Articles & Reviews In This Issue
12 From The Editor
14 Future TAS
28 Industry News
24 Start Me Up
Wayne Garcia on a highly musical integrated amp from Dussun.
Special Loudspeaker Issue
Wilson reinvents the bookshelf loudspeaker with the stunning new Duette.
36 A Beginner's Guide to Choosing
Robert Harley shows you how to find just the right speaker for your system, room, tastes, and budget.
42 From Horns to Planars: An Exploration of
Dick Olsher looks at the wide range of technologies for turning an electrical signal into sound.
52 What Would You Buy?
Our editors and senior writers go shopping for the speakers the)' would actually buy for
themselves — one under $2k and one over.
Eight Loudspeakers Reviewed
54 Bowers & Wilkins 685
Wayne Garcia on a $600 gem that raises the bar in affordable speakers.
56 REL T2
The British subwoofer specialist brings high-end design to a mass-market price point. Neil Gader has the details.
58 Quad 11L
No amplifier is required with Quad's new powered loudspeakers. Guido Corona gives you the low-down.
62 Vienna Acoustics Haydn Grand
Discover why the Haydn Grand is Neil Gader's favorite sub-$2k speaker.
66 Usher Be-718
This new two-way with a beryllium tweeter delivers stunning musical realism. Robert Harley reports.
72 Focal-JMlab Electra
Is a stand-mounted two-way the ideal dynamic loudspeaker? Jonathan Valin says this new Focal makes
a convincing case.
78 Piega TC 10X
Dick Olsher auditions this high-end Swiss-made loudspeaker with a
unique' coaxial ribbon driver.
82 MBL 121
Neil Gader on MBL's compact alterative to the mighty MBL 101 E, TAS's 2006 Product of the Year.
24 Mainstream Multichannel: Quad LITE
Surround-Sound Speaker System
British speaker-maker Quad creates a multichannel
system for the music lover, says Chris Martens.
28 Absolute Analog
Jim Hannon spins the remarkable SME 20/12 turntable.
89 Simaudio MOON i-7 Integrated Amplifier
Robert Harley on an upscale integrated that challenges separates.
94 GamuT DI 150 Integrated Amplifier
An integrated amp for ultra-high-enders. JV on the finest single-box solution
100 Nagra CDP and CDC Compact
The iconic Swiss firm builds its first CD player. Wayne Garcia reports.
120 HP's Workshop
HP's Super SACD List, plus more great SACDs.
Recording Of The Issue
Byrd: My Ladye Nevells Booke
Jennifer Warnes discusses the 20th anniversary reissue of Famous
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