Articles & Reviews In This Issue
10 From The Editor
12 Industry News
14 Future TAS
17 Start Me Up
Neil Gader on two affordable loudspeakers: the Silverline Audio Minuet and the Mission
TAS Goes Digital!
Come A Long Way Baby! The Compact Disc Turns 25
Robert Harley brings you a comprehensive report on how the compact
disc started and how far it's come in the last twenty-five years.
58 The Last CD Player?
Tom Martin thinks about what matters — and how much — in digital play back.
67 The Crème de Ia Crème in Digital Discs
Our staff picks the best-sounding CDs, SACDs, and DVD-As.
Chris Martens on this extraordinary (and affordable) new universal player.
74 Yamaha DVD-S1700
Neil Gader on a great deal in a uni-player.
76 Cambridge Audio Azur
Robert Harley on what might be the best value in high-end audio.
80 NAD M55
Chris Martens listens to NAD's upscale new universal player.
84 Cover Story
Robert Harley reports on two uni-players that handle any format with aplomb.
22 Behind The
Hi-fi on wheels? Neil Gader reports on three truly high-end systems from the well known audio firms of
Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi.
Six Great-Sounding And Affordable System
More music for less money! We put together six high-end systems ranging in
price from $827 to $4968.
95 Van Alstine Transcendence 8
Dick Olsher on a new hybrid preamp from old audio hand Frank Van Alstine.
98 DALI Mentor 2 and Mentor 6
Robert Harley reports on two new additions to DALI's outstanding loudspeaker line the stand mounted
Mentor 2 and floor standing Mentor 6.
106 The Cutting
Edge: Audio Research Reference CD7
JV on the first CD player ARC has designated a "Reference" product.
Workshop: Further Thoughts, Sneak Previews, and Capsule Reviews from HP.
139 Recording Of The Issue: S.S. Wesley:
122 Rock Etc
10 Questions for Lars Worre of DALI.
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