LATEST ADDITIONS

Kalman Rubinson  |  Apr 11, 2004  |  First Published: Jun 01, 1999  |  0 comments
Usually, I review a component after it has impressed me at a show or in a store. Though this approach reduces the possibility of a bad review—I pre-select based on real experience—it does not minimize the possibility of disappointment. This makes me a sort of stand-in for the consumer who would like to take something home for a real shakeout, and only then decide to buy it or send it back.
Robert Deutsch  |  Apr 11, 2004  |  First Published: Dec 01, 2001  |  0 comments
As technology develops, things get more and more complicated. With every update of Windows, the program offers greater flexibility, but runs slower and makes greater demands on hardware. Automobiles have become so complex that only the most highly trained mechanics are able to fix even a minor malfunction. Surround-sound processors come with inch-thick owner's manuals.
Barry Willis  |  Apr 05, 2004  |  0 comments
Canadian music fans are breathing a collective sigh of relief in the wake of a ruling by a federal justice that sharing music over the Internet doesn't violate the nation's copyright laws.
Stereophile Staff  |  Apr 05, 2004  |  0 comments
From the January 1996 issue, Jonathan Scull listens closely to the Wavelength Audio Cardinal XS monoblock amplifier. Single-ended tube designs such as the Wavelength can inspire controversy within audiophile ranks, so Scull carefully sorts the plusses and minuses.
Jon Iverson  |  Apr 05, 2004  |  0 comments
Long-time readers of Stereophile, with stacks of magazines stuffed in their closets, will be glad to hear that we are launching a Master Index of past articles and publishing it free of charge online.
Art Dudley  |  Apr 04, 2004  |  First Published: Nov 01, 1998  |  0 comments
It was the subhead that caught my eye: "Today's super-rich just don't seem interested in $300,000 stereos." Clunky writing, sure. But at least it gave some idea of what the next 2000 words were about, and spared the pain of having to read further.
John Atkinson  |  Apr 04, 2004  |  First Published: Jun 01, 1991  |  0 comments
Our Delta L-1011 emerged from the cloud split-seconds before its wheels touched the waterlogged ground. "How much lower does the cloud cover have to be before they divert us to another city?" I asked Tom Norton. "About an inch," came the phlegmatic reply. (Ex-F4 pilot TJN categorizes any landing you can walk away from as "good.") But at least we had reached Atlanta, after a saga of air-traffic control problems, weather delays, and missed connections. (Does anyone remember taking a flight that wasn't full, wasn't late, and wasn't sweaty and stressful? Wasn't deregulation supposed to improve service by increasing the choices available to travelers?)
Dick Olsher  |  Apr 04, 2004  |  First Published: Jan 01, 1994  |  0 comments
MACH 1 Acoustics? Cute name. Mach 1 is, of course, the speed of sound—the speed at which a loudspeaker's acoustic output is forever constrained to travel. Quite a fitting choice for Marc McCalmont, Marine and jet pilot turned speaker designer. Marc retired to Wilton, NH together with Melissa. (Oops, that should be MLSSA, the well-known acoustic analysis system—not Marc's girlfriend.)
Jonathan Scull  |  Apr 04, 2004  |  First Published: Jan 01, 1996  |  0 comments
Jonathan Scull: Gordon, please tell us what you see as the basic difference between single-ended and push-pull.
Jonathan Scull  |  Apr 04, 2004  |  First Published: Jan 01, 1996  |  0 comments
We have to talk. Are you sitting comfortably? Is the reading light okay? Have a little something to drink at hand? (Audio is thirsty business.) The audio world is abuzz over the reintroduction of the single-ended triode amplifier. This is the first of three reviews of such amplifiers I'll be bringing you, along with two speaker systems with which to play them.

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