Barry Willis  |  May 11, 2003  |  0 comments
Apple's unexpected initial success with its iTunes subscription music service shocked and pleased many in the music industry—and appears likely to prompt a rash of imitators.
Jon Iverson  |  May 11, 2003  |  0 comments
The music industry repeatedly points to online file trading as the explanation for its declining market. But annual sales are still well ahead of 1998's figures and several analysts note that when you take into account the economic downturn, increased competition for entertainment dollars, high CD pricing, uninspiring new music, and consumer resistance to copy protection, those negative numbers should really be far worse.
Barry Willis  |  May 11, 2003  |  0 comments
"There's a flat screen in your future."
Art Dudley  |  May 11, 2003  |  2 comments
Moderation, like a natural death, is what most thinking people roll toward, if only because extremism requires too much energy: Extreme points of view are hard to hold without a certain amount of self-delusion, and the brighter you are, the harder your self-deluder has to work.
John Atkinson  |  May 11, 2003  |  0 comments
THE POLICE: Every Breath You Take: The Classics
A&M Chronicles 069 493 607-2 (hybrid SACD/CD). 2003. The Police, Hugh Padgham, Laurie Latham, orig. prods.; Nigel Gray, Chris Gray, Hugh Padgham, Phil Nicolo, orig. engs.; David Tickle, Martin Pradler, 5.1 remixes (tracks 1-12); Bob Ludwig, 5.1 remixes (tracks 13-14) and SACD mastering; Bill Levenson, reissue supervision. A?D. TT: 59:43
Performance *****
Sonics ** to *****
Stereophile Staff  |  May 04, 2003  |  0 comments
For the third year in a row, Quebec Audio-Video Magazine has offered its readers a chance to win an all-expense-paid trip for two to the Home Entertainment Show—or a trip to the beautiful Charlevoix region of the province of Quebec, Canada, for a musical experience at Le Domaine Forget concert hall.
Stereophile Staff  |  May 04, 2003  |  0 comments
In 1997, Martin Colloms reviewed the Krell Full Power Balanced 600 power amplifier, wondering "Can a 600Wpc amplifier be relevant to domestic high fidelity?"
Jon Iverson  |  May 04, 2003  |  0 comments
You've got to give the audiophiles who post at the Audio Asylum online forum credit. Not only is AA one of the more informative and constructive audiophile communities, some of its members provide the audio industry much-needed feedback on how it's doing—for better or worse.
Stereophile Staff  |  May 04, 2003  |  0 comments
Show attendees at Home Entertainment 2003, the hi-fi and home-theater event of the year, will be treated to nearly a dozen educational seminars to help guide and inform them about what and how to buy the new and sometimes confusing home audio/video and home theater products available today.
Barry Willis  |  May 03, 2003  |  0 comments
Students are often described as people with more time than money. For four accused by the recording industry of being "nodes" for file sharing, the lack of money will almost certainly extend well beyond graduation day.