• 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

  • Gruensch Grand Reference, the Company’s New Ultimate Flagship Speaker

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    Since 1998 Gruensch has manufactured highly exclusive audio components and speakers in southern Germany and now the company has released its ultimate flagship speaker called the Gruensch Grand Reference. Years of fundamental research and development form the basis for this technologically and sonically outstanding reference loudspeaker. A unique, holistic technical concept was combined with an impressive, acoustically-ideal and elegant design to create a total work of art. Passion, dee READ MORE

  • Bryston BP-2 MM/MC Phono Preamp with the PS-3 Power Supply

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    Bryston, the Canadian high audio manufacturer who has been around for decades, has thrived with a loyal customer base because they do many things that just make sense. They are engineering driven, refusing to chase fads and trends, and price their gear very fairly. Their products are made in North America, with a build quality competitors should envy, with legendary reliability, backed by 20 year warranties on many products. Forget model churn, or marketing flash, you won’t find it here. READ MORE

  • Wilson Benesch Eminence Loudspeaker, the new Flagship Loudspeaker from Wilson Benesch

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    Wilson Benesch has just revealed a gorgeous new flagship loudspeakers called the Eminence. Since 1989 Wilson Benesch has pioneered the development of advanced carbon composite loudspeaker enclosures. The A.C.T. Monocoque enclosure offers the lowest signal-to-noise ratio in the industry, setting the benchmark in performance for others to aspire to. Never the less, the launch of the Cardinal loudspeaker in 2013 represented a bold design statement, defining an ambitious line of products that READ MORE

  • Sonus Faber Seminar Celebrating Italian manufacturer Sonus faber’s 35th Anniversary

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    This excellent story is "reprinted" with permission from our friends over at Enjoy the Music . com. Have you heard about the 1900 Building in Kansas City? Well, neither had I. Former office and factory for H.D. Lee's Jeans, the building was recently adapted to a new purpose by developer Steve Karbank. The building now includes multiple performance and conference spaces, a fitness room, a delightful outdoor courtyard and a wonderful restaurant. See my soup! Now Steve just happens to READ MORE