Known for its professional-grade cameras, the Swedish manufacturer Hasselblad is now taking a shot at the high-end amateur market with its new Hasselblad H4D-40 (
Only a few audio-video companies have braved the challenge of making a high-end Blu-ray Disc player. Marantz’s UD-9004 strikes us as one of the most elegant and accomplished of this rare breed.
While McIntosh Labs is best known for the hi-fi products in its model lineup that contribute to the flawless reproduction of two-channel music, the Binghamton, NY, manufacturer has, in recent year
With its onboard digital amplification and signal processing, the new Harman Kardon GLA-55 speaker system (www.harmankardon.c
Monster Cable’s line of metal-bodied Turbine and Turbine Pro in-ear headphones have become a favorite of musicians, record producers, and audio engineers, so it is only fitting that the company’s
Leica has a loyal following among professional photographers, many of whom still cling to the German manufacturer’s film models.
From its 71-hp 3-cylinder engine to its box-shaped proportions, the Smart Fortwo maintains every facet of minimalist methodology.
Compact home theater speaker systems suffer a dismal reputation for sound quality, but excellence can hardly be expected from inexpensive plastic boxes.
In the last three years, Magico has emerged as one of the high-end audio industry’s premier speaker brands.
To eliminate vibration in the Goldmund Eidos Reference Blue (www.goldmund.com), the manufacturer encased the 66-pound Blu-ray
When hanging on a wall, Bang & Olufsen’s new BeoVision 10 resembles a work of art as much as it does a television.
Aesthesis will make 100 pairs of its new $90,000-per-set Gramophone speakers (www.aesthesis.se), which the hi-fi manufacturer
Vertu’s first flip phone, the Constellation Ayxta ($6,500-$8,600), was created to be the jetsetter’s essential travel companion.
Wolf Cinema builds video projectors exclusively for high-end custom home theaters. The $85,000 DCX-1000i occupies the middle position in the company’s line of three projectors.
The Sound Carrier 300 B Aurum tube amplifier (www.tehnicki-centar-krklec.hr) by Croatian manufacturer Technical
THE GIFTA one-of-a-kind IMAX home theater conceived by designer Theo Kalomirakis in collaboration with IMAX.
McIntosh Labs’ Reference System loudspeakers stand 7 feet tall and weigh more than 450 pounds apiece. Thus, McIntosh’s latest release—its first-ever tabletop audio system—may come as a surprise.
Modern clocks are as rich in technical detail as watches, and certainly richer in history. Yet they lag behind in popularity.
Scott Slavis, a Las Vegas–area watch collector, recently acquired a massive clock and watch winder by the renowned German clockmaker Erwin Sattler.
The first cellular phone call was made in 1973 on a handset that weighed 2.5 pounds and stood 9 inches tall.
Many people have grown accustomed to storing all of their media—music, movies, etc.—on computers. But computers hardly have a reputation for user-friendliness.
The recent demise of Pioneer’s Kuro plasma-TV line reduced the options for consumers of high-end flat-panel TVs.
Firestone Audio conceived the Little Country III for private communing with your favorite music. This tiny amplifier is designed specifically for use with headphones.
When properly installed and adjusted, subwoofers—speakers designed solely for the reproduction of bass—make home theater dramatically more exciting.
Cool as the AAS Gabriel/DaVinciAudio Labs Turntable (www.da-vinci-audio.com) looks, its design also serves a practical
The pennant race is still too close to call, and your team is playing on TV. But the weather is warm and sunny, and you do not want to spend the afternoon inside. What is a sports fan to do?
The recession cast a pall over the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January.
One of the most powerful audio remote controls ever created may well be resting in your pocket right now.
Most on-wall speakers were designed to complement TVs measuring about four inches thick. Next to today’s one-inch-thick sets, though, the same speakers seem positively portly.
Many experts consider the Super Audio CD format to be the finest audio technology yet created.