Added to the Archives This Week

Thousands upon thousands of new discs are released each year, yet only a select few made it to the top of the heap for Records to Die For, 2001, number 11 of the annual rite of passage for the Stereophile staff. Find out what music made the cut and why.

The groundbreaking Linn Knekt Kivor hard-disk multizone music system is one of those rare audio products that presages an entirely new way of enjoying music. As John Atkinson writes, "Yes, it can be used to store MP3s. But the Kivor offers its owner the option of storing CDs in uncompressed form. I could have my cake and eat it too." Find out if the Kivor was indeed able to satisfy JA's audio appetite.

Brian Damkroger admits to being a tinkerer, which puts him in the right frame of mind for understanding the path that Harry Weisfeld, the designer of the VPI TNT V-HR turntable & JMW 12.5 tonearm, has taken to vinyl perfection. BD's review of the current incarnation of the TNT investigates the results of Weisfeld's latest tweaks.

Finally, the next installment in our "Recording of the Month" series for the online archives: Recording of August 1999: Duke Ellington: The Complete RCA Victor Recordings.. As Robert Baird proposes, "If there were ever a popular musician of the past half century who deserves and, more important, can sustain interest through so long a set, it's Duke Ellington."