Added to the Archives This Week

Several months back, Stereophile editor John Atkinson asked David Rich to investigate the technical merits of SACD. With Super Audio CD: The Rich Report, DR discovers that there is both more and less than meets the ear to the new format, including why it is being promoted in the first place.

Then John Atkinson takes a look at the new format with Super Audio CD—One Year Later. JA finds himself analyzing the CD, SACD, and DVD-Audio product launches to gain a little perspective on what is going on in the higher end of the music and audio businesses.

Everybody knows that Michael Fremer loves analog playback gear, but does Mikey like to tweak away into the night setting up a new turntable? The answer, revealed in MF's review of the SME 10 turntable may surprise a few readers.

Next, we have the third installment (moving backward month by month) in our Recording of the Month series for the online archives: Recording of May 2001: Sleepwalking by Rae & Christian. Marc Weidenbaum takes us to the outer (techno) limits of R&B.