Added to the Archives This Week
As Barry Willis reports in his "As We See It" from November, The Search for Musical Ecstasy, there are hobbies out there easily crazier than high-end audio. Don't believe it? Willis does some comparison shopping.
Also from the November issue, we present John Marks' The Fifth Element #5. Marks notes, "I have come to believe that in the audio world, the self-indulgent proliferation of words is only a symptom of what I call 'joyless connoisseurship.'" Marks explains not only what this means, but its impact on evaluating new technologies.
Next we have the latest edition of DIY tweaks from Jonathan Scull:Fine Tunes #41. Featured are a few "fairly wild and wacky" reader tips about the care and feeding of speaker drivers, along with a couple from J-10's own experience.
Finally, the most recent installment in our "Recording of the Month" series for the online archives: Recording of March 2000: Guy Clark's Cold Dog Soup. As Robert Baird reports, this homage to the late Townes Van Zandt is a fine treat indeed.