Loudspeaker


  • Review: Pylon Audio Diamond Monitor 18 mKII

    “Manufacturers of hi-fi equipment like to brag about their flagship products, but in any company’s product lineup, the key role is played by the models that simply sell best.”

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  • Is Class-D Technology About As Good As It’ll Ever Get?

    As an audiophile on a journey of perpetually better sound, I was left slightly disconcerted by class-D trailblazer Bruno Putzeys’s assertion, in my previous class-D article, that, as he put it, well-done class-D amplification was now so good that “the amplifier part is basically a solved problem”. I understood the gist of what Bruno meant…

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  • The Patents of… Paul W. Klipsch

    Paul W. Klipsch, a visionary in the field of audio engineering, made significant contributions through a series of innovative patents. These patents not only advanced the technology of their time but also laid the groundwork for future developments in loudspeaker design and acoustic engineering. Here’s an exploration of five of his most impactful patents, including…

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  • Magnat Signature Edelstein Loudspeakers Reviewed

    “Wonderful loudspeakers that deserve to be front and centre of a two-channel system. These are mini speakers with a massive sound and which represent something unusual in audio – genuine value for money.”

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  • My Morning at the 50th Anniversary WATT/Puppy Launch

    Photos by Robert Schryer except where otherwise indicated. I’d never listened to the WATT/Puppy speaker before, but, of course, as an audiophile, I’d heard of it, although not in the last few years, the reason for which will be revealed in a moment. But I always wanted to hear it, so having been offered the…

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  • Steven Stone’s Super Budget Components: Vera-Fi Speakers

    “Why You Could Hate the Budget Component I Love; Warranty Time for a DAC; and the New Vera-Fi Scout Loudspeaker”

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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 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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  • Stenheim launches the Alumine Five SX and Alumine Five LE at High End Munich

    “These new Five SX and Five LE models are a further step in our mission of providing the ultimate in loudspeaker performance.”

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  • Review: Fezz Audio Mira Ceti 300B Amplifier

    “As more expensive designs appeared in Fezz’s catalogue, a revolution was underway.”

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  • Closing The Gap Between Analogue and Digital

    “I believe we’re living in a golden age of digital, where the differences between digital and analogue playback are becoming vanishingly low.”

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  • Unveiling Chord ULTIMA Integrated and Rega NAIA at AXPONA

    The Sound Organisation Brings Chord Electronics, Rega Research, Chord Company and ProAc to AXPONA 2024

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  • Totem Acoustic introduces the LOON

    For nearly four decades, Totem Acoustic has been a world leader in combining the utmost in spatial restitution and maintaining an expansive, musically dynamic and involving sound field. This accurate, three-dimensional expansiveness and musical liquidity can be augmented via a smaller chassis design as we have proven through our storied history. The new Totem LOON as its…

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  • MAF 2024: Essentia Technology / Q Acoustics, Norma Audio, Wattson Audio, QED

    Prices listed in CA$. The two most common questions Essentia Technology’s Scott Pugh received from visitors who heard the distributor’s demo when I was there were: 1) Is there a sub?, and, 2) Are the prices in US dollars? The answer to both was no—no sub, and prices were in Canadian dollars. It was one…

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  • Bowers & Wilkins introduces the 700 S3 Signature

    “The new 702 S3 Signature floorstanding loudspeaker further refines and advances the already exceptional 702 S3, introducing all-new levels of insight and realism that put it in a class of its own.”

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