Added to the Archives This Week

After the bungled launch last year of DVD-Audio, where is a digital audiophile to turn? John Atklinson provides some answers in "Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution," from the April 2000 Stereophile. "So while the DVD Forum argues about increasingly arcane aspects of the DVD-Audio medium, and John Lennon's record-industry 'men in suits' retreat further into their lawyer-built fortresses, I have bypassed all they have to offer . . . "

Continuing our series of reviews of Thiel speakers, Brian Damkroger listens intently to the Thiel CS2.3 loudspeaker: "The Thiel CS2.3 and Magnepan MG1.6/QR are the natural candidates for comparisons . . . even their specs—frequency response, sensitivity, power requirements, impedance—are remarkably similar," he explains. The verdict? Damkroger files his report.

While we're on the subject of Thiel, also newly Archived this week is "Jim Thiel: A Coherent Source," John Atkinson's March 1998 interview with the speaker designer. Thiel talks about his company's approach to speaker design, and about the past, present, and future of audiophile listening.