Equipment Reviews

Over the years, Stereophile has created the largest body of credible audio information available anywhere. Each month we add more articles and reviews from the magazine to this online database, including information about setting up audio systems, understanding the science of audio, and how we test and listen to equipment and ultimately music.

Budget Component Reviews
Generally, products under $1,000 or otherwise seen as a great value by the editors.

Audacious Audio
The opposite of budget components. These are the products that raise even our eyebrows.

Loudspeaker Reviews

Floor Loudspeaker Reviews
The audio system's grunt workers, offering full range sound at all price levels.

Stand Loudspeaker Reviews
By sacrificing size and low bass, minimonitors can maximize midrange purity and soundstaging at an often affordable price.

Subwoofer Reviews
Digging deep into the lower frequencies, subwoofers help even large loudspeakers achieve true wide-range performance.

Amplification Reviews

Solid State Preamp Reviews
The preamp controls source selection and volume and feeds the power amplifier.

Tube Preamp Reviews
Controls source selection and volume, and does it with vacuum tubes.

Solid State Power Amp Reviews
Provides the heavy electronic lifting to drive the loudspeakers to lifelike sound levels.

Tube Power Amp Reviews
And does it with vacuum tubes.

Integrated Amp Reviews
The all-in-one amplification solution, with a receiver adding an FM section to an integrated.

Phono Preamp Reviews
Transforms the low-level output of an LP turntable into a high-level signal to feed a receiver or preamplifier.

Digital Source Reviews

CD Player/Transport Reviews
Get all there is to get from the Compact Disc.

Hi-Rez Disc Player/Transport Reviews
SACD and DVD-Audio players offer superior sound quality to CD.

Digital Processor Reviews
Outboard processors can minimize jitter and maximize sound quality, from any digital format.

Computer Audio Reviews
High-performance sound cards and Wi-Fi network accessories turn your PC into a true high-fidelity source component.

Media Server Reviews
From 500 megabyte portables to 1 terabyte monsters, this is where you can find out how to play WAVs, AIFs, AACs, & MP3s.

Analog Source Reviews

Turntable Reviews
Spinning LPs is no trivial task. The turntable also must provide a stable platform for the tonearm and cartidge, while isolating the LP from airborne vibrations and footfalls.

Tonearm Reviews
The tonearm carries the cartridge across the LP's grooves without adding coloration or distortion, not as easy at it sounds.

Phono Cartridge Reviews
The sharp end of an LP playback system, the cartridge transduces the groove vibrations into an electrical signal.

FM Tuner Reviews
Pulling in high-fidelity sound from the aether, the FM tuner is an often-overlooked analog source.

Accessories Reviews

Cable Reviews
Without speaker cables and interconnects, your system will be very quiet.

Phono Accessory Reviews
LP cleaners, brushes, unguents, & lotions.

Powerline Accessory Reviews
House current can be notoriously dirty. Treat your system by cleaning up your AC.

Room Treatment Reviews
The room is the forgotten component. Optimizing your listening room's acoustics can give you the biggest sonic bang for your buck.

Stand and Rack Reviews
Don't put your new CD player on a credenze—or the floor!

Headphone Reviews
Your personal listening center: cans, bags, & amps.

Miscellaneous
Everything else. And we mean everything.

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