Author: Frank Alles

PS Audio NuWavePhono Converter

February 5, 2014

  Over the past few years I’ve become a fan of PS Audio’s Paul McGowan and his daily e-mail blogs, i.e. “Paul’s Posts,” where Paul provides short blogs on many audiophile topics including the rationale [Read More]

Wavetouch Audio Grand Teton Loudspeaker

November 4, 2013

               Higgs Boson Found! Higgs boson: It’s always been here. We’ve never seen it before. Finally, it’s been discovered! This is my take on the new Wavetouch Grand Teton loudspeaker and its [Read More]

Manley Chinook Phono Preamplifier

September 24, 2013

   Hooked on Chinook!       First of all I’d like to congratulate Manley Labs on celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. I’ve always had respect for Manley Labs and its products ever since [Read More]

Rogue Audio Medusa TubeD™ Amplifier

July 29, 2013

  Medusa hath charms to soothe a savage breast       I first met Rogue Audio’s CEO, Mark O’Brien many years ago at an audiophile get-together where some new speakers from Evett and Shaw [Read More]

HiFiMAN HE-400 & HE-500 Headphones and EF-5 Amplifier

January 7, 2013

    High-End Cans that Can and Do!   Dec, 2012  I’d been wanting to hear designer Dr. Fang Bian’s HiFiMAN planar-magnetic headphones ever since reading many positive things about them on the internet for the [Read More]

Jupiter Audio Europa Active Speaker System

January 5, 2013

Jupiter Audio Europa Active Speaker System   May 2005          Space: Don’t you wish you had more of it?If you answered “Yes!” to the above question, I may have a neat and compact solution for [Read More]

Silverline Audio Minuet Speakers

December 30, 2012

Silverline Audio Minuet Speakers A Modern Mini with a Golden Voice   November 2007              Shortly after writing my review of the updated version of the overachieving Silverline Audio Prelude loudspeakers, Silverline’s CEO Alan Yun [Read More]

Tekton Design Lore-S Speakers

May 1, 2012

Tekton Design Lore-S Speakers High Efficiency Floor-standers with Verve   May, 2012         Recently I’ve become interested in high-efficiency speaker designs that allow the use of sweet-sounding lower power amplifiers. Many audiophiles believe that [Read More]

DH Labs Silver Sonic Cables

February 13, 2012

DH Labs Silver Sonic Cables High-End Cables at Hot-Dog Prices   February, 2012            It’s been a couple of decades since I came across a company called DH Labs. The company is headed by [Read More]

Lyngdorf Audio DPA-1 Digital Preamplifier

October 3, 2011

Lyngdorf Audio DPA-1 Digital Preamplifier Imagine the Ideal Listening Room   October, 2011   I have one of those long narrow rooms (14’x30′) with a vaulted ceiling and openings to the foyer, hallway, 2nd floor [Read More]

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