Live Versus Recorded

A gang of Giyas prepare to stick it to a Steinway.

Friday–Saturday, November 6–7, 6pm: Stealth Audio (17600 Bowie Mill Road, Derwood, Maryland) will host a “Live Versus Recorded” music recital. In the “Live” corner, pianist George Vatchnadze will tickle the ivories of a Steinway Model D. In the “Recorded” corner, Stereophile editor John Atkinson will be packing the usual heat: mics and DACs and cables and stuff.

Vatchnadze will play and Atkinson will record. Guests will first be entertained by the live performance, then get to hear the recorded version through a hi-fi made of Esoteric’s reference playback system, Convergent Audio Technology amplification, Vivid Audio Giya loudspeakers, and Stealth cables.

The point? I don’t know. It’s all for fun!

Maybe Vivid’s Philip O’Hanlon will wear a bowtie and play some tunes. Maybe Convergent’s Ken Stevens will talk about tubes. Maybe JA will tell some jokes. Maybe there will be booze.

Seating will be limited, so it’s a good idea to RSVP: (517) 755-6651 or

Larry's picture

Sounds cool! Of course, the logical question is, will the recording be available for purchase in the future? I know, I'm probably getting ahead of myself(or JA).