|  Dec 04, 2005  |  0 comments
Nagra USA: The Kudelski Group has announced that Nagra USA, Inc. has appointed John R. Quick of Tempo Sales & Marketing its national sales manager for the United States. Quick was formerly national sales manager for Aerial Acoustics and has experience in high-end A/V sales, system engineering, project management, and control systems integration.
Martin Colloms  |  Dec 04, 2005  |  First Published: May 04, 1998  |  0 comments
Although I retain a firm hold on the established audio world, and recognize and value all that it has achieved, I feel inexorably driven to make some space in my life for single-ended amplifiers—more especially, those that eschew negative feedback (footnote 1). A classic if costly example of the art is the Cary CAD-805C, which, to my ears, has earned the right to teach audiophiles what negative feedback really sounds like, and what damage it can do to the musical message when poorly handled. This shouldn't be taken as an out-of-hand dismissal of those many great pieces of electronics and amplification that use negative feedback—it is simply an acknowledgment, or even an assertion that negative feedback generates a sound of its own.
Robert J. Reina  |  Dec 04, 2005  |  First Published: May 04, 1997  |  0 comments
I was attacked by Chris Johnson of Sonic Frontiers at HI-FI '96.
Steven Stone  |  Dec 04, 2005  |  First Published: Jun 04, 1994  |  0 comments
I live in a house that has a pyramid-shaped roof, so I guess you could say that I have a thing for pyramids (footnote 1). That's probably why I was immediately drawn to the Green Mountain Audio Diamante. I'm also attracted to floorstanding speakers with small footprints, since my listening/video room is only 13' by 16'. My Holy Grail of loudspeakers is a small speaker that's flat between 20Hz and 20kHz, can do 110dB sound-pressure–levels without straining, and costs less than $1000/pair.
J. Gordon Holt  |  Dec 04, 2005  |  First Published: Oct 04, 1985  |  0 comments
As you may have noticed, Stereophile's approach to equipment testing is quite different from that of "mainstream" audio publications. Instead of throwing a bunch of measurements at you, and telling you how we think components ought to sound because of those measurements, we test them as you would: by listening. But we have an extra problem: we have to convey to someone else—you—a feeling for what we hear from that component. It ain't always easy.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 02, 2005  |  0 comments
Bagheera thinks, "Is that mice songs I hear?"
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 02, 2005  |  0 comments
Huck sez, "I want to play that record of mice singing for sex again."
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 02, 2005  |  1 comments
I've suspected this for years. I can hardly ever understand the ones from South America. I think it's the way they roll their "r"s. They talk fast, too.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 02, 2005  |  0 comments
I love Radio DB and I rave about it all the time. Basically, Byrne programs about two hours of streaming music, which he changes each month—usually thematically linked—and I usually end up buying one or two (or more) of the discs he streams from.