Valve Amplification Company (VAC) is an American high-end audio equipment manufacturer that has been producing top tier vacuum tube gear since 1990.

The newest and top-of-the-line offering from Germany’s Pro-Ject Audio Systems aims at being a full function, infinitely adjustable, high-end moving magnet or moving coil phono pre-amplifier...

Is it possible to get a high from listening to an audio system? I remember doing a paper in college on the subject of drug addiction... 

The Arche Audio Opus 5 USB DAC Transformer came my way early this year. Archie Audio is a joint venture of two South Korean audio companies...

Some two years ago, I reviewed the Synergistic Research UEF Atmosphere Level 4 speaker cables and interconnects cables...

When Bill Parish of GTT Audio and Video asked me to review his Kii Audio Three active loudspeakers, my first response was, "What took you so long to ask?" 

To OB, or not OB, that is the question. That is the question I answered decades ago when I brought home Dahlquist DQ10s because they connected with me like none of the other speakers I auditioned... 


TEO Audio Liquid Preamplifier

Reading from the About page on TEO Audio’s website, TEO’s...

PureAudioProject Trio15 Voxativ

    To OB, or not OB, that is the question. That...

Kii Audio Three Monitors

  When Bill Parish of GTT Audio and Video asked me...

Synergistic Research Galileo UEF Series Cables

  Some two years ago, I reviewed the Synergistic Research UEF...

JBL Everest 700 Headphones

The marketplace for Bluetooth over-ear (and on-ear) headphones is crowded....

VAC Renaissance Mk V Preamp and Signature 200 iQ Amplifier

    Valve Amplification Company (VAC) is an American high-end audio equipment...

Arche Audio Opus 5 USB DAC and Opus 501 Power Supply

  The Arche Audio Opus 5 USB DAC Transformer came my...

Maker Audio Reference Cables

    Tom Maker has been a leading audio designer for quite...

JE Audio HP10 Phono Amplifier

  Is it possible to get a high from listening to...

Pro-Ject Audio Systems Phono Box RS

The newest and top-of-the-line offering from Germany’s Pro-Ject Audio Systems...

Acoustic Revive RPC-1

Are you happy with the current state of your system?   I'm going...

LePlus Rigel Headphones

  The LePlus Rigel ($360, Amazon) is one of the best...

AVM EVOLUTION MP5.2 CD Player and AVM EVOLUTION A3.2 Integrated

    Not long ago, I was in conversation at CP’s house...

High End 2017: CP Report - First Impressions

AudioNec of France has won me over each and every...

Bache Audio 002AB Loudspeakers

    Sometimes opportunity prompts us to take a journey. Depending on...

Tekton Design Brilliance Loudspeakers

I heard it through the grapevine that Tekton’s Eric Alexander...

LePLus Betelgeuse Headphones

The LePLus Betelgeuse ($460, Amazon.com) is one of the best...

Munich High End 2017: The CP Report

Once again, Munich, Germany (Bavaria's capital), served as home sweet...

Dream Weaver Audio Dream Weaver One AC Cords

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Core Power Technologies EQUI=CORE 1800

I wrote quite enthusiastically of the Core Power Technologies EQUI=CORE...

INTERVIEW WITH SILBATONE’S CREATOR, MICHAEL CHUNG

  What drives a man to create a USD100,000.00 amplifier? Why...

LampizatOr 211 monoblock Amplifier

LampizatOr is a Polish high-end audio manufacturer that was established...

AXPONA 2017: Clement Perry

Chicago, May 2017For the record, I had no intentions of...

PAUL SIMON’S TOP 25

  On July 3, 1932, Yankee first baseman Lou Gehrig appeared...

Decware Super Zen Triode SE84UFO Amplifier

    When one mindfully dwells in the present moment, one completely...

2017 AXPONA Show Report

SHOW REPORT – Part One AXPONA Audio Expo North America April 21...

Lyric Audio PS 10 Phono Preamplifier

  But first…. One of my great deficiencies as a hi-fi guy...

Audes Excellence 5 AMT Loudspeaker

I know a gentleman who is flush with both old...

Soltanus Acoustics ESL Virtuoso Loudspeaker

  For the past few years, I’ve been using the venerable...

Avari DSD DAC and Analogue Music Server

  The Avari DSD DAC is designed by Archiving Vinyl with...

Stein Music Q5 Quantum Filter

    Holger Stein recently sent me a pair of his Q5...

RHA T20i Headphones

  RHA is a niche audio company headquartered in Britain. The...

Etsuro Urushi MC Cartridge

My how time flies! It seems like only yesterday when...