Forward Progress

After 30-plus years producing industry-leading equipment, the audio engineer Dan D’Agostino remains at the top of his game. The Momentum power amplifiers and preamplifiers that he launched four years ago, not long after forming the Dan D’Agostino Master Audio Systems brand, have become the darlings of audiophiles—for their looks as well as their performance.  The […]

Statement of Purpose

In the early 2000s, the engineers at Naim Audio (, one of the preeminent names in British hi-fi since the 1970s, got an itch to build a cost-is-no-object amplification system. That project finally has come to fruition. Called the Naim Statement, it comprises a trio of monolithic structures: the company’s NAC S1 preamplifier flanked by two […]