• 2018 Munich High-End Show

    2018 Munich High-End Show

    As a newcomer to the Munich High-End extravaganza, I was blown away by the unbelievable amount of high-end audio jewelry on display. Not only does Munich dwarf whatever is going on at CES, it dwarfs ...
  • 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 ...
  • The 2018 Munich High-End Show

    The 2018 Munich High-End Show

    The Munich High-End Show’s preeminence as the world’s biggest and most important event was solidified by this year’s gathering. Munich has not only effectively replaced CES for international business but has also become the major ...
  • 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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