Author: Don Shaulis


April 18, 2023

Life has kicked me in the rear many times. When I was younger, I complained about how much my butt hurt….

Aurender N20 Music Server/Streamer by Don Shaulis

April 18, 2023

  Life has kicked me in the rear many times. When I was younger, I complained about how much my butt hurt. In retrospect, my mature self realizes that each boot moved me forward or [Read More]

Benchmark Media Systems AHB2 Amplifiers by Don Shaulis

October 8, 2022

It wasn’t a dark and stormy night when I sat down to start writing this review. It was the first day of summer with a predicted temperature of 104F and many hotter days to follow. [Read More]

Sound lab Majestic 545PX by Don Shaulis

January 5, 2022

Endgame Loudspeakers I learned the hard way a long time ago when life hands you lemons – make lemonade. Then sell the lemonade and buy beer. I fell in love with Quad ESL-2805s at first [Read More]

Spatial Audio M5 Sapphire Loudspeaker by Don Shaulis

May 22, 2020

    Sometimes life gives us a punch in the gut or kicks in the butt as a message to move on. This summer, one of my beloved Quad ESL-2805s in the rare and more [Read More]

McIntosh MA5300

May 8, 2019

  For me, owning McIntosh is a comforting feeling like a pair of favorite slippers or T-shirt. A McIntosh integrated amplifier was my first piece of real high-end equipment. I still remember it fondly. The [Read More]

McIntosh MA252 Integrated

May 19, 2018

  Some manufacturers stand above the crowd based upon decades of history and legend. Were you at Woodstock?  McIntosh was. Ever hear the Grateful Dead’s famous Wall of Sound? Yep, McIntosh. Since its founding in [Read More]

PureAudioProject Trio15 Voxativ

September 22, 2017

    To OB, or not OB, that is the question. That is the question I answered decades ago when I brought home Dahlquist DQ10s because they connected with me like none of the other [Read More]

T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2016

June 20, 2016

  This report is dedicated to the memory of Richard Beers, a pioneer and good friend to many inside and outside the audio world. Gone, but not forgotten, his legacy lives on. Summertime, and the [Read More]

Pure Audio Project Trio10 MundorfAMT Loudspeakers

January 15, 2016

  Some Assembly Required In the 1980’s I, like many others, fell in love with Dahlquist DQ-10 loudspeakers. Their unique, partial-open baffle design created a spacious, open soundstage that eventually earned them legendary status. DQ-10s [Read More]

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