Added to the Archives This Week

A comprehensive set of reviews awaits those interested in learning everything there is to know about the legendary Quad ESL-63 loudspeaker. Writers checking in with analysis, background, and opinion include J. Gordon Holt, Anthony H. Cordesman, Sam Tellig, Martin Colloms, Larry Greenhill, and John Atkinson.

Robert J. Reina claims, "Polk Audio is the Rodney Dangerfield of high-end audio." As he asks in his review of the Polk Audio RT25i loudspeaker, "Why does this conscientious, innovative, and well-organized company garner no respect from hard-to-please audiophiles?" Reina's here to set the record straight.

Next, we present Reina's followup to Wes Phillips' and Jonathan Scull's reviews of the Alón Circe loudspeaker. With three updates to the well-regarded speaker now behind him, Reina surveys the changes.

For his Fine Tunes #39, Jonathan Scull tackles the finer points of getting those speakers lined up to perfection.

Finally, we have the next installment in our "Recording of the Month" series for the online archives: Recording of September 2000: The Water is Wide from tenor saxophonist Charles Lloyd. Writer Thomas Conrad sings the praises of the first original analog recording released by ECM in over 15 years.