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factory-direct audio


Decware's all-American amps wow audiophiles

Can you find happiness with one of Decware's ultra-low-power tube amplifiers? It's "green," high-efficiency hi-fi at its best.

By December 18, 2010


As brick-and-mortar audio shops fade away, who loses?

Back in the day, hi-fi buyers auditioned gear with their own two ears. Now, it's about shopping online for the best deal. Is that a good idea?

By August 25, 2010


NHT SuperZero 2.0: A classic speaker reborn

NHT's sweet little $99 SuperZero 2.0 speaker looks and sounds like a winner.

By October 24, 2010


A speaker so good it doesn't sound like a speaker

Magnepan's 1.7 flat-panel speaker is being hailed by the audiophile press as a landmark design, one of the greatest speakers of our new century.

By July 15, 2010


2011 Hyundai Equus: Playing in the big leagues

CNET Car Tech takes a drive in the 2011 Hyundai Equus.

By September 6, 2010


A high-performance, high-end speaker, made in Utah

The Zu Essence is a full-on rethink of the speaker company's sound. Based in Ogden, Utah, Zu Audio is fast developing a reputation among the audio cognoscenti.

By June 22, 2010


Cars: The next hacking frontier?

Efforts to make autos safer and more energy efficient with embedded computers and wireless technologies are also increasing security risks, experts say.

By August 31, 2010


Unique technology speakers, made in Brooklyn

Ohm Acoustics speakers feature radical technology, developed decades ago. Incredibly enough, Ohm still makes all of its speakers in Brooklyn.

By November 10, 2009


$6,910 buys world's best headphone sound

The Woo Audio WES Electrostatic Headphone Amplifier & Stax SR-007Mk2 Electrostatic Headphones together represent a major advance in headphone sound.

By July 14, 2009


Speaker of the year: Magnepan 3.6/R

It's just 1.5 inches thick, but 71 high; anyway you look at it, the Magnepan 3.6/R is an amazing speaker.

By December 16, 2008