Added to the Archives This Week

Audiophiles aren't taking to the streets just yet, but John Atkinson is more than a little riled about the proposed watermarking of SACD and DVD-Audio recordings. In this month's "As We See It," "Watermarking: the Devil's Work!," JA exhorts the audiophile masses to rise up in protest.

Michael Fremer readily admits that, no, he can't afford it either, but how could he resist reviewing the $74,000 Rockport Technologies System III Sirius turntable and tonearm? "Although I was mightily impressed with the System III Sirius's design and superlative build quality, I didn't begin listening in a seriously snowed state of mind. In fact, I was skeptical. . . . " Skeptical or not, Mikey turns in a revealing report.