Listening #117 List of the Month

Sidebar 1: List of the Month

The 10 most well-deserved Grammys of the past quarter-century, in no particular order:

1) Del McCoury Band, Bluegrass Album of the Year, 2005: The Company We Keep
2) Motörhead, Best Metal Performance, 2004: "Whiplash"
3) Ralph Stanley, Best Male Country Vocal Performance, 2001: "O Death"
4) Rage Against the Machine, Best Hard Rock Performance, 2000: Guerrilla Radio
5) The Beatles, Best Pop Performance by a Duo or a Group, 1996: "Free as a Bird"
6) Tom Petty, Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, 1995: "You Don't Know How It Feels"
7) McCoy Tyner, Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance, 1994: "Journey"
8) R.E.M., Best Pop Performance by a Duo or a Group, 1991: "Losing My Religion"
9) Levon Helm, Best Americana Album, 2012: Ramble at the Ryman
10) Lorin Maazel and the New York Philharmonic, Best Classical Album, 2004: John Adams, On the Transmigration of Souls

soulful.terrain's picture

The cabinetry of those speakers are Beautiful. Nice article Art.

Maki-e's picture

Bravo! Keep 'em comin'.

Nagrapex's picture

I was surprised to see these cabinets. Have a look at these, which my father imported from the Utopia Instrument Company (Japan) more than 20 years ago:

The were inspired by this original Jensen design:

The venting system was developed by Mr. Maekawa, the president and designer at Utopia. I am not sure if Line Magnetics is contracting with Utopia to make these cabinets for them or if these are a copy, but I thought someone might be interested in seeing the lineage.

tubephile's picture

Line Magnetic has now developed an EXACT replica of the WE755 using an Alnico magnet like the original. It is being used in Auditorium 23's new Hommage Ken speaker. My wife and I spend two days auditioning the Ken at Don Better Audio. It is wonderful. We gave in and have a pair on order.