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by AcoustimacLLC
Apr 21 2014 - 11:25am
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It's "Recommended Components" time, plus reviews of Vivid's Giya G3 speaker, MSB's Analog DAC, and preamps from Parasound and Zesto. Stephen Mejias reports on the latest version of AudioQuest's groundbreaking DragonFly DAC, Art Dudley argues that we all know how to listen, and Mikey Fremer takes a considered view of the growth in LP sales.
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JA finds a new reference headphone in the Audeze LCD-X; Mikey tries Lyra's new Etna phono cartridge; Art listens to one new tonearm and restores another old one; SM enjoys high-quality desktop audio; Kal enjoys two new products from Yamaha; Herb Reichert delivers a beautiful "As We See It"; and John La Grou gives us a fascinating look into the future of audio engineering!
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by John Atkinson
Mar 31 2014 - 4:14am
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February means Records to Die For. It also means lots of gear: AURALiC Vega DAC, a Benchmark DAC and ADC, tube amps from Primaluna and Shindo, and British speakers from ATC, Epos, and Sitrling. Mikey sets up his turntable. Stephen tries a new affordable amp from Lepai.
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by michael green
Mar 22 2014 - 7:47pm
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A new year! How about some new audio? DCS's ultra-performance Vivaldi digital stack; Amplification from Arcam, Coffman, Jadis, Lindell, and Pass Labs; the complex Thales turntable and tonearm; Speakers from DeVore Fidelity, Sonus Faber, and Urban Fidelity; Jack White's Paramount Records Project; and Stephen Mejias questions crowdfunding in high-end audio.
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by tmsorosk
Feb 4 2014 - 8:11pm
Let's have a listening party!
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Updates from the management.
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by Doctor Fine
Feb 6 2014 - 6:24am
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This is the place for general audio discussion. Something got your audio dander up? Or has something sent you straight to Audio Nirvana? Relieve the pressure or share the love right here.
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by michael green
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We welcome newcomers to the weird and wonderful hobby of high-end hi-fi. If you're considering getting into hi-fi or just starting to build a system and you have a question or concern, please feel free to jump in here.
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by audiophile2000
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It's not all-audio all-the-time in the Stereophile forums. The Open Bar is the place to discuss politics, entertainment, science and nature, sports and leisure, arts and literature, the weather, or whatever. Not for the faint of heart.
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by tmsorosk
Apr 20 2014 - 7:07am
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Getting the best from your audio system doesn't have to involve spending a lot of money. Let us know how you fine-tune your sound.
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by michael green
Apr 8 2014 - 2:48pm
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The room is the most overlooked component. Tell us both your horror stories and how you worked with your room to get great sound.
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by audiophile2000
Apr 8 2014 - 3:05am
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Manufacturers: Post press releases and hot industry news here. Posts that read like advertising will be deleted.
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by michael green
Apr 8 2014 - 3:07pm
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by HiFi House
Mar 18 2013 - 10:50am
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The opposite of the Sweet Spot: This is where offensive, cruel, disrespectful, and otherwise inappropriate posts are sent to die. This is NOT a place for starting new discussions. Let's try to keep this one empty.
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by JohnnyR
Jun 20 2013 - 7:41am
It's all about the gear! Right?
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The most important component in an audio system? The most personal? Or simply the most visible? Let us know what you think.
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by blueone
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Obsolete? Or still the BEST? Drop the needle on the record.
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by commsysman
Apr 11 2014 - 6:28am
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CD, SACD, DVD-A, Blu-ray. Get your bits together.
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by audiophile2000
Apr 21 2014 - 11:05pm
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Whether it's a preamp, power amp, or integrated, whether it uses tubes or transistors, our amplification components get no respect from the mainstream world. We know better, right?
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The way forward? Of no interest to audiophiles? How do you integrate a PC into your system?
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by audiophile2000
Apr 21 2014 - 11:20pm
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For late-night listening only, or the only way to listen? Either way, headphones offer a unique listening experience, and headphone enthusiasts are a unique breed of audiophile. Show us your cans.
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Accessory, essential system component, or snake oil? Got an answer? An opinion? Feeling tied up in the controversy? Let us know.
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by wkhanna
Apr 5 2014 - 8:19am
It's all about the music! Right?
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Here you can discuss Baroque, Romantic, Neo-Classical, Classical, and everything else that pushes you toward the peak of experience.
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by michael green
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It's the feeling that surrounds us with all great pop records: a oneness with the rest of humanity. Have you felt it with any Rock, Pop, R&B, Soul, Gospel, Blues, or Hip-Hop record? If so, share it here.
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by michael green
Apr 18 2014 - 8:02pm
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Whether it's for a freeform freak-out or a Gershwin standard, The Blue Room is the place to find your fellow jazzfans hanging out. There's no cover here, just lots of love. Can ya dig?
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by Allen Fant
Apr 18 2014 - 7:14am
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The best from around the globe. Audiophiles will travel the world to find new sounds. Bring it all back here for genres ranging from the Bahia's Bossa Nova to African Water Drumming.
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Jan 9 2011 - 11:31am
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Musicians: This is where you can share your latest work, offer links to MP3s, let us know where to see you play, and build your fan base. Music industry insiders: This is where you can let us know of new releases, signings, launches, and other hot news.
