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The Absolute Sound Issue 267 November 2016

   Welcome to The Abso!ute Sound online! We explore music and the reproduction of music in the home. We believe that the sound of music, unamplified, occurring in a real space is a philosophic absolute against which we may judge the performance of devices designed to reproduce music. Our goal is to provide the resources consumers need to judge how a component's sound either honors or departs from the music's truth, and to make sound purchasing decisions that maximize their experience of reproduced sound. Below is our Issue 267, November 2016 table of contents and editorial.

 

Articles & Reviews In This Issue
4 It's All Good
Editorial By Robert Harley

8 Letters

12 From the Editor

 

14 Future TAS

 

17 Tip of the Month
Dialing-in your soundstage.

 

18 TAS Legacy
A look back at the mighty Infinity Reference Standard (IRS) loudspeaker.

 

20 Industry News
Previews of the Magico M3, the Rockport Technologies Lyra, and the YG Acoustics Sonja XV.

 

30 The Absolute Sound's Illustrated History of High-End Audio, Volume Two: Electronics
Get the scoop on the publication of the new second volume of this monumental series of richly illustrated large-format books celebrating the high-end's most iconic products and their legendary designers.

 

 

36 Desktop Loudspeakers

 

38 Stand-Mounted Loudspeakers

 

54 Floorstanding Loudspeakers

 

88 Subwoofers

 

94 Power Amplifiers

 

118 Integrated Amplifiers

 

132 All-In-One Systems

 

134 Preamplifiers

 

152 Preamp/DACs

 

156 Phonostages

 

166 CD/SACD Players

 

172 DACs

 

180 Music Servers and Peripheral Products

 

186 Portable Music Players

 

190 Turntables and Record Players

 

204 Tonearms

 

208 Phono Cartridges

 

216 Tuners and Tape Decks

 

220 Record Cleaning Machines and Equipment Racks

 

224 Power Conditioners

 

226 Interconnects and Speaker Cables

 

238 Power Cords

 

242 Digital Cables

 

244 Headphone Amplifiers and Docks

 

246 Earphones

 

247 Custom-Fit In-Ear Monitors

 

247 Headphones

 

249 Acoustic Treatments

 

251 Accessories

 

254 Books

 

256 The Top 40
The 40 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio 
(and where to find them in this issue)

 

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