Added to the Archives This Week

In his review of the VTL MB750 monoblock power amplifier, Brian Damkroger asks: "How much power do you really need? What does it do for you, anyway?" His answer may surprise you. Also added to the Archives this week is Damkroger's in-depth history lesson and interview with the man behind the company, "Making Tubes User-Friendly: Luke Manley of VTL."

Next up, Stereophile senior editor Jonathan Scull gets his hands on the Linn Klimax 500 Solo monoblock power amplifier. Always looking for the real story, J-10 asks Linn's Ivor Tiefenbrun, "You're such a cheeky guy. Why'd you call it the Klimax?" Find out the answer, as well as Scull's considered opinion of an amp he describes as "pure Star Wars Contemporary from any angle."

And finally, in his essay "A Question of Scale," the late Peter W. Mitchell wonders "whether we who write about audio will ever agree on a sensible way to express the scale of the differences we hear," and brings out some rather interesting statistics on listening to arrive at his conclusion.