Issue 105 Opening Salvo: Building Community (With a tip of the hat to the Hank Stone Band’s song of the same name.) The world of audio...read moreToo Much Tchaikovsky: Joshua Redman’s Sun on Sand We’re taking a break from Beethoven Plus One in order to address a more urgent concern: How’re ya fixed for...read moreMusic, Audio, and Other Illnesses: The Ecstatic Music Of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda I can’t remember exactly when I first heard of Alice Coltrane, but it’s over 45 years ago. But I do...read moreFrankly Speaking: Bang, Zoom! Confessions of a Setup Man, Part Two The higher the resolution of an audio system, the more that attention to detail matters. Nowhere was this more evident...read moreTwisted Systems: The Tice Clock and the Endless Search for the Holy Grail Back in the good old high-end audio days of around 1968 – 1971, things used to be a lot simpler....read moreMusic'al Notes: Key West “Go immediately to the emergency room. I can’t help you here,” said the doctor in Urgent Care. It was my...read moreOff the Charts: Alison Krauss: Reinventing Bluegrass, Reanimating Country For many people, the soundtrack for the Coen Brothers movie O Brother, Where Art Thou in 2000 served as an...read moreRevolutions Per Minute: Secrets of the Phono Cartridge, Part Two At the heart of all phono cartridges we will find a transducer that translates mechanical motion – the movement of...read moreTrue-Life Radio Tales: WBEN There, ROCKed That WBEN-AM and FM (ROCK 102) Buffalo I had listened to Buffalo radio station ROCK 102 FM while in Hamilton, Ontario,...read moreMusic to My Ears: Bear: The Owsley Stanley Story, Part Three By accounts, in early 1967 Owsley “Bear” Stanley (click on the links for Part One and Part Two of this...read moreTrading Eights: Gene Krupa: Drummin' Man Not every great musician gets to reinvent his instrument the way Gene Krupa did. Under his sticks, a drum set...read moreFeatured: We're an American (Prog) Band There are many more American progressive rock bands than you might think – and a surprising number are from the...read moreFeatured: A Classic Turntable's Forgotten Roots: the AR XA When the AR XA turntable came out in 1961, it was an instant classic – almost immune to external shocks...read moreFeatured: Industry Viewpoint: Are Audio Dealers in Trouble? Introduction by Paul McGowan, PS Audio: Magnepan and its loudspeakers are legends in our industry. It was a pair of...read moreAudio Anthropology: It Came from LA... Moderate size and cost" must have meant something different at the end of the 1950s. From Audio, December 1958. Anyone...read moreThe Run-Out Groove: Diplopia Parting Shot: The Lowdown Chris Crepps backing up country singer Dale Watson.