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USB turntables: The worst-ever audio product?

USB turntables sound like crap, make lousy-sounding files, and worse yet, almost no one uses them to play records.

By May 10, 2014

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NAD's overachieving budget audiophile amplifier

True, the NAD C 316BEE integrated amp isn't exactly feature-laden, and it's rated at a mere 40 watts per channel, but it sounds sweet!

By November 23, 2013

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A model for the future of brick-and-mortar hi-fi stores

Brick-and-mortar audio and home theater shops have been on the wane, but Northcoast Audio in Eureka, Calif., is bucking the trend.

By July 14, 2013

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Former rock engineer designs fab high-end audio gear

John Curl once worked his magic on the Dead and on Jefferson Airplane. Now he's finished work on an all-new Halo Series JC 2 stereo preamplifier.

By June 19, 2008

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Audiophile cables, worth every penny?

Audiophile cables can go for a lot of money. Do they make a difference?

By November 21, 2010

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Muscle cars vs. high-end audio: practicality ain't their forte

Let's face it, a high-end audio system makes about as much sense as a 425 horsepower muscle car. You got a problem with that?

By October 20, 2008

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'Confessions' of a hi-fi salesman

Good hi-fi sales people are hard to find. But if you still have a hi-fi shop in your town, you might get lucky...

By July 18, 2010

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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

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Is the iPod, at long last, a high-end audio component?

The Audiophiliac's take on the Wadia 170i Transport iPod "dock."

By August 12, 2008