Articles & Reviews In This Issue
16 From The Editor
18 Future TAS
New products on the horizon.
Wilsonís flagship X-2 Alexandria undergoes a major upgrade; Olive and
MusicGiants team up to deliver lossless DRM-free music; Seattleís Definitive
Audio hosts the third annual Music Matters extravaganza.
26 Start Me Up
Wayne Garcia listens to NHTís $600 Classic Two loudspeaker and Vincentís
$799 integrated amplifier.
Neil Gadner evaluates high-end headphones from Grado, along with two headphone
amplifiers. Also, Robert Harley reports on B&W's Zeppelin iPod speaker
40 Mainstream Multichannel
Chris Martens on the Definitive Technology Mythos ST, a multichannel speaker system equally at home with
music or movies.
44 Digital Signal Processing and the
Future of Audio Technology Robert E. Greene explains why digital signal processing
is destined to be in our audio future.
Keith Jarrett The great pianist talks about the new release of old recordings, musical expression,
sound quality, and his impact on the world of music.
63 Cover Story:
Product of the Year Awards
We pick the best audio components of 2007
90 Dynaudio MC 15
Active Speaker Arnie Williams on a powered mini-monitor for the desktop.
94 PS Audio C-100
Control Amplifier "Persuasive musicality" is how NG sums up this affordable
new integrated amp from high-end veteran PS Audio
96 Manley Shrimp
Preamplifier This $1880 tubed preamp is a whole different kettle of fish,
says Sue Kraft.
100 Audyssey Sound
Equalizer REG on a sophisticated new DSP room-correction system.
104 Spectron Musician
Ill Signature The latest amplifier from the pioneer in Class D amplification lives up to its
name, NG reports.
106 GamuT L-3
Mini-Monitor Jonathan Valin on a beautiful-sounding two-way from Denmark.
Ultima Salon2 Loudspeaker
Robert Harley reports on a tour-de-force in loudspeaker design.
The Cutting Edge
113 Revel Gem2
Loudspeaker Neil Gader on the versatile little brother of Revelís Ultima
Salon2, the Ultima Gem2.
133 TAS Interview:
Kevin Voecks RH talks to Revelís head man.
138 HPís Workshop
HP on an $7900 loudspeaker that pushes all his buttons; an improved version of the
Lab/47 Pi Tracer CD player; the Lumen White Silverflame loudspeaker; and the Sequerra
Metronome MET 7.7 mini-monitors.
152 Recording of the Issue
Harmonia Mundiís Fiftieth Anniversary Boxed Set.
Vadim Repin and Martha Argerich play Beethovenís "Kreutzer" Sonata, Richard Egarr tackles Bachís
We//-Tempered Clavier, Jšrvi takes on Beethoven symphonies, IKancheliís
Styx and Tavenerís The Mjrrh-Bearer, Danielle de Niese sings several Handel
arias, Preisnerís Silence, Night & Dreams, Haitink conducts Brucknerís Symphony
No. 7, and a smattering of Mahler SACDs.
Reviews of new CDs and LPs from Serj Tankian, Radiohead, the Fiery Furnaces, LCD Soundsystem, Six
Organs of Admittance, Band of Horses, Bruce Springsteen, Joni Mitchell, Annie Lennox, Youssou
NíDour, Opeth, Nappy Brown, Kid Rock, and Dwight Yoakam. Plus, collections from Bob Dylan and Luther
Vandross, Rhinoís Joy Division reissues, James Taylor on audiophile vinyl, and
the verdict on Universal Japanís LPs.
Coverage of hot releases from McCoy Tyner, Blue Chamber Quartet, Meshell
Ndegeocello, and Queen Latifah. And, new box sets from Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, and John Coltrane, and a 180-gram LP from Dexter Gordon.
192 We talk with Sandy Gross, President Emeritus of Definitive
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