Jana's Day One, Part Two

"Oh my god, Justin Timberlake? That room's next." I thought to myself…
Thu, 10/12/2017

Jason's Lively Start to Day Two

When the Greek poet Hesiod and Roman comic dramatist Plautus wrote about moderation in all things, I'm not sure they had in mind RMAF's Saturday morning seminar, "High Resolution Audio: Have files Eclipsed Physical Media?" Nor, in fact, did I…
Wed, 10/11/2017

Herb's RMAF Day Two

Each year, in honor and remembrance of her late husband and RMAF founder, Al Stiefel, Marjorie Baumert donates one exhibit room to support "a new manufacturer with an innovative product, or one who simply needs a little help"…
Wed, 10/11/2017

More Revelations on Jason's Day One

When unquestionably fine components were given sufficient room to strut their stuff, as happened when the new Wilson Audio Alexia Series 2 loudspeaker was mated with Constellation Audio electronics, the results were often magical.
Wed, 10/11/2017

Dealer Events In Washington State & Florida Saturday

Saturday October 14, Gig Harbor Audio (3019 Judson Street, Suite D, Gig Harbor, WA 98335), from 1–3pm, and Suncoast Audio (7353 International Place, Unit 309, Sarasota, FL 34240), from 12–4pm, are presenting audiophile events.
Wed, 10/11/2017

Day One in Denver, with Herb

Dear reader, please stop for a second to imagine how I could go from the above-mentioned MSB room to the $500 setup without feeling pain.
Tue, 10/10/2017

Quad ESL loudspeaker Page 2

Tue, 10/10/2017

Quad ESL loudspeaker

High fidelity took a giant step forward in 1956 with Peter Walker's introduction of the Quad ESL. Walker's research efforts had been motivated by his firm belief in the superiority of the electrostatic dipole over the box loudspeaker, but actually to take the economic plunge and market such a speaker was surely an act of bravery. After all, those were the pre-stereo, pre-audiophile days of the mid '50s, and the public's tastes and expectations were relatively unsophisticated. The average front end was abominable by today's standards, so that making definitive assessments of loudspeaker quality was a difficult task at best.
Sat, 08/01/1987

Recording of December 1977: Jim Hall Live!

Jim Hall: Jim Hall Live!
Jim Hall, guitar, Don Thompson, double bass, Terry Clarke, drums.
Horizon Records: A&M SP-705 (LP), reissued on CD as Horizon SP-705. John Snyder, prod., Don Thompson, eng. TT: 41:29.

These performances were taped by the double-bass player, Don Thompson, during a week's stand in June 1975 at Bourbon Street, Toronto, Canada. They are very closely miked, yet audience noises are audible although they seem to enhance rather than detract from the music. The balances are fascinating.

Thu, 12/01/1977

Jana's Day One at RMAF

Fortunately, in a world of darkness, there is still light. And by light, I mean: hi-fi.
Tue, 10/10/2017

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