• In a Sentimental Mood

    In a Sentimental Mood

    Prior to the pandemic I was already feeling the allure of beautiful new music that wears its heart on its sleeve, and that impulse has grown stronger now that I’m spending more time at home. ...
  • Lyra Etna Phono Cartridge

    Lyra Etna Phono Cartridge

    Thanks to my colleague Jacob Heilbrunn this may be the easiest review I’ll ever write. See, Jacob did all the spade work when he reviewed the Lyra Etna SL in Issue 266, a cartridge to ...
  • Introducing the New Jadis JS2 DAC

    Introducing the New Jadis JS2 DAC

    The following is a press release issued by Bluebird Music. Buffalo, NY -- June 5, 2020. Bluebird Music is proud to announce the availability of the new JS2 MkIV DAC, from famed French audio manufacturer ...
  • Raidho TD1.2  Loudspeaker

    Raidho TD1.2 Loudspeaker

    Danish loudspeaker-maker Raidho initially caught my attention at CES 2012 with its C1 mini-monitor. It had wonderful resolution and outsized musical swagger. In underdog-rooting fashion, I like how some small stand-mounted speakers can deliver satisfying, ...
  • Stenheim Alumine Three Loudspeaker

    Stenheim Alumine Three Loudspeaker

    Neil Young introduces his “Journey Through the Past” to his audience (Live at Massey Hall 1971, Reprise) with a little humor: “I’ve written so many new ones (i.e. songs) I can’t think of anything else ...
  • Fantasy: Lark, Yang

    Fantasy: Lark, Yang

    With several competition prizes and career grants under her belt, the young violinist Tessa Lark has been in demand as a concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. Lark was born in Richmond, Kentucky, and her ...

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