Factory Tour: McIntosh Labs, Binghamton, New York

Ahead of Woodstock's 52nd anniversary, a visit to the audio brand that made the massive sound possible

This 15–18 August marks the 52nd anniversary of legendary music festival Woodstock. Though many stories from the weekend focus on the clichés (hippies dropping acid and going wild in the mud), the 1969 event was iconic for another reason that many—even those who attended—may be unaware of. The massive, live, outdoor concert was so well rigged with McIntosh amplifiers that all the details of the music could be …

Devialet Phantom Speaker Turns (Rose) Gold

The all-in-one engineering marvel gets a powerful upgrade to 4000 watts

Despite its innocuous, small egg shape, the powerful all-in-one Phantom speaker from French audiophiles Devialet is an incredible engineering feat to be proud of (they hold 102 patents as proof). During our in-person demo of the product, the Phantom had our hair blowing back with its impactful bass and volume, furiously quivering symmetric woofers, and no vibration on our glass table. The speaker made its …

Devialet’s Hi-Fi Phantom Hits the US

The compact, all-in-one speaker system from the French audio masterminds surprises with power, clarity and no distortion

Since it was founded in 2007, Paris-based Devialet has become known for their unusually sleek and compact hi-fi amplifiers. They’ve carved out a special place in the high-end audio marketplace by developing technology rather than repackaging the outdated. A brand first, Devialet has now designed an all-in-one amp and speaker, the Phantom, which will make its US debut this fall. It’s already available in France, …