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by bdiament
Sep 12 2012 - 8:00am
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Our December 2013 Issue gives you our Products of the Year; JA listens to Wilson Alexias; Digtal from Paraound and Electrocompaniet; Tony Joe White; Analog from Thrax, Channel D, and Michael Fehlauer; PSB and Sennheiser headphones; Simaudio, Sophia, and Lindell amlification; and are audiophiles snobs?
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by Kal Rubinson
Dec 25 2013 - 8:31am
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NAD 3020 D: Reinventing an Icon; Constellation's $54,000 monoblocks; Integrated amps from Kondo and LFD; Speakers from Sonus Faber, PSB, Opera, and GoldenEar; Nuforce's kilobuck pre/pro; and turntables from Luxman and Rega.
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by ronaldwills
Dec 1 2013 - 1:54pm
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Recommended Components Fall 2013. Nuff said. Also: Marantz's breakthrough NA-11S1 network audio player; CD players from Aesthetix and Audio Research; Croft's enigmatic Phono Integrated amplifier; Henri Rollins; ST embraces Bluetooth; Interconnects from Audioquest; and new music from Trombone Shorty and Darcy James Argue.
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by geoffkait
Sep 30 2013 - 9:06am
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Diamonds are forever: B&W's Diamond tower loudspeaker shines; JA reviews Sony's SS-NA2ES; BJR and the minuscule Audience Clairaudient The One loudspeaker; MF on the road and at home with Lamm ML3 monoblocks; AD and the Meridian Explorer and some big horns; KR gets fancy with a Trinnov Optimizer; a interviews with John Dibb and Azar Lawrence; and follow-ups on the Pioneer SP-BS22-LR, Audio Desk Systeme, and BMC Phono MCCI.
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by Glotz
Sep 9 2013 - 8:04pm
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Ayre AX-5 integrated on the cover; Entry-level gems from AudioQuest, Creek and Skullcandy; High-end analog from AMG, Ikeda, and Sutherland; Sexy speakers from Opera and Boston Acoustics; Astell&Kern's AK100; Schiit BiFrost DAC; Unison Research S6 integrated; and an interview with Terence Blanchard.
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by quadlover
Sep 4 2013 - 6:25pm
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Precision, dynamics, and elegance from YG Acoustics' superb Sonja 1.3; Affordable speakers from PSB, Music Hall, & Pioneer; Digital excellence from Wadia, Bricasti, & Parasound; KR meets his match with the TAD Evolution 1 floorstander; Multichannel DSD; JA answers the question: "Too many shows?"; AD listens to some fine reissues; an interview with Grammy-winning engineer Jim Anderson; and Marantz celebrates their 60th Anniversary.
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by Demondog
Jun 26 2013 - 6:28pm
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Our Amps and Preamps Issue! TAD's C600 preamp graces the cover; BD settles in with the ginormous Simaudio 880M monoblocks; BJR detours with the VTL TL5.5 preamp; ST reviews the PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premier integrated; Mikey listens to the BMC MCCI phono preamp; AD revisits the Shindo Masseto preamp; JA revisits the Devialet D-Premier D/A integrated; Steve Guttenberg asks are you listening more but enjoying it less? and an interview with Rega's Roy Gandy.
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by bertdw
May 17 2013 - 12:05pm
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WARNING! Sexy Hi-End Headphones in this issue! SM compares his experiences with the Skullcandy Aviators and the Beats SoloHD; a little DAC from iFi; an Italian DAC from M2Tech; the well-rounded Wharfedale Jade 7; BJR gets deeper into amps with the AR REF75; two Oppos; and Art Dudley restores some Altec Valencia loudspeakers.
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by Glotz
May 9 2013 - 12:01pm
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First and foremost: Recommended Components! 500+ of the best audio products to buy with your hard-earned cash. Also on the menu for April: Pass Labs triple-decker XP-30 preamp; Big-time amplification from Ypsilon and Lamm; TechDas's vacuum suctioning Air Force One turntable; another preamp with Nagra's Jazz; SM sets up a subwoofer; and Yves Beauvais sets the record straight for audiophiles.
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by PredatorZ
Apr 17 2013 - 5:06pm
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In this issue: Art review's the affordable Peachtree decco65 Integrated Amp/DAC and listens to the Beatles Box Set; Speaker reviews for Vandersteen, Spendor, and Canalis; LG gets down with the new Velodyne DD-18+; SM listens to H/K headphones and reads David Byrne; Bel Canto's jam-packed C7R Integrated/DAC; and RB talks to big band believer John Hollenbeck.
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by commsysman
Apr 23 2013 - 7:37am
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Stereophile goes Steampunk! Dan D'agostino's Momentum amplifier jets out of the cover! Also, R2D4 (that's Records to Die For). All great news! Not to mention: Beats, B&W P3s Headphones, BSG's QOL (what it does and how it does it), 2 AVM CD-Eivers, Canalis Anima loudspeakers, Mikey on Tonearms, Sam on Swiss, and Art with Artemis. Phew! Oh, and RB admits he has a problem. All in this special edition of Stereophile!
