• ECM Vinyl Spring 2018

    ECM Vinyl Spring 2018

    Please see ECM’s Spring 2018 vinyl catalog with all the ECM vinyl LPs currently in print. The catalog includes new recordings (“New Albums on Vinyl”), reissues of classic ECM titles (“From Analog Masters”), titles from ...
  • Catching up with Kip Hanrahan

    Catching up with Kip Hanrahan

    When Kip Hanrahan released Desire Develops an Edge in 1983, listeners in its orbit were quick to recognize a masterpiece, and that album significantly increased his visibility. Like his debut LP (1981’s Coup de téte) ...
  • Speaker Designer Roundtable

    Speaker Designer Roundtable

    As part of our focus on affordable speakers, we asked four of the Industry’s leading designers to describe their approach to creating the most musical speakers for the price. Dean Hartley Technical Director, Monitor Audio ...
  • Jorma Salmi, 1948-2018

    Jorma Salmi, 1948-2018

    The distinguished Finnish loudspeaker designer and one of the greatest theoreticians of speaker acoustics of modern times, Jorma Salmi passed away suddenly on May 27, 2018. Salmi’s work at Gradient became a portal into what ...
  • Jacob Heilbrunn on David Wilson

    Jacob Heilbrunn on David Wilson

    David Wilson, who died on Saturday at 73, devoted his life to reproducing live music. The culmination of his quest was the Wilson Audio Modular Monitor (WAMM) Master Chronosonic loudspeaker and WAMM Master Subsonic subwoofers. ...
  • Jonathan Valin on David Wilson

    Jonathan Valin on David Wilson

    The death of David Wilson hit me unusually hard. And this is odd because I didn’t really know the man, save for the occasional friendly “hellos” we exchanged at trade shows. My impression of him—and ...
  • David Wilson, 1944–2018

    David Wilson, 1944–2018

    The many tributes to loudspeaker designer David Wilson, who passed away on May 26 from cancer, will understandably focus on his outsized contribution to high-end audio. One of those tributes is my piece that accompanied ...
  • Donald Fagen's Cheap Xmas

    Donald Fagen's Cheap Xmas

    During their first go-round, a period bookended by 1972’s Can’t Buy a Thrill and 1980’s Gaucho, Steely Dan released a string of silver, gold, and platinum albums yet differed markedly from other best-selling artists from ...
  • “The Music Formerly Known as Classical”

    “The Music Formerly Known as Classical”

    As all classical music fans know, the era of giant, long-established labels like RCA, Columbia, Deutsche Grammophon, Mercury, Decca, Delos, and Telarc pouring out new releases by American orchestras has waned. Most new orchestra recordings ...

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