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  Welcome to The Abso!ute Sound online! We explore music and the reproduction of music in the home. We believe that the sound of music, unamplified, occurring in a real space is a philosophic absolute against which we may judge the performance of devices designed to reproduce music. Our goal is to provide the resources consumers need to judge how a component's sound either honors or departs from the music's truth, and to make sound purchasing decisions that maximize their experience of reproduced sound. Below is our Issue 165, October 2006 table of contents and editorial.


October 2006

Read this edition's editorial.

Equipment Reports
Cover Story:
Simaudio’s Moon Evolution Series Electronics

Paul Seydor on three full-out assaults on the state of the art.
 
2006 Editors' Chioce Awards
35 pages of TAS Recommended Products.
 
HP’s Editor’s Choice List
Harry Pearson
picks his best of the best.
 
PrimaLuna ProLogue Six Monoblock Amplifier
Jim Hannon
on a musical and affordable tube amp.
 
Rega Apollo CD Player
Breakthrough performance, bargain price, says Chris Martens.
 
Arcam FMJ CD36 Player and FMJ C31 Preamplifier
Jacob Heilbrunn on two mid-priced overachievers from England.
 
iTAS: NHT Pro M-00 Monitors and April Music DAC and Headphone Amp
Barry Willis on how to move from geekdom to pro audio in one leap.
 
Music
Recording of the Issue - Pierre Boulez: Le Domaine musical 1956–1967, Vols. 1 and 2
 
Classical
Reviews of Haydn’s Orlando Paladino, Walton’s Symphony No. 1, Joel Fan’s World Keys, Stravinsky’s Les Noces on SACD, Mercury Living Presence Russian Recordings LP box set, and a classical music encyclopedia.
 
Rock Etc.
Reviews of more than a dozen new albums and reissues, including the latest from Califone, Ali Farka Toure, Mountain Goats, Black Keys, M. Ward, Hidden Cameras, and Psalm One. Also, vinyl from Golden Smog and Neil Young, and the lowdown on the second batch of Cure reissues and Austin City Limits live discs.
 
Jazz
The skinny on the latest from Jason Moran, Keith Jarrett, Susanne Abbuehl, Ornette Coleman, and a pair from Brad Mehldau. Plus, a box set from Weather Report and an SACD from Wayne Horvitz Gravitas Quartet.
 
Finale
The TAS Back Page:
13 Questions for EveAnna Manley,
by Neil Gader.
 
In the Next issue:
Feature & Roundtable on Class D Amplifiers
Chapter Précis integrated amp
Ascendo M loudspeake
NAD 720BEE receiver
And More!

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