has been in business since 1983, bringing reference level performance to home
theater and audiophile settings. They
bring this quality standard throughout their entire line of products from their
$52,800/pr Legacy Helix floorstanding loudspeakers to the $1,795/pr Studio HD
bookshelf loudspeakers. They also used
this reference quality manufacturing in their Wavelet Preamp, Wavelaunch
Processor, and their Powerbloc2 stereo amplifier. With this in mind and using this as a standard,
Legacy has released the Calibre compact speaker. Legacy’s Chief Engineer, Bill Dudleston
stated that his plan was to build the highest resolution compact speaker
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BLSv2 and LCRv2 Speaker Introduction
Outlaw Audio is most well-known for their audio electronics and subwoofers, but about 10 years ago they tried their hand at loudspeakers with successful results. The original BLS Bookshelf Loudspeaker and LCR Loudspeaker were met with acclaim and sold well, but their manufacturing source was closed down after being bought out by a private equity firm. Outlaw did not immediately follow up the BLS or LCR with a successor speaker, since there were few domestic manufacturers that could meet Outlaw’s criteria for a loudspeaker that they would be willing to sell.… Read the full article
Expert review and test of the Parasound JC 3 Jnr Phono Preamplifier by Australian Hi-Fi Magazine. Free pdf download included.
One of the trickiest ongoing problems for any speaker designer is not so much getting the speakers they design to sound good—though that can be pretty tricky!—as making sure that they don’t sound so good that they cannibalise the sales of higher-priced models in the company’s own speaker range.
That’s certainly a problem that Revel Concerta2 M16’s designer Mark Glazer would have faced when he was updating the original Concerta Series to Concerta2 status, because he wouldn’t have wanted to take sales away from the similar—but higher-priced—Revel Performa3 M105s.… Read the full article
Not many people outside of audio enthusiasts who pay attention to audio in social media will know about Philharmonic Audio. This is because Philharmonic Audio doesn’t spend a penny on advertising and their only means of promotion is by word of mouth. However, those audio enthusiasts who do pay attention to social media generally hold Philharmonic Audio in high regard, and Philharmonic looks to be thriving despite having a near zero dollar marketing budget. Dennis Murphy, the proprietor of Philharmonic Audio, lets his creations do all the talking for him.… Read the full article