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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.


A Roon Primer

What Is Roon? Roon is a music playback and management […]


2018 Golden Ear Awards: Alan Taffel

dCS Rossini DAC/Player with Roon and MQA DAC, $24,000; player, […]


Esoteric Grandioso D1 DAC, P1 Disc Transport, C1 Linestage, and M1 Monoblock Power Amplifier

As I learned on my Japanese audio excursion (Issue 279), […]


TAS Legacy: Cello Palette Equalizer-Preamplifier

The Mark Levinson LNP-2 preamplifier (1973) set new standards for […]


Why Tom Petty Was Great

Recently the world lost Tom Petty, a great American rock […]


50th Anniversary Edition of Sgt. Pepper

There aren’t many 50-year-old rock albums that have anything new […]


Bavsound Stage One BMW Audio System

These days most of us buy our vehicles, whether brand-new […]


Special Report: The Japanese Audio Industry

Something is definitely afoot in the Japanese audio industry. For […]


Soundtracks Series Vol. 8: Alan Taffel’s Top 10

For this list I decided to stick to movies and […]


Three Duruflé Requiems

A glance at the sheet music for Duruflé’s Requiem suggests […]


LA Audio Show: Digital

Some say the first L.A. audio show in recent times […]


Joe Jackson: Look Sharp!

Although Joe Jackson is rarely mentioned in the same breath […]

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