Tag Archives: Doug Schneider

SoundStage’s Doug Schneider attends G1 Spirit launch—”greater depth and slam in the bass than even the G1 can muster”

Vivid Audio G1 Spirit loudspeaker

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 […]

Luxman L-550Ax Wins SoundStage! Product of the Year 2015 Award

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.

Montreal’s SSI 2015 Show Report

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 […]

Reviewers’ Choice Award for another Luxman component: “The M-900u is the best-sounding power amp I’ve ever heard” – Doug Schneider, SoundStage! Network

“… 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 […]

Video of Doug Schneider, Founder and President of Soundstage! Network on Vivid Audio’s GIYA and Oval series

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 […]

“I absolutely loved the Luxman C-900u” exclaimed Doug Schneider, SoundStage! Network… Read his review here

Luxman C-900u - PC – Doug Schneider, SoundStage! Network

“… 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 […]

Doug Schneider of SoundStage! marveled by Luxman’s 900 series

Luxman C-900u - PC – Doug Schneider, SoundStage! Network

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 […]

SoundStage and Stereophile – Best of CES 2012

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 […]