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by wkhanna
Apr 8 2013 - 11:00am
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A new year, a new Stereophile! Starring the Devialet D-Premier; Our least and most expensive loudspeakers ever reviewed; Octave's RE-290 amplifier; Peachtree's integrated nova125; Mikey's showdown at RMAF; RB and the Bad Plus; Surreal Sound; Spendor; Aperion; and ML says hi-res digital finally fulfills the promises made by CD.
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by dlb
Jan 24 2013 - 3:05pm
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On da cover: the tiny package with the big punch! KEF's LS50; Superb speakers from Music Hall, Harbeth, B&W, and DeVore; AD restores a Rek-O-Kut; Class D amp from Anthem; Kinda Class D amp from Mark Lev; Kathleen Ferrier remembered; RB and the Avetts; SM and the Epoz AktiMate loudspeakers; JM's Holiday Gift Guide; and our Products of the Year 2012!!!
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by remlab
Jan 23 2013 - 5:50pm
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Celebrating our first 50 Years! On the cover? SM's review of the affordable VPI Traveler turntable; Audio Research's Reference 5SE: the ultimate preamp; Spiral Groove's amazing SG1.1; Art goes gaga for the Rogers High Fidelity EHF-100 integrated and Klipsch Heresey loudspeakers; JA converts vinyl to digital with the Ayre QA-9; SM sets up his turntable; BJR and the DefTech SM55s; KR goes wireless; and RB interviews Albert Lee.
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by soulful.terrain
Nov 5 2012 - 2:44pm
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OCTOBER!! You know what that means? Fall Recommended Components 2012. Oh yeah!! Also on the cover: AudioQuest's game-changing USB DAC, the Dragonfly; JI reviews some MSB digital; JA and the Sony SS-AR2; EL and Clearaudio; ST goes from active to passive with the Music First Baby Reference; JM lives with the Vivid K1s; and RB reports on EMI's SACD remasters.
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by Jeff0000
Oct 2 2012 - 4:30pm
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The One-Box Solution: Classé's versatile CP-800 D/A preamplifier; A loudspeaker for every listener: Line Magnetic, Marten, Teresonic, Polk, MartinLogan, OMA, Tannoy; MF and the Goldfinger Statement phono cartridge; Bricasti & Musical Fidelity DAC followups; SM hides in an anechoic chamber; and RUSH!
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by JoeE SP9
Sep 23 2012 - 3:55pm
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Our Loudspeaker Issue!!! Adam Audio's Classic Column MK3 graces the cover; Affordable loudspeakers from Emotiva, PSB, DefTech, and Polk; Halide's USB DAC offers digital excellence; Elegence from Unison Research's Simply Italy integrated; Mikey reviews the mega-buck Dartzeel NHB-458 monoblocks; AD on the best 5 vintage speakers; and Researching the Blues with Redd Kross.
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by Stephen Mejias
Aug 7 2012 - 7:15am
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Well June was Hot, but July is Hot PINK! Lansche's plasma-powered loudspeaker; Audio Research Reference 150 Power Amp; the 35-bit NAD M51; a $150,000 turntable; High Value from Polk, Dali, and Snell; Art loves a CD player, JA measures it; ST and the new Rega Apollo; SM Polks around with more Kimber Kables; and a feature on the Mercury Living Presence Reissues.
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by Ariel Bitran
Jul 12 2012 - 7:55am
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Some like it HOT! PrimaLuna's scorchin' new ProLogue Premium integrated scorches our cover; Infinity's Arnie Nudell looks back; Allnic's retro A-5000 DHT monoblocks; Mikey's seduced by the Joseph Audio Pulsars; Baird and M. Ward; Analog Corner with Magico QPods, Music First, and the Audio Desk LP cleaner; SM analyzes Drake; JM and the Wilson Duettes; and Jim Austin reports from (the other) Portland
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by neiltingley
Jun 24 2012 - 1:11am
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The May Stereophile features: the revolutionary B.M.C. Amplifier C1; Affordable audio w/Peachtree's Dac-iT and Paradigm's Studio 20 v5 loudspeaker; Krell's extreme Cipher disc player; Quad's ESL-2805 -- a classic reborn; Bryston's SP-3 Pre/Pro; AD and ST get freaky with system tweaks; Memphis band Lucero blend Johnny Cash and Stax; and SM finishes flattening his LP.
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by Katruje
May 4 2013 - 11:57pm
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Well for starters... April is our Recommended Components issue! 700 awesome pieces of gear. MF reviews MBL's omnidirectional 101E Mk.II; Amplifiers for all reasons: Lamm, Luxman, Rogue, Cayin, and C-J; The Swiss Stenheim Alumine; AD interviews May Belt; SM questions CES; and a feature on songstress Kathleen Edwards.
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by dlb
May 24 2012 - 10:41am
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We heard you wanted a new Stereophile, so here's March 2012: Sonus Faber's stunning Amati Futura; British digital from AMR & Musical Fidelity; Soundsmith goes direct-to-disc with Mikey; Aerial's 7T floorstander; MBL's 9011 Monoblock ($106k a pair!); Movie soundtracks with Robert Baird; and Steve Guttenberg asks, "Are modern recording practices damaging music?"
