Stereophile.com was feeling a little bit old.
We'd have to go back to September 2005 to recall the last major changes made to our website. It was then that we began adding our forums and blogs, which moved slowly at first, went through some growing pains, and finally became some of our most popular online destinations. About a year later, we made other minor revisions, altering the look and feel of our site to make it friendlier, more attractive, and easier to use.
These were all great moves, but the nature of the Web demands near-constant renewal. The time had come for some tube-rolling. Or, if you prefer, we needed to augment our physical media with a high-res, lightning-fast, computer-based system. Look at it however you like. The situation was clear: We were overdue for a facelift.
So here we are. Now, in addition to a fresh, clean looknote the much larger images and the easier to read typewe've merged all of Stereophile.com's content onto a single platform. This means you'll be able to search for whatever your audiophile heart desires and, if it's on our site, you'll find it.
Become a Member
Membership has its privileges. To comment on articles, blogs, Votes, or post in our forums and galleries, readers can sign up and create an account using the form at the bottom of the right column (under the ads) on every page.
If you were previously a member in our forums and have a valid email address, you'll need to create a new password before being able to post anywhere:
If you have a problem doing this, contact me by email.
Do you have a favorite Stereophile contributor? Would you like to spend all afternoon reading every Michael Fremer review that's ever been posted to our site? You can! Just click on his byline, and your wish will be granted. In addition, our new search engine allows you to streamline your search according to specific words, phrases, site categories, or story types.
And, finally, all entries on Stereophile.com are now open to readers' comments. We believe your intelligent and thoughtful comments will not only improve our website, but will improve our entire hobby. We want to hear from you. Our equipment reviews, interviews, music reviews, think pieces, and blog entries are the starting blocks from which we race to explore the reasons we love hi-fi, share that love with others, and work to keep our passions forever growing.
Welcome to the new and improved Stereophile.com. Thanks for being here.