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2024 FLAX Saturday Highlights | FLAX 2024

by Marc Phillips in Florida 2024 0

High-end audio is obsessive by nature, which is why I tend to go nuts whenever I see the latest version of the LS3/5a that scales new levels of performance. So my 2024 FLAX Saturday highlights [...]

The Best Stuff! | Buyers Guide 2024

Buyers Guide

2023 Product of the Year

I’ve made a few changes for the 2023 Product of the Year Awards. Usually I limit the nominees to products our team at PTA has reviewed over the year. That implies we have significant seat […]

Buyers Guide

2023 Best Value Awards

PTA’s 2023 Best Value Awards are marked by an underlying theme, that old audio reviewer canard of saying “I liked it so much, I bought it!” Many of the 2023 Best Value nominees below are […]

Capital Audiofest 2023

CAF 2023

Bayz Audio at Capital Audiofest | CAF 2023

Paperclips, carabiners, and plumbing are just some of the things I have heard people call Zoltan Bayz’s (Pronounced Bay-ze) $160k Counterpoint 2.0 speakers. The Bayz Audio speakers are definitely a unique shape, something to start […]

CAF 2023

Day Four with Brian Hunter | CAF 2023

What is day four, you might be asking yourself? Capital Audio Fest 2023 takes place on a Friday-Sunday schedule open to the public. Well, if you regularly follow our coverage of audio shows, you might […]

Singapore 2023

Singapore 2023

HiEnd Asia 2023, Part 2 | Singapore 2023

(For HiEnd Asia 2023 Part 1 show coverage from Richard Mak, click here.) The Biggest Room at the Show – ESD Acoustics ESD Audio garnered much attention at the 2023 Munich Show with a $3 […]

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