• Bob Dylan: Nashville Skyline

    Bob Dylan: Nashville Skyline

    Released in 1969, Nashville Skyline features ten tracks that dance on a cloud of country charm and homespun, roots-tinged warmth. Dylan’s crooner vocals—controversial, but said to be the result of having given up smoking—are ladled ...
  • Not Your Father’s Big Band

    Not Your Father’s Big Band

    To some, big bands will always be relegated to the realms of nostalgia, defined by the swinging sounds of the vintage Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, and Benny Goodman bands of the 30s and ...
  • Cowboy Junkies: The Trinity Sessions

    Cowboy Junkies: The Trinity Sessions

    A critical as well as audiophile darling upon its release in 1988, Trinity Sessions has been given a deluxe makeover by Analogue Productions. Trinity Sessions’ master tape is digital, recorded with an R-Dat fed by ...
  • Tip of the Month - AC Polarity

    Tip of the Month - AC Polarity

    The power transformers integral to all of our components serve two functions: They step up (or down) the AC supplied from the wall socket, and they isolate the equipment chassis from that same AC. Because ...
  • Focal Utopia Headphones

    Focal Utopia Headphones

    During the past couple of years there has been a major change in the demographics of home-audio buyers. Between 2013 and 2015 the amount spent by individuals 55 and older dropped by 50%—from 36% of ...
  • Graham LS5/9 Loudspeaker

    Graham LS5/9 Loudspeaker

    The heyday of the BBC loudspeaker research program was drawing to a close in 1983 when the original LS5/9 was developed. The LS5/9 and its larger brother the LS5/8 were really the last of the ...
  • Jane Ira Bloom: Early Americans

    Jane Ira Bloom: Early Americans

    Jane Ira Bloom is among the still-small number of jazz saxophonists to have concentrated primarily on the soprano (though many play it as a second or third horn), and she has been at it for ...
  • LP Help

    LP Help

    How do you organize and store your music? Physical media, I mean. Like many audiophile LP collectors, I have at times struggled with keeping my ever-expanding collection under control. I’m not planning to stop acquiring ...

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