Thanks a million. It’s what, I kid you not, many Irish sales clerks reflexively mutter when you pay them without protest. That’s after they told you how much it was followed by a clearly apologetic often sheepish, is that okay?

That looks like vintage Tannoy you say? You wouldn’t get fyned for being wrong, either…

No Munich show report from fairaudio.de this year. darko.audio kept theirs to a minimum. Dawid Grzyb of HifiKnights…

Massimo Costa strikes again? – This time it’s the Albedo Agadia with diamond or ceramic tweeter. Either option combines with…

Germany’s Fink Team acquired the UK’s Epos brand founded in the early 80s. One of their most successful models was the ES14…

I first came across a particular concept of mechanical grounding with Swiss brand Goldmund. When I asked them how a mechanical diode could actually work…

After January’s reveal of their Commander and Apex electronics, reasonable onlookers would have been certain that Gryphon had wholly drained their kitchen sink of novelties for this year. Yet in Munich…

Après. With skiing it comes after the day’s heavy lift-ing is over. Moguls have been rattled, slope bunnies greeted, disasters avoided. Now it’s time to kick back and enjoy the afterglow. Of course every after must have a before. After Lowther’s initial sheen had dulled…

Subwoofers. Looking at pre Munich 2022 show announcements, I spotted a few…

Time is of the esssence. It’s what we say when things are urgent; like a replacement kidney being flown in to make a surgery deadline. Compared to such real emergencies, fretting about hifi is a very low-level urgency. Just so…

Munich 2022. I wasn’t there. But Dawid Grzyb was. He sent…

High End Munich 2022. Vinyl devotees will have two new destinations, neither of which was ever known for turntables before…

From a recent newsroom post: “60-year old kefir?…”

With vinyl, eccentric doesn’t mean we’re off our rocker or just strange. But it likely means we’re off center more often than not…

Coming in June:

Still coming in May…

With a review of Mark Levinson’s first noise-cancelling wireless headphones booked, I had to do a bit of recon…

Here’s an interesting mental exercise for a rainy day. Put on your capitalist consumer cap and scan where some of your household’s favorite or more important things are made or come from…

Electrons don’t fancy right angles. It’s the upshot of what a designer specializing in hi-speed RF circuits…

When the DMAX Super Cubes hit my desktop, they flipped my wig…

With a limited food budget to raise four sprouts when dad’s naval epaulettes hadn’t yet earned their eventual four stripes, mom got creative in the kitchen…

April 9th, 2022. General location: planet earth. Precise location: Ireland, County Clare, Kilrush, Tesco.

Remember CRTs?  They were televisions with cathode-ray guns. We owned our last in Coral Beach when we lived in Cyprus. At 32″, that CRT was considered large for its type. That meant…

Buddy. He’s Tommy’s guard dog who didn’t get the memo…