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by cjdla
May 12 2012 - 10:08am
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February 2012! Our Annual Music Issue featuring 62 Records 2 Die 4. JA meets the state of digital art w/Bricasti's M1 processor; EL teaches how to solve your room's acoustic problems; B&W's DB-1, an intelligent sub; Wadax' digitizing phono preamp in MF's 200th Analog Corner; and pimp your power w/a Pangea PSU. (oh, and SM listens to more CDs...gasp!)
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by Ariel Bitran
Jan 24 2012 - 9:23am
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Volume 35. Year 2012. We don't stop! TAD's Compact Reference speaker: hardly compact but definitely a reference; the Weiss FireWire DAC; Italian style w/Sonus Faber Guarneri Evolution; Art Dudley checks in w/Don Garber of Fi; mid-priced speakers from Dynaudio & Nola; and RB reports from Blues Masters at the Crossroads Festival.
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by JWAT
Feb 4 2012 - 12:57am
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This December, we have 56 pages of in-depth audio component coverage--COUNT 'EM! Amps of all sorts from Rega, Conrad-Johnson, Music Reference, Harman Kardon; affordable digital excellence found in the Centrance DACmini; bookshelf speakers from Epos and Proac; guitarist Bill Frisell channels John Lennon; and finally! Stereophile's 2011 60 Best Products of the Year.
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by jackfish
Dec 20 2011 - 12:00pm
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November's got looks to kill and content to thrill. Starting off with the multi-capable Resolution Audio Cantata Music Center; the Simaudio Moon 650D, an impressive DAC/CD transport; AD reviews 3 classic tubed integrateds; budget bookshelf speakers from Pioneer, Energy, Epos, and Boston Acoustics; and a conversation with legendary record producer George Avakian.
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by John Atkinson
Nov 7 2011 - 5:42am
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This October issue will blow you away. Vivid's smooth B1 loudspeaker impresses JA; MF finds a new favorite in the VPI Classic 3; AD finds a new digital friend w/the Wavelength Audio Proton; ST and a CJ preamp; SM and NHT; JM and some CD-eivers; an inside look at the new Pink Floyd reissue set; and finally, 700 sparkling Recommended Components.
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by deckeda
Oct 22 2011 - 6:04pm
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September kicks off with some killer disc playback from Oppo's BDP-95; Speakers from Atlantic Technology, KEF, and Pioneer; Mikey reviews the Kuzma 4Point tonearm (and loves it); JA wrestles the Musical Fidelity AMS100 power amp; Art Dudley describes his listening room; SM strangles himself with more cables; and a revealing feature on bandleader Gerald Wilson.
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by TheArt
Jun 23 2012 - 2:00pm
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The August 2011 issue is unique, to say the least. For starters: Henry eff'n Rollins writes our As We See It. No apologies from this horn speaker: Schimmel's Voxative Ampeggio. In-ears from JH Audio; Primaluna preamp; power from Mark Lev; SM settles in w/some affordable cables; and the many voices of GBV's Robert Pollard.
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by nunhgrader
Sep 7 2011 - 6:42am
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The ranking of music is a personal matter, argues JM; RB makes a pilgrimage to the crossroads and finds a new deluxe box set!; ST falls for a Rethm; Mikey spins vinyl and spans the globe; AD rips, burns, streams, converts; SM lives with two very different integrated amplifiers; and KR catches up with Integra. Plus: Reviews of new products from Sony, Thiel, Wharfedale, Audience, Micromega, and Ypsilon!
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by Glotz
Jul 9 2011 - 6:38am
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Get Digital with Bryston's sleek BDP-1 Music Player; Michael Lavorgna wonders when did being interested in hi-fi lose its cool; Clearaudio Concept turntable and an LFD phono-pre; Speakers from Triangle, Klipsch, Linn, and Direct Acoustics; Mr. Lichte reviews the Bel Canto e.One DAC3.5VB; SM saves Natalie and Nicole's party; Steve Earle searches for Hank Williams; and an Analog Corner with silly-expensive cables.
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by BlueFox
Jul 24 2012 - 12:40am
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A brilliant May Issue! KR reviews the monstrous B&W 800 Diamonds; BJR gets starry-eyed w/the Totem Dreamcatcher; Two Turntables: Brinkmann Bardo and Rega RP1 (this one's affordable too!); Mikey cleans more records; Sam plays with the new Rega DAC (and predicts his own death); JVS and JA discuss the making of Attention Screen Takes Flight at Yamaha; and SM makes meatloaf (with entry-level ingredients).
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by poorchip
May 14 2011 - 10:46am
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The new April issue is HOT! SM compares the affordable Wharfedale Diamond 10.1's and his reference PSB Alpha B1's; JM updates the general public on the Loudness Wars; JA reviews the Musical Fidelity V-Link; Hot tube amps from Audio Note and VTL; Sax Man Joe Lovano channels Bird; and Art Dudley's 100th Listening!
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by poorchip
May 14 2011 - 10:46am
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A powerful March issue! FK gets down with The Simaudio Moon 700i integrated amp (and compares it to his Krell FBI); RB gets strung-out with 3 guitar legends; Phono preamps from Parasound, Pass, Allnic, and Ypsilon; Monoblocks from Classe; Marantz CD5004 and PM5004; Sam Tellig and Musical Fidelity; and SM cleans some records with the Okki Nokki.
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by pbarach
Apr 26 2011 - 12:21pm
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The Wilson speaker to hear: the Sophia Series 3! Hot speaker imports from Vivid, Triangle, Epos, and Wharfedale; The rebirth of vinyl from Garrard, Rega, Thorens, Sutherland, and Nagaoka; HRT's Music Stremer Pro; Art Dudley starts building a plinth; and the two Johns do a big listen.
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by velocitymj
May 16 2011 - 8:02pm
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A stack o'DAC reviews from Chord, dCS, and Esoteric; J-10 and JA go on a road trip; the first appearance of SM's "Entry Level" Column; RB interviews guitarist Marc Ribot; Fremer digs into some phono preamps; and some superb integrateds from Pass Labs and LFD.
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by RPeck
Feb 27 2011 - 12:27pm
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Ayre finds its own road with the DX-5 "Universal A/V Engine," and we offer our picks for the 2010 Products of the Year!
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by John Atkinson
Dec 4 2010 - 6:20pm
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Focal's 30th-Anniversary Speaker; 40 years of sonic excellence from ECM's legendary Manfred Eicher; and new gear from Goldring, Miyajima, Simaudio, AMR, Gradient, Rega, NuForce, Musical Fidelity, and Magico.
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by SpecificOcean
Jan 10 2011 - 8:23am
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Michael Lavorgna on "Why Music Matters Most"; our semi-annual "Recommended Components" list!; reviews of products from Logitech, Einstein, McIntosh, NAD, Audio Analogue, Shindo, Vivid Audio, CEntrance, dCS, Harbeth, Acapella, and Miyajima.
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by Elk
Nov 15 2010 - 8:02am
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SM on "Building Quality"; integrated tube amps from Manley Labs and Audio Research; reviews of products from Acapella, Benchmark, Electrocompaniet, Cary, Vitus, ASUS, Audiostone, Oswalds Mill Audio, and Krell.
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by rotho
Sep 15 2010 - 2:57am
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Gradient's unique Helsinki 1.5; ripping LPs with Pure Vinyl; reviews of products from Harbeth, NAT, Etymotic, MiniWatt; a report from the Monkeyhaus and the Mystic Chords of Memory.
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by Poor Audiophile
Aug 25 2010 - 7:56pm
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Our Special Aspiration Issue includes coverage on the Vivid G1Giya, Wilson Sasha, and Focal Maestro Utopia loudspeakers; Marantz SA-KI-Pearl and Playback Designs MPS-5 integrated amplifiers; Boulder 1008, Vitus MP-P201, and AMR PH-77 phono preamps; Classe CT-SSP surround-sound processor; and Fi 2b tubed preamp.
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by johnk
May 31 2011 - 11:36am
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JA explains what separates the boys from the men; RB gets soulful with Daptone; ST listens to the newest Gibbon; MF explores SRA and VTA; AD finds a new trannie; JM auditions products from ProAc and Leben; plus reviews of products from Spiral Groove, Canton, PSB, YBA, CEntrance, and Audience.
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by Mark S
Jul 24 2010 - 10:04am
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Our web monkey describes the Holy Trinity of Audiophiledom; ST auditions headphone amps; Mikey plays with a Fozgometer; Art restores a pair of Large Advents; Kal reports from the 2009 CES and tries out an A/V receiver. Plus: Reviews of hot products from JBL, Klipsch, Roksan, Musical Fidelity, Lindemann, Stello, and Grado.
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by ms977a
Dec 24 2010 - 3:44pm
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Reviews of products from Monitor Audio, Bauer/Ayre, BAT, Marantz, JL Audio, Quicksilver, ATC, and Tempo Electric; Mikey reports from the 2010 CES; RB listens to a new Hendrix release; JA addresses the recent Lexicon Blu-ray controversy; and we list more than 500 "Recommended Components."
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by struts
Jun 10 2010 - 1:25pm
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Steve Guttenberg rediscovers the joys of analog; Keith Howard examines tonearm geometry (and Art Dudley totally ignores it, sort of); Richard Lehnert dives into Bruckner's Symphony No.9; ST goes class-A; Mikey goes to Denmark; Kal uncovers a Lexicon; RB devours Neil Young; Reviews of hot components!
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by Orb
Mar 31 2010 - 3:54am
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The February issue includes our "Records to Die For" feature. Also inside: Reviews of products from Vienna Acoustics, Hanns, Pro-Ject, Playback Designs, Bryston, RealTraps. And: Mikey finds a cheap LP cleaner; Sam gets passive; Art falls for a Sophia; and JM sums up his quest for an affordable system.
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by dave_b
Feb 20 2010 - 7:20pm
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On the cover of Vol.33 No.1, we feature the Xonar Essence soundcard. Inside, Art wishes us a Happy New Year; JVS speaks with Allen Perkins; RB chats with Wayne Coyne; MF reports from RMAF; EL gets an earful from Totem. And so much more!
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by dave_b
Jul 8 2010 - 10:35am
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We vote for our favorite products of the year; RB talks with Kevn Kinney of Drivin' and Cryin'; JA looks back on a year in which too many of audio's pioneers passed away.
