Added to the Archives This Week

Chip Stern finds the AH! Njoe Tjoeb 4000 CD player to be a bargain in its modest price range. CS writes: "Consider the notion of an exceptionally musical, single-chassis CD player with a tubed output stage that evinces the kind of soundstaging depth, liquidity, timbral accuracy, high-frequency detail, and top-to-bottom smoothness for which, barely five years ago, consumers might have eagerly coughed up $3000 and more."

Next, Art Dudley looks for the ultimate outlet in Listening #11. After sorting through a few hardware bins and higher-priced products, AD gets down to the job of how to wire that audiophile outlet of your dreams.

An "important new classical composer" who is "tonal and melodic"? So says John Marks in The Fifth Element #20. JM reveals several new works that have caught his fancy, along with a mini-review of the Sugden A21a class-A-biased solid-state integrated amplifier.

Finally, the most recent installment in our "Recording of the Month" series for the online archives, Recording of June 1993: The Oxnard Sessions, Volume Two. Michael Ullman revels in the glorious audiophile sonics, and says the music is pretty good, too!