Best of 2015 and Product of the Year

December 30, 2015

2015 is over, much to my shock and chagrin. Honestly, I’m not quite sure how it happened. No. Seriously. I kinda feel like I’m Rick Grimes; I just woke up, everyone is gone, and WTF is the deal with all the freakin’ zombies?!? Oh. [...]

High End 2015: Wrapping the Un-Wrappable

June 28, 2015

An entire month passed since we got back from Munich and our combined efforts produced more than 50 extended show reports, many of which are closer to mini-reviews than a mere system and price tags list with a few pictures. Munich offers so much [...]

High End 2015: TAD Labs

June 21, 2015

TAD Labs brought a show-stopper room, featuring their new Compact Evolution One (CE-1) loudspeakers. This system was, in a word, dominating. The speakers, shown here in an olive finish, are elegant and quite robust — but somehow, like the [...]

RMAF 2013: Bel Canto Black and TAD

October 21, 2013

Oh ho! This was an eye-catching room. I don’t know about you, but I associate Bel Canto with wee little attractive silver boxes, not with the dead sexy, completely black triumvirate ruling the equipment rack here at RMAF. Bel Canto is debuting [...]