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Paul Bolin Posted: Aug 24, 2003 0 comments
Ever since the introduction of high-resolution digital formats, audiophiles have been waiting for the smoke from the format wars to settle. What would the winning software be? DVD-Audio? DVD-Video? SACD? 24 bits at 96kHz or 192kHz? As new formats struggled to establish themselves, upconverting technology became commonplace for the playback of the familiar 16-bit/44.1kHz "Red Book" CD format. What to do? Invest large amounts of cash in a system that played "Red Book" (maybe with upconverting, but if so, by how much?) and one other format, and hope that you've bet right? And what about movies on them new-fangled DVDs, Tex?
Larry Greenhill Posted: Aug 24, 2003 0 comments
All high-end audio companies turn over their product lines periodically. Even those amplifiers I have depended on as references go out of production. Although my reference amplifier can remain a part of the reviewing sequence, readers won't be able to purchase a discontinued model and get the results I describe. Thus I am compelled to get a review sample of a new amplifier or speaker, and hope for the best.
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Barry Willis Posted: Aug 17, 2003 0 comments
Internet service providers (ISPs) have begun fighting back against the blitzkrieg of lawsuits launched by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in its struggle to contain the file-sharing phenomenon.
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Stereophile Staff Posted: Aug 17, 2003 0 comments
From the August issue, Robert Deutsch gives the Audio Research VS110 power amplifier and SP16L line preamplifier the full treatment. RD reveals how he finds products to review, and more importantly, what he found appealing in the ARC amp and preamp.
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Jon Iverson Posted: Aug 17, 2003 0 comments
Vinyl junkies again converged on San Luis Obispo, California on Saturday, August 16 for the second annual Vinyl Record Day celebration. Vinyl is clearly red hot among audiophiles and music collectors, and VRD organizer Gary Freiberg commented that momentum for the event continues to grow, with this year's turnout easily bigger than last year's.
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John Atkinson Posted: Aug 17, 2003 0 comments
An archive of articles that the late Michael Gerzon wrote for Hi-Fi News and Studio Sound magazines has been established at the website of Hi-Fi News consultant technical editor Keith Howard.
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Barry Willis Posted: Aug 17, 2003 0 comments
If you've been hunting for loudspeakers that sound fantastic, look gorgeous, and don't require a second mortgage, Linn Products, Ltd. may have the solution.
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Jon Iverson Posted: Aug 17, 2003 0 comments
August is shaping up as a great month for audiophiles and good causes. The Cable Company's annual "Summer Against Hunger" campaign is in full swing, and Rockford Home Group has announced that the first production unit of the 50 limited-edition FAP V1 vacuum-tube surround processors (see previous) will be auctioned via eBay with proceeds donated to charity.
Robert Baird Posted: Aug 17, 2003 1 comments
LED ZEPPELIN: How the West Was Won
Atlantic 83587-2 (3 CDs). 2003. Jimmy Page, prod.; Eddie Kramer, orig. eng.; Kevin Shirley, reissue eng.; Drew Griffith, asst. eng. AAD?. TT: 2:49:51
Performance ****½
Sonics ***
Robert Deutsch Posted: Aug 17, 2003 0 comments
For those who frequent the audio discussion groups on the Internet, the method by which Stereophile selects products for review seems to be a continuing source of fascination and conjecture. Supporters of fledgling manufacturers—whose products these Webcrawlers just happen to own—rail against the rule that products to be reviewed in the magazine must have at least five US dealers. Some suggest that Stereophile's selection of review products is all about catering to advertisers and friends in the industry, a process that seems intended to exclude their favorite products from consideration.

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