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  • A Deeper Look Into a Modern Classic: The Dayton Wright Hommage

    From the PMA vault, this article was initially published in August 2022 and is worth revisiting. One of my favourite and most memorable listening experiences this year was of the state-of-the-art Dayton Wright Hommage (French for Homage) loudspeaker, a cutting-edge re-imagining and redesign of the Dayton Wright XG-10 of yore. The Hommage uses nine XG-10…

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  • The 1963 Tour That Catapulted The Beatles into Stardom

    In the spring of 1963, The Beatles embarked on a tour that would irrevocably change not only their careers but also the cultural landscape of the 1960s. Starting on May 18 at the Adelphi Cinema in Slough, England, this tour was more than just another series of concerts; it was the genesis of Beatlemania and…

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  • The Patents of… Amar Bose

    Featured image by Chitose Suzuki | AP When it comes to the titans of audio technology, Amar Bose stands amongst the greats. His pioneering work at Bose Corporation has left an indelible mark on the world of sound. From groundbreaking loudspeaker systems to noise-cancelling headphones, Bose’s patents have reshaped how we experience audio. Here, we…

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  • David Gilmour: First US Live Shows in Eight Years

    THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL, LOS ANGELES, CAOCTOBER 29 & 30MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK, NYNOVEMBER 4 & 5 FANS WILL NEED TO SIGN UP AT davidgilmour.com FOR EARLY ACCESS TO TICKETS ON WEDNEDSAY, MAY 15 AT 10:00AM LOCAL TIMELINK FOR VIDEO ADVERTISEMENT HERE GENERAL ON SALE FOR ALL SHOWSON FRIDAY, MAY 17 AT 10:00AM LOCAL TIMELINK TO PURCHASE TICKETS HERE (New York)…

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  • Impex Reissues the Bossa Nova Jazz Classic Getz/Gilberto (and an Interview With Nick Getz and Abey Fonn)

    Frank Doris interviews Nick Getz, son of sax legend Stan Getz, and Abey Fonn of Impex Records, about the new Getz/Gilberto LP reissue of the bossa nova classic.

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  • The Vinyl Frontier: A Spin Through Record Store Day

    Click here to jump to the highlights and special releases of the 2024 edition. On April 20th, vinyl enthusiasts and music aficionados around the globe unite for a celebration that spins beyond just a routine shopping spree—it’s Record Store Day, the annual event that’s been putting the needle back on the beloved grooves of vinyl…

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  • Luxman introduces Its first network transport: NT-07

    “The NT-07 supports streaming services, USB, and network file playback via connection to outboard D/A converters.”

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  • Please Tell Me It’s An April Fool’s Day Joke!

    This article presents the author’s personal perspective and does not necessarily reflect the endorsements or viewpoints of the editorial team. To submit your own opinions, please contact our editor-in-chief. A few days ago, I received a press release announcing that the Los Angeles Orange County Audiophile Society (LAOCAS) and the Chester Group from England are…

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  • BAT introduces the BAT VK-85 Preamplifier and REX 300 Power Amplifier

    Balanced Audio Technology (BAT) introduces the VK-85 preamplifier and REX 300 power amplifier, fully balanced solid state designs that offer some of the finest sonic attributes typically found only in tube-based circuitry. This is achieved through numerous in-house developed technologies, which continue to evolve, with the goal of bringing the end-user closer to the power of a live music experience.…

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  • MAF 2024: Audio Note UK

    Prices listed in CA$. I heard a classical orchestral piece in the Audio Note UK room (I will tell you what it was later) and noticed three things: 1. Timpani sounded like an explosion instead of a real timpani2. Decays sounded like an applied reverb instead of natural hall ambience3. The instruments sounded all over…

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  • 6e FESTIVAL QUÉBEC JAZZ EN JUIN : de l’Acoustique à l’Électrique

    Du 20 au 30 juin 2024 6e FESTIVAL QUÉBEC JAZZ EN JUIN : de l’Acoustique à l’Électrique 90 spectacles et 60 concerts gratuits ! Québec, le mardi 2 avril 2024 – Le Festival Québec Jazz en Juin est de retour pour une 6e année sous le thème De l’Acoustique à l’Électrique. Du 20 au 30…

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  • From Halfway House to Vinyl Powerhouse: The Full Interview With Chad Kassem

    “My goal is to win. That’s why I recut the Steely Dan record, the first one, seven times. I’m going to make sure ours is better.”

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  • MAF 2024: Audio Group Denmark / Wynn Audio Room: Børresen, Axxess, Ansuz

    Prices listed in CA$. At the Montreal Audiofest, there were quite a few rooms with systems costing in the six figures. The system in the Audio Group Denmark / Wynn Audio room wasn’t one of them, despite sounding like it could cost that much. It included a pair of Børresen X6 loudspeakers ($30,000/pr), a 100Wpc Axxess Forté…

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  • From Halfway House to Vinyl Powerhouse: Interview With Chad Kassem, Part 2

    “COVID caused me problems, caused everybody problems, caused a lot of death. But it also doubled my business overnight.”

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  • Review: Pylon Audio Diamond 25 mkII Loudspeaker

    “It’s a completely new, vastly superior design that I hope heralds a new direction for Pylon Audio.”

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