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Alan Taffel

I can thank my parents for introducing me to both good music and good sound at an early age. Their extensive classical music collection, played through an enviable system, continually filled our house. When I was two, my parents gave me one of those all-in-one changers, which I played to death.


The Three Sides of Sufjan Stevens

There are at least three Sufjans. There’s Folk Sufjan, epitomized […]


The Band: 50th Anniversary Edition

What makes an album timeless? I’d argue it’s the ability […]


Bruce Springsteen’s Western Stars

Bruce Springsteen is a philosopher masquerading as a rock star. […]


B&W Introduces New Signature Models for 700 Series, Hints at Acquisition

In 2017, Bowers and Wilkins held a major press event […]


Lyra Etna Phono Cartridge

Thanks to my colleague Jacob Heilbrunn this may be the easiest […]


AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt DAC

A new year, a new DragonFly color! But first let’s […]


2019 Golden Ear Awards: Alan Taffel

Lyra Etna Cartridge $8995 Jacob Heilbrunn raved about the SL […]


Ronstadt Rules!

Linda Ronstadt: Live in Hollywood.  Linda Ronstadt: Just One Look: […]


Wilson Benesch Resolution

If you live with a speaker for a while, as […]


CH Precision I1 Universal Integrated Amplifier

The standard reason for buying an integrated amp is to […]


Hamilton in High(er) Res

Hamilton: An American Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording). HDtracks.com and […]


Bryston BCD-3 CD Player

Why Buy a CD Player? There’s something to be said […]

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