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A brief history of Gradient Labs

Gradient is known for its innovative loudspeakers. But how did the company came to be what it is today?

Industry

High End Vantaa 2018

With no more than thirty exhibitors the Vantaa High End is one of the top audio shows in Finland.

Vintage

An icon

The history of Finnish loudspeaker manufacturing cannot be written without the Gradient 1-series.

Industry

Defending the objective approach

The new 1.4 pays tribute to Gradient’s older loudspeaker models and their objective qualities. An afternoon with the head designer Jorma Salmi.

Industry

High End Stockholm 2018

Rooms that I remember. to be remembered. Best of the best.

Technology

Nosov’s orthogonal design

As to loudspeakers, everything worth inventing has been invented. Mr. V. Nosov disagrees.

Industry

Passionate about the sound

Hifi Stuudio is one of the major hi-fi dealer shops in Tallinn, Estonia.

Reviews

Vivo l’Estonie

The irresistible charm of single driver speakers shows no signs of withering away. A fairly recent temptation originates from Estonia and is called Vivo.

Industry

Reaching for the moon

Known for its sculptured loudspeakers, Estelon has set its ambitions very high in order to attain something that is not easily achievable.

Reviews

Musical Reference EM7

A 6SN7 and a 300B in one glass bottle. Modesty or ingenuity?

Reviews

Floating Synthese 2

The Synthese 2 looks bizarre as a loudspeaker but has a plausible explanation for its appearance.

Industry

Munchen HE 2017 – the best

As the year goes by, the third and the last report of the Munich Highend 2017 show.

Industry

Highend Helsinki 2017

Selected titbits.

Reviews

Bhulley Phono preamp

The sound may have a deeper dimension than the West admits. A phono amp from the lab of truth.

Vintage

The tactics of three holes

Binocular listening has corrupted stereo sound for 80 years. There are other options. Salora 3000 OP.

Technology

Revenge 6BX7 PP amplifier

A clever tube amp in the footsteps of Mr Köykkä.

Reviews

Manger Z1 – quite simply

When technical efforts have not been wasted.

Industry

Munich Highend 2017 – amplifiers

In the heart of the systems, as they say.

Vintage

Klangfilm KL-L405

A new home for a rare vintage driver.

Reviews

Northnuance Spiro – pure northern light

Northnuance Spiro looks simple, and is simple. But simple things do not come into existence that simply.

Industry

The year of tape recorders

Munchen Highend 2017 – part one

Reviews

Roksan Kandy

The turntable specialist Roksan is not just a turntable specialist. New amplifiers will be launched and old ones upgraded. Kandy L.III belongs to the latter group.

Reviews

M2TECH hiFace 384/32 DAC

There are two reasons why this is cheerful, orange memory stick exists: to play hi-res music files and that it travels with you anytime and anywhere.

Reviews

Woodnotes Loudwhisper – a perfect mix

Many are the manufacturers that claim their speakers perfectly mix with the interior. There’s only one winner.

Blog

Texture defined

In everyday language “texture” means smoothness or roughness of the surface of an object. But what does it mean in regard to art, music, sound and audiophilia?

Vintage

Elipson – a loudspeaker that made new music

In their hayday Elipson loudspeakers were witnessing at close range the emergence of new Western art music.

Industry

Highend by the airport

A lot of faith in the future at this Show.

Technology

Want a true 3D sound? Forget surround.

Imagine a fly circles the head of the listener during the original recording. The same fly circles the head of the listener of that recording in exactly the same way, when the recording is played back through the two loudspeakers of a BACCH 3D Sound system, while surround sound reproduces the fly incorrectly near the speakers.

Reviews

Flexound HUMU – feel the sound

It may look like a gadget, but what really makes it worth resting one’s head on its soft surface, is the hard techniques that’s gone into it.

Reviews

ProAc Response D20R – an ideal Baroque loudspeaker