CD-player

Yamaha's "second-generation" Compact Disc player, the CD-X1, is less than half the price, less than a third the weight, and about half the size of its first-generation predecessor,...
Yamaha CD-X1
Speaker System

The Canadian-made Paradigm Phantom loudspeaker is similar in basic design to the company's Titan system, but with somewhat larger drivers in a larger cabinet. Its 8-inch woofer, constructed...
Paradigm Phantom
Speaker System

Since their beginnings some twenty years ago, Dahlquist loudspeakers have featured what the company calls a Phased Array design. The specific techniques involved in this approach include...
Dahlquist DQ-16
Speaker System

The Fried Beta is a small, moderate-priced speaker that can be used either in a conventional stereo installation or in combination with a Fried subwoofer to form a three-piece Triplet...
Fried Triplet
Speaker System

As its name indicates, the John Bowers Active 1 speaker is an "active" system; that is, it has built-in power amplifiers and requires only a line-level audio input for its operation....
John Bowers Active 1
Speaker System

The JSE Infinite Slope Model 1 speakers outwardly resemble many other speaker systems but embody two unique design features. The most obvious one is suggested by the term "infinite...
JSE Infinity Slope Model 1
CD-player

Vector Research's VCD-770 CD player features a three-spot laser-pickup tracking system, quadruple (176.4-kHz) oversampling of the signal, digital low-pass filters, and full 16-bit digital-to-analog...
Vector Research VCD-770
Phono cartridge

Ortofon introduced the first moving-coil (MC) cartridge in 1948, and its name has been virtually synonymous with moving-coil construction ever since, although the company also makes...
Ortofon X3-MC
Speaker System

Speakerlab entered the market, years ago, by developing a broad line of speaker kits that were sold both by mail and directly from the company's Seattle headquarters. Much more than...
Speakerlab DAS 2
Cassette Deck

The Kyocera D-811 cassette deck incorporates a large number of advanced features, including a direct-drive dual-capstan transport, Dolby HX Pro headroom-extension circuitry, a calibration...
Kyocera D-811
CD Changer

Sony's CDP-C15ESD is an upgraded version of the CDP-C10 CD changer, coupling the earlier model's mechanical design and operating features with extensively redesigned electronic circuitry....
Sony CDP-C15ESD
Integrated Amplifier

Technics calls the SU-V90D a "digital" integrated amplifier because a portion of its circuitry can transform the digital output of a CD player or DAT deck to analog stereo form. These...
Technics SU-V90D