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The $649 Rega io Integrated Amplifier doesn't scream from the rafters but it's possibly the best affordable integrated amplifier right now.

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You Don't Want to Miss These Cyber Monday Deals on the Best TVs, Headphones, Soundbars and more!

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The definitive buying guide to the best bookshelf speakers from $300 to $1,400. Our picks from the best high-end brands.

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Are you buying a new TV on Cyber Monday? Put down that flyer from Costco or Amazon and read this first before you waste...

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Looking for the Best Headphones, Earphones and Earbuds for Cyber Monday 2021? We have over 30 wired and wireless options.

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NAC C 588 Turntable with-cover black on black

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At $899 the NAD C 588 is an impressive well built turntable that has the ability to hear deep into every recording.

NAD C 316BEE V2 Stereo Integrated Amplifier NAD C 316BEE V2 Stereo Integrated Amplifier

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Depending on your budget, the $479 NAD C 316BEE V2 might be the ideal stereo integrated amplifier to build a hi-fi system around.

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Looking for a way to customize your Ultimate Ears IEMs? The new Ultimate Ears Switch faceplates make it easy and somewhat affordable.

UE Live IEM UE Live IEM

Earbuds & In-Ear Headphones

The Ultimate Ears UE Live IEMs are certainly not cheap at $2,300 but they might be the best long-term bet in the category.

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Bookshelf Speakers

Can $2,500 buy you a reference quality loudspeaker in 2021? Indeed it can. Meet the PSB Synchrony B600 Loudspeakers.

JBL Tour One Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones JBL Tour One Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones

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The JBL Tour One Wireless Headphones offer strong battery life and solid build quality but is that enough to match the competition from Sony...

Vintage Audio

JAB in Fukuoka

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Interest in jazz kissa is growing internationally, and kissa-inspired listening venues are appearing outside Japan; can they compete with the real thing?

Aragon 4004 MKII Aragon 4004 MKII

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Is it worthwhile to combine the Aragon 4004 MKII and Audible Illusions Modulus 3A or is this one vintage audio system too far?

Yamaha YP-701 on the left, and Dual 701 on the right. Yamaha YP-701 on the left, and Dual 701 on the right.

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Looking for a great sounding vintage turntable? The Dual 701 and Yamaha YP-701 are two premium vintage tables worth considering.

Marantz Model 2245 Stereophonic Receiver Marantz Model 2245 Stereophonic Receiver

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Have prices for vintage Marantz components made them a stretch for a lot of vintage audio fans? Fear not. We have other options.

New Products

Cayin RU-6 Discrete R-2R DAC connected to earphones and smartphone

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The brand new Cayin RU6 R-2R Dongle DAC/Headphone Amplifier looks to be a formidable challenger in a very competitive category.

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Digital Music Systems

The Audiolab Omnia Network Amplifier includes almost everything except for loudspeakers for under $2.000.

Rega Fono MC MK4 Phono Preamplifier Rega Fono MC MK4 Phono Preamplifier

New Products

The Rega Fono MC MK4 Phono Preamp looks rather versatile and affordable from our perspective. MC carts need to get in line.

McIntosh C12000 Preamplifier and Controller with Remote McIntosh C12000 Preamplifier and Controller with Remote

New Products

The McIntosh C12000 Preamplifier goes both ways; tube and solid state and is the perfect companion to the MC3500 MMKII Tube Amplifier.

Bowers & Wilkins 705 and 702 Signature Loudspeakers Bowers & Wilkins 705 and 702 Signature Loudspeakers

Floorstanding Speakers

The Bowers & Wilkins 702 and 705 Signature Loudspeakers have been upgraded and feature a new kind of blue finish to turn heads and...

JMGO 01 LED 1080p HD UST Projector JMGO 01 LED 1080p HD UST Projector

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JMGO offers up a UST projector for those with small budgets. Check out what the O1 1080p Ultra-Short Throw LED Projector has to offer.

Home Theater

Hisense U6G 4K TV

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Looking for a great deal on a 4K TV on Black Friday? Before you buy this year, take a much deeper dive into what's...

Screen Innovations Zero Edge Pro Projection Screen Screen Innovations Zero Edge Pro Projection Screen

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We take a deeper dive into the best home theater projector screens for a dedicated cinema or media room using 1080p, 4K, or 8K...

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Daily Deals

The Criterion Collection has some great movies on sale this month including the UHD 4K version of 'Uncut Gems' and 'Menace II Society.'

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Can the forthcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series set Disney+ back on the path to the light? Darth Vader is returning.

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Tinkerbell's magic wand can't seem to spark Disney these days and Disney+ is the reason why.

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New Products

Monoprice adds to its Monolith speaker line with the Encore Series T6 Tower, B6 Bookshelf, and C6 Center speaker. Find out what they have...

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Audioquest Dragonfly Cobalt DAC Dongle connected to smartphone

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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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DACs can offer a huge uptick in sound quality. Our DAC buying guide explores budget options for audiophiles starting from $129.

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What are the best phono preamps of 2021? We break down 3 of the very best from Croft, iFi, and Pro-Ject.

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Working remotely? Here are some of the best desktop computer speakers that you need to consider if that has become your new reality.

Audiophile System Builder

Decware SuperZen Triode Model SE84UFO2 Amplifier

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The Decware SuperZen Triode Model SE84UFO2 is a handmade 2.3 watts/channel tube amplifier that hits much harder than its power rating would suggest.

Naim Audio Nait 5si Integrated Amplifier and cd5i CD Player Naim Audio Nait 5si Integrated Amplifier and cd5i CD Player

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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...

Klipsch RP-600 and Wharfedale Diamond 12.1 Bookshelf Speakers Klipsch RP-600 and Wharfedale Diamond 12.1 Bookshelf Speakers

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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.

Wharfedale EVO 4.4 Loudspeakers Lifestyle in Black Oak Wharfedale EVO 4.4 Loudspeakers Lifestyle in Black Oak

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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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