Articles & Reviews In This Issue
and the absolute sound. Defining musicality. Is analog or DSP-corrected
digital the path to the absolute sound? Is Apple's Macintosh the Wilson
Audio of computers?
From the Editor
Step Closer to the Absolute Sound.
The 2009 Consumer Electronics Show
Pages of the Hottest New Gear from this Season's CES.
Start Me Up
Monitor 9 Loudspeaker
Gader discovers a floorstander with all the right moves. And it's priced under
Muse Model Two Hundred Integrated Amp
Gader on a genuinely superb amp from Muse's Kevin Halverson.
Synergistic Research Tesla PowerCell 10 SE AC Conditioner
Heilbrunn on a reference-grade power conditioner from Synergistic.
Pass Labs XP20 Preamplifier and XA160.5 Power Amplifier
H. Cordesman on this ultimate statement in preamplifier and amplifier design.
Pass discusses his four decades of making world-class electronics.
revisits the updated Scaena loudspeaker.
Feature: Mastodon Interview and Album Review
Gendron talks with Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor about the band's stunning new
concept record Crack
and working with mega-producer Brendan O'Brien. And a review of Crack
the Rock Recording of the Issue.
of new CDs and LPs from Neko Case, M. Ward, Robyn Hitchcock, and Amadou &
Mariam. Also, Warner Bros.' three 180-gram LP reissues of Van Morrison
classics and ORG's 180-gram vinyl set of Rickie Lee Jones' Pop
the Classical Recording of the Issue. In addition, we evaluate pianist Richard
Goode's rendition of Beethoven Piano Concertos 1-5, Victor
Hugo en Musique,
and a disc featuring Ligeti's Lux
and Heppener's Im
Jarrett, Gary Peacock, and Jack DeJohnette's Yesterdays
is the Jazz Recording of the Issue. Plus, the scoop on Jeff "Tain" Watts' Watts
ORG's audiophile LP pressing of John Coltrane's Live
at the Village Vanguard.
An interview with Gabi van der Kley, President, Crystal Cable.
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