• McIntosh Introduces MA352 Integrated Amplifier

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    Following the wildly successful MA252 hybrid integrated amp, McIntosh has just revealed its newest hybrid integrated amp called the MA352 Integrated Amplifier. The new McIntosh MA352 Integrated Amplifier is a hybrid design that combines the finest of vacuum tube and solid state audio design principles. The result is an eye-catching amplifier that enjoys the best of these two opposing audio philosophies all while reproducing music at the highest quality level. An all analog design, the READ MORE

  • Audio Research Reference 160S Stereo Power Amplifier

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    Audio Research has just revealed a brand new Reference 160S stereo power amplifier. The new product distills the astonishing resolution, dynamic impact, musical purity and finesse of the 160M into one beautiful and attainable chassis designed for the music lover in all of us. Following the example of the internationally-acclaimed 160M monaural power amplifier introduced in 2018, the Reference 160S (REF160S) is a vacuum-tube design with dual transparent power meters that float in front READ MORE

  • Raidho TD4.2 Loudspeaker – Raidoho Introduces an Awesome New Loudspeaker

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    Raidho Acoustics has just revealed an incredible new TD4.2 loudspeaker (€100,000 or €125,000 per pair, depending on finish).   Positioned just below the company's flagship TD4.8 model, the TD4.2 uses much of the same technology found in its larger, more expensive brother.  The new speaker uses the company's new Tantalum-Diamond drivers along with an updated version of their ribbon tweeter and an improved cabinet. Raidho says that adding a Tantalum coating to the company's Diamond dr READ MORE

  • Node Audio to Reveal Special “Bentley 100” HYLIXA Loudspeaker

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    Best of British. Node is selected as an official partner to celebrate 100 years of Bentley Motors, in association with the Rolls-Royce and Bentley Enthusiasts’ Club (RREC). Node, renowned for their revolutionary HYLIXA high-end speakers, have been invited to join Bentley in celebrating its centenary this summer, hosted by the one of the world’s oldest car clubs, the Rolls-Royce and Bentley Enthusiasts’ Club (RREC). To mark this significant milestone, select owners and enthusiasts READ MORE

  • Larsen Model 6.2 Loudspeaker Review

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    Today’s HiFi industry offers a wide variety of speaker systems, from conventional box cabinet designs to electrostatic to exotic horn loaded speakers. Yet a lot of these designs don't necessarily fit into the lifestyles of many people and those that do fit, more often than not, don't provide the quality of sound many discerning consumers are looking for. But thankfully this predicament has an excellent solution. Swedish loudspeaker manufacturer Larsen offers a range of speakers that not READ MORE

  • Sonus faber Palladio Collection In-Wall and In-Ceiling Speakers

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    Remaining committed to the company's mission of creating an immersive and realistic listening experience and eager to enhance the Voice of Sonus faber, Sonus faber engineers have pushed the limits of their existing technical knowledge  to bring to life a new project. The result is the Sonus faber Palladio  – a collection of custom installation speakers, In-Wall and In-Ceiling loudspeaker systems that stay true to the Sonus faber heritage. The new collection name is inspired by the com READ MORE

  • Phono Stage Buying Guide: What You Need to Know When Shopping for a Phono Stage For Your Turntable

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    Vinyl is back..for good! At the end of a nice long listening session with my Rega Planar 6 w/ the Ania MC cartridge, feeding the outstanding  Bryston BP-2 MM/MC Phono Preamp, I just finished spinning all four sides of an original Elektra pressing of The Doors classic Absolutely Live, and two things occurred to me as I lifted the needle at the end of the last track. First, there is no denying, the vinyl “revival” is far more than a revival, it is in its second boom period! With new READ MORE

  • Product News: McIntosh Celebrates 70th Anniversary with Limited Edition Commemorative System

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    McIntosh founded by Frank McIntosh – a.k.a. “Mr. Mac” – in 1949, will be celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2019, and to commemorate this milestone, McIntosh has revealed an awesome 70th Anniversary Limited Edition Commemorative System. The Commemorative System is comprised of two new audio products: the MC2152 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Amplifier and the C70 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Preamplifier. All the products in each Commemorative System are specially marked and have m READ MORE

  • Gravelli Virtuoso – Concrete Enclosure Active Speakers

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    After more than five years of research, development and dozens of prototypes, Gravelli is introducing a new line of fully active high-end home audio speakers. The first model in the series are the VIRTUOSO. Autonomous, fully active stereo speakers, custom designed and housed in a concrete enclosure. The specially modified concrete enables the VIRTUOSO speakers to reach its best acoustic properties in the smallest form possible but with a big sound, comparable to the finest high-end audio READ MORE

  • Product News: McIntosh XRT1.1K Loudspeaker

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    McIntosh has just revealed the XRT1.1K loudspeaker, a sibling to the company's larger-than-life XRT2.1K loudspeaker.  Featuring a 1,200 Watt power rating, the full range XRT1.1K is an exceptional speaker in its own right. With its more user-friendly size that is 14” (35 cm) shorter and 173 lbs (78 kg) lighter than the XRT2.1K, the XRT1.1K can comfortably fit in a wider variety of home environments. While not as large as the XRT2.1K, the XRT1.1K is still an extraordinary loudspeaker that p READ MORE