Added to the Archives This Week
Next up, Stereophile's senior editor, Jonathan Scull, gets his hands on the VTL Wotan MB-1250 monoblock power amplifier for a Follow-Up report. "A lot of electrons have flowed under the bridge since I brought you word of the mighty Vacuum Tube Logic Wotan MB-1250" (originally reviewed in Vol.19 No.10). Has much changed with J-10, the amp, or both? Read his report to find out.
Feeling a little left behind by the mid-fi MP3 craze? Stereophile's music editor, Robert Baird, writes about your audiophile qualms in his essay "The MP3 Whirlpool." RB writes: "[As] the MP3 whirlpool continues to swirl, one simple fact has made me feel as if I'm stuck at the starting line of the entire download controversy: The sound quality of MP3 has yet to improve above that of the average radio broadcast." But wait, there's more . . .