Category: Speakers

Aurum Cantus Leisure 2 SV MKⅡ Loudspeaker Review

I’ve always been impressed with the sound of Aurum Cantus at the shows. Fantastic sound and craftsmanship – without the sticker shock. My conversations with Roger DuNaier of Audiophile Direct are always filled with a delightful jest and laughter. If you ever get a chance to meet him at a show, you’ll know what I mean. At AXPONA…


The New FinkTeam Borg Loudspeakers – A $28,000 WM-4 Domestic Alternative

Borg is two-way floor standing design featuring a 10.25 inch high-power mid/bass driver and an Air Motion Transformer (AMT) tweeter that will be available for sale in July at a cost of €24,000 a pair in standard finishes. Borg is a significant design exercise, as knitting a 10.25 inch mid/bass, albeit an extremely fine one,…


New to the Family: Focal Emblematic Grande Utopia and Stella Utopia EM Evo

Focal Adds the Emblematic Grande Utopia EM Evo and Stella Utopia EM Evo Loudspeakers to its Utopia III Evo Line Debuting at 2018 High-End Trade Fair in Munich, Focal’s legacy Hi-Fi loudspeaker is redefined Munich – May 10, 2018 – Focal, a recognized leader on the global stage for high fidelity products, today launches the…


HSU Research CCB-8 Bookshelf Speakers Review

  My beginnings were in the realm of home theater and I used to host movie nights every week. I wanted thunderous bass and was recommended HSU Research by, oddly enough, my local speaker repair guy. It has been over 7 years since I’ve purchased the HSU VTF-2 MK3 and they remain in my current…


Los Angeles Audio Show 2017 – Day 2 & 3

Here’s what 99% coverage looks like. What I’ve learn from this show: If you step into a room and it’s warm because the AC has been turned off…they mean business.   


Los Angeles Audio Show 2017 – Day 1

The 2017 Los Angeles Audio Show held at the Sheraton Gateway was very well organized. Driving to the venue from Downtown LA wasn’t bad at all at 10 am. Parking was a breeze. Check-in was easy, the event booklet was helpful, and there was even signage on the elevator doors to direct you to some…


Omega SUPER 3i Loudspeakers and deepOMEGA 8 Subwoofer Review

Introduction When I’m not listening to my $4,500 Abyss headphones, I’m bumping my $300 M-Audio Studiophile BX5a monitors. Hey hey, before you judge, It’s the Deluxe edition baby. This thing packs a punch (without a sub) and frees me from my headphone leash. I primarily work in front of an LCD screen for more than 10…