Added to the Archives This Week

Jonathan Scull tackles the Pioneer DV-AX10 SACD/DVD-A/CD player, revealing the strengths and weaknesses of one of the first "universal" disc machines. Scull carefully compares the DV-AX10 to stand-alone SACD, DVD-A, and CD players to assess whether, in fact, you can have it all in one tidy package.

Also from the current February issue, Chip Stern gets up close and personal with the Arcam DiVA A85 integrated amplifier. Can a two-channel integrated that has been "primped and prepped for integration into an expanded audio-video rig" deliver the sonic goods? Stern uncovers the answer in detail.

John Atkinson reports from the recent 111th biannual AES convention in "An Amusement Park for the Mind", his "As We See It" editorial from February. JA explains why "AES Conventions are Janus-faced."

From his most recent monthly tips and tricks column, "Fine Tunes #44," Jonathan Scull returns from Tweaker Hell and lives to tell the sordid tales. Reader response is included.

Finally, the most recent installment in our "Recording of the Month" series for the online archives: Recording of February 2002, Shelby Lynne: Love, Shelby. Robert Baird explains why he just loves that sinuous, whiskey-streaked voice.

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