Aeris Atmos Ai Online Specialty Class

The Absolute Sound

Articles

  • Tom Harrell: First Impressions

    Tom Harrell: First Impressions

    by
    Greg Cahill

    |

    Trumpet and flugelhorn player, bandleader, composer, and arranger Tom Harrell picked up rave reviews for 2014’s Trip, an ambitious, bluesy concept album built around Don Quixote. He returns with a gorgeous album of Third-Stream gems …

    read more

  • The 2016 Tokyo International Audio Show

    The 2016 Tokyo International Audio Show

    by
    Robert Harley

    |

    [Editor’s Note: The Tokyo International Audio Show is like no other audio event in the world. See Jonathan Valin and Julie Mullins’ report here for a look at last year’s show.] The International Audio Society …

    read more

  • Dragon Inspire IHA-1 Headphone Amplifier

    Dragon Inspire IHA-1 Headphone Amplifier

    by
    Steven Stone

    |

    Headphone amplifiers come in all sizes and at all prices, from inexpensive project-box designs such as the $129 JPS Labs O2 all the way up to state-of-the-art amplifiers such as the $3995 Audeze “The King.” …

    read more

  • Lucinda Williams: The Ghosts of Highway 20

    Lucinda Williams: The Ghosts of Highway 20

    by
    Karen Bells

    |

    Lucinda Williams doesn’t sound like anybody else, yet she reminds all of us of somebody we know. Hers is the voice of the person who crawls into bed at 3 a.m., sleeplessness slicing it to …

    read more

  • KEF Muo Wireless Desktop Loudspeaker System

    KEF Muo Wireless Desktop Loudspeaker System

    by
    Julie Mullins

    |

    Demand for personal, wireless, and on-the-go audio has never been higher—certainly among Gen Xers, Gen Yers, and Millennials—but audiophiles of any age, or anyone else who wants a portable or desktop system shouldn’t have to …

    read more

  • GoldenEar Technology SuperSub XXL Subwoofer

    GoldenEar Technology SuperSub XXL Subwoofer

    by
    Jacob Heilbrunn

    |

    Ever since I heard a Mark Levinson No.334 amp grab the woofers of a Thiel CS3.6 at a friend’s house many years ago and reproduce the shuddering whacks of a bass drum on a CD …

    read more

  • Princeton Audio Now Shipping Handcrafted Wireless Speakers

    Princeton Audio Now Shipping Handcrafted Wireless Speakers

    by
    TAS Staff

    |

    The following is a press release issued by Princeton Audio. Princeton, Wisconsin | August 2, 2016 – Today marks the first shipment of the new Site:1 speaker from Princeton Audio, a startup company dedicated to …

    read more

  • Basis Audio Superarm 9 Tonearm

    Basis Audio Superarm 9 Tonearm

    by
    Robert Harley

    |

    A music lover about to upgrade his or her system is faced with some difficult decisions. Would the upgrade budget be best spent on a new amplifier? Better speakers? Adding power conditioning? Higher-end cables? There …

    read more

  • Wadada Leo Smith & John Lindberg: Celestial Weather

    Wadada Leo Smith & John Lindberg: Celestial Weather

    by
    Derk Richardson

    |

    In the Japanese martial arts partner- practice known as kumite, the notions of leader and follower or attacker and receiver sometimes dissolve into an undifferentiated flow. Such is the tao of Celestial Weather. Longtime collaborators …

    read more

  • Monitor Audio Gold 300 Loudspeaker

    Monitor Audio Gold 300 Loudspeaker

    by
    Julie Mullins

    |

    A question for audiophiles: Does the word “lifestyle” give you pause when it comes to hi-fi gear? If a loudspeaker looks a bit too elegant, do you tend to question its sonic bona fides in …

    read more

  • 2016 Editors’ Choice Awards: DACs Under $1,000

    2016 Editors’ Choice Awards: DACs Under $1,000

    by
    TAS Staff

    |

    Meridian Direct DAC $349 Meridian’s Direct could best be described as an Explorer with a larger portfolio. Compact yet designed for the home rather than the street, its mission is digital media—from computer audio via …

    read more

  • YG Acoustics Announces Sonja XV Loudspeaker

    YG Acoustics Announces Sonja XV Loudspeaker

    by
    TAS Staff

    |

    The following is a press release issued by YG Acoustics. Arvada, CO | July 29, 2016 – YG Acoustics™ (www.ygacoustics.com), the leading ultra-high-end speaker manufacturer, is proud to announce its latest creation Sonja™ XV . …

    read more

  • Peter Cooper: Depot Light

    Peter Cooper: Depot Light

    by
    David McGee

    |

    Nanci Griffith was once married to singer- songwriter Eric Taylor and likens him to William Faulkner; Joan Baez speaks of him in hushed tones; a bedazzled Lyle Lovett produced some demos for him. Now Peter …

    read more

  • Pioneers of High-End Audio

    Pioneers of High-End Audio

    by
    Greg Weaver ,
    Jonathan Valin ,
    Robert Harley

    |

    We celebrate three of the industry’s greatest electronics designers and companies in short excerpts from The Absolute Sound’s Illustrated History of High-End Audio, Volume Two: Electronics. TAS’ Illustrated History of High-End Audio is a series …

    read more

  • Lehman: Chamber Music Vol. 1

    Lehman: Chamber Music Vol. 1

    by
    Andrew Quint

    |

    Mark Louis Lehman is one of us, and I mean that quite literally. Lehman has long been on the TAS masthead and was this magazine’s music editor from 2008 to 2014; as an audiophile, former …

    read more

    • « Previous
    • 1
    • 50
    • 51
    • 52
    • 53
    • 54
    • 55
    • 56
    • 57
    • 58
    • 232
    • Next »