Issue 33 Opening Salvo: On the Road Again.... As you read this, I'll have just returned from the Munich High End show, the largest audio show in the world....read moreToo Much Tchaikovsky: Classical Concept Albums They're baack. Concept albums, that is, those packages that attempt—with varying degrees of success—to offer works that complement, complete, and...read moreMusic, Audio, and Other Illnesses: 96,000 People Can't Be That Wrong As I write this, I’m listening to the early Flying Burrito Brothers. I love this stuff. I first got “turned...read moreThe Audio Cynic: Why Do We Even CARE?? After a zillion years in this business, you'd think I'd have a sense of just how disconnected the audio biz...read moreQuibbles and Bits: Sample Rate Conversion Question: How does sample rate conversion work? I get asked this often, and the answer, like all things pertaining to...read moreTwisted Systems: Audio Retales Visits Long Island Robin Williams famously once said that “Cocaine is God’s way of telling you that you're making too much money!” Well...the...read moreVintage Whine: Horns, Part 2 In our last issue we looked at the historical and physical forebears of horn loudspeakers. Horns---either actual animal horns or...read more... And Indie for All: Pura Fe' No artist springs fully formed into the world. Being creative is a kinetic state, shifting constantly, and not always in...read moreSomething Old / Something New: Caldara For a composer not celebrating a round-numbered anniversary of his birth or death, Antonio Caldara (1670-1736) sure is getting a...read moreIndustry News: More Upheaval at Sears and Texting Music Sears Holdings Corporation Chairman and CEO: “We Are Fighting Like Hell” May 11, 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders [This is...read moreThe Copper Interview: Chad Kassem Chad Kassem is the founder and owner of a number of businesses: Acoustic Sounds, Acoustic Sounds Super HiRez, APO Records, Blue...read moreFeatured: The Return of Even More Neglected Artists! Due to a “senior moment,” I missed the “thirties” in my running series of overlooked artists. As my fellow senior...read moreIn My Room: Zen and the Art of Speaker Building Most of us squander far too much of our time engaged in "self-talk". Our minds are continually preoccupied with "what...read moreParting Shot: Spring is in the Air Sometimes our own backyards are too picture postcard-perfect to resist.