May 2013 Archives

Mark Smotroff Looks at two releases that should be in your collection... Read more
Roger Skoff looks at the historical reasons why components are the size and shape that they are today... Read more

Recording, Then and Now

Steven Stone looks and listens to two recordings of the same orchestra playing the same piece of music he's made sixteen years apart. Read more
Mark Smotroff gets his Meters running with colored reissue vinyl... Read more

Room Bloom and A/B Tests

Does your audio system "bloom?" That could be good or it could be bad... Read more
Mark Smotroff looks at the CD and vinyl versions of John Cale's latest and finds they don't sound the same... Read more
Roger Skoff Looks at an Audiophile Success Story Read more
How close can we get to the sound of the original musical event? Only the master knows... Read more
Mark Smotroff looks at some "Chillwave" music from Toro Y Moi. Read more

Travel and Portable Audio

Steven Stone looks back at the portable audio devices that have made air travel tolerable... Read more
Mark Smotroff finds several reasons for jazz lovers to rejoice Read more
Roger Skoff Looks at audio criticism and finds too many extremes... Read more

Quiet! Please?

Ever wonder why some systems sound so bad at audio shows? Steven Stone has one answer... Read more
Mark Smotroff looks at Hot Tuna's first release re-released on vinyl. Read more
The world is getting louder. Merely walking down a city street puts you the line of fire for an amazing array of hearing-killing noise. What's a human to do? Read more
Mark Smotroff gets pretty enthusiastic about the Flaming Lips' latest releases. Read more
Roger Skoff looks at some ethical issues facing the audiophile press... Read more
Direct Stream Digital format is becoming available in more and more DACs, but will it have have staying power? Read more

Depeche Mode in 5.1

Like Depeche Mode? If so, you'll want to know about something new in 5.1 surround. Read more
What's the priciest part of your sound reproduction system? Read more
Since Zombies are so in right now, Mark Smotroff looks at music from one of the original zombies... Read more
Kevin Poore looks at a group who know how to set their phasers on stun. Read more
Do listeners prefer flat and even frequency response in headphones? According to a study by Harman International, they do... Read more

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