Wes Phillips

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Wes Phillips  |  Jul 30, 2008  |  0 comments
The woofer for the Anat Ref Pro and Studio II is also an exclusive YGA design. "From the voice coil to the surround and cone, the woofer is the ultimate expression of what can be produced for our enclosures and sub-amp technology."
Wes Phillips  |  Jul 30, 2008  |  4 comments
The Anat Reference Professional incorporates a powered subwoofer. This is the amp module.
Wes Phillips  |  Jul 30, 2008  |  4 comments
Every time I passed the parts bin with this bad boy in it, I did a double take. Man, that's big!
Wes Phillips  |  Jul 30, 2008  |  1 comments
This precision sander puts the lovely exterior finish on the Anat's panels. Yes, the machine does the grunt work, but factory manager Roger Wertz supervises the entire time with his hand on a deadman's switch.
Wes Phillips  |  Jul 30, 2008  |  3 comments
It's an acoustic fourth-order Linkwitz-Riley, crossing over at 1.75kHz, if you're keeping score at home.
Wes Phillips  |  Jul 30, 2008  |  0 comments
More crossover naughty bits.
Wes Phillips  |  Jul 30, 2008  |  5 comments
YGA gets its open air measurements by lifting the speaker under measurement away from that pesky floor boundary with a forklift.
Wes Phillips  |  Jul 28, 2008  |  0 comments
PSB came to New York in late July to debut its new line of loudspeakers, giving journos an advance peek at them before the official launch at the CEDIA Conference in early September. Paul Barton, showing a lot of emotion for a normally reserved Canadian, was frankly in love with the four new loudspeakers.
Wes Phillips  |  Jul 24, 2008  |  0 comments
In the waning days of 2007, I delivered some small audio doohickey to John Atkinson one weekend afternoon. "Come down to the listening room," he said. "I want you to hear something."
Wes Phillips  |  Jun 28, 2008  |  0 comments
After using Bel Canto's e.One DAC3 with the McIntosh Laboratory MS750 music server, I was so impressed that I wanted to hear Bel Canto's CD transports as well. But willing as Bel Canto president and CEO John Stronczer was to supply me with a CD-2, he suggested I audition the S300iu ($2195, footnote 1).