Added to the Archives This Week

Three reviews from January: First, Art Dudley gives us his take on the Final Laboratory Music-4 phono preamplifier, Music-5 line preamplifier, and Music-6 power amplifier. Art writes, "Modern hi-fi is little more than a way of getting electricity to pretend that it's music."

Next, Brian Damkroger listens to the Kirksaeter Silverline 60 loudspeaker, remarking, "One of the nicest surprises at any audio show is encountering a new—to me, at least—manufacturer whose products seem to stand out from the competition."

Then, Chip Stern fires up the Rogue Audio Magnum Ninety-Nine preamplifier, stating, "The Magnum Ninety-Nine's pedigree is pure audiophile, with a . . . sophisticated mu-follower circuit topology aimed at the purest expression of performance."

Also from the January issue, Stern writes again about the Joseph Audio RM33si Signature loudspeaker, "For audiophiles, love is a sometime thing."

We also have John Marks' "The Fifth Element #15," wherein we learn the origin of the word "chancellor" and what it has to do with the Brinkmann USA Integrated integrated amplifier.

Finally, the latest installment in our "Recording of the Month" series for the online archives: Recordings of March 1996, Earl Wild's interpretation of the Copland and Menotti piano concertos and Janis Ian's Breaking Silence. As Wes Phillips explains, "Each of these releases is an example of the extremely high-quality reissues Analogue Productions has been quietly producing over the last few years."