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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.


2014 New York Audio Show

Plants. That’s what made the difference between heavenly and hellish-sounding […]


2014 Golden Ear Awards: Alan Taffel

CH Precision C1 Linestage/ DAC and A1 Power Amplifier$32,975; $37,475 […]


Download Roundup – Beck: Morning Phase

Morning Phase finds Beck, the ever-restless singer/songwriter/producer/ instrumentalist, in the […]


The Attention-Span Gap

Every month, it seems, this magazine and other industry oracles […]


Download Roundup – The Rolling Stones: Let it Bleed

For the purpose of this article, I chose Let it […]


The Clash in High-Res

In their heyday—roughly the late-70s to early 80s—the Clash, with […]


Comparing SACD to a DSD Download: A Follow-Up Report

In Issue 242 of The Absolute Sound I compared the […]


Download Roundup – Janis Joplin: Pearl

The original CD of this superb blues-rock standard—sadly, Joplin’s last […]


Download Roundup – Beach Boys: Pet Sounds

In 1990, this legendary work finally received the golden-gloved CD- […]


Download Roundup – Michael Jackson: Bad

When we reminisce about MichaelJackson in his prime, most of […]


Download Roundup – Wilco: The Whole Love

A new Wilco album is cause for high expectations, and […]


Rotel RCD-1570 CD Player, RC-1570 P7 Preamplifier, and RB-1552 Mk II Power Amplifier

Once upon a time, the audio forces of America, Britain, […]

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