Boulder, Air Tight, NuForce and More Reviews in Absolute Sound

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Absolute Sound (TAS) has published its December issue, complete with nearly a dozen high-end component reviews (plus 38 stocking stuffers!):

  • PS Audio Soloist power conditioner outlet ($199)
  • NuForce Reference 9 V2 SE monoblock power amps ($5,000/pair)
  • Vienna Acoustics Mahler V1.5 floorstanding speakers ($12,800/pair)
  • Vincent Audio SA-T8 tube preamp ($2,500) and SP-T800 hybrid monoblock power amps ($4,500/pair)
  • Unison Research Unico 200 hybrid integrated amp ($7,850)
  • Emerald Physics CS2 floorstanding speakers ($2,995/pair)
  • Lamm Industries M1.2 Reference tube monoblock power amps ($22,290/pair)
  • Air Tight ATM-3 tube monoblock power amps (17,000/pair)
  • Shunyata Research Dark Field cable elevators ($295/dozen)
  • Shatki Innovations Hallographs ($995/pair)

TAS usually sells a PDF version of its current issue for $10 via its web site (the printed version costs $7 at the newstand or $2 by subscription). As of this writing, however, the December issue is not yet available online. Check back later (or not).

In other news, it looks like we have a winner in our worst manufacturer web site contest! Vandersteen took another first place prize (that’s thirteen years in a row), but Lamm Industries came in a close second. Love the backgrounds and animated GIFs, guys!

hotbird November 11, 2008 at 8:23 am

After checking out both Vandersteen and Lamm’s websites, I guess the judges who decided them have yet to surf onto the Nova Physics Memory Player website that’s far more worst than all others.
Presenting the worst of the worst (if there’s such a title)
You have been warned…;)