• Jeremy Denk: c.1300-c.2000

    Jeremy Denk: c.1300-c.2000

    c.1300–c.2000. Denk (24/96) SuperHiRez.com I’m not big on saving printed programs from concerts—I’ve got too much stuff I’ll never look at again as it is—but made an exception in January of 2017 when I heard ...
  • Hi-Res Democratization

    Hi-Res Democratization

    I had an email exchange with a reader who was intrigued by the idea of MQA but skeptical that it could work in practice. His skepticism stemmed from the belief that the claims made for ...
  • The Four Secrets of Speaker Placement

    The Four Secrets of Speaker Placement

    Excerpted and adapted from the Fifth Edition of The Complete Guide to High-End Audio. Copyright © 1994–2019 by Robert Harley. For more information, visit hifibooks.com. To order call (800) 841-4741. The single most important factor ...
  • From Hi-Fi to Ultra-High End

    From Hi-Fi to Ultra-High End

    The High-Fidelity Era: 1945–1970 If the pioneering epoch of loudspeaker design was driven by the motion picture and broadcast industries, the subsequent “high-fidelity era” was more centered on home entertainment and, in particular, on Columbia ...
  • Henryk Szeryng

    Henryk Szeryng

    Polish-born Henryk Szeryng was often characterized as a “patrician” violinist, but for good reason, as this monumental 44-CD boxed set from Decca makes abundantly clear. Collected here are the complete recordings Szeryng made for Philips, ...
  • Evosound

    Evosound

    Since its first release in 2004, the Evosound music label has experienced considerable success in the Asian market, but it hasn’t had as much of an impact elsewhere. That should change, however. An effort by ...
  • Lyn Stanley Toasts Julie London

    Lyn Stanley Toasts Julie London

    London Calling: A Toast to Julie London is Lyn Stanley’s sixth album since 2013, with another due out before this review sees print. Seven superb albums in six years suggests someone making up for a ...
  • The Audiophile Ecosystem

    The Audiophile Ecosystem

    To a non-audiophile, the passion for good sound can seem like a remarkably solitary endeavor. That civilian walks past our listening room and glances knowingly at the single chair facing the loudspeakers. Even if we’ve ...
  • Blue Note’s Tone Poet Series

    Blue Note’s Tone Poet Series

    To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the legendary jazz label founded in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, Blue Note Records has introduced the Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series. Produced by Joe Harley ...

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