• Billy Strings: Home

    Billy Strings: Home

    Yes, Billy Strings is a real person’s name, and a more apt moniker would be difficult to find. This is Mr. Strings’ first album and he’s a young guy, but he’s already a seasoned pro ...
  • Spatial Audio Lab X2 Loudspeaker

    Spatial Audio Lab X2 Loudspeaker

    In all my years as an audiophile I’ve never been captivated by the allure of horn-based loudspeakers. I admired their dynamic abilities, but they never made me want to own loudspeakers based on horn technology. ...
  • Analysis Plus Silver Apex Speaker Cable

    Analysis Plus Silver Apex Speaker Cable

    Silver Apex speaker cable from Analysis Plus represents the Michigan-based firm’s most advanced implementation of its unique conductor geometry. Honed and refined over the years, AP-designed conductors aren’t flat, round, or rectangular. Nor are they ...
  • Munich in New Jersey

    Munich in New Jersey

    I’ve always wanted to go to the Munich High-End show. But with the world on lockdown and the Munich show outright cancelled, I accepted an invitation from Bill Parish of GTT Audio to attend his ...
  • Bill Dixon/Cecil Taylor: Duets 1992

    Bill Dixon/Cecil Taylor: Duets 1992

    Listening to abstract music isn’t for everybody. But for those who go with flow of freely improvised “jazz”—performed with no written score and no rehearsal and absent the familiar touchstones of premeditated melody, harmony, and ...
  • 2020 Editors' Choice: DACs $1,000 - $3,000

    2020 Editors' Choice: DACs $1,000 - $3,000

    Musical Surroundings Mydac II $1200 The Musical Surroundings Mydac II offers a unique solution to the problem of accurate digital sound reproduction by augmenting its performance through mid- and upper-frequency equalization. The result is a ...
  • Thorens Redefines The Classics

    Thorens Redefines The Classics

    The following is a press release issued by Thorens. Montreal, Canada | March 19, 2020 - Thorens, the world’s oldest Consumer Electronics Company, proudly introduces successors to their legendary 160-Series Turntables. Thorens’ NEW 1600-series combine ...
  • A Good Time to Buy Music

    A Good Time to Buy Music

    I live within walking distance of the Ludlow Garage, a small Cincinnati music venue that, in the late 60s and early 70s, hosted Santana, Frank Zappa, BB King, and countless other artists. Live at Ludlow ...
  • Elac Carina BS243.4 Loudspeaker

    Elac Carina BS243.4 Loudspeaker

    The Elac Carina series of loudspeakers nestles in the sweet spot between the affordably priced Debut and UniFi loudspeakers and Elac’s mid-priced Adante line. As of this writing, Elac offers three models in the Carina ...
  • Wilson Audio Announces the TuneTot Stand

    Wilson Audio Announces the TuneTot Stand

    The following is a press release issued by Wilson Audio. March 12, 2020 - Wilson’s Special Applications Engineering division introduces the latest member of the TuneTot Ecosystem—The TuneTot Stand. The design team engineered it from ...

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