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"Poignance Measured in Digits"
Alex Ross got Fantel's permission to reprint it on his marvelous The Rest Is Noise blog.
Fantel used to write about hi-fi for the NYT and audiophiles frequently derided his choices of equipment to review, but when I was an audio salesman, I demonstrated systems and components for Mr. Fantel and he clearly recognized special gear when he heard it—he reigned in his inner geek to reach a wider audience. As you can see from this article, he also knew what recorded music was capable of.