by Michael Fermer | Stereophile August 2017 Issue Ortofon, which turns 100 next year, launched the original Windfeld cartridge nearly a decade ago. Named for cartridge designer Per Windfeld - Who had just retired at age 75, after 30 years with the company - that top-of-the-line cartridge cost $3,400 at the time of its introduction. Between 1976 and 2006, Per Windfeld oversaw the development of cartridges from the top to the bottom of Ortofon's extensive

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Robert Deutsch  |  Jul 11, 2017 If Stereophile gave an award for Loudspeaker We've Most Frequently Reviewed, the hands-down winner would have to be the Quad ESL. The list of past and present Stereophile contributors who've written about the ESL's various incarnations includes John Atkinson, Martin Colloms, Anthony H. Cordesman, Art Dudley, Larry Greenhill, J. Gordon Holt, Ken Kessler, Dick Olsher, Herb Reichert, William Sommerwerck, Steven Stone, and Sam Tellig. The ESL-63 was John Atkinson's personal "Editor's Choice" in 1992, and the ESL-989, a

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by Anthony H. Cordesman | TAS September 2017 issue   I suppose that in some ways it was inevitable that GoldenEar Technology could not rest on its laurels in producing the Triton One - a truly excellent speaker at its price of $5,000 a pair. GoldenEar’s corporate slogan may be “We make the high-end affordable", but almost all of the companies that produce high-end audio products are led by audiophiles. Even those that focus on

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by Caleb Denison | Updated July 25, 2017 As I walked out of the GoldenEar Technology suite at CES 2014 three and a half years ago after hearing the company’s Triton One speaker, I thought to myself, “Wow! Those speakers are amazing. Too bad Sandy Gross left almost no room for improvement. What in the world will he do next?” Indeed, the legendary speaker designer and engineer, whose past handiwork lives on to this day through Polk and Definitive

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