Added to the Archives This Week

As Paul Messenger states in his 2000 review of the Linn Arkiv B phono cartridge, "This Stereophile review is long overdue. Furthermore, this review addresses a complaint often directed against reviews and reviewers: that we rarely spend enough time with a component to gain a properly balanced, long-term perspective."

Next we have David Lander's interview from the December 2003 issue, Dan D'Agostino of Krell: Power Is As Power Does. Lander probes D'Agostino on how he went from tinkering with 78rpm disc cutters to state-of-the-art audiophile products.

"Bass management? We don't need no stinking bass management. We use full-range speakers all around," exclaims Kalman Rubinson in Music in the Round #3. "Well, that's what many people think when faced with assembling a multichannel music system," writes KR, as he tries some Magnepan MGMC1s plus a subwoofer in his own system.

Finally, this week's entry in our "Recording of the Month" series for the online archives, Recording of January 1993: Short Man's Room. Richard Lehnert explains why it's the words of artists like Joe Henry that matter most: "Well, yeah—especially when so many rock reviewers and musicians think of song lyrics as just something to hang a melodic hook on."