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10 'must-hear' active loudspeakers

Not everyone taking an interest in a better hifi system wants to engage in the <i>sport</i> of hi-fi: mixing and matching amplifiers to extract the best …

Audiophile

Synthetic phonons enable nonreciprocal coupling to arbitrary resonator networks

R. W. Boyd, <i>Nonlinear Optics</i> (Academic Press, 2003).<p>G. Bahl,<br>• M. Tomes,<br>• F. Marquardt,<br>• T. Carmon<p>, Observation of spontaneous Brillouin cooling.Nat. Phys. …

Nanotech

Triangle Announces New SENSA Range of Loudspeakers

The following is a press release issued by Triangle. June 5, 2018 - TRIANGLE, the French speaker manufacturer, revealed at the Sound Days that took …

Audiophile

The Polk Audio Assist Smart Speaker lets your music speak to you in every room

The audio industry has evolved along with everything else, and those of us who love music whether you are a casual listener or an audiophile, want as …

Audiophile

Herb's Final Munich Report

I am getting near the end of my Munich High End 2018 report and I am already feeling sad for all the rooms with hornspeakers I did not get to …

Speaker Cables: Can You Hear the Difference? Page 2

Although the high electrical resistance of 24-gauge wire makes it inadvisable for runs of more than a few feet, its low price and small diameter make …

Magico Q5 loudspeaker Page 3

Listening to the Q5s at ultralow SPLs was as involving and satisfying as when I cranked them up to fifth-row-center levels. And the speaker's …

Herb's Saturday at the Show Part 1

The July <i>Stereophile</i> will include my Follow-Up report on the Joseph Audio Pulsar loudspeakers; the same Pulsars Michael Fremer raved about in his full …

Picture Sunday: PEARS SH-3

Disclaimer: This post is a part of our Picture Sunday Series. You can check out recent Picture Sunday posts HERE. The PEARS SH-3 is...The post …

2018 Editors' Choice Awards: Loudspeakers $1,500 - $2,000

KEF LS50 $1500 (wireless/active version, $2199) With its pink-gold Uni-Q coincident midrange/tweeter mounted in bulls-eye fashion atop the uniquely …

How HomePod leverages Apple's silicon expertise to deliver advanced audio performance

Feature<p>Over the last nine months, Apple announced HomePod, provided early demonstrations of its sound, briefed journalists on its design and intent, …

Tech Trends

Incredible new "super wood" is as strong as steel

It’s a twig, it’s a branch, it’s… Super Wood! Researchers at the University of Maryland have created a so-called “super wood” that is stronger than …

Engineering

IsoAcoustics Orea Audio Equipment Isolators

After I'd concluded my critical listening sessions with the PS Audio Stellar M700s that I review elsewhere in this issue, I got a call from Dave …

Chord's Million-Tap Digital Filter

When Jason Victor Serinus visited the Bluebird Audio room on the Venetian's 35th floor, he mentioned that Chord was demonstrating its Blu Mk.2 CD …

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative | Inc.com

Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the power of music to be more creative.<p>Researchers at Radboud University split …

Creativity

The Top 20 Must-Have Linux Apps from 2017

2017 was a good year for many apps. <b>Steam</b> received better updates, <b>Skype</b> for Linux got a design overhaul, and <b>GNOME Tweak Tool</b> will soon be the only …

The Audiophiliac finds bliss with a 25-watt amplifier

I know lots of audiophiles who get weak in the knees fantasizing about big, powerful amplifiers. Not me -- I'm drawn to smaller ultra high quality amps. Some of you might recall that just last year I raved about First Watt's sweet-sounding 20-watt-per-channel F7 amp. The Pass Labs XA25 is even …

Audiophile

8 Common Materials You May Not Have Realized Are Sustainable

Sustainability. A word that, for many of us, has been driven into our minds from the very start of our careers as architects. We have a …

Tube Amp Doctor Releases the Class-A Converter

An easy way of converting a 100-watt amp down to 7, 15, or 30 watts.

10 plants that are perfect for your living room

No matter how much you’ve changed the design of your interior, the decorations and styles, there might still be something that feels lacking and …

Plants

A Brutalist approach to speakers

When you ask someone what speakers are made of, most younger people would say plastic or metal (portable Bluetooth speakers) while older people might …

Delaware Acoustics DELAC S10 loudspeaker

One of the joys of reviewing loudspeakers is that there are always intriguing aspects of any particular design. The problems involved in producing a …

Audiophile

GoldenEar's Sandy Gross Talks Loudspeakers

The January 2018 issue of <i>Stereophile</i>, which will hit newsstands at the end of this week, features GoldenEar Technology's flagship Triton Reference …

Barbara Custom Motorcylces Hints At The Future Of Stylish Riding

Picture your perfect motorcycle. The bold arches. The sleek lines. The futuristic silhouette seamlessly merged with rich racing heritage.The perfect …

Emotiva XPA Gen3 two-channel power amplifier Page 2

"Can't you hear the Blessed Savior calling you?"<p>Genuine artists seldom need fashion tips; and some, like mountain-music master Ralph Stanley, are …

Audiophile

Heed Audio Quasar phono preamplifier

As a kid growing up in Milford, Michigan, my big brother always had the classiest clothes, latest records, and sharpest gear. He danced in …

Stereophile's Products of 2017 Joint Budget Components of the Year

<b>Joint Budget Components of the Year</b><p><b>Roon 1.3 music app<br>Wharfedale Diamond 225 loudspeaker</b><p>Once again, Roon 1.3 finds itself in the winner's circle, this …

Audiophile

Towering, Sculptural Wireless Speakers Inspired by Japanese Design Principles

Fuyuu is a set of wireless speakers inspired by the Japanese concept of shibusa—a subdued experience of intrinsically fine quality, with economy of …

McIntosh Announces MA252 Integrated Amplifier

The following is a press release issued by McIntosh. Binghamton, NY | November 1, 2017 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home …

Recommended Components: 2017 Edition Preamplifiers

Preamplifiers<p>Editor's Note: Apart from the CAT, Shindo, and Placette, all the Class A preamplifiers offer balanced inputs and outputs. And unless …