Stephen Mejias

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Stephen Mejias Posted: Apr 15, 2011 0 comments
Thursday was the trade-only day at Axpona, held at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Many of the exhibitor rooms are situated around a lovely, inviting pool. I arrived in Atlanta at around 2pm, thrilled to see sunshine and feel warm, southern air on my skin. The staff at the Sheraton immediately struck me as being just as warm, eager to help and genuinely happy just to smile and say hello.

Thursday’s show activity was limited to system setup, however—many exhibitors had been up till the very early hours of morning, unpacking boxes and crates which had arrived only a few hours earlier. It must be tremendously tough to unpack gear and set up a system after a long day of travel. Some exhibitors told me they’d stayed up until 4am, preparing and tweaking to achieve the best possible sound.

Judging from what I heard today, on the first full day of the show, they did an outstanding job.

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Stephen Mejias Posted: Aug 10, 2006 13 comments
I'll have to check with JA to be sure (he remembers these things better than anyone), but I think it was Thursday, August 10, 2000 — exactly six years ago — that I first sat down in front of a computer screen for Stereophile.
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Stephen Mejias Posted: Nov 15, 2006 0 comments
He hates being this close to so many people. "I hate being this close to so many people." He prefers loudspeakers. "I prefer loudspeakers." He thinks to himself as he suffers the hot and crowded PATH train morning, clinging to a large box marked "Arro." Arro. He reads over the short man's shoulder:
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Stephen Mejias Posted: Oct 27, 2005 4 comments
But it’s not the cats that are killing me. It’s the commute.
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Stephen Mejias Posted: May 28, 2011 1 comments
It feels like a good time to listen and reflect. I'm streaming the wonderful Jamie XX remixes. You can also visit XL Recordings and gilscottheron.net.
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Stephen Mejias Posted: Nov 11, 2005 8 comments
And Art Dudley tells me, too. He tells me:
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Stephen Mejias Posted: Sep 08, 2008 12 comments
We recently posted all of our coverage of two classic turntables: The Rega P3 and the Sota Sapphire. And when I say "classic," I don't mean old. I mean timeless, unforgettable, enduring. Take a look at our Hot 100 list of all-time most important products, and you'll see that the British Rega ranks at number 30, while the all-American Sota stands proud at number 54. Our reviews of these turntables date back to 1984, and provide information that is still very much useful and interesting today.
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Stephen Mejias Posted: Mar 27, 2009 2 comments
The Musical Fidelity Titan power amplifier: 1000W into 8 ohms and heavy as hell.
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Stephen Mejias Posted: Oct 16, 2006 2 comments
I got scooped on this by Josh Ray over at Sonic Flare, but, in my defense, I did manage to tell my sweetheart about it. My priorities are in place, indeed. I told her, "You might be interested in this." Kelli owns an iPod, you see. I do not. "I don't know anything about TL Audio," I continued, "but I am familiar with Bluebird Music. I'm a fan of their products as well as their business philosophy — one that emphasizes system synergy and value for money. At home, I'm using their Exposure integrated amp and CD player. Good stuff."
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Stephen Mejias Posted: Oct 10, 2005 5 comments
To an outsider, it might have appeared as though we were mimicking each other's movements. Perhaps it even seemed as though a mirror had been magically raised upwards alongside my body to reflect my motions and thoughts and buying habits.

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