The 2022 SoundStage! Network Buying Guide features summaries of all stereo and home-theater products reviewed in the calendar year across all of our publications. The Buying Guide is subdivided by product and price, with each article including pricing details, a review summary, a full-review link, and product-award indicators.
All prices are in US dollars unless indicated otherwise.
Price: $4499 per pair
Dan said: If you just want a quick answer, then yes, I would heartily recommend the Atohm GT1-HD.
The gist: Plays big and comes from a boutique manufacturer.
Gordon said: On its own, the Prime Wireless Pro is a dynamite little two-channel system.
The gist: The original was good, and this update is better in most every way.
Price: €1899 each
Gordon said: I suspect that there are many people who would love to have an audiophile-grade music system (or maybe even a surround system) in a multipurpose living space, but find it impossible because of room layout. For them, the Silverback active on-wall speakers might be just the ticket.
Read the SoundStage! Simplifi review.
The gist: Comes up a little short on the software side, but not a dealbreaker.
Price: $2250 per system
Gordon said: I very much doubt that you could match this performance in a system comprising an amplifier and pair of passive speakers with a combined cost of $2250.
The gist: A little quirky but ultimately very satisfying.
Price: AU$32,500 per pair
Tom said: The 803 D4 portrays all genres of music with accuracy, purity, beautiful timbre and emotion.
The gist: Tom bought a pair!
Price: AU$25,000 per pair
Edgar said: They do dynamics and low-end power to levels which would fill the largest of domestic rooms.
The gist: Active speakers from Australia deliver value and sound quality in a massively constructed package.
Price: AU$114,995 per pair
Edgar said: Alexia V has transcended the platform to a level far exceeding the excellence of its predecessor.
The gist: Best Alexia yet, by far.
Roger said: Cyrus’s premium integrated amplifier-DAC, the i9-XR, features a very capable and flexible DAC section, Roon certification, and a great-sounding MM phono stage and headphone output.
The gist: Really only lacks network streaming and room correction.