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Empire 598 Troubador II Turntable with Pickering XV-15 Phono Cartridge Empire 598 Troubador II Turntable with Pickering XV-15 Phono Cartridge

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The Empire 598 Troubador is a classic vintage turntable in great demand. Long live the Empire and listening to vinyl!

Sonus faber Lumina I Bookshelf Speakers in Dark Wenge Lifestyle Sonus faber Lumina I Bookshelf Speakers in Dark Wenge Lifestyle

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Enter to win a pair of Sonus faber Lumina I bookshelf loudspeakers ($899 value). Contest ends Oct 27th at midnight.

Music

Adele, Joy Crookes, and Coldplay on this Monday morning with some heat and compressed music to start your week off.

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The interest in vintage audio speakers has never been higher; especially as brands continue to refresh popular models that have been around for years.

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Roku has enjoyed a lot of success, but that might be in jeopardy if Google removes YouTube from Roku devices due to the inability...

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Vintage turntables have become extremely popular during this new golden age of vinyl, but we are not entirely convinced that consumers looking for a...

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Earbuds & In-Ear Headphones

The Sennheiser CX Plus wireless earbuds add Active Noise Cancellation and aptX Adaptive Bluetooth to the regular CX earphones.

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

The Moonriver Audio 404 (€3000) is an integrated amplifier. A very unique one made in Sweden. With a modular design structure that lets users...

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The Samsung HW-Q900A wireless soundbar offers up 7.1.2 channels, Dolby Atmos/DTS:X surround sound, several streaming music platforms, and Alexa voice control.

Preamplifiers

Audiophiles have raised their noses at equalizers for many decades. The Schiit Audio Loki Mini+ will change your mind in regard to tone control.

DACs

The $139 Questyle M12 USB DAC/Headphone Amplifier is not without some quirks but it's one of the best Dongle DACs around.

Bookshelf Speakers

The Q Acoustics 3030i are not a replacement for the existing 3020i, but a larger model for those looking for more bass punch.

Vintage Audio

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The Fisher 400 tube receiver may not be the easiest vintage amplifier to find, but it is well worth the effort to have it...

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American-made floorstanding loudspeakers offer a taste high-end audio for under $2,000.

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Looking for a serious taste of moving coil phono magic? The Sumiko Blue Point No.3 might be the affordable cartridge you need.

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What you need to know when shopping for vintage audiophile gear.

New Products

New Products

The Bang & Olufsen Nordic Ice Collection are designed to put you in the holiday spirit and entice you to spend a lot of...

A/V Receivers & Preamp/Processors

If you are planning a TV purchase for the Holidays, you should also consider a sound system to match that great picture. Check out...

New Products

The $400 PSB M4U 8 MKII ANC Wireless Headphones have a unique acoustic feature that might make them rather compelling for a lot of...

Earbuds & In-Ear Headphones

Is there a market still for passive audiophile IEMs? The Astell & Kern AK Zero1 IEMs at $699 are an enthusiastic yes!

A/V Receivers & Preamp/Processors

The $699 Denon AVR-X1700H 8K Receiver offers almost everything but the kitchen sink in a powerful package that will be for sale next month.

New Products

The $99 Apple HomePod mini wireless smart speakers look intriguing but what has Apple done to tweak the sound to make them better?

Home Theater

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Looking for the best Ultra Short Throw projectors to buy in 2021? We have some detailed thoughts about 5 specific models.

New Products

JMGO is the latest brand to enter the growing 4K Laser UST (Ultra Short Throw) projector market with the U2 4K Tri-Color Laser Projector.

New Products

The XGIMI Aura 4K UST Laser projector provides an all-in-one solution for big-screen entertainment even for small spaces.

HDTV 4K & 8K TV

Comcast is making aggressive moves in the U.S. to increase its streaming presence, but in Europe, its introduction of Sky Glass TV might be...

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Is it time to purchase an 8K TV? We explain the current limitations, content issue, and why you might want to hold off for...

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Netflix's Tudum global virtual fan event not only gave fans a preview of upcoming streaming shows and movies, but sends a message to Disney,...

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All 4 of these affordable audiophile turntables are dramatically better than anything else in the category below $500 and give you a solid platform...

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Get the best sound from your turntable by upgrading its phono cartridge. Our buying guide focus on the 8 best affordable phono cartridges of...

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Do you need a Dongle DAC to stream high-res audio from your smartphone or tablet to your headphones? These are the best Dongle DACs...

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The right audiophile accessories can improve the sound quality of the stereo system you already own. This guide offers affordable options for vinyl and...

Audiophile System Builder

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Naim Audio have been designing audio components by their own rules for almost 50 years. Building a great sounding system with these components is...

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Klipsch and Wharfedale loudspeakers can work exceptionally well in smaller spaces with the right components and setup for under $4,000.

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Looking to build a really high-end hi-fi around a pair of audiophile loudspeakers that are affordable? The Wharfedale Evo 4.4 take the crown.

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The Sonus faber Lumina I bookshelf loudspeakers make beautiful music combined with the Rotel A14MKII Integrated Amplifier.

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What you need to know about understanding frequency response curves of loudspeakers.

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My journey has convinced me that a lot more people are interested in vintage audio than ever before. And I'll show you how to...

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Don't believe that vintage audio can be your path to musical salvation? Let me show you how.

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Listening to vinyl is an active experience; something that is so often lost these days in a world where music exists only in the...

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Musings of a lifelong audio enthusiast with audiophile aspirations and modest means.

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