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The Luxman L-550AXII Integrated Amplifier

The Luxman L-550AXII Integrated Amplifier Understated as it Gets...

Magic isn’t always where you expect it, and sometimes conventional wisdom suggests trying combinations that you might not think will impress. Read More


ROTEL RA1592 MKII

ROTEL RA1592 MKII A Major Update of a Classic

Rotel has been gaining a lot of attention, with their statement Michi products at the top of their range, and the Tribute products at the entry level. Read More


First look/listen: The new T/x Serie from REL

First look/listen: The new T/x Serie from REL

As with so many top audio manufacturers, it’s easy to get caught up in the products at the very top of their range, both in terms of performance and cost. Read More


Yamaha’s A-S3200 Integrated Amplifier

Yamaha’s A-S3200 Integrated Amplifier Outstanding in its Field

Watching the delicate power level meters bounce to the rhythm of Led Zeppelin from across the room, Yamaha’s A-S3200 serves up an experience that is as visually engaging as it is sonically engaging. Read More


The dCS Bartok: Take Two…

The dCS Bartok: Take Two… More perspective on the dCS Bartok

Editor’s Note: A short introduction is in order for readers who haven’t always followed our narrative. Bob Gendron has been a contributor to TONE for almost 12 years and was also the magazine’s editor in chief for a considerable period. Read More


REVIEW: The Sonus faber Sonetto V Speakers

REVIEW: The Sonus faber Sonetto V Speakers Compact Classics - True to the breed

Thomas Dolby’s “May the Cube be With You” turns out to be the track used to put about 100 hours on the Sonus faber Sonetto V speakers before serious listening begins. Read More


REVIEW: The Thrax Enyo Integrated Amplifier

REVIEW: The Thrax Enyo Integrated Amplifier Single Box Perfection

Ironically, Anja Garbarek’s “Big Mouth” truly shows off what a big voice the Thrax Enyo integrated amplifier delivers. The Enyo shares the same aesthetic as the flagship models, with a familiar front panel look. Read More


REVIEW: The Riviera Labs APL-10 and AFM-25

REVIEW: The Riviera Labs APL-10 and AFM-25 Distilled Excellence

Have you ever interacted with something made in Italy that didn’t elicit a major emotional response? You never look at a Ferrari or Ducati and think “that’s ok. Read More


REVIEW: The PrimaLuna EVO 100 Integrated Amplifier

REVIEW: The PrimaLuna EVO 100 Integrated Amplifier Things change, things stay the same

Listening to Dylan’s “Times They Are A Changin” reminds me of the original PrimaLuna ProLogue integrated amplifier that I reviewed for The Absolute Sound back in 2003. Read More


REVIEW: Totem Skylight

REVIEW: Totem Skylight Mini Marvels

Ironically, this review starts out with the title track from the Kinks classic Low Budget. However, low budget doesn’t mean low quality. Read More


REVIEW: Conrad-Johnson CAV-45S2

REVIEW: Conrad-Johnson CAV-45S2 The Ultimate in Simplicity

As Ella Fitzgerald’s voice coos out of the Dynaudio Confidence 20s/Rel T-510 six-pack combo, I’m back home again. Not with Ella, mind you, but the sound of a smaller CJ amplifier. Read More


The Klipsch Cornwall IV Speakers

The Klipsch Cornwall IV Speakers A Dynamic Experience, Indeed

The sun still burns hot, a U.S. dollar still equals four quarters, and Klipsch still makes Cornwall loudspeakers. Refreshingly, some things never change. Read More


The Naim Supernait 3

The Naim Supernait 3 Keeping the names straight...

Tracking through the silky, smooth harmonies of Shikao Suga’s “Kiseki,” I’m instantly reminded why I’ve always been so fond of the Naim Supernait. Read More


The Backert Labs Rhumba Preamplifier

The Backert Labs Rhumba Preamplifier Good as it gets!

In a world where many audio companies try to be all things to all people (or customers), it’s refreshing to stumble upon someone doing one awesome thing. Read More


The Sonus faber Minima Amator II

The Sonus faber Minima Amator II Small, but potent.

Breathtaking as they are, not everyone has the room (or the disposable cash) for a pair of Sonus faber Aidas in their environment. Read More


The Focal Stella Utopia EM

The Focal Stella Utopia EM One Step From the Top is Still Grand

If you’ve experienced Focals’ Grande Utopia Ems in a large room, set up to perfection, it’s easy to see why many consider them one of the (if not the) world’s finest loudspeakers. Read More


Tubulus XS Umbilical Cables

Tubulus XS Umbilical Cables A Major Update to Your Pass XS System

Damn, the Bee Gees never sounded this good. If you don’t like reading cable reviews, and you have a Pass Labs XS component (or a few) just buy the Tubulus Argentus XS Umbilical Cables for your system right now. Read More


Rotel’s Michi P5 Preamplifier and S5 Power Amplifier

Rotel’s Michi P5 Preamplifier and S5 Power Amplifier Michi to the Max

Rotel is a company that’s gone about their business making high performance gear that is reasonably priced, in a relatively understated way. Read More


Bowers & Wilkins 702 Signature Loudspeakers

Bowers & Wilkins 702 Signature Loudspeakers Diamond or Not, Still a Gem

Rocking out with some Slayer, it’s clear that Bowers & Wilkins has produced a winner here. To be honest, I’ve been punishing these speakers for about a solid week now, and it’s clear they have major dynamic ability. Read More


LSA DPH-1 Headphone Amplifier

LSA DPH-1 Headphone Amplifier A Great Discovery: DAC, Preamp, and Headphone Amplifier - all in one box.

I love discovering reasonably priced products, squarely aimed at bringing great sound to more people, and new people to our wacky world of audio. Read More


The LSA-10 Signature Speakers

The LSA-10 Signature Speakers Big Voice, Small Speakers

Serious listening with the LSA-10 Signature speakers begins with a quick dial back on the way back machine, all the way to 1965 and some Gabor Szabo. Read More


Andover Audio Songbird Hi-Res Music Streamer – First Look

Andover Audio Songbird Hi-Res Music Streamer – First Look Best Budget Streamer Going!

Life is good. I’ve got my head under the hood of my car, changing radiator hoses, and I’m streaming my favorite tunes (in this case about 4 hours of XTC, spanning the entire catalog) on my old Marantz 2220B receiver on top of my tool box. Read More


Esoteric’s N-01XD DAC/Streamer

Esoteric’s N-01XD DAC/Streamer Perfection Improved!

Two years ago, we awarded Esoteric’s N-01 network player our product of the year in the digital category. Now, they return with the XD version of this highly capable network player and world-class DAC. Read More


Flagship Focal Utopia Phones

Flagship Focal Utopia Phones Grande Utopias for your head

Having lived with a number of Focal speakers over the last five years, the family resemblance between the Utopia headphones and their floorstanding speakers is unmistakable. Read More


The LSA T-3 turntable from Underwood HiFi

The LSA T-3 turntable from Underwood HiFi It's All About the Bundle...

One of the toughest parts of putting together an analog player is determining what bits play well together. When buying a budget analog deck in the $500 – $1,000 range, it’s pretty tough to go wrong – nothing resolves enough detail to screw it up too much. Read More


Rega io integrated amplifier

Rega io integrated amplifier A Future Classic in the Making

It might strike some of you to start a Rega review talking about Naim, but the comparison begs to be made. Rega’s io is destined for legendary status. Read More


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