• David Wilson, 1944–2018

    David Wilson, 1944–2018

    The many tributes to loudspeaker designer David Wilson, who passed away on May 26 from cancer, will understandably focus on his outsized contribution to high-end audio. One of those tributes is my piece that accompanied ...
  • The 2018 Munich High-End Show

    The 2018 Munich High-End Show

    The Munich High-End Show’s preeminence as the world’s biggest and most important event was solidified by this year’s gathering. Munich has not only effectively replaced CES for international business but has also become the major ...
  • Absolare Integrated Amplifier

    Absolare Integrated Amplifier

    Absolare arrived on the high-end scene in 2012 with two striking products, the Passion preamplifier and Passion 845 power amplifier. Both components took minimalism in circuit design and user operation to an extreme—even eschewing front-panel ...
  • Monitor Audio Silver 300

    Monitor Audio Silver 300

    How’s this for a recipe for a high-value speaker: Take a highly skilled designer, match him to a company with an audiophile ethos, mix in economy-of-scale manufacturing, and add the cost savings conferred by a ...
  • High-End Audio at Luxury Design Show

    High-End Audio at Luxury Design Show

    Toronto, Canada is host to the Interior Design Show held this weekend from January 18-21. It's an opportunity for high-end furniture, appliance, and interior design companies show their wares. US high-end audio distributor and retailer ...
  • Brinkmann Audio Nyquist DAC

    Brinkmann Audio Nyquist DAC

    Mention the name Helmut Brinkmann to an audiophile and the first thing that comes to mind is probably the German designer’s superb turntables. But Brinkmann began his audio career more than 35 years ago making ...
  • Rockport Technologies Lyra Loudspeaker

    Rockport Technologies Lyra Loudspeaker

    Reducing enclosure resonances has been the increasing focus of speaker designers over the past two decades. The trend can trace its origins to Wharfedale’s sand-filled enclosures of the 1960s. Since that early primitive technique, designers ...
  • Let the Revolution Begin

    Let the Revolution Begin

    “There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement.” —Lord Kelvin in 1900, five years before Einstein’s paper on relativity. The term “paradigm shift” was ...

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