Doug Schneider published his thoughts on Vivid’s new loudspeaker—the G1 Spirit after attending the debut in Chicago, praising the new flagship speaker for going above and beyond the award-winning G1. “…All told, it’s rare for me to find a speaker that gets the sound out into the room as easily and effortlessly as Vivid’s speakers […]
SoundStage! Hi-Fi just announced the winners of their annual Products of the Year awards for 2016. and we are proud to say that the Luxman L-550Ax won the Product of the Year for the Integrated Amplifier category. The bonus is that this amplifier also transformed a skeptic into an endorser.
Once again, congrats to Coup de Foudre Montreal for putting on a great show at the SSI 2015. Thanks again for the hospitality and warm welcome. Proud to announce that Doug Schneider of SoundStage! Network awarded our room with the “Best of Salon Son & Image 2015” Award! Behind the Scenes: While we had a great size room at […]
“… effortless top end… such clarity that it set a new benchmark for me for high-frequency reproduction and detail… it reproduced kick drums with power, heft, and control usually heard only from amps with twice the power output… despite its modest output spec into 8 ohms, the M-900u is actually a powerhouse.” “… the best-sounding […]
Doug has personally reviewed two models of Vivid Audio’s loudspeakers. At a dealer event in Montreal, we grabbed him to tell us what he thinks about both the Giya and Oval series from Vivid Audio. Watch the video! Vivid’s GIYA G3 just won both the overall Product of the Year Award for 2014 from Stereophile […]
“… a sound so complete, authentic, and musically right…” Doug shared his personal Luxman story from 33 years ago and why he concluded that the Luxman C-900 is “beyond reproach, even when compared with a topflight preamplifier with minimal controls…” Read full article here. Subsequent to the post, Mr. Schneider also posted a reader’s feedback […]
Luxman M-900u P.C. – Doug Schneider, SoundStage! “Some 18 years into this reviewing gig, it takes a lot to get me excited anymore given what I’ve seen and heard so far — something that goes doubly true for solid-state preamps and amps…Luxman charged me up more than I ever thought they could with their new […]
One Wrong, Two Rights, and the Best Sound at CES 2012 By Doug Schneider Doug Schneider, editor of SoundStage wrote: “I preferred the Vivid room, for two reasons. First, the Giya G3 sounded unbelievably lively yet natural, projecting sound from its unique enclosure in a transparent, viscerally thrilling way unlike that of any speaker I’ve […]