Now on Newsstands: Stereophile Vol.37 No.6
Michael Fremer concludes his two-part review of VPI's Classic Direct Drive turntable with its 3D-printed 12" tonearma combination costing $30,000 that he declared a "bargain" in the May issue. Bob Reina takes time off from reviews of affordable loudspeakers to enhance the sound of his big rig with Audio Research's full-function SP20 preamplifier, while Art Dudley and Brian Damkroger investigate the sweet spot in digital component pricing with reviews of an Italian Lector DAC and a Danish Primare CD player.
English speakers get a once-over, with John Marks enthusing over a minimonitor from pro-audio manufacturer ATC and Stephen Mejias in his final equipment report deciding to settle down with KEF's LS50. And in his final "Entry Level" column before he leaves Stereophile to join AudioQuest, Stephen auditions affordable gear from Music Hall. You can find JA's tribute to Stephen in both the "Letters" column and "Industry Update," the latter recently posted to this website..
Our June issue kicks off with a question from reader Glenn Weadock: "Why Music?" Read the magazine to find out!