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When Does Performance Clash with Convenience?

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If there is one immutable truth in high performance audio it is the desired goal for sonic excellence by manufacturers. It doesn’t stop...

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Best of 2020: All You Need Is Love and Music!

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It feels like we’re in a sort of home stretch getting through this year. 2020 has been such a strange and unsettling time.  Besides...

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Charlie Brown, Vince Guaraldi, Santa Claus & Martians On Holiday Vinyl

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I should have known better,” sang The Beatles at one point…  I really know better than to have bought this, but the photo looked...

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Jackie McLean’s “It’s Time!” On Blue Note Tone Poet Vinyl vs. Original

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This kind of review is hard, pitting a vintage recording from 50 years ago against a new reissue.  There are so many reasons why the...

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Elton John’s Jewel Box Part II : Deep Cuts and More

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Elton John’s Jewel Box — a multi-disc collection curated by the artist himself — is a rare set which provides powerful perspective...

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Bill Evans Live at Ronnie Scott’s

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One of the big surprises from the third Record Store Day celebration this year came from the good folks at Resonance Records: a previously...

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Esoteric Recordings Makes Good On Chris Squire Surround Mix In New Blu-ray

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Esoteric Recordings Delivers On Chris Squire Surround Mix Blu-ray ...

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New Music

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Ashley Lockheed & Chris Rottmayer – “So In Love” Timucua Arts Foundation Vocalist, bandleader and recording artist Ashley...

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New Nickel Creek Vinyl Shines New Light on Classic Progressive Alt-Folk Country Bluegrass Band

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Through all the fads and phases of popular music — from early rock ’n roll to K-pop — there seems to always have been an underlying...

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Oh By Jingo… Do You Need Bowie’s Metrobolist On Vinyl vs Streaming Hi Res On Qobuz & Tidal?

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My DJ friend Dave mentioned to me the other day in an online conversation that he thought David Bowie’s 1970 album The Man Who Sold...

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Getting to Know Your Audio Room

Room Acoustics, Audiophile, Audiophile News • 2 Comments

“Play the system, hear the room.” Those words resonate in my head as if spoken by some evil sorcerer bent on driving me crazy. ...

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Record Store Day Black Friday Preview: Rare Jazz Vinyl Joys

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It is no secret that distribution and shipping of new albums is a bit wonky these days due to Covid 19’s impact on pretty much...

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The Story Of The Grateful Dead, Vinyl Me Please Boxed Set (Part 4, Studio ’70’s)

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In part one of this review series on The Story Of The Grateful Dead, an exclusive from Vinyl Me Please, I looked at the late ‘60s and...

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