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Every once in a while, John Atkinson comes across a speaker that redefines the boundaries of what is possible with the moving-coil loudspeaker approach established 60 years ago by Rice and Kellogg. JA feels that the B&W John Bowers Silver Signature loudspeaker is just such a product, and puts it through its paces to reveal its significant virtues and minor faults.

Love at first sight? Jonathan Scull reviews the JMlab Utopia loudspeaker and writes: "The Utopia is undeniably elegant and sculptural, despite its weight of 275 lbs per side. The cabinetry and finish are truly extraordinary." But does the sound of this state-of-the-art product equal its visual appeal? J-10 provides the definitive analysis. As a bonus, we also include J-10's revealing interview with the man behind the speaker and driver manufacturer Focal: Jacques Mahul of JMlab: Inverted Domes & Otherwise . . .