Stephen Mejias

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Stephen Mejias  |  Apr 26, 2010  |  4 comments
And on Saturday, April 24th, Attention Screen performed at Yamaha’s Artist Services concert hall. The performance was recorded by John Atkinson for a future Stereophile CD, the band’s third, scheduled to be released at the 2010 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in October. It was an excellent night of music. Check out the images in our Gallery.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jun 23, 2008  |  0 comments
The e-mail popped in at around 4pm last Friday afternoon.
Stephen Mejias  |  Aug 16, 2006  |  1 comments
While doing some research for our November issue, I found myself clicking around the Bel Canto site, and guess what I discovered:
Stephen Mejias  |  Sep 13, 2006  |  1 comments
There are very many high-end audio websites out there. I know this because I've spent all day working on our "Audio Manufacturers on the Web" directory, which may be published in our 2007 Buyer's Guide.
Stephen Mejias  |  May 10, 2011  |  22 comments
Henry Rollins: Audiophile. In a blog for the LA Weekly, Henry Rollins describes the pleasure of listening to music through his Wilson Audio Sophia 3 loudspeakers. Photo: Maura Lanahan.

It’s tough being an audiophile. Tell someone you like high-quality sound and they might look at you like you’re an alien. We forget that hi-fi used to be the coolest endeavor in town. Look at black-and-white advertisements from decades ago and you’ll see handsome men, surrounded by enormous loudspeakers, massive tube amplifiers, LPs tossed about like useless clothes and knotted bed sheets, gorgeous women wanting and waiting for more. But, somehow, over time and with changes to our priorities and lifestyles, the idea of listening to music on the hi-fi has gone from sexy to sexless—a hobby limited to the soft and balding, the smelly and unkempt, the hopelessly lonesome and woefully inept. Plus: For most people, “audiophile” is just way too close to “pedophile.”

What’s a guy to do?

Stephen Mejias  |  May 10, 2013  |  0 comments
Stereophile celebrated 50 years of continuous publication in November 2012 and released its milestone 400th issue in May. The magazine remains committed to providing all audiophiles—young, old, enthusiastic newbies, and grumpy veterans alike—the tools necessary to get the very best from their systems and music libraries. To that end, we’ve bundled our hot-selling Recommended Components Collector’s Edition and our invaluable test discs into two neat and affordable Audiophile Essentials packages.
Stephen Mejias  |  Mar 22, 2007  |  3 comments
(all you ever have to know about life is that little girls are taught to dance and little boys are taught to kick it's all over from there my son is going to get a whole bunch of garbage for his birthday and i'll say here boy play music)
—lines from an old poem, "the green water rocks / make me cry," by me
Stephen Mejias  |  Feb 18, 2011  |  2 comments
Today I’ve been enjoying Ring, the recent album from Cameron Mesirow (aka Glasser), and it led me to this enchanting piece of art:

Stephen Mejias  |  Feb 13, 2008  |  2 comments
"Dude, my system sounds awesome!"
Stephen Mejias  |  May 01, 2009  |  5 comments
I now pronounce this Sonic Youth Month. It will be good. To celebrate the release of their new album, The Eternal, the band visited their old friend, Jools Holland. Here they are, the greatest band of all time, performing "What We Know."
Stephen Mejias  |  Apr 09, 2009  |  1 comments
Alright, back in action. Montreal was a blast. Seriously the most fun I've ever had at a hi-fi show. This was due partly to the fact that we didn't have to adjust to a different time zone, partly to the overall laidback, friendly atmosphere, and partly to the smaller, less demanding size of the show. And I didn't even get sick!
Stephen Mejias  |  Jun 06, 2006  |  0 comments
From left to frustrated: Tari's BF, Carlton; online sales manager, Tari; me. Photo by hippie, Jon Iverson.
Stephen Mejias  |  Nov 05, 2010  |  9 comments
Puerto Rico was wonderful, as always. We stayed at a place called Bello Horizonte, a comfortable home away from home, hidden atop a palm-covered hill in the sandy town of Rincon, where every road leads to the ocean. (I highly recommend it. The house sleeps six in three bedrooms, has two bathrooms, a wide-open patio with two hammocks, a very fine grill, washer and dryer, and a pool that looks down the hill and onto the nearby beaches. Full disclosure: My aunt rents the house; so, yeah, I want you to go there and give my aunt your money.) Our days were spent by the pool or on the beach (or at the bar on the beach), relaxing and laughing. My favorite moment was walking into the glittering, blue-green sea, with a six-pack of Coronas in one hand and a coconut in the other.
Stephen Mejias  |  Oct 30, 2006  |  4 comments
In November's "Aural Robert" (p.154 in the print mag), music editor Robert Baird sees technological advancement as the major cause for the decline of the independent record store. He writes: