PranaFidelity lures music lovers

PranaFidelity lures music lovers

I’m a sucker for reel-to-reel tape machines. Although I don’t own one — yet — I am absolutely fascinated when I see one. It seems tape is the next ancient technology, after vinyl, to be making a comeback. It’s easy to see why — if you’ve got a good-condition, low-generation master copy, the sound quality […]

RMAF 2014 Fifty90: “easily the best speakers under 5k”

RMAF 2014 Fifty90: “easily the best speakers under 5k”

Fifty90 Speakers As is his wont, Steve Norber of PranaFidelity was once again cheerfully and seemingly effortlessly bringing great sound to the RMAF Atrium. This year, he elected to demonstrate his Fifty90 stand mount loudspeakers ($3,950). Preamplification was from the purna/ca, which is available as a single-ended line stage for $4,500, balanced for $5,950, single-ended […]

Felicitous PranaFidelity

Felicitous PranaFidelity

As is his wont, Steve Norber of PranaFidelity was once again cheerfully and seemingly effortlessly bringing great sound to the RMAF Atrium. This year, he elected to demonstrate his Fifty90 stand mount loudspeakers ($3,950). Preamplification was from the purna/ca, which is available as a single-ended line stage for $4,500, balanced for $5,950, single-ended with a […]

Favorite Speakers Under $5,000: PranaFidelity

Favorite Speakers Under $5,000: PranaFidelity

Vayu/fs Speakers This category actually had some pretty good competition this year, with excellent performances from the aforementioned AllSonics and from Chapman’s T-5s. But the speakers that my thoughts keep returning to with admiration are PranaFidelity’s Fifty90 ($3,950). While I’m sure these speakers were helped along by Steve Norber’s excellent electronics, I was enormously impressed […]

“Nothing Short of Wall Bending”

“Nothing Short of Wall Bending”

Vayu/fs Speakers “…the performance was nothing short of wall bending. The system easily communicated the tonal richness of the Miyajima cart, with the Prana electronics adding just about no grain to the completely musical presentation.” Prana Fidelity‘s Steven Norber always seems to be smiling about something. He’s just one of those guys who seems to […]