Added to the Archives This Week

The first part of our subwoofer review trilogy finds Larry Greenhill plumbing the depths with the Paradigm Reference Servo-15 powered subwoofer. Greenhill says that the wide range of adjustments available on the Servo-15 can help it blend into most environments—but having all that choice can cut both ways, notes LG.

Next, Wes Phillips looks for big bottom with the REL Studio II powered subwoofer, and files his report for the July 1998 Stereophile. "At the same time that home theater has made 'subwoofer' a household word, many high-end companies have also discovered that a deep, tuneful bottom end can serve as the solid foundation for the cathedral of music," says WP.

And then, Michael Fremer flaps a few pant legs with the Audio Physic Rhea powered subwoofer. MF notes, "The lower the speaker is designed to go, the more difficult it is to get it right—especially in a small room." Rhea to the rescue?

Finally, the newest installment in our "Recording of the Month" series for the online archives, Recording of July 1993: Vivaldi: The Four Seasons. Les Berkley exclaims, "I am now in the absolutely horrible position of having to recommend yet another bloody Four Seasons."