• A Visit to The Sound Organisation

    A Visit to The Sound Organisation

    The Sound Organisation (TSO), distributors of DALI loudspeakers, Rega turntables and electronics, PMC loudspeakers, Chord cables, and various and sundry high-end accessories hosted a gathering of audio journalists at its Dallas headquarters in September. The ...
  • Sunday Morning Hi Fi #12

    Sunday Morning Hi Fi #12

    Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, and that you had some time to show off your stereos to your family members. My family is always blown away when they hear their favorite songs with proper ...
  • Sunday Morning Hi Fi #11

    Sunday Morning Hi Fi #11

    Good morning, and happy Sunday Morning Hi Fi. Today we are going to talk about proper speaker placement and setup—arguably the most important step to achieving great soundstaging, imaging, and overall sonic accuracy. With a ...
  • Sunday Morning Hi Fi #10

    Sunday Morning Hi Fi #10

    It’s a rainy Sunday morning here in Texas, which is the perfect weather to make some coffee, breakfast, and do some listening on “the hi fi,” as my father always calls it. Depending on my ...
  • 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 ...

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