Added to the Archives This Week
A new tool can sometimes completely change your perspective. Which is what Robert Harley discovered when he began to use one of the first jitter analyzers to uncover why some CD transports sound different from others. In A Transport of Delight: CD Transport Jitter, Harley put the analyzer into audiophile service, reporting that "it isn't enough to get the bits right; those bits have to be converted back into music with as accurate a timing reference as when the music was first digitized."
Next, we have the first installment in a new series for the online archives: Recording of July 2001: The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album by Chip Stern. Each issue, the magazine's editors single out a Recording of the Month for having great music in great sound, and we'll now bring those to you online.