Month: January 2013

Whales Dolphins and Minnows, Oh My!

News

For Thursday Steven Stone has a quick quiz for you, if it takes more than ten seconds, he’ll be suprised…

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Shapes of Things to Come?

Digital

Are you tired of audio components in rectangular boxes? Steven Stone looks at some alternatives that ain't square......

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Missed Opportunities

Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff looks at recent releases by Van Morrison, Frank Gambale, and Daryl Hall...

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Your Ad Should Be Here…

News

Steven Stone looks at high end audio’s advertising and finds it nonexistent.

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New Releases for 1-25-13

Audiophile Music

This weeks crop of new music comes from Kris Kristofferson, Carrie Rodriquez, Larry Hoffman, The Blue Cactus Choir, and Tim Mahoney. And,...

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The CES Flu

News

This years CES was, for Steven Stone, sick. And not in a good way......

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Zappa at Carnegie Hall 1971

Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff jumps into his Wayback machine, which we call a stereo, to visit Frank Zappa in what may be his finest live hours…

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George Martin’s In My Life is Fun with a Gem or Two

Audiophile Music • One Comment

Charles Andrews looks at George Martin's recent albums and finds a mixed bag......

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Adventures in Gangland – How Another American Picking Style Expedition Landed Me in One of LA’s Most Notorious Gang Neighborhoods

Reference Speakers

Andrew Robinson is back with another adventure. This time Andrew's quest for audio led him out of his home and into one of Los Angeles's...

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly From CES 2013

News

Jerry Del Colliano was recently at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, checking out the rooms and booths to see what the manufacturers had to offer up as their latest and greatest. Here’s what he found.

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Be An Audio Evangelist!

News

Steven Stone puts forth a modest proposal that just might help enthusiast audio survive......

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Philip Glass’ Rework: Re-Invention At The Speed of Glass

Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff looks at a new vinyl of Phillip Glass' music that has a lot to offer... ...

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The Audiogon Cables That Weren’t

News

Over the last year Steven Stone heard lots of second and third-hand tales about crashed deals on Audiogon. But here’s a first-hand story…

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CD Reviews from 2004 for 1-11-13

Audiophile Music

The first week of January didn't have much in the way of new releases, so here's three more from 2004 you should know about......

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Why Does This Stuff Cost so Much”

Amps • 7 Comments

Roger Skoff has an answer that you may not like......

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Audio-Technica Headphones and Fit

Headphone + Accessory Reviews

Why do some headphone designs fit better than others? Audio-Technica’s offerings are a case in point…

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A Spoonful of Sweet Nektar

Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff takes a look at Nektar's latest release and finds it full of musical flavor....

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The Best Stuff I Never Reviewed

Digital

Sometimes even the best intensions fall short. Steven Stone looks at three great products that he never wrote about......

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Three Great Albums from 2004

Audiophile Music

Here are three more “must-have” albums from 2004 from The Gibson Brothers, Catie Curtis, and Leftover Salmon

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What really matters?

Analog • One Comment

Roger Skoff looks at audio past and present to see where we have come from and where we might be going......

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