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BorderPatrol P21 EXD power amplifier

Back at the beginning of 2017, Greg Roberts, of Volti Audio, devised a clever way to bring his Rival floorstanders up to my penthouse pad, for what …

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Bricasti Design M15 power amplifier

On the second morning of a recent audio show, I walked into the exhibit room of Bricasti Design.<p>"How about some Mahler?" asked cofounder and designer …

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Adams Takes the Violin Up, Down, Around, and Through

Twenty-five years after the premiere of John Adams' Violin Concerto, the music remains as vital, exhilarating, and strangely moving as the day it was …

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Listening #187: Shindo Mr. T

In the rural home in Cherry Valley, NY that my family and I inhabited from 2003 to 2017, we had dirty water but clean electricity. Evidence of the …

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Highway 61 Revisited

I'm sitting in a rented Nissan just off Highway 61—yes, <i>that</i> Highway 61—looking out at a Shell station through the bug-stained windshield and across a …

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Kjell Tore Innervik: Utopias

<b>Kjell Tore Innervik: Utopias: Radical Interpretations of Iconic Musical Works for Percussion</b><br>Xenakis: <i>Psappha</i>. Morton Feldman: <i>The King of Denmark</i>.<br>Kjell …

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Wilson Audio Specialties Alexia Series 2 loudspeaker

One of the benefits of being a reviewer is that, of the large number of products that pass through my listening room, occasionally there are those …

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AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier

An e-mail from an old audiophile pal: "Herb, my buddy owns a recording studio, and he told me one of his $10k reference amplifiers stopped working …

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The Sound and the Image

It's not surprising that many people, like me, love nice cameras <i>and</i> good stereo gear. In my worse moments, I attribute this to mere consumerism: We …

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Recording of July 2018: Life Of

<b>Steve Tibbetts: Life Of</b><br>Steve Tibbetts, 12-string guitar, piano; Michelle Kinney, cello, drones; Marc Anderson, percussion, handpan<br>ECM 2599 (CD). …

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Bernstein's Great Mahler Song Cycles in Hi-Rez

Why should you or anyone care about a 24/192 download reissue of recordings of two Mahler song cycles that were made in Vienna and New York in 1968 …

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The Hot Shade of July

But maybe not so hot in the listening room, where you can get absorbed reading the latest issue of <i>Stereophile</i>. The expensive but superb-sounding …

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Dick Olsher Dahlia speaker

| Jun 7, 2018 | First Published: Feb 1, 1986<p>Do-It-Yourself (DIY) loudspeaker projects are quite common in the UK, where details about several …

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Acustik-Lab SR Bolero loudspeaker & Forte woofer

The Acustik-Lab SR Bolero loudspeaker ($1580/pair) debuted at the 1988 SCES in Chicago. I must own up right from the outset that I know nothing about …

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AudioCon-June in SoCal Saturday & Sunday

Following the last-minute cancellation of the 2018 Los Angeles Audio Show, scheduled to be held this coming weekend in Irvine, two Southern …

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Conrad-Johnson PV-4 preamplifier

In appearance Conrad-Johnson's PV4 is distinctly plain: a basic black and silver box with a few simple knobs and buttons. The controls are logically …

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Recording of July 1968: Stravinsky: Petrouchka, Circus Polka

<b>Stravinsky: Petrouchka, Circus Polka</b><br>Los Angeles Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta, cond.<br>London CS 6554 (LP/tape).<p>This is all the proof one could want that …

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Olivier Messiaen: Birds Like You've Never Heard Before

There is music so unique, so colorful, and so potentially challenging for the casual listener that words like "pretty" or "entertaining" go flying …

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Rogers High Fidelity 65V-1 integrated amplifier

"Okay, all you high-rolling audiophile know-it-alls—what is the argument against amplifiers that operate in high-bias, class-A, single-ended mode, …

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Gramophone Dreams #22: Koss, Focal, iFi

Brooklyn, 1979: Fridays were fierce. After a week of doing construction, I would gobble Wild Turkey at the Spring Lounge, then fall asleep on the F …

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Doshi/Brinkmann Event in Virginia Saturday

Saturday June 2, 11am–5 pm, Command Performance (115 Park Avenue, Suite 2, Falls Church, VA 22046) welcomes Nick Doshi of Doshi Audio and Anthony …

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A Preamplifier Faceoff: Ayre & PS Audio

In the March 2018 issue, Art Dudley admired the sound quality of Ayre Acoustics' KX-5 Twenty preamplifier, but didn't love some of its operational …

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Steve Albini: Serve The Servants

Notoriously opinionated and obstinate Steve Albini, a guy ever vigilant and vocal about the wicked ways of the music business, showing up in Austin, …

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Au Revoir Dave Wilson (1944-2018)

Wilson Audio founder, Dave Wilson, 73, died of metastatic bone cancer on Saturday evening, May 26. Dave was receiving hospice care at his Utah home, …

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Scintillating Sonatas by a Man Named Bach

Two of America's finest baroque musicians, flutist Stephen Schultz and harpsichordist Jory Vinikour, have teamed up to record <i>J.S. Bach: Sonatas for</i> …

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EgglestonWorks Viginti loudspeaker

<i>Viginti</i> is Latin for twenty. It's also the name of a new loudspeaker from EgglestonWorks, to be produced in a limited edition of 250 pairs in …

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Aqua Acoustic Quality Aqua Formula xHD D/A processor

At the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, when John Atkinson and I entered the room shared by Lamm Industries, Aqua Acoustic Quality, and Kharma room, …

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Fred Hersch Trio, Live in Europe

At age 62, pianist Fred Hersch is playing as rousingly and rivetingly as ever. His latest disc, <i>Live in Europe</i> (on the Palmetto label), may be his …

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Kal Rubinson Visits Munich High End

For years, I have had the Munich High-End Show on my bucket list and, this year was the time to cross it off. Past reports have been enticing not …

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Listening #186: Miyajima Saboten L phono cartridge

In the early 1960s, young people who were anxious see the Beatles on <i>The Ed Sullivan Show</i> had to first sit through a seeming eternity of bad …

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