Articles & Reviews In This Issue
14 From The Editor
16 Industry News
20 Future TAS
24 Start Me Up
Robert Harley listens to the $595 Focal 706V loudspeaker and $900 B&W CM1.
The Fatman brings tube amplification to the iPod. Chris Martens reports.
Golden Ear Award
Our editors and senior writers honor their favorite audio components.
34 Absolute Analog
Graham B-44 Phantom tonearm
Wayne Garcia looks at a contender for the state-of-the-art in tonearms.
Air Tight PC-1 phono cartridge
Jonathan Valin on what may be the best moving coil yet.
Belles Soloist 3 preamplifier
and Soloist 5 power amplifier
Good things come in these small packages from Belles, says Neil Gader.
Vincent Audio SA-31
preamplifier and SP-3312 power amplifier
This marriage of German engineering and Chinese manufacturing deivers high value, says
conrad-johnson CA-200 control
Don’t call the CA200 an "integrated amplifier." Neil Gader tells you why you’ve been warned.
Italian Masterpiece: Sonus
Faber Elipisa loudspeaker
Wayne Garcia on the latest creation from the famed Italian speaker-maker
Linn Majik System
Chris Martens reports on a complete music system from Scotland's venerable Linn Hi-Fi.
Nagra Pyramid power amplifier
What looks like the Luxor hotel and sounds as luxurious as it looks? Jacob Heilbrunn has your
Furutech Pure Transmission system
Chris Martens on a variety of intriguing interconnects, speaker cables, and AC-conditioning
The Cutting Edge
Audio Space Reference 2 preamp
A balanced, full-function preamplifier with 300B tubes? That would be your basic Audio Space Ref 2,
Harry Pearson's 2007 Golden Ear Awards.
125 Music Golden Ear Awards
141 Rock Etc
Why the lower case "c" and "j" in conrad-johnson?
Neil Gader interviews c-j founder Lew Johnson and gets the answer.
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