Stephen Mejias

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Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 19, 2006  |  2 comments
I should have just slept here. It certainly would have been easier. And, of course, it would have saved me the commute. However, the thought of enormous roaches warming up against my thighs throughout the air conditioned evening kept me from crashing on JA's couch.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 18, 2006  |  8 comments
Ward asked, "Did you return the Arcam Solo already? Have you tried any gear yet that you would actually consider going out and buying in the next month or two, were it not for the parade of review gear?"
Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 17, 2006  |  1 comments
From: Mejias, Stephen
Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2006 5:53PM
To: Jay Rein, Bluebird Music
Subject: Exposure 2010S system
Kristina Roman, Editorial Intern  |  Jul 17, 2006  |  1 comments
Feeling uninspired — burned by the heat and wearied by spreadsheets — Kristina fights off a case of the Monday Blahs while searching for her mechanical eye.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 13, 2006  |  1 comments
It would have been a very sad story. Having diligently packed the Ayre units and sent them off to lofty Boulder, I was left with empty space. I considered bringing the old Magnavox down from the closet. Luckily, I'd done a bad job of returning the Musical Fidelity A3.5 integrated amp and CD player. Reuniting them with the DeVore gibbon 3 loudspeakers was enlightening.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 12, 2006  |  0 comments
The PATH train arrives at its 33rd Street stop. The doors slide open. People slither out. Treading up the crowded platform, we are made to pass through stainless-steel turnstiles. I hate touching skin to steel, preferring to push the mechanism over with the forward motion of my legs. Almost as though the turnstiles aren't there.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 12, 2006  |  0 comments
I was done with shopping. Inside my red cart: lamp and shade, extension cord and powerstrip, four soft white 60W light bulbs, two ice trays. I'd held strong against my urges to purchase a blender, whole wheat pasta, an oak filing cabinet, cotton underwear, a ceramic Japanese dragon, and a Pirates of the Caribbean DVD. However, on my way to the register, my attention was taken by an aisle of stereo components.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 11, 2006  |  1 comments
Fact: I don't even want to know what bi-wiring is.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 11, 2006  |  0 comments
JA often compliments me on how easily words flow from my fingertips to the screen.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 10, 2006  |  1 comments
"I see you finally got your hair cut," says JA.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 07, 2006  |  0 comments
"Are your windows open?" sales manager Laura LoVecchio asked today.
Kristina Roman, Editorial Intern  |  Jul 07, 2006  |  0 comments
We catch up with Kristina to find that she's discovered Stereophile's "first and only pornographic publishing-foul."
Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 06, 2006  |  3 comments
It's time to seal the brown boxes and send them back to the manufacturer. Tonight, I will be packing up the Ayre gear.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 05, 2006  |  1 comments
Today, the gentlest sunshine is replaced by relentless rain. The sound of great waves rising along rocky shores is replaced by jack hammers and angry street noise and other wasteful stupid, stupid shit.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jun 29, 2006  |  6 comments
Four Thursdays have powered up and cooled down since this year's Home Entertainment Show in Los Angeles, and I'm still reading the show reports. Beyond that, I'm enjoying them more and more. This is a good sign, I realize. I'm enjoying the reports more because they're making more sense to me. The language is becoming a part of me.