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by dhs0403
Feb 23 2010 - 8:11am
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Reviews of the Aerial 20T v2 and Paradigm Reference Studio 60 v.5 loudspeakers, the Convergent Audio Technology SL1 Renaissance preamp, and the affordable HRT Music Streamers.
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by jgossman
Sep 23 2011 - 3:10pm
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We remember Stereophile's founder, J. Gordon Holt, and review products from Zu, Acoustic Energy, Chario, Ayre, PSB, Spendor, Bel Canto, Nagra, Sooloos, Totem, NAD, Graham Engineering, Artemis, and Arcam.
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by hollowman
Nov 23 2010 - 3:55pm
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Michael Lavorgna discusses our "Fragile Souls"; MF reviews the new Wilson MAXX 3; ST reports from Italy; AD gets back in touch with Leonard Cohen; Kal brings us "Music in the Round"; RB celebrates the 40th anniversary of Woodstock...
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by REGTAS
Apr 27 2011 - 8:00am
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JM submits his Commonsense System Strategies; RB talks to bassist Christian McBride; ST gets back to his cheapskate roots; MF listens to a couple of cost-no-object phono preamps; AD goes to RadioShack; JM finds a Peachtree.
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Jan 10 2010 - 2:44pm
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Steve Guttenberg wants to know what happened to multichannel music. (Maybe Kal has an answer for him.) Steve Harris talks hi-fi with John Crabbe, Robert Baird visits Sonic Youth, and Art Dudley enjoys Jim Smith's new audiophile primer.
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by nunhgrader
Sep 17 2009 - 1:18pm
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SM reflects on SSI 2009 and imagines the glory days of hi-fi; KR reviews Floyd Toole's new book; RB reports from SXSW and speaks with the Posies' Ken Stringfellow; ST spends time with a new Mac SACD player; Mikey is impressed by the Nagra BPS phono pre; Artie explores the $100,000 Lars integrated; JM falls in love with a new take on Bach's Brandenburgs...
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Nov 27 2009 - 8:02pm
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John Marks opens our May issue with his thoughts on buying used audio classics; Sam Tellig gets back to his cheapskate roots with the Musical Fidelity V-Series components; Mikey listens to a $15,000 phono cartridge; Art cleans his records; Kal goes for the McIntosh sound...
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by CharlyD
Jul 10 2009 - 8:49am
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The Meridian 808.2: Oh, only the finest-sounding CD player JA has ever heard. David Lander talks with Richard Sequerra; Robert Baird parties in New Orleans; Mikey Fremer reports from Las Vegas; Steve Guttenberg ponders audio nirvana; reviews galore; and over 500 Recommended Components!
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by georgelouis
Feb 10 2012 - 12:49am
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We find out if the YG Anat Reference really is the best speaker in the world. Plus: JA muses on the role of community in high-end audio and pays tribute to his mentor, John Crabbe; Keith Howard examines the theory and practice of RIAA LP equalization; Mikey rips LPs with Channel D's Pure Vinyl...
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by SAS Audio
May 23 2009 - 10:56am
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February means "Records to Die For." We also offer 45 pages of equipment reviews including: One-box systems from Primare and Carat; speakers from Jamo and PSB; disc players from Bryston, Marantz, and Ayre... Plus: Bob Deutsch asks if you're a "leveler" or a "sharpener."
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by shahirshah
Oct 19 2012 - 2:09pm
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Art builds 'em up and breaks 'em down; Kal goes Blu; Mikey reports from the Rockies; JA welcomes a Sapphire into his home; Wes gets down with Nuforce; SM flies with The Hawk...
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Dec 29 2013 - 1:40am
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Our editors choose their favorite products of the year; Thiel's CS3.7 provides sonic elegance; Robert Baird catches the vinyl bug and takes a tour of Brooklyn Phono; Art Dudley feels hope, spreads the joy, and spins 78s.
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by mark evans
Sep 5 2010 - 8:03am
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Ayre's KX-R preamp may be the 8th Wonder of the World! Tons of equipment reports; AD on how god makes audiophiles; SM on the elements of our enthusiasm; and Frank Zappa rises from the dead!
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by Kal Rubinson
Jan 28 2009 - 7:40am
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JVS discusses the merits of going green; RB talks with the Kings of Leon; Mikey's got a new cartridge-setup toy; Sam falls in love with a couple of DACs; Artie says "Goodbye Delight;" and John Marks continues his quest for afforable hi-fi. Plus: "Recommended Components!"
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by zheng4
Sep 16 2009 - 8:58am
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Jon Iverson and Kal Rubinson get SERVED, Sooloos-style; Mikey Fremer and ol' Artie Dudley spin some vinyl; Wee Bobby Baird gets down with the Philadelphia Sound.
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by Kal Rubinson
Sep 4 2008 - 10:18pm
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Tons of great new monitors, floorstanders, and subwoofers in our special speaker issue, including models from Esoteric, ProAc, ASW, Renaissance, AudioNote, Dynaudio, SV Sound, PSB, and Definitive Technology! Plus: Keith Howard discusses the art and science of measuring headphones.
