Added to the Archives This Week
Next, Jonathan Scull dissects the Nagra PL-P preamplifier: "And there it was, cute as a button, resplendent with eight vacuum tubes, all visible through a clear plastic 'demo' top cover. The oohs and ahhhs were followed by excited chatter; there was lust in the air." J-10's careful analysis awaits.
Bonus article this week: George Reisch takes apart the issue of evaluating audio in "Observe the Candle . . . " GR writes: "The puzzle is about the two main ingredients of science: observations (like the ones that filled our notebooks) and theories (by which I mean all the laws, ideas, principles, and even just the hunches that make science go). Are these truly separate and independent ingredients?" Stereophile's resident philosopher ponders on . . .