The State of Sound

AUDIO EXPERIENCE FROM FRANCE

Jadis : Legendary Tubes

You cannot discuss French HIFI expertise without bringing up Jadis, a brand that has become one of France’s most shining examples of tube technology on the world stage. Often referred … Continue reading

29/05/2015 · Leave a comment

Tube Amplifiers : Still Resisting the Test of Time

Tube-based amplification is a topic that inspires passion and enthusiasm or that leads to division and aggravation. I want to throw out a few thoughts on the subject with the … Continue reading

06/06/2014 · Leave a comment

Focal Aria 900 : Environmentally Conscious Innovation!

Environmentally friendly speakers? That qualifier is a bit hard to justify given the number of non-recyclable components contained in a speaker. However, Focal’s new Aria 900 speaker series shows that … Continue reading

06/09/2013 · Leave a comment

Welcome

Welcome to The State of Sound, the English version of the French blog La république du son, a blog that is dedicated to the topic of French hifi. The blog’s … Continue reading

04/09/2013 · Leave a comment

Munich # 3. Another Exhibition

Far from the large exhibition halls and the crowds, another show is discretely taking place in the comfortable Marriott Hotel: an exhibition of deluxe hifi products that does well to … Continue reading

11/05/2013 · Leave a comment

The Next Best Sound to Silence

I remember the tall man who delivered the hi-fi system to my parents; it was the 70’s and we lived in a small town in southern Burgundy. I remember how … Continue reading

25/03/2013 · Leave a comment