• Two Moving Magnets and a Moving Iron

    Two Moving Magnets and a Moving Iron

    Though you wouldn’t necessarily know it from the proliferation of moving-coil pickups throughout the high-end these last thirty-plus years and counting, during the first two decades of stereophonic reproduction moving-magnet cartridges dominated the market. Most ...
  • Keith Jarrett: After the Fall

    Keith Jarrett: After the Fall

    This 1998 document of Keith Jarrett’s Standards Trio with bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette came after the pianist’s two-year recovery from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. A 2-CD set, it shows Jarrett in good humor ...
  • Naim Uniti Nova

    Naim Uniti Nova

    Although Naim has been making audio gear since 1973, it is not your typical stodgy old-school hi-fi firm. Instead, it is one of those fleet-footed audio manufacturers whose products have continued to evolve over the ...
  • Shunyata Research Sigma Signal Cables

    Shunyata Research Sigma Signal Cables

    Shunyata Research is mainly known for its high-performance power cords and power distribution products, and so, I suspect, its excellent signal cables have been somewhat overshadowed. The new Sigma line may change that. Shunyata has ...
  • Albert King: Born Under a Bad Sign

    Albert King: Born Under a Bad Sign

    Thanks in large part to rock guitarists such as Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, by the late 60s a new and wider appreciation emerged for the previous generation of black American blues musicians. Prominent among ...
  • The Mayor of MacDougal Street

    The Mayor of MacDougal Street

    The “Early-60s Folk Music Revival” incubated gigantic talents that reshaped popular music forever—Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell being the most prominent. A whole world of rock and pop music, “singer-songwriters,” and hybrid folk-rock Americana is ...
  • Doug MacLeod: Break the Chain

    Doug MacLeod: Break the Chain

    Singer, songwriter, and skilled guitarist Doug MacLeod has won four Blues Music Awards, including 2017’s Acoustic Artist of the Year. As a singer and guitarist, this New York native is a cross between John Hammond ...
  • Emotiva A-150 BasX Power Amplifier

    Emotiva A-150 BasX Power Amplifier

    Power amplifiers aren’t the most exciting components in the world. They normally don’t have many bells and whistles on their faceplates and thus don’t command as much attention. Most people probably place their power amp ...

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