Issue 109

Opening Salvo: Balancing Act
This issue’s cover: Judy Garland (1922 – 1969). One of the most iconic actresses, recording artists and performers of all...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Immersive Sound Part Two
When I started planning this column, the task seemed simple: why not start with nominees for the 2019 Grammy for...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Obsessed with Stereo, Redux
I think about my system too much. I mean, really too much. As I’ve written many times, it was stable...
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Frankly Speaking: In Memoriam: Art Dudley
The audio industry lost one of its greatest with the passing of Stereophile Deputy Editor Art Dudley on April 14,...
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Twisted Systems: The High-End in the Time of Coronavirus
There is nothing like a virus that may take down western civilization as we know it to make one’s quest...
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Off the Charts: Grand Funk Railroad: Chuggin' Along
All over America in the late 1960s, teens were forming bands. The one started by Flint, Michigan high school friends...
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Revolutions Per Minute: How to Lie with Measurements
In view of my recent series on linearity and other technical topics before that, the time is perhaps now ripe...
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Music to My Ears: The Gear That Changed My Life – The Bass Series
I am going to explore some bass stuff for a few columns here. It’s surprising and a little disconcerting that...
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Industry News: Audio Companies Respond to COVID-19
In a recent video Steve Guttenberg aka The Audiophiliac pointed out that Magnepan, VPI Industries, PS Audio and Emotiva have...
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Featured: Ryuichi Sakamoto: A Musical Career Overview, Part Two
Part One focused on Ryuichi Sakamoto’s work in the groundbreaking Yellow Magic Orchestra. In Part Two I look at his...
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Featured: Italian Progressive Rock, Part One: PFM
The major British progressive rock bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s found receptive audiences throughout Europe, with perhaps...
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Featured: Ninety Minutes and Three Encores
It's New Year’s Eve in the mid-seventies. It’s after the gig, not yet midnight, and I'm driving the group back...
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Audio Anthropology: Realistic Sound
Say what? I'll bet the creative director wasn't a woman. From Audio, February 1965.   New for '73! Is there...
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