July 2012 Archives

Who Do You Trust?

Buying anything, whether it's a cup of coffee or a power amplifier, requires a certain level of trust by the buyer. Some companies inspire trust, others, not so much... Read more
It's new release Friday! New blues, rock, bluegrass, country, and world music top the crop of fresh music to reinvigorate your senses... Read more
Gazing into his Crystal ball, Steven Stone tries his hand at a little bit of fortune-telling. He thinks the idea of a listening room with speakers is going to be a thing of the past... Read more

Hot Fun in the Summer

It's hot outside and inside. Just the sort of weather that makes you want to crank up your stereo system and listen indoors, right? Maybe, not. If not, it's time for summer system changes... Read more
Here's three great albums from 2003; including roots-rock from Reckless Kelly, live Americana from Merlefest, and classic bluegrass from David Grisman. Read more
Audiophile Review never posts on Thursday, but Outlaw Audio just sent this email out to their customers... Read more
Headphones are the new speakers, right? So why don't enthusiast audio retailers push headphones with the same fervor as speakers or power amps? Read more
Sometimes you can't help yourself - you have to buy. And on occasion you end up with a lot more than you bargained for. Here's a happy tale for you... Read more
Lucky music lovers will find five new releases spanning folk, country, jazz, and rock genres in this week's brand new releases. Jerry Reed, Hot Tuna, Manual Galban, Lloyd Jones, and Jesse Terry are all worthy of your attention... Read more

To Mod or Not To Mod...

That is the question. Whether it's nobler (and more cost effective) to muck around inside your electronics than purchase a new model... Read more

Crossovers Are Evil

In physics there's no such thing as a free lunch. As necessary as crossovers are to modern speaker design, doesn't mean they are sonically transparent or even particularly friendly... Read more
For the first week in July we have three albums from 2003 that you may have missed. If you are into acoustic music all three are five-star must-have's... Read more
On a day usually punctuated by fireworks and recreations of "the rocket's red glare" with all our technology it shouldn't be too much of a stretch to fit it all into a recording, should it? Read more

What's Your Reference?

This question gets asked a over and over again. But the answers can vary from extensive lists of recordings and gear to the simple phrase, "live music." But one thing is clear, every audiophile has a reference... Read more

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