• HP Wall of Remembrance

    HP Wall of Remembrance

    Harry Pearson, founder of The Absolute Sound, passed away on November 4th. Perhaps like many of you, HP was my first hero in this hobby. His writing in TAS was largely responsible for opening up ...
  • Sunday Morning Hi Fi #9

    Sunday Morning Hi Fi #9

    Welcome to Sunday Morning Hi Fi #9! I want to hear from you, and start a conversation about high-end audio. Share your thoughts, whether positive or constructive criticism, and I will listen. But of course, ...
  • Recollections of Harry Pearson

    Recollections of Harry Pearson

    I met Harry Pearson in Los Angeles in 1973. We were introduced by a mutual friend, also from Sea Cliff, who was a working musician performing in Leonard Bernstein’s Mass, at the Music Center’s Mark ...
  • Listening With Harry

    Listening With Harry

    The following piece was published in the June/July 2001 issue of TAS, as a “Last Page” feature. I got some ridicule, from a now-defunct audio-magazine editor who felt this sounded like sycophancy, who wrote a ...
  • Sunday Evening Hi Fi #8

    Sunday Evening Hi Fi #8

    After the death of a family member, and an early departure from Canada, my normal Sunday Morning Hi Fi has been delayed today. I apologize for that. By next week, things should be back to ...
  • Visiting A Musical El Dorado

    Visiting A Musical El Dorado

    The voice was gruff, impassioned, and avuncular: “When you’re in New York, let’s get together and you can look through my records.” It was Jerry Gladstein, the former publisher of FI magazine and former proprietor ...
  • Sunday Morning Hi Fi #7

    Sunday Morning Hi Fi #7

    Sunday Morning Hi Fi #7 Welcome back to the seventh installment of Sunday Morning Hi Fi. With Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, things were definitely crazy and hectic, so I wanted to touch on a few ...
  • The Beatles Get Back to Mono

    The Beatles Get Back to Mono

    In his article “The Beatles Remastered” that appeared back in Issue 198, Neil Gader reviewed the stereo and mono remixes that had recently come out on compact disc. Comparing that batch to an earlier CD ...
  • A Visit From Nick Doshi

    A Visit From Nick Doshi

    The high-end consists of manufacturers large and small. Nick Doshi, who lives in Virginia, belongs to the latter category. A former recording engineer, he now works at radio and television stations located in Washington, DC. ...
  • Sunday Morning Hi Fi #6

    Sunday Morning Hi Fi #6

    Welcome back to Sunday Morning Hi Fi #6! I’m taking a short break from acoustics because all of the pictures and writing the steps for building DIY acoustic panels takes a while, and I want ...
  • Sunday Morning Hi Fi #5

    Sunday Morning Hi Fi #5

    Welcome back to Sunday Morning Hi Fi #5, a blog that talks about music, gear, system tips and tweaks, and the reasons we love our high-end systems. Last week, we skimmed the surface of room ...

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