• Munich in New Jersey

    Munich in New Jersey

    I’ve always wanted to go to the Munich High-End show. But with the world on lockdown and the Munich show outright cancelled, I accepted an invitation from Bill Parish of GTT Audio to attend his ...
  • Bill Dixon/Cecil Taylor: Duets 1992

    Bill Dixon/Cecil Taylor: Duets 1992

    Listening to abstract music isn’t for everybody. But for those who go with flow of freely improvised “jazz”—performed with no written score and no rehearsal and absent the familiar touchstones of premeditated melody, harmony, and ...
  • Thorens Redefines The Classics

    Thorens Redefines The Classics

    The following is a press release issued by Thorens. Montreal, Canada | March 19, 2020 - Thorens, the world’s oldest Consumer Electronics Company, proudly introduces successors to their legendary 160-Series Turntables. Thorens’ NEW 1600-series combine ...
  • A Good Time to Buy Music

    A Good Time to Buy Music

    I live within walking distance of the Ludlow Garage, a small Cincinnati music venue that, in the late 60s and early 70s, hosted Santana, Frank Zappa, BB King, and countless other artists. Live at Ludlow ...
  • Elac Carina BS243.4 Loudspeaker

    Elac Carina BS243.4 Loudspeaker

    The Elac Carina series of loudspeakers nestles in the sweet spot between the affordably priced Debut and UniFi loudspeakers and Elac’s mid-priced Adante line. As of this writing, Elac offers three models in the Carina ...
  • Wilson Audio Announces the TuneTot Stand

    Wilson Audio Announces the TuneTot Stand

    The following is a press release issued by Wilson Audio. March 12, 2020 - Wilson’s Special Applications Engineering division introduces the latest member of the TuneTot Ecosystem—The TuneTot Stand. The design team engineered it from ...
  • The Versatile Luther Russell

    The Versatile Luther Russell

    Once upon a time, while pawing through CDs at a pawn shop, I came across a self-titled album by the Freewheelers (1991, DGC/UMG). I liked the sound of the group’s name, and I cracked up ...
  • Magnepan LRS Loudspeaker

    Magnepan LRS Loudspeaker

    For decades now, Magnepan has been trying to find stylish ways to fit its large planar-magnetic loudspeakers into smaller listening rooms without overly compromising the quick, neutral, highly coherent, boxless presentation for which Maggie dipoles ...

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