I have been an audiophile for 40 years. I personally know some of the reviewers for TAS. If audiophiles knew the insight of this publication they would be very hesitant in taking seriously their advice. To keep things level, reviewers should specify if the gear are manufacturer loaners, and if they return back the gear to the manufacturers. What really happens is that the HP publication reviiewers may specify that the gear is "manufacturer loaners" or don't specify anything about this subject. The reality is very different. Majority of the equipment is so called "lifetime loaners". Yes the reviewers get to keep the equipment for free, especiailly if the review is positive. This corrupt practice, my guess is, is widespread in audiophle publications. This needs to stop. For us who trust these publications this is a total scam. As a true audiophile this is totally unacceptable. By though way this is also true of HP other magazine "Perfect Vision". Just ask any of the reviewers what system do they use at home, and did they pay for it, If they did pay, they need to specify at what price. This corrupt practice needs to stop, otherwise these publications are worthless.