Articles & Reviews In This Issue
14 From The Editor
Inside the Vienna Acoustics loudspeaker factory; Seattle's Definitive Audio hosts the third annual Music
WG reports on a unique tabletop audio system from — get this! —
Meridian Audio and Ferrari.
24Start Me Up
Wayne Garcia on the Epos M16 loudspeaker, Music Hall Trio CD Receiver, and Marantz DV6001
110 The TAS Short List
Our top equipment picks in every category and price level.
31 Rocky Mountain High
Great new gear from the Fourth Annual Rocky Mountain Audio Fest.
55 Audience Adept
Response aR1p AC Line Conditioner
Neil Gader on a single-outlet AC conditioner.
56 Canton Chrono 502 Loudspeaker
Steven Stone listens to a $1000 two-way from Germany.
60 Simaudio Moon Evolution SuperNova CD Player NG on yet another winner from
64 Crystal Cable Piccolo Speaker Cable and Interconnect NG on a thin cable and interconnect that deliver big sound.
66 Balanced Audio
Technology VK-42SE Preamplifier