Simply put, Analysis Plus is an engineering company which just happens to make world-class cables. With clients like Airbus, Boeing and NASA to name just a few, they have an extraordinary breadth of engineering and technology experience. They produce a wide range of extraordinary cables based on rigorous theory and modelling, all of which also sound jaw-droppingly good.
Aurender produces some of the finest digital audio components in the world, bringing together exceptional electronics and information technology experience with a complete dedication to audio performance. In a context where so many music servers and network players deliver dubious sound quality, Aurender components have changed the game, standing head and shoulders above the rest of the field.
From Lautertal (Odenwald), a small German village with a population of just over 7,000, comes great things. Founded in May 1991, Avantgarde thrive on the philosophy of “purity meets performance” to ensure every loudspeaker is of an exceptional standard. As a family-owned company, they are driven purely by passion, innovation and commitment, and never compromise on quality. This approach has won the company plenty of awards around the globe. Avantgarde’s speakers span the full range of an audiophile’s dream; featuring active and semi-active speakers as well as bass units. Essentially, they are designed for music lovers looking for speakers that combine a stunning sound quality with a desire to make a design statement in their personal space.
Based in Minneapolis, Bel Canto was founded twenty-five years ago by John Stronczer. From the elegant e.One series to their ground-breaking new Black, Bel Canto provides a wide range of products that focus on recreating the live musical experience in your home. They bring together the latest technology and user-friendly operation with beautiful, minimalist aesthetics.
For more than twenty-five years Boulder has been building some of the world’s highest quality audio components in Boulder, Colorado. All Boulder products are made for the reproduction of music exactly as it was performed and recorded. Boulder electronics are transparent, accurate, fast, rugged and reliable, with minimal distortion and noise, and absolutely no coloration or “sound” of their own.
Crystal Cable is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of interconnects, audio cables and power cables. Siltech, Crystal Cable's partner, has shared over 35 years of R & D experience in high-end audio cabling to back this range where purity is the signature feature. And there’s more, a slimness and flexibility that is a rare achievement in high-end cabling, matched equally by stunning, elegant designs. What else could you need?
EMT was founded in Berlin in 1940, originally manufacturing professional measuring devices and turntables for broadcast, TV and recording studios. For over 75 years they have pioneered many new technologies, and this is reflected in the excellent range of cartridges as well as their famous JPA 66 phono preamp which is much-loved by dedicated vinyl enthusiasts looking for the widest possible range of control.
Kubala-Sosna is a relative newcomer to the super-cable category, but has clearly established itself as one of the finest makers of cables in the world. Run by Howard Sosna and Joe Kubala, the company offers six extraordinary families of cables, each leading in its market segment—from modestly-priced Imagination to the no-compromise performance of Elation!.
Since Stefan Kudelski’s first “NAGRA” in 1951, the reputation of Nagra equipment has been firmly established among audio professionals. Whether in the television and cinema industries or among radio journalists, Nagras are always appreciated for their peerless sound quality and reliability. Their audiophile products are at the forefront of modern design in both digital and analogue domains, not only delivering unsurpassed objective accuracy but also recreating the spine-tingling excitement of the live performance.
Based in Christchurch, New Zealand, Plinius has an excellent reputation for high fidelity sound, elegant design, ingenious circuit design and bulletproof construction. Plinius offers a wide range of outstanding products, from their reference amplifiers—renowned for their beautiful sound and ability to drive any loudspeaker—to their industry-leading streaming solutions.
Shelter has been manufacturing high-end phono cartridges since 1986. Shelter cartridges bring together advanced materials and technology with the very best traditional manufacturing techniques. Widely regarded as some of the finest in the world, their cartridges are famous for their superb accuracy coupled with an inherent musicality, precisely reproducing the sense of a live performance.
Siltech’s legendary cables and amplifiers set the highest standards others strive to match, based on decades of materials and transmission technology research. Made exclusively in Holland by a tightly-knit team of skilled technicians, they are led by the eminent Edwin Rjinveld, who formed Siltech over 35 years ago. His founding belief was based purely on the understanding that cable technology should be treated as an exacting science. So, why compromise?
SME an iconic British brand founded in 1946 by audio legend Alastair Robertson-Aikman. Based in West Sussex at the foot of the South Downs National Park, SME are makers of the finest precision tonearms and turntables in the world. With an extraordinary dedication to precision engineering and ultimate audio reproduction, owning an SME product is to possess a jewel of perfection in terms of design, manufacture and performance.
Weiss Engineering has a formidable reputation in both professional and home audio. Their equipment is used in many of the most famous mastering studios: no matter what genre of music you listen to, chances are the track was mastered using Weiss hardware. Time and time again, they have set new industry references, not only in terms of raw measured performance but also in terms of subjective audio quality.
YG Acoustics is a world-leading ultra-high-end speaker manufacturer based in Denver, Colorado. They are one of the very few manufacturers to produce in-house their own drivers, cabinets and most other high-precision parts. The depth and breadth of their capabilities allow them to present you with speakers with an unrivalled accuracy or reproduction, recreating the thrill of a live performance in your own home.