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by Kal Rubinson
Aug 26 2008 - 9:43am
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VINYL RULES! Rega's bargain-priced P3-24 graces the cover of our Vinyl Revival issue. Inside: SM smells the vinyl and feels the love; MF brings us turntables, tonearms, and phono preamps; AD examines the EMT 997 banana 'arm.
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by Jan Vigne
Dec 16 2008 - 1:39pm
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We celebrate 45 years of audio reviews with Jeff Wong's "TALES CALCULATED TO MAKE YOU READ Stereophile," a colorful and fascinating look at some of our finest moments.
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Jun 23 2008 - 5:23pm
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In our May 2008 issue, we have an interview with Magico's Alon Wolf and a review of his V3 loudspeaker. Gracing the cover is the Marantz SM-11S1 power amplifier and, inside, we have reviews of loudspeakers, headphones, turntables, phono cartridges, and more.
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by huntson
Aug 20 2012 - 7:04pm
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April has music features on Anne Sophie Von Otter and Big Dipper; book reviews of Surround Sound and Swiss Precision; equipment reports on the PSB Synchrony One, Hansen Price V2, Triangle Esprit Comete EX, and Silverline Minuet loudspeakers, and the Meridian F80 music system.
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by kcxj
Sep 5 2008 - 12:52am
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50 pages of audio equipment coverage, including: Shanling's MC-30 music center; Continuum Audio Lab's Criterion turntable; Cayin's A-50T integrated amp; Parasound's Halo JC 2 line preamp; Revel's Ultima Studio2 loudspeaker; DALI's Helicon 400 Mk.2; and Linn's Klimax DS network D/A processor!
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by mrlowry
Apr 14 2008 - 10:34pm
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We hope you enjoy our 18th annual "Records To Die For" feature. We've also got reviews of loudspeakers from KEF, Escalante Design, and Paradigm. Meanwhile, Michael Fremer champions audiophiles everywhere and JA asks the important question: "Where did the music go?"
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by Elk
May 30 2008 - 7:46am
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We open the new year in grand style, with 48 pages of in-depth equipment reports. Gracing our cover is the MS750 music server—with 750GB of storage, it's the biggest MAC of all.
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by Welshsox
Apr 4 2008 - 6:22pm
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Lots of great speakers including: Vandersteen's Quatro Wood, Sonus Faber's Elipsa, Pioneer's Pure Malt, DeVore Fidelity's Gibbon Nine, and Audioengine's 2. We've also got amplifiers, turntables, headphones, and our 60 favorite products of the year.
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by flatmap
Dec 22 2007 - 12:30am
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Stereophile turns 45! In this issue, Stereophile's founder, J. Gordon Holt, gives his opinion on the state of the High End. We also have interviews with Bettye LaVette and EAR's Tim de Paravicini.
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by trevort
Dec 16 2007 - 10:29am
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October is beautiful and offers tips on getting the best out of LP playback; super SACD players from Muse, Marantz, and Esoteric; speakers from Infinity and Verity Audio; and gorgeous amplification from Ars-Sonum. October also includes our "Recommended Components" list.
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by derekw
Nov 30 2007 - 8:56am
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Musical Fidelity's Supercharger amps, the making of Live at Merkin Hall, and tons of great, affordable hi-fi!
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by NASHSTEPHENS
Jun 22 2012 - 12:31am
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August is our special Show Report issue, featuring hot news from New York and Munich, as well as some wonderfully colorful (and frighteningly accurate) caricatures by Jeff Wong!
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Aug 20 2007 - 11:26am
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Jason Victor Serinus brings us "Life, Love, and The Big Ahh." Art Dudley gets in touch with Shindo and The Music Mind. Sam Tellig finds superb sound from Malaysia's Promitheus Audio. Keith Howard investigates how loudspeakers torture amplifiers.
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Dec 11 2007 - 1:35pm
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Our June 2007 issue begins with Jon Iverson detailing the benefits of music servers and downloads.
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by westcott
Jul 9 2007 - 2:56pm
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Monty is thrilled: "JA gives the PSB Alpha B1 the FULL review treatment. How cool is that? Jim Austin nails down what I have long thought with respect to audio and art. Dudley gets his own budget component to review in the new Rega P1. And, yes, it spins 1% fast. Surprise! It's a Rega!
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by Kal Rubinson
Nov 16 2008 - 9:06am
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WP falls in love with the elegant and powerful Ayre MX-R monoblocks; Keith Howard examines how two audio channels can create a surround sound experience. Plus: CES reports, Italian jazz, The Fountains of Wayne, and "The Joy of Music." And: 500+ Recommended Components.
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by johnmarks
May 4 2007 - 7:31am
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Pioneer's S-1EX comes close to sonic perfection. We also feature speakers from Joseph, Silverline, and Dynaudio; a new phono cartridge from Lyra; CD players from Linn and Rega; and tube power from Rogue. In addition, AD lets us in on the gifts of audio reviewing, and JA recaps our review policies.
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Aug 14 2007 - 1:32pm
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WiFi Hi-Fi goes high-end with the Slim Devices Transporter; state-of-the-art CD playback from Naim; multichannel power from Classe; LP playback from Metronome; bargains from Musical Fidelity; and, of course: Records to Die For!
