John Atkinson  |  Aug 16, 2022  |  3 comments
It was September 1962. In the UK, the Beatles were recording their first single, "Love Me Do," at London's Abbey Road Studios. And in the US, a young journalist, J. Gordon Holt, born in North Carolina but raised in Australia from 1935 to 1947, had become dissatisfied with the advertiser-friendly atmosphere at High Fidelity magazine, for which he had been the audio editor. Holt quit High Fidelity and, after a brief stint with phono cartridge manufacturer Weathers, published the first issue of what was then called The Stereophile.
Stereophile Staff  |  Aug 14, 2022  |  1 comments
EISA, or the Expert Imaging and Sound Association, is an organization representing 60 of the most respected special interest publications and websites from 29 countries that cover Hi-Fi, Home Theater Video, Home Theater Audio, Photography, Mobile Devices, and In-Car Electronics. Every year EISA's Expert Group members, including editors from this publication, test a very wide range of new products from their field of expertise before comparing results and voting to decide the cream of every product category.
Rogier van Bakel  |  Aug 12, 2022  |  1 comments
Pop quiz. What does the following verbiage describe? And what does it mean?

"It's about what we love the most. It's about what we hate the most. It's about what we wait for but never happens. Relationships turn on, interrupt, and resume. Or sometimes they just stay still. Floating and suspended. So breathe in. Let go. Let's begin from nothing."

Huh. Any luck yet?

Kurt Gottschalk, Jason Victor Serinus, Stephen Francis Vasta  |  Aug 12, 2022  |  3 comments
Shiva Feshareki, Daphne Oram: Turning World, Mari Samuelsen: Lys, Maurice Ravel: Concertos Pour Piano, Mélodies, Shostakovich: Symphony No.11 and Various Artists: Creation.
Thomas Conrad  |  Aug 12, 2022  |  1 comments
John Scofield: John Scofield, Fabian Willmann Trio: Balance and Charles Mingus: Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus.
Phil Brett  |  Aug 12, 2022  |  1 comments
The Clash: Combat Rock + The People's Hall and Wet Leg: Wet Leg.
Stereophile Staff  |  Aug 11, 2022  |  252 comments
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Herb Reichert  |  Aug 11, 2022  |  13 comments
I was born an obsessive reader and a compulsive tinkerer. During the '60s, I subscribed to Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Hot Rod, Car Craft, Motor Trend, Road & Track, and (of course) Stereo Review and High Fidelity. Every one of those magazines presented articles discussing the importance of upgrading stock wiring to better-quality "premium" wires, citing improved electrical performance and greater reliability.
Ken Micallef  |  Aug 10, 2022  |  3 comments
Since 1925, Japan-based Luxman Corporation has manufactured high-quality integrated amplifiers, preamplifiers, power amplifiers, phono stages, turntables, and, more recently, DACs and CD players. But it has been 40 years since Luxman introduced a new phono cartridge; the last one was the LMC-2 in 1982, released just after 1981's LMC-1. That dry period ended with the introduction of the Luxman LMC-5 ($2695).
Michael Fremer  |  Aug 09, 2022  |  First Published: Oct 01, 2017  |  2 comments
The death of a company founder, whether sudden or expected, often produces trauma. Whoever was tapped to replace the visionary Steve Jobs would be handed a thankless task, but at Apple, timid Tim Cook's so-far unimaginative performance as caretaker demonstrates the difficulties of succession. As Jobs beat Sony to the iPod, Cook let Amazon beat him to the Alexa.