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HiDiz AP60 II Portable Mini Hi-Res Music Player Reviewed

HiDiz AP60 II Portable Mini Hi-Res Music Player Reviewed

Steven Stone says this little pocketful of high-res bliss is perfect for workouts and travel, assuming you don't need streaming app support. Continue Reading

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Nov 05, 2018

Parasound JC 5 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Myron Ho says that the Parasound JC5, like its big brother the original JC 1 is a stunning performer with great musicality and none of the sterility of more analytical amps. Continue Reading
Parasound JC 5 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 31, 2018

Krell Theater 7 Seven Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Looking for a great home theater amp that also delivers pure Class A performance up to 100 watts per channel? Myron Ho says the Krell Theater 7 sets a new standard at this price point. Continue Reading
Krell Theater 7 Seven Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 24, 2018

Digital Amplifier Company MEGAschino Power Amplifier Reviewed

If you're looking for an amp with a very distinctive sound, keep on looking. The Digital Amplifier Company's MEGAschino delivers music straight, no chaser. Continue Reading
Digital Amplifier Company MEGAschino Power Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 22, 2018

ELAC Debut 2.0 F6.2 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

If you're looking for a speaker that'll peel the skin off your skull, the Debut 2.0 F6.2 might not be what you're looking for. But for purity of tone, detail, and sound staging at its price, this speaker is hard to beat. Continue Reading
ELAC Debut 2.0 F6.2 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Oct 17, 2018

Paradigm Stylus 470 Outdoor Speakers Reviewed

I recently got a phone call from an audio-video company that I had never heard of. The executive on the... Continue Reading
Paradigm Stylus 470 Outdoor Speakers Reviewed

Oct 10, 2018

Sony HT-Z9F Sound Bar and SA-Z9R Wireless Surround Speakers Reviewed

Immersive object-based surround sound from a soundbar with minimal setup muss and fuss? Seriously? Scott Wasser says it's totally a thing thanks to Sony's HT-Z9F/SA-Z9R combo. Continue Reading
Sony HT-Z9F Sound Bar and SA-Z9R Wireless Surround Speakers Reviewed

Oct 08, 2018

B&W 702 S2 Loudspeakers Reviewed

If you're looking for a speaker in the $2K price range that can deliver everything a recording has to offer, Bob Barrett says this Bowers & Wilkins tower is one that you absolutely must audition. Continue Reading
B&W 702 S2 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Sep 26, 2018

MartinLogan Motion 4i Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

The newly redesigned Motion 4i features a fresh yet familiar aesthetic design with some refined touches, as well as a redesigned crossover that elevates performance above the original, released in 2010. Continue Reading
MartinLogan Motion 4i Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Sep 19, 2018

Roon Nucleus Music Server Reviewed

Roon is one of the world's leaders in software and metadata management, and their platform has taken the audiophile community... Continue Reading
Roon Nucleus Music Server Reviewed

Sep 17, 2018

Nakymatone Echt Invisible Loudspeakers Reviewed

Skeptical of invisible speakers? Jerry Del Colliano says he's 100 percent a convert to this new religion because of Nakymatone's Echt. Continue Reading
Nakymatone Echt Invisible Loudspeakers Reviewed

Sep 10, 2018

Focal Kanta No. 2 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Greg Handy takes the Focal Kanta No. 2 for a ride and finds its sophisticated sound and air of confidence downright intoxicating. Continue Reading
Focal Kanta No. 2 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Sep 05, 2018

Lab 12 DAC1 Special Edition Reviewed

Terry London says the Lab 12 DAC1 SE crushes the price-versus-performance ratio in a totally absurd fashion, with beautiful timbres and tonality, powerful macro-dynamics, and an overall analog liquidity you have to hear to believe. Continue Reading
Lab 12 DAC1 Special Edition Reviewed

Aug 29, 2018

Aric Audio Transcend Push-Pull Tube Amplifier Reviewed

Aric Audio has managed to combine the smooth, natural timbres of SET designs with the oomph you only get from a push-pull design. Continue Reading
Aric Audio Transcend Push-Pull Tube Amplifier Reviewed

Aug 22, 2018

Sony TA-ZH1ES Headphone Amp Reviewed

Steven Stone looks at Sony's best "under the radar" reference-level headphone amplifier and DAC/Pre. Continue Reading
Sony TA-ZH1ES Headphone Amp Reviewed

Aug 13, 2018

Paradigm Monitor SE 6000F Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

If you're shopping around for sub-$1,000 floor-standing enthusiast speakers, says Jerry Del Colliano, Paradigm's Monitor SE 6000F are without question a top contender. Continue Reading
Paradigm Monitor SE 6000F Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

Aug 08, 2018

Waterfall Audio Elora Evo Loudspeakers Reviewed

They may look delicate, but Waterfall Audio's Elora Evos deliver rich, dynamic sound that you'll fall in love with at first listen. Continue Reading
Waterfall Audio Elora Evo Loudspeakers Reviewed

Aug 06, 2018

Aperion Audio Verus II Grand Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

Dennis Burger puts the new Aperion Audio Verus II Grand bookshelf speaker through its paces, including the new Treble Mod, a rolling change to the existing design introduced in mid-2018. Continue Reading
Aperion Audio Verus II Grand Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

Aug 01, 2018

Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless Headphones Reviewed

It isn't often that we see high-end on-ear wireless headphones, but the Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless represents a compelling offering for those looking for a good mix of portability and on-the-go performance. Continue Reading
Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless Headphones Reviewed

Jul 23, 2018

Micromega M-150 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

How on earth Micromega managed to cram 2x 150 watts of Class AB amplification and dual power supplies into this slim little integrated amp is beyond us, but it sounds as delicious as it looks. Continue Reading
Micromega M-150 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Jul 16, 2018

Cary Audio DMS-500 Media Center Reviewed

Steven Stone puts Cary Audio's DMS-500 Media Center through its paces and comes away impressed by its "stunningly good sound" and "smooth-running ergonomics." Continue Reading
Cary Audio DMS-500 Media Center Reviewed

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