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...
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Too 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...
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Music, 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...
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Frankly 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...
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Twisted 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....
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Music'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...
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Off 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...
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Revolutions 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...
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True-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,...
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Music 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...
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Trading 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...
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Featured: 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...
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Featured: 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...
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Featured: 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...
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Audio 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...
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Parting Shot: The Lowdown
Chris Crepps backing up country singer Dale Watson.