Product Previews

Astell & Kern L1000 Headphone Amplifier Preview

One look at the L1000 from Astell & Kern and you would know immediately why I requested one for review. This company, known for some of the best high end sound available in portables as well as beautiful designs must have had an itch to apply those skills to something a little larger.

Paradigm X10 and V10 Subwoofer Preview

It was a happy day when a pallet containing two large boxes arrived on my doorstep. Having reviewed the Paradigm Monitor SE speaker system earlier this Summer, I was now in possession of the newest subwoofers from their Defiance Series, which has six models ranging from entry level all the way up the ladder to their top shelf sub.

Focal Clear Headphones Preview

Headphones have really become popular the last few years, and that’s not really a surprise. Instead, it’s a predictable evolution, with more high quality portable devices on the market, and more people wanting to listen in private when others are around.