• B&W's 800 D3 New York Launch

    B&W's 800 D3 New York Launch

    Just one month after Neil Gader received a personal preview of the new 800 Diamond 3 at B&W’s British factory (read the preview here), the company officially launched the series to the world. The U.S. ...
  • Mercury Living Presence

    Mercury Living Presence

    The third and final Mercury Living Presence CD collection was recently released. With the addition of the 53 CDs in this album, all of the remastered recordings supervised by Wilma Cozart Fine in the 1990s ...
  • Box-Set Bonanza

    Box-Set Bonanza

    If the compact disc is (as some say) dying out as a storage medium, it’s going out with a bang, at least as far as great recordings of classical music go. For the past dozen ...
  • Dieter Burmester (1946–2015)

    Dieter Burmester (1946–2015)

    The high-end audio community suffered a tragic and unexpected loss on August 15, when Dieter Burmester passed away in Berlin after a short but severe illness. The loss was tragic because Burmester, who founded and ...
  • Swedish Neutrality: SAT Tonearm

    Swedish Neutrality: SAT Tonearm

    Tonearm specialist and engineer extraordinaire Marc Gomez, who was born in Barcelona in 1972, is a relative newcomer to the high-end scene. About a decade ago, he began haunting used record shops and amassed a ...
  • The Cello Becomes Cool

    The Cello Becomes Cool

    When Lori Goldstein strolled onstage at Sony Music Studios in New York City on November 18, 1993, to accompany Nirvana through its videotaped MTV Unplugged session, few could predict the unassuming cellist would spark a ...
  • Understanding Digital Music Systems

    Understanding Digital Music Systems

    Many music lovers considering the leap to a digital music system find the new technology intimidating. Terminology is inconsistent; architectures for complete systems are amorphous; configuration options are bewildering; obsolescence is always a threat. Though ...
  • Beyond High-Resolution

    Beyond High-Resolution

    Imagine a digital-audio encoding and decoding system that delivers far better sound quality than that of any previous analog or digital technology, including 192kHz/24-bit and quad-rate DSD. Now imagine that this system’s bit rate is ...

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