• Linda Ronstadt: Simple Dreams

    Linda Ronstadt: Simple Dreams

    The 1970s was a golden decade for singer/songwriters, and one of the purest voices to bring this repertoire to life was Linda Ronstadt. Known for her inimitable styling, gutsy power, and in later years her ...
  • Sonus faber Venere Model 1.5

    Sonus faber Venere Model 1.5

    Sonus faber, I thought I knew you—that we had an understanding. What happened? You’ve seduced me for years with romantic, walnut-and-leather-accented, luteshaped loudspeakers inspired by the 18th century craftsmanship of the Cremonese master luthiers. Speaker ...
  • HRT microStreamer: Pocket Rocket

    HRT microStreamer: Pocket Rocket

    The world of digital streaming is one that I admittedly am not as comfortable with as other formats. I still cling to my analog roots and treasure the ritual and spirit of vinyl LP playback–with ...
  • Joni Mitchell: Wild Things Run Fast

    Joni Mitchell: Wild Things Run Fast

    Joni Mitchell’s career has been filled with startling detours. From the dulcimer- strumming folkie of the Woodstock era, to the jazz-infused, smoky stylist of today, the gifted singer/songwriter has been a bold and restless musical ...
  • Sonus faber Venere Model 1.5

    Sonus faber Venere Model 1.5

    Sonus faber, I thought I knew you—that we had an understanding. What happened? You’ve seduced me for years with romantic, walnut-and-leather-accented, lute- shaped loudspeakers inspired by the 18th century craftsmanship of the Cremonese master luthiers. ...
  • Monitor Audio GX50 Loudspeaker

    Monitor Audio GX50 Loudspeaker

    There’s an embarrassment of riches in the under-$2k loudspeaker category and, fortunately for me, I’ve been able to experience firsthand some of those bargains over the last few issues. For example, I recently wrote about ...
  • State of the Art in D.C.

    State of the Art in D.C.

    Audio reviewing tends to be a mostly solitary endeavor. But that’s not to say reviewers are anti-social. However, as much as TAS staffers like me would like to pay a colleague a visit to check ...
  • Sneak Peak: KEF LS50

    Sneak Peak: KEF LS50

    Some speakers sure know how to make an entrance. I know that’s how I felt when I crossed paths with the KEF LS50 a few months ago. I’m just wrapping up a full review of ...
  • Pioneer SP-BS22 LR Loudspeaker

    Pioneer SP-BS22 LR Loudspeaker

    What are your expectations for a $129/pair loudspeaker? Not all that high I would guess. At the very least, you’d expect it to work reliably, play reasonably loud, and not look too schlocky. But high-end ...

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