The State of Sound


Tour de France

This week, I invite you to take part in the Tour de France of high-fidelity manufacturers. I thought it could be interesting for you to see where they are all … Continue reading

29/11/2013 · 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 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

Lavardin : Garden of Eden

“The only thing that matters is bringing the music to life ; otherwise, you are just producing sound. Hearing sound is not the same as hearing music, and the hifi … Continue reading

22/06/2013 · 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

French Manufacturers

Caution : This list in no way seeks to rank manufacturers by quality. The presence of a manufacturer does not mean that I believe that their products are of better or … Continue reading

24/03/2013 · Leave a comment