 price point. Read More >


Team Fink Borg Episode 2

Team Fink Borg Episode 2

After listening to Team Fink’s Kim speakers for two years now, and purchasing the review pair, it’s provided the ability to get very familiar with their sound. Read More >


Meze Elite Aluminum Headphones

Meze Elite Aluminum Headphones

Unboxing the Meze Elite Aluminum headphones while reading all of the design and technical information on their website felt more like I was going over the design brief for this year’s F1 engine package. Read More >


The REL Classic 98 Subwoofer

The REL Classic 98 Subwoofer

It may look retro, but rest assured the new Classic 98 from REL delivers the goods. This is a unique sonic tool, geared more towards listeners that enjoy vintage/classic speakers, with a slightly warmer low-frequency response, or perhaps a British monitor, with some of the same. Read More >


Keeping the discs spinning - Naim's CD5si

Keeping the discs spinning – Naim’s CD5si

What’s more intriguing in 2023? That vinyl’s upsurge refuses to subside, or that some music lovers still love their CD collections? Crazy as it may seem, CDs are still being pressed, and used CDs languishing on music store shelves are one of the best bargains going. Read More >


Bel Canto Black EX Integrated

Bel Canto Black EX Integrated

Sonic and Stylistic Excellence

We’re just winding up our full review of the Bel Canto Black EX integrated, and it’s been a great time. Read More >


Power to the people - with Fuse Box!

Power to the people – with Fuse Box!

With audiophile fuses all the rage these days, Swiss Digital has an alternative. A fuse replacement.

Taking advantage of microprocessor technology, the Fuse Box monitors how much current your component is using and then shuts it down if the parameters are exceeded. Read More >


A Single Shot of Awesome From Java HiFI

A Single Shot of Awesome From Java HiFI

You know you want this. I want this.

For every audio enthusiast that has had to listen to a friend, partner, or roommate complain about the overly industrial look of the gear we love – bam. Read More >


YG Acoustics Cairn

YG Acoustics Cairn

In case you hadn’t noticed, the new range of speakers from YG Acoustics (the Peaks series) offer wood cabinets instead of the aluminum you’re used to from this high performance manufacturer. Read More >


The Heretic AD612 Speakers

The Heretic AD612 Speakers

If you read our review of the Heretic AD614s, you know how much I love these speakers. Always on a hunt for a great pair of high efficiency speakers, the Heretics succeed brilliantly. Read More >


The Puron Power Filter

The Puron Power Filter

One of the most important things in your audio system is the quality of the power you are feeding it. Before spending a ton of your hard-earned cash on exotic audio accessories, consider sorting out the power first. Read More >


New Wyred 4 Sound Power Conditioner

New Wyred 4 Sound Power Conditioner

We all know how good quality power delivery is to your audio system.

The new ProPowerStream from Wyred 4 U/Wyred 4 Sound comes in at an introductory price of $699 with one of their power cords included – A nice touch. Read More >


The Carver Black Magic 25

The Carver Black Magic 25

Sometimes less is more, especially when it comes to vacuum tubes. There’s always something special about a low-powered tube amp and a pair of fairly sensitive speakers. Read More >