Table of Contents – Issue 199
“The songwriter can make you laugh or cry
He’s pumping gas at night just to survive
And all he asks of you is to sing his songs
And put his name in lights where it belongs” – “Songwriter,” the Good Rats
In this issue: I ask: are imperfect audio systems a bad thing? Anne E. Johnson covers the career of jazz saxophonist Johnny Hodges, and listens to unusual madrigals. J.I. Agnew continues his examination of how records are made with a look at record plating and pressing. Our Mindful Melophile Don Kaplan enjoys a little knight music. Ken Kessler keeps spinning his reel-to-reel tales. Jay Jay French has his life changed by guitarist Mick Ronson. John Seetoo continues his interview with June Millington of pioneering female rock group Fanny.
FIDELITY magazine offers some loudspeaker crossover design basics, while PMA magazine looks at the contributions of audio pioneers Chester W. Rice and Edward W. Kellogg. Roy Hall goes on a boat trip. Russ Welton considers the effects of listening rooms and speaker performance. Ivan Berger revisits the legendary Acoustic Research AR XA turntable. We round out the issue with freedom from choice, separation anxiety, audio realism, and a free electron.
J.I. Agnew, Ray Chelstowski, Andrew Daly, Harris Fogel, Jay Jay French, Tom Gibbs, Roy Hall, Rich Isaacs, Anne E. Johnson, Don Kaplan, Ken Kessler, Don Lindich, Stuart Marvin, Tom Methans, B. Jan Montana, Rudy Radelic, Tim Riley, Wayne Robins, Alón Sagee, Ken Sander, John Seetoo, Russ Welton, Adrian Wu
Ivan Berger, Steven Bryan Bieler, Steve Kindig, Ted Shafran, Bob Wood
“Cartoon Bob” D’Amico
James Whitworth, Peter Xeni
James Schrimpf, B. Jan Montana, Rich Isaacs (and others)
Audio Anthropology Photos:
Howard Kneller, Frank Doris
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