Over the last year or so, I have seen much ink spilled over the phenomenon of the so-called “vinyl revival."

Ever since the advent of the vinyl record, mankind has been grappling with the problem of how to play this piece of black plastic with the most fidelity to the original recorded sound. 

Recently, Mick W, one of my audiophile friends in a small group we have here in the Tucson area sent me an ad from DECWARE advertising the Caintuck Audio “Betsy” open-baffle loudspeakers for a mere $450 per pair.

Spread over two venues situated side by side (viz the Dong Fang Hotel and the China Hotel Marriott), this year’s Guangzhou AV Fair was held from the 18th to 20th November 2016 and promised to be bigger and better than anything ever shown in China before... 

The name says "New" but in fact New Audio Frontiers has been designing state-of-the-art vacuum tube amplifiers since 1980 in a small factory in Viadana, northern Italy. 

Two years back, while reviewing the Thrax Spartacus mono amps and Dionysos preamplifier, Darrin O'Neil of Hifi Imports recommended that I also check out the EnKlein David series cables...

Fifteen years ago, when our esteemed publisher Clement Perry was still a young man, eager to spread his wings and see the world, he visited Singapore and wrote an article in 2 parts ...


Archeer AH07 Bluetooth Headphones

  When Clement Perry suggested that I review Archeer AH07 Wireless...

Oyaide Tunami series cables

  Oyaide Elec. Co, LTD hails from Japan, originally established in...

Bybee Active Room Neutralizers

    My original review of Jack Bybee's Room Neutralizers (here) goes...

Thrax Audio Lyra Monitor loudspeakers

When I first reviewed the Thrax Dionysos preamplifier back in...

2016 GUANGZHOU AV FAIR SHOW REPORT

Spread over two venues situated side by side (viz the...

Singapore International Sound and Sight Exhibition 2016

Fifteen years ago, when our esteemed publisher Clement Perry was...

Perla Audio Righello Monoblocks

    I first learned of Perla Audio in Don Schaulis’ Stereotimes...

EnKlein David Cables

Two years back, while reviewing the Thrax Spartacus mono amps...

New Audio Frontiers Supreme 300B Special Edition Integrated Amplifier

  The name says "New" but in fact New Audio Frontiers...

Noble 4 In-Ear Monitor headphones

  While professional musicians look to Ultimate Ears, Westone and Jerry...

Vermeer Audio TWO DAC/PRE Follow-up

  Follow-Up: I was quite flattered when Stereo Times publisher, Clement...

Caintuck Audio Betsy Open-Baffle Loudspeakers

    Recently, Mick W, one of my audiophile friends in a...

Pre Audio ASP-1501 Turntable

  Ever since the advent of the vinyl record, mankind has...

JICO RECORD BRUSH SYSTEM

  Over the last year or so, I have seen much...

CAD GC1 Ground Control

  I’ll come right out and say it: I did not...

Lawrence Audio Double Bass Speakers

  I have long been a fan of Lawrence Audio speakers....

Kemp Elektroniks MAXiiMus P16 Shunt Conditioner

Ron Kemp, a consummate tweaker, founded Kemp Elektroniks in 1999...

Arcam irDAC ll DAC Streamer

  Arcam, headquartered in Cambridge, UK, one of the long-established and...

SOtM sHP-100 DAC and Headphone Amplifier

  Introduction This is my first personal experience with SOtM products. Although...

Creation Ultimate series cables

Another cable review? "Nope and not interested" was my initial...

Verastarr Grand Illusion – Statement, Signature Series II

    BACKDROP & PERSPECTIVES In my journey over many, many years of...

Meitner MA-2 Playback System

This past winter I was given an opportunity to review...

YG Acoustics Sonja XV Flagship: A First Encounter!

    Road trip anyone? Clement Perry (aka CP) called, rounding up...

Classé Audio Sigma Mono Amps

  Looking through the StereoTimes.com archives, I came to realize that...

Naim Mu-So

  At the core of high-end audio is the ability to...

Tavish Design Vintage 6SL7 Phono Stage

  The New York Audio Show 2015 was a more intimate...

ATC SCM40A Active Loudspeaker

A state of the art speaker should be an active...

Edifier H840 Headphones

    Edifier is a Chinese audio company that specializes in home...

Core Power Technologies EQUI=CORE 300

  Last October, coming off a review of the Emerald Physics...

Wells Audio Majestic Integrated Amplifier

Sculpting the Majestic Asked in what manner he painted his famous...