• Big Voice in a Small Room

    Big Voice in a Small Room

    Stephanie Blythe is an A-List opera singer with a big voice who’s used to performing in big rooms. Blythe, who was Musical America’s Vocalist of the Year for 2009, performs often at the 3800-seat Metropolitan ...
  • Setting Up a Phono Cartridge

    Setting Up a Phono Cartridge

    Because it is a thing of beauty to witness and because the results make such a huge difference in sonics, I’d like to take you through the process of mounting, aligning, and optimizing a moving-coil ...
  • The Clash in High-Res

    The Clash in High-Res

    In their heyday—roughly the late-70s to early 80s—the Clash, with typical insouciant bravado, dubbed themselves “The Most Important Rock Band in the World.” They may well have been right. No doubt the band staked that ...
  • Rebirth at Bethlehem

    Rebirth at Bethlehem

    In an exciting development for jazz-loving audiophiles, Naxos has acquired the outstanding jazz catalog of Bethlehem Records, and has starting an ambitious release program that will see 25 titles back in circulation by this summer. ...
  • VTL Siegfried and Wilson XLF

    VTL Siegfried and Wilson XLF

    This past weekend Luke Manley and Bea Lam, who head the VTL company located in Chino, CA, visited me to listen to their flagship amplifier on the Wilson XLF. Together with VTL’s 7.5 Series III ...
  •  A Blue Note Celebration

    A Blue Note Celebration

    Blue Note records is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. To help mark it, Ron Rambach of MusicMatters is remastering, together with Kevin Gray, twenty-five Blue Note albums at 33rpm, to accompany the numerous ones ...
  • Paragon

    Paragon

    Life is full of surprises. Even so, it came as a bit of a shock to chance upon two Saudi Arabians with high-end-audio ambitions at MOC 2013. Beyond sand, oil, and camels, very few of ...

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