Added to the Archives This Week
Also from the July 2004 issue, we have Keith Howard's feature on loudspeaker design, "Cutting Corners." KH muses, "If anyone ever thinks to compile a list of the 100 seminal audio papers that should be found in every tech-aware audiophile's filing cabinet, Harry Olson's 'Direct Radiator Loudspeaker Enclosures' deserves to feature in it."
Next, John Marks tackles the Shahinian Hawk loudspeaker for "The Fifth Element #24." As JM explains, "Shahinian's speaker designs have long been controversial. He attempts to actualize the theoretical ideal—of a point source propagating an expanding three-dimensional wavefront—by use of unique cabinet architecture and driver disposition."
Finally, we have George Reisch's still relevant "Undercurrents" column from four years ago: "Art, Music, Kennedy & Commerce." GR asks, "Are pop and classical two separate worlds of music, complete with different kinds of feeling, intelligence, and depth?"