Added to the Archives This Week

Robert Harley analyzed the $1995 McCormack Power Drive DNA-1 power amplifier back in 1992. His goal? To determine if this product "would be a high-end amplifier for Everyman." Reprint includes Kal Rubinson's Y2K experience with the SMc mods for the DNA-1.

How about a McCormack preamp to go with the DNA-1? John Atkinson listens intently to the McCormack Line Drive TLC-1 preamplifier, noting, "Finding a truly great, full-function preamplifier is a quest at which I have had only limited success." Is the TLC-1 JA's Holy Preamp Grail?

As a companion to our pair of McCormack reviews, we also include Robert Harley's 1992 interview with Steve McCormack, It's All In The Details. Harley profiles how McCormack grew from the Mod Squad and Tiptoes to a high-end audio electronics contender in the course of a few short years.

From his "As We See It" from April 1996, John Atkinson says when it comes to digital music, striving for better sound is "The Right Thing To Do." As evidence, he provides a couple of compelling audio tales.

We've also added a selection of reader letters to Peter van Willenswaard's article from the June 2001 issue, Tubes Do Something Special.

Finally, the next installment in our "Recording of the Month" series for the online archives: Recording of April 1999, John Tavener: Eternity's Sunrise. David Vernier says newcomers to this music will find it an intriguing and thought-provoking encounter.