Added to the Archives This Week

While recording the Encore CD for Stereophile, John Atkinson had to decide: "Should I add some artificial reverberation?" After much gnashing of teeth, he plowed ahead. Read about the process in "Encore," an in-depth look at the recording techniques, the artists, and the music.

Next, Thomas J. Norton takes a look at how one high-end loudspeaker company is making the transition to home theater and surround sound in his review of the Vandersteen Music-and-Cinema loudspeaker system. In the final analysis, does an audiophile company's speakers sound better with music or with film?