Added to the Archives This Week
More digital debriefing when Robert Deutsch uncovers details of the Perpetual Technologies P-1A D/D & P-3A D/A processors. As Deutsch tells the tale, "Finally, more than 18 months after the initial product announcement, the P-1A and P-3A review samples appeared on my doorstep." RD determines if it was worth the wait.
Heading a little deeper into the archive stacks, we find Thomas J. Norton doing a careful analysis of DTS & Data Compression as compared to Dolby Digital. As Norton notes, "DTS makes use of the full 1.4 megabits/second data capacity of the existing digital tracks for their six channels of information, while Dolby Digital uses only 384 kilobits/second for their system."
From 1994, we have John Atkinson and Robert Harley's manufacturer profile A Wee Dram of Scotch: Linn Products' Ivor Tiefenbrun. Tiefenbrun explains his turntable "accident" and more, in this revealing discourse.
Finally, the latest installment in our Recording of the Month series for the online archives: Recording of February 2000: Keith Jarrett's The Melody at Night, With You. As Richard Lehnert finds, the nimble pianist risks some cheap emotion to good effect.