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FIDELITY AWARD 2024
1000 Watts per channel and bone-shattering peak SPL – the raw specs make it easy to completely miss the point as to what the Genuin Audio Neo is all about. This is in fact an extremely sophisticated speaker system that...
FIDELITY AWARD 2024
The basic ingredients are solid already: Ailsa is the goldilocks series in the Atlas Cables range and offers all the essential high-end ingredients, such as OCC copper conductors and Microporous PTFE as a dielectric, at a price that is still...
FIDELITY AWARD 2024
An old familiar boasting exciting new features: With the Concept, Clearaudio takes a tried-and-tested turntable and upgrades it to the Signature variant with a number of far-reaching improvements, which primarily benefit its flexibility. Although it comes as an almost completely...
FIDELITY AWARD 2024
Who said loudspeakers can’t be furniture as well? The Lyngdorf Cue 100 straddles this exact line: the standmount speakers are so tastefully designed and beautifully finished that you’d gladly place them in your living room even without a frontend. As...
MeMoHiRa HiFi Rack
Mentioning hi-fi and lifestyle in the same sentence is typically about discreetly integrating all the components. Architect Philipp Kühn takes a different approach: his “Metamorphic HiFi Rack” – MeMoHiRa for short – is a high-tech silver platter that demonstratively displays...
T+A Solitaire T headphone
Sound or usability? Focus or variety of possibilities? High-end or portable? T+A builds a headphone that provides an astonishing answer to all these questions: T+A Solitaire T. Since my search for good headphones  can be likened to a tragic opera...
Lumin D3
The D3 is the entry point into the family of combined streamers/DACs from Lumin. In terms of sound quality, the “little one” has set its sights on the upper league. Anyone who isn’t just looking for technology and sound quality...
Canor Virtus I2 integrated amplifier
No, this integrated amplifier is not intended for music lovers who want to own a tube amplifier primarily for visual reasons. You won’t get that softly glowing light-organ effect here that will amaze the unwary neighbor. The Slovakian company Canor...
High End 2024, Part Three: Electronics
Many roads lead to Rome. Nowhere is this old adage more true than in the countless technological approaches that could be seen and heard on the stands of electronics manufacturers at this year’s HIGH END. When it comes to source...
High End 2024 Loudspeakers
A tour of the Munich HIGH END gave us the opportunity to put a dozen speakers to the diversity test. Diversity. Usually a woke trigger word – which the HIGH END Society apparently doesn’t want to be understood in the...
High End 2024, Part One: Analog
There is movement in the niche: The LP is overtaking the CD. According to trade associations who should know. The High End 2024 – it cements the analog revival in writing its next chapter. With innovations in software and hardware,...
Codona 2
This trio was the “all-star band” of early world jazz. Even the band name sounded globally multicultural, even though it’s simply derived from the first names of the three musicians: Collin, Don, Nana. It was the American Collin Walcott who...
Steve Rothery - The Ghosts of Pripyat
Can I think of any recent albums that I would personally classify as “classics”? It’s getting more and more difficult – that’s my semi-diplomatic answer. I rarely have the time to listen to an album repeatedly, as often and as...
Ensemblehaus Freiburg
When the right ideas are conceived by the right people in the right environment at the right time, there is a good chance that something special will happen. In Freiburg, independent ensembles under the leadership of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra...
Capturing Jazz Lightning in a Bottle
As one of the first musical art forms created in the US to attain worldwide acclaim and acceptance, jazz straddles the line between the challengingly cerebral harmonic complexity found in orchestral classical music and the interactively creative spontaneity of NBA-caliber...
Avid Acutus Dark Iron turntable
Avid Introduces the Acutus Dark Iron Turntable British founder-owned and operated hi-fi-manufacturer Avid has launched the Acutus Dark Iron, its first new turntable in six years, featuring an innovative integrated motor design. Handcrafted in Cambridgeshire, the Acutus Dark Iron replaces...
Steinway & Sons Model S Soundbar
Steinway & Sons Unveils Model S Soundbar: A New Standard in Audio Excellence Steinway & Sons proudly announces the debut of its inaugural soundbar, the Model S Soundbar. Redefining the realm of soundbar performance, the Steinway & Sons Model S...
Arcam Radia Streaming Flagships
Arcam expands its Radia series with three new streaming flagships: the new ST25 network player and the new SA35 and SA45 streaming integrated amplifiers. The renowned British brand Arcam has expanded its Radia series with three new streaming flagships. At...
TAD-C700
Technical Audio Devices Laboratories, Inc. (TAD) presents the TAD-C700 preamplifier, the evolution of the critically acclaimed C600. Technical Audio Devices Laboratories, Inc. (TAD) proudly announces the upcoming release of its flagship product: the TAD-C700 preamplifier. As the successor to the...