Lejonklou Entity phono preamplifier Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Analog sources: Garrard 301 turntable in a Box Furniture Co. plinth; Thomas Schick 12" tonearm and headshell. Technics SL-1200G turntable; Dynavector Te Kaitora Rua cartridge; Hana Umami Red cartridge; Ortofon SPU Classic G cartridge; Zu/Denon 103 cartridge.
Preamplification: Shindo Aurieges preamplifier; Sutherland Little Loco phono preamplifier; Tavish Adagio phono preamplifier.
Amplification: Line Magnetic LM-845IA (used as a power amplifier); Pass Labs INT-60; Mark Levinson No5805; Ayre AX-5 Twenty.
Loudspeakers: Altec Valencia 846A.
Cables: Interconnect: Auditorium 23; Linn Silver; Audioquest FireBird and ThunderBird; Speaker: AudioQuest ThunderBird Zero; Auditorium 23; AC: AudioQuest Thunder and Hurricane; Triode Wire Labs Digital American. USB: AudioQuest Diamond; Ethernet: AudioQuest Diamond.
Accessories: artdudleylistening/listening_76/index.html">Box Furniture Co. Heritage stand; Box Furniture Co. amplifier stand; AudioQuest Niagara 3000 power conditioner; Sonore opticalModule; Sonore Audiophile Linear Power Supply, DJM Electronics Gigafoilv4-inline Ethernet filter; Vinnie Rossi Mini Pure-DC-4EVR 9-volt DC Power Supply; IsoAcoustics OREA Bordeaux isolation footers; Cardas Myrtlewood blocks; Feickert Next Generation Universal Protractor, AudioQuest AntiStatic Record Brush; Last Stylus Cleaner; VPI Industries HW-16.5 record cleaning machine.—Alex Halberstadt

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Glyn davis's picture

More and more Reviewers seem to want to give some sort of preamble to the review, Art could do thia for the simple reason that he was a Writer.He could have written about plumbing and still have held the readers interest.The present generation of Reviewers , with maybe 3 exceptions, cannot.
If you're not a gifted writer, you can still make sure your work is factually accurate. Buddhas Country of birth?????

michaelavorgna's picture

...you want to get your facts straight.

The writing you're referring to here was written by a Writer. Educate yourself with a simple search. I recommend Alex's pieces on butter and Rodney Dangerfield.

And re. Buddha, the piece references his place of death, not birth.

Michael Lavorgna
Editor, Twittering Machines

johnnythunder1's picture

The constant negativity of commenters here is getting tiring. If they only knew how much work goes into writing for consumer publications. Not publishing white papers or technical posts on blogs. That's writing too but it's academic or amateur hour and not consumer facing. And I would love one of them that wants to discuss how a particular piece of equipment makes one feel more connected to the music. Not to nitpick measurements, comparisons or costs. I enjoy your site btw.

Jim Austin's picture

Thanks for your comment Michael. You could also have mentioned the two books he has written, both of which were reviewed in the New York Times:

Speak, Memory?.

Or we could mention books he himself has reviewed in The NY Times:

Zoo Animals and Their Discontents.

Or maybe one's tastes turn more toward The New Yorker:

October's Child

Or, in pedagogical terms, we could mention that he teaches writing at NYU.

We can all agree that Art Dudley was an uncommonly gifted writer. But there are other gifted writers, and some of them write for Stereophile.

Jim Austin, Editor

Glotz's picture

and I'd rather not insult writers that I enjoy.

volvic's picture

Thoroughly enjoyed reading this review including the opening paragraph, god I so want to own Shindo gear.

ken mac's picture

If this doesn't move you you're already dead.


johnnythunder1's picture

That piece on Rodney is truly great. And the link to the clip of Rodney D on the Carson show he references:

teched58's picture

. . . but not much of an engineer: "The cable swap changed the sound of the Entity to a degree I was unprepared for."

johnnythunder1's picture

writing about stereo equipment. I'll take the word of someone who "feels" music and can describe it in a smart and enjoyable way over one that can only base their perceptions on measurements. I find nothing wrong with that sentence. I know exactly what he means by it (as did the editor of Stereophile) and you don't need an engineers degree to understand that. You don't like it. Tough.