Category: Commentary

AricAudio Super 2A3 SET Amplifier & Spectre 12 Loudspeakers by Terry London

July 4, 2024

“The ultimate combo for SET aficionados” I have written five reviews on AricAudio’s preamplifiers and amplifiers in the last six years. Each was superlative in its build quality, physical appearance, and, most importantly, performance. They [Read More]

Munich High End 2024 Key Kim Report

May 23, 2024

It’s that time of the year! The 2024 Munich High-End Show has arrived. With over 22,000+ attendees, 550 exhibitors, and 1,500 brands, I was like a kid in a candy store. I was excited to [Read More]

Stereo Times’ Most Wanted 2023

January 18, 2024

        Aric Audio Super 6SN7 Linestage ($3,995/reviewed here):  Being Aric Kimball and Aric Audio in high-end audio is akin to being David in a world filled with Goliaths. Aric Audio’s Super 6SN7 [Read More]

Munich High End 2023 key Kim Report

June 15, 2023

Once again, the High-End Munich 2023, Europe’s biggest and most renowned audio trade show from May 18th to 21st, was spectacular! I was like a big kid in a candy store, and I wouldn’t have [Read More]

Capital Audio Fest 2022 by Bill Wells

May 24, 2023

Finally, after nearly a three-year hiatus from attending high-end audio shows, specifically during the pandemic shutdown, I recently found my way back and attended the Capital Audio Fest (The East Coast’s Premier Audio Show). Once [Read More]

Tweaks for Geeks IV – Winter 2023 by Greg Simmons

March 8, 2023

More Good Stuff You Might Need It’s cold here in Pittsburgh (Hey, yinz guys!). I caught my fat orange cat lolling on my power amplifier last week. But being trapped in the house isn’t all [Read More]


September 23, 2020

    Early on during the COVID-19 lockdown, I decided to use the extra free time to go entirely through my stereo system: tearing everything apart, cleaning contacts and dusty nooks and crannies, re-routing and [Read More]

Tweaks for Geeks 2019

December 7, 2019

      Caps, Sleeves, Arms, and Soap We’re going to talk about some capacitors, record sleeves, vinyl detergent, and another beater Tech-12 in a minute, but first a little audiophile malpractice. DON’T Try This [Read More]

Capital Audio Fest 2019

November 8, 2019

This year’s Capital Audio Fest proved far bigger and better than I could have anticipated! Writers Greg Voth, Tim Barrall and I drove the 225 miles south from Jersey City, NJ to Rockville, MD via [Read More]

Swiss Precision – The Story of the Thorens TD 124 and Other Classic Turntables

July 21, 2019

  Like many people my age, the first turntables I heard were idlers in hi-fi consoles and, like those same folks, our first turntables were either belt driven or direct drive. I fell in the [Read More]

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