• REL Serie R-528SE Sub-Bass System

    REL Serie R-528SE Sub-Bass System

    “Paul, you need a kick-ass speaker,” an audiophile friend of mine told me a while ago. This fellow isn’t a headbanger, rather a serious listener and a producer of many recordings of classical music distinguished ...
  • Palmer 2.5 Turntable

    Palmer 2.5 Turntable

    There’s much to be said for a product that precisely defines its purpose and then proceeds to fulfill it to near perfection. The British designer Jon Palmer set out to make a high-end turntable that ...
  • Plinius Koru Phonostage

    Plinius Koru Phonostage

    Nothing like beginning with a confession: It’s getting to be that one of the hardest categories of components to review is solid-state electronics in the moderately expensive category. To begin with, most of them are ...
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto 4

    Beethoven: Piano Concerto 4

    After Gould and Bernstein performed Beethoven’s Fourth piano concerto in January 1957, the conductor said, “Glenn, that was tremendous! We’ll have to record it.” “Glad you liked it,” Gould replied, but confided to a friend, ...
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 9

    Mahler: Symphony No. 9

    This Helicon release of a 1985 concert with the Israel Philharmonic brings to five the recordings of Mahler’s Ninth by Leonard Bernstein, which span his early advocacy of the composer in the 60s through to ...
  • Harbeth Monitor 30.1 Loudspeaker

    Harbeth Monitor 30.1 Loudspeaker

    Alan Shaw’s Harbeth Monitor 30.1, which has been released in time to celebrate the company’s thirty- fifth anniversary as a manufacturer of high-quality loudspeakers, is the best compact two-way speaker system I have ever heard, ...
  • Zesto Audio Leto Preamplifier

    Zesto Audio Leto Preamplifier

    The Leto preamplifier, a linestage that is the second product of George and Carolyn Counnas’ Zesto Audio, is cut so completely from the same sonic cloth as Zesto’s Andros PS1 phonostage I reviewed last year ...
  • Leonard Bernstein: The Symphony Edition

    Leonard Bernstein: The Symphony Edition

    The latest in Sony’s continual repackaging of its Bernstein holdings, this blockbuster portrays the conductor as a world- striding interpreter of symphonies: 60 CDs in an LP-sized case containing most of his Columbia (aka CBS ...
  • David Chesky: Urbanicity

    David Chesky: Urbanicity

    David Chesky’s latest CD consists of a concerto for electric guitar and two ballet scores, all unified in celebrating the cultural and ethnic diversity of New York City, where Chesky lives. Stylistically an extension of ...

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