Small British monitor speakers were all the rage with American audiophiles back in the 1970s, and when you hear the current Harbeth P3ESR, you'll know why.
They certainly are, because in an actual store you can touch, see and compare the sound of products you might buy!
The ADL by Furutech Esprit is exactly the sort of component that can elevate the sound of a high-end desktop system.
Wadia's USB digital-to-analog converter/stereo amplifier is a bona-fide triumph! Desktop audio never sounded this good before.
At first glance desktop/computer speakers don't look all that different from small hi-fi speakers, but they serve different needs.
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