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As Shannon Dickson puts it, the Audio Artistry Beethoven loudspeaker system "is a four-piece, bi-amplified, dynamic dipole design which has been taken to the nth degree of refinement." After much time spent reveling in the speaker's sonic splendor, Dickson arrives at his aural conclusion.

Chip Stern writes that some audiophiles like to keep it simple when it comes to components, arguing that they "don't want racks of gear or snake pits full of cables and interconnects," and that they also "don't want to have to futz around with all this nonsense and still not end up with real system synergy." Is the Magnum Dynalab MD 208 receiver the answer to the "Keep It Simple, Stupid" audiophile prayer? Stern files his report.