by TAS Staff | Dec 29th, 2016 Air Tight ATM-1S $10,450 JM has been delighted to have this stereo tube amp in her reference system. No matter what style of music she played, no matter what speakers she paired it with, the Air Tight ATM-1S delivered the sonic goods with naturalness, beauty, and ease, while also throwing a remarkably deep and wide soundstage. This 60Wpc stereo amp also proved to be more versatile than expected,

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by TAS Staff | Dec 12th, 2016 Monitor Audio Gold 300 $5700 Monitor Audio, a forty-plus-year-old UK-based manufacturer, is one of the pioneers of metal-driver technology. Melding impressive sound with cool-looking functional design, the surfaces of its proprietary C-CAM (Ceramic-Coated Aluminum/Magnesium) alloy metal-dome bass and midrange drivers are dimpled with small, round indentations in a graduated pattern that makes them resemble a kind of space-age honeycomb. Sonically, the Gold 300 tends towards a relatively “bottom-up”

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Award winning loudspeakers, without the need for bulky amplifiers and trailing wires.  30 Oct 2016 For over 30 years, The Wharfedale Diamond Series has been the go-to speaker for entry level, high-fidelity sound. Praised for articulated performance at an affordable price, Diamond 200 series has won multiple awards, with What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision commenting on its sound quality as “Agile, far-reaching dynamics; overflowing with detail” (Diamond 220 - March 2015). With such a rich

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Packing a lot into a small space for a low price, Paul Rigby reviews the Q Acoustics Concept 20 speakers by Paul Rigby | 30 Oct 2016 Q Acoustics have a well deserved reputation for creating value for money designs. Partly because they save money by not owning their own top quality research and development facilities; instead they partner with Fink Audio Consulting, who have those state-of-the-art facilities. Hence, the company gets the expertise it

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(October 14, 2016 – Stevenson, MD) GoldenEar Technology is very pleased to announce that we have been awarded a patent by the US Patent Office (US 9,462,391 B2) on our unique Dual-Plane Inertially-Balanced Technology, as incorporated in our new, award winning SuperSub™ Series of powered subwoofers, the SuperSub X ($1249/ea.) and SuperSub XXL (S1999/ea.). This forcecancelling inertial-balancing preserves, conserves and focuses all the energy produced by the transducers in order to effectively move the air

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by Alan Sircom| Sep 27, 2016 If ever there was a speaker that best encapsulates ‘affordable excellence’ in audio, it would be the GoldenEar Triton Five. This tall, elegant floorstander is priced to compete with two- and three-way tower speakers, yet the cloth-wrapped Triton Five manages to combine a D’Appolito-style ‘MTM’ (mid-treble-mid) layout with extremely high performance drivers, with a full subwoofer section built into the base of the tower. The specifications are impressive, especially at

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