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    Magnepan 30.7 Loudspeaker, Part Two

    ’Scuse me while I wax sentimental, but I’ve come to realize Magneplanar speakers have a special place in my music-obsessed heart. (Though they’re certainly not the only speakers I dig.) First, Maggies happen to be ...
  • 50 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio

    50 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio

    Cables, Power Products, and Accessories AudioQuest Conductive Fiber record brush, $19 Caig Deoxit Gold G100L contact cleaner, $34 Shunyata Research Venom AC cord, $95 Wireworld Mini Eclipse 7 speaker cable, $560 Entry Level Muzo Cobblestone ...
  • Soundtracks Series: Vol. 7

    Soundtracks Series: Vol. 7

    The Monkees: Head. Colgems. The Monkees doff the last shred of their bubblegum image with this acid trip of a film and soundtrack—both genuine psychedelic gems that took decades to receive the recognition they deserve. ...
  • Keeping It Simple

    Keeping It Simple

    It’s great, isn’t it? At our fingertips we have access to seemingly limitless information, on anything and everything. Enthusiasts from all corners of the globe can do their magical “research” in the comfort of their ...
  • Where Art Meets Music

    Where Art Meets Music

    The first of its kind, 1977’s Album Cover Album was a popular coffee-table book that focused on LP covers without restrictions to musical genres or design. Of the books that followed, Blue Note: Album Cover ...
  • Catching Up with Ferit Odman

    Catching Up with Ferit Odman

    Many music fans discovered the drummer and band leader Ferit Odman in 2016, when his all-analog vinyl LP Dameronia with Strings impressed both audiophiles and jazz lovers. The record combined pristine sonics with performances that ...
  • The Politics of MQA

    The Politics of MQA

    The codec known as MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is clearly in its ascendancy. The Big Three record labels have signed on, Tidal is streaming hundreds of MQA-encoded albums, and there’s a steadily expanding amount of ...

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