• Q&A with Udo Bessser of AVM

    Q&A with Udo Bessser of AVM

    What ignited your interest in high-end audio? My father exposed me to music by taking me to lots of classical concerts. Since he was also into hi-fi, we always had good systems at home. It ...
  • Martin Borish

    Martin Borish

    It is difficult to imagine high-end audio without the contribution of Martin Borish and NAD. More than any other company, NAD introduced to music lovers the idea that better-designed audio equipment translates into greater musical ...
  • Three Duruflé Requiems

    Three Duruflé Requiems

    A glance at the sheet music for Duruflé’s Requiem suggests a complex, contorted, and inaccessible work. Time signatures, for instance, shift on a measure-by-measure basis. Yet when you listen to this choral masterwork—the most poignant ...
  • Legends of High-End Audio Panel Video

    Legends of High-End Audio Panel Video

    The Absolute Sound invited five of high-end audio’s greatest designers and company founders to talk about how they started their businesses, invented new technologies, and created iconic products. Moderated by The Absolute Sound’s Executive Editor ...
  • Carly Simon on SACD

    Carly Simon on SACD

    Between 1971 and 1974 Carly Simon released her first four solo albums. Drawing on three different producers (Richard Perry handled the last two records) and some top-shelf session musicians, Carly kept the hits coming, as ...
  • LA Audio Show Report: Loudspeakers

    LA Audio Show Report: Loudspeakers

    Great audio shows are not born overnight­—they are works in progress. The inaugural LA Audio Show at the Sheraton-Gateway Hotel proved that despite some organizational hiccups there is much potential still to be mined. Indeed, ...
  • LA Audio Show: Digital

    LA Audio Show: Digital

    Some say the first L.A. audio show in recent times was a success. Crowds were more than respectable for a first outing, attendees had access to a bevy of gear and industry figures, and the ...

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