Added to the Archives This Week

While doing background on the InnerSound Eros Mk.III electrostatic loudspeaker, Larry Greenhill discovers that "the presidents of all three American ESL companies share common names." But do they share a common sound? Greenhill investigates.

Larry Greenhill fires up the Totem Acoustic Model 1 loudspeaker, noting that "the word totem is powerful in its own right." Will the Model 1 live up to the legend? Greenhill provides all the answers.

Art Dudley plugs in the Graham Robin tonearm, warning, "To justify its retail price of $795, the Graham Robin has got to be better than the $425 Rega RB-300 tonearm, which has dominated the affordable end of the tonearm market for as long as the Bush twins have been alive." A primer in friction and how to see it is also included.

For his "As We See It" from October 1990, Frozen CDs?, Robert Harley exclaims, "Just when you thought it was safe to put green paint around the edges of your CDs without ridicule, there's yet another CD tweak that's sure to bring howls of laughter from the skeptics: cryogenically freezing CDs."

Finally, the next installment in our "Recording of the Month" series for the online archives: Recording of June 1995, Steve Earle: Train a Comin'. Richard Lehnert says, "The album sounds fantastic: like four guys sittin' around at a late-night Nashville pickin' party."