Added to the Archives This Week

From the December 2001 issue, Robert Deutsch tries something completely different when he fires up the 47 Laboratory 4706 Gaincard power amplifier. RD notes, "The pursuit of simplicity in the design of solid-state audio electronics is perhaps best exemplified by the products from 47 Laboratory." Less is often more, but with the 4706 Gaincard, is it better?

Next, Kalman Rubinson goes on a blind audio date with the Coincident Speaker Technology Super Conquest Series II loudspeaker. Contrary to standard procedure, KR says, "I had no knowledge of Coincident Speaker Technology until Wes Phillips called to ask me to consider reviewing the Super Conquest Series II." Rubinson files his report.

From the April 2004 issue, Jason Victor Serinus was hearing more than double at the recent CES in Las Vegas, as he explains in How Many Hilary Hahns?. As he wandered the show, Serinus says, "At first, I thought it would be easy to determine which systems were most accurate."

Finally, the newest installment in our "Recording of the Month" series for the online archives, Recording of April 2004: Miracle Mule. Are band reunions after many years a bad thing? Robert Baird says, "In the case of the Subdudes—a talented band that, after five albums, broke up in 1997—a reunion was a decidedly good thing."