• Legrand Jazz on Vinyl

    Legrand Jazz on Vinyl

    Legrand Jazz sold well after its release in 1959. Part of its success had to do with brand loyalty, as the leader of the album, who handpicked the musicians for three different recording sessions and ...
  • TAS Legacy: Quad ESL-57 Loudspeaker

    TAS Legacy: Quad ESL-57 Loudspeaker

    Since the mid-Forties Peter Walker had believed that the electrostatic principle would be, as he once put it with typical understatement, “a nice way of doing it.” The principle was simplicity itself: a thin plastic ...
  • Soundtracks Series: Vol. 11

    Soundtracks Series: Vol. 11

    1. Bernstein: The Grifters. Varèse Sarabande. Elmer Bernstein—also known as “Bernstein West” to distinguish him from Leonard Bernstein (“Bernstein East”)—wrote any number of great scores for any number of great movies (The Magnificent Seven, Sweet ...
  • Magnepan 30.7 Loudspeaker, Part Two

    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 ...

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