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History of Home Audio infographic

Found this cool infographic about home audio. Many of us have lived through many of these ups and downs... and it sure brings back lots of happy memories.  

The Dynaudio “Contour” loudspeaker – CAS 2018

The Dynaudio "Contour" loudspeakers were found in the ART (Audio Reference Technologies) room this year at the California Audio Show The dynaudio Contour loudspeaker

Design Build Listen “Wand” Tonearm

David Cope from Old Forge Distribution, part of Old Forge Studio, Recording and Hi-Fi, wandered the halls at The California Audio Show this year, carrying around the reasonably priced "Wand" tonearm manufactured by Design...

ART, Pass Labs, Krell, Dynaudio – CAS 2018

Audio Reference Technologies (ART) and their cables were headlining a room at the California Audio Show this year. The audiophile market has seen an influx of expensive cables these last few years. Of great benefit to our...

PureAudioProject Quintent 10 Stellar loudspeakers – CAS 2018

PureAudioProject had two rooms this year at the California Audio Show, and in the second one I visited they featured their PureAudioProject Quintent 10 Stellar loudspeakers. These are kick-ass looking, modular open-baffle speakers. What's not...

Whammerdyne 2A3 “Damn Awesome” integrated amplifier – CAS 2018

Whammerdyne was showing their 2A3 SE model DAA3+ RAM "Damn Awesome" integrated amplifier at this year's California Audio Show in the PureAudioProject room. The 2A3 is a tube that most people like quite a bit,...

Audio Note UK factory tours and Life with Peter Qvortrup

Rafe Arnott, now editor of InnerFidelity and AudioStream, posted a long series of articles on Part Time Audiophile about Audio Note U.K. and Peter Qvortrup, its founder and chief. The articles have a ton...

Margules Group part II – CAS 2018

Margules is a high-end audio manufacturer hailing from Mexico with a U.S. distributor headquartered in Georgia. The have products for every part of the chain in your typical hi-fi system. They featured the U280-sc...

Margules Group – CAS 2018

Margules is a high-end audio manufacturer hailing from Mexico with a U.S. distributor headquartered in Georgia. The have products for every part of the chain in your typical hi-fi system, but for me it...

Hello audiophiles!

Welcome to Ultimist's new look. And new purpose. Ultimist originally tried to proved a encyclopedic resource that collected anything and everything to do with being an audiophile, especially gear. This is still useful, and still...