• Catching up with Kip Hanrahan

    Catching up with Kip Hanrahan

    When Kip Hanrahan released Desire Develops an Edge in 1983, listeners in its orbit were quick to recognize a masterpiece, and that album significantly increased his visibility. Like his debut LP (1981’s Coup de téte) ...
  • Speaker Designer Roundtable

    Speaker Designer Roundtable

    As part of our focus on affordable speakers, we asked four of the Industry’s leading designers to describe their approach to creating the most musical speakers for the price. Dean Hartley Technical Director, Monitor Audio ...
  • Jorma Salmi, 1948-2018

    Jorma Salmi, 1948-2018

    The distinguished Finnish loudspeaker designer and one of the greatest theoreticians of speaker acoustics of modern times, Jorma Salmi passed away suddenly on May 27, 2018. Salmi’s work at Gradient became a portal into what ...
  • 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 ...

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