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by krikor
May 21 2007 - 8:51am
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Cheers to Volume 30! This is an issue bursting with color. Inside, you'll find speaker reviews on designs from Vandersteen, Era, Merlin, Eclipse, and Opera. We also listen to amps from NAD, Creek, and Halcro, and examine Simaudio's Moon Evolution SuperNova CD player.
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by Robert Deutsch
Mar 11 2007 - 3:04pm
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We've got the 60 BEST audio products of 2006, wrapped up nice and tied in a bow. Plus: Wes Phillips and John Atkinson discuss the making of the new Cantus disc, There Lies the Home; our music writers bring reports on tons of reissues; our audio guys offer equipment reports galore.
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by Elk
Aug 7 2007 - 8:09pm
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We've got mucho macho loudspeakers from Wilson, NHT, Klipsch, Canton, and JL Audio. We've got phono preamps from Oracle and Artemis. We've got the world's most expensive CD player from Zanden. We've got intense features from Thermal Compression to Shostakovich.
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Dec 11 2007 - 11:56am
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An issue full of exciting and affordable gear: Sonos' ZP80 ($349) and ZP100 ($499) WiFi zone players; Sonic Impact's Super T amp ($159); NAD's C 372 integrated ($899); Nordost's Heimdall interconnect ($600/1m pair) and speaker cables ($1500/2m pair); Ultimate Ears' UE-10 headphones ($900).
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by Elk
Mar 3 2007 - 9:30am
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Special Amplification Issue: On the mark with Sutherland's Direct Line Stage preamp; Amps, big and small, from Cary, Portal, Ray Samuels, Rega, Atoll, and mbl. Plus: JA gets serious with the Slim Devices Squeezebox.
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Sep 22 2006 - 6:19pm
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Curvaceous CD Sound from Classe; Sam Tellig listens to the radio; Michael Fremer gives us the bad side of vinyl; Art Dudley insults even more people; and John Marks takes us to the Hook-Foley/Baker organ.
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by smejias
Jan 26 2007 - 4:43pm
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"A lovely, sunny thing:" The Musical Fidelity kW DM25. Speakers from Revel, Vandersteen, and Quad; Vinyl playback from Pro-Ject, Einstein, PS Audio, and Clearaudio; Keith Howard shows us how to optimize bass quality; Robert Baird goes crazy for the Flaming Lips.
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by Mark Seaton
Aug 3 2006 - 10:56am
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Our Special Speaker Issue features new offerings from Audio Physic, Focal, and Snell, while Art Dudley rebuilds an original Quad Electrostatic! We praise an audio classic - the EICO HF-81 - and ring out the return of a legend - the Moscode hybrid.
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Dec 18 2006 - 7:50am
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A Music Lover's Speaker: Vienna Acoustics' Concert Grand. Plus: The LP Revival; loudspeakers from Sonus Faber, Dynaudio, Audio Note, and a review of the classic Smaller Advent; a new Stereophile CD; and a beautiful look at the making of an audiophile jazz recording.
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May 30 2006 - 11:27pm
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What you've been waiting for: Over 500 top audio components recommended by our writers and editors! Plus: Keith Howard explores "Euphonic Distortion;" Robert Baird chats with Steve Wynn and delves into the Dream Syndicate; the addictive dCS P8i SACD player; amps, amps, and more amps.
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by drtat
Oct 30 2007 - 7:09pm
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What?! They put a $600 receiver on the cover? How dare they? And how's about that 2W power amp? What's going on with these guys? If that wasn't enough: Laurence Borden brings us "A Tale of Two Transports;" Speakers from Monitor Audio and DeVore Fidelity; Amps from Chord and Simaudio.
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by tebs
Nov 2 2007 - 6:45pm
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John Atkinson gets down with the deep bass of Genesis' new 5.2 speaker. And that's not all: When the house is burning down, save the albums! We've got our annual collection of "Records to Die For;" John Marks uncovers more about Miles Davis' Kind of Blue; Robert Baird watches in awe as the screen...
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by arogister
May 1 2006 - 10:59am
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The $90,000 Continuum Caliburn turntable system: The World's Best? Plus: Keith Howard's Special Report on Digital Filters; Getting Solo Acoustic with Jackson Browne; 40+ Pages of Equipment Reports...
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by Jim Tavegia
Apr 20 2007 - 8:22am
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The 60 BEST Products of 2005! Plus: Sonic Transparency with B&W's 802D; Sweet Soul Music from Susan Tedeschi; Goodies from the CEDIA Expo and London Show...
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Jan 13 2006 - 8:33am
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Future Shock: NHT's Digital Speaker; Amps At All Prices; Bill Charlap and David Hazeltine; a New Cantus CD...
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by imustafa
Dec 12 2007 - 6:44am
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500 Recommended Components; Cary's CD303/300; Les Paul at 90; Vintage Audio: the Bozak Concert Grand; David Chesky on the record industry...
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Jun 19 2011 - 6:33pm
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CD Copyrights Explained; Mordaunt-Short's Performance 6 loudspeaker; Computer Audio: Wavelength's USB DAC; John Scofied: Jazz Guitar Meets Ray Charles...
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