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Thomas J. Norton Posted: May 14, 2016 Published: Mar 01, 1991 0 comments
As I write these words in January 1991, we're right in the midst of an annual media feeding frenzy: the "Best of the Year" follies. This usually takes the form of lists compiled in groups of ten for reasons that must hearken back to some obscure Druidic practice. You know the routine: "Ten Best Books of the Year," "Ten Best Films of the Year," "Ten Top Personalities of the Year," "Ten Best Sports Plays of the Year." Every corner of the media seems eager to get into the act. Special-interest magazines are hardly immune. Car enthusiasts can get their fill of "Cars of the Year." Computer literates find their favorite rags full of the "Ten Best Computers/Computer Accessories/Computer Programs." And music magazines regale us with the "Ten Best Recordings of the Year." Everyone with access to a transmitter or printing press has got, it seems, a little list.
Robert Harley Posted: May 14, 2016 Published: Sep 01, 1990 2 comments
The philosophy promoted by many mainstream stereo magazines (and thus often the belief of the general public) is that one should spend a minimum amount of one's hi-fi budget on electronics and front ends, and a maximum amount on loudspeakers. Since all electronics sound alike and it's the loudspeaker that really produces the sound, the highest overall performance is obtained by putting expensive loudspeakers at the end of a chain of inexpensive electronics. Cables? Don't waste your money.
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Jason Victor Serinus Posted: May 13, 2016 11 comments
Contrast this view, taken by Peter McGrath as we headed to dinner at show's end, with that of the mobbed staircase at the opening bell…
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Jason Victor Serinus Posted: May 13, 2016 11 comments
Thank goodness the handsome new Pathos gear came with English-language literature…
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Robert Baird Posted: May 13, 2016 1 comments
It was high concept yet wonderfully honky tonk.
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Robert Baird Posted: May 13, 2016 1 comments
The possibility exists that whoever bought this record did so sight unseen!
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Jason Victor Serinus Posted: May 13, 2016 15 comments
The day after my husband was plied with hard liquor in a desperate attempt to get me all the way into the Tidal room, I returned.
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Jason Victor Serinus Posted: May 12, 2016 16 comments
I never cover shows with the intention of citing "Best Of"…
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Jason Victor Serinus Posted: May 12, 2016 6 comments
Jon Reichbach of Sonic Studio/Amarra displayed the latest Amarra sQ+ 2.3 inline DSP processor. The software can equalize music's entire range, if desired, before sending it along for playback…
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Jason Victor Serinus Posted: May 11, 2016 7 comments
At the head of the system was the brand new Bergmann Galder air-bearing turntable (€15,000): the only table in Bergmann's line that's sold without an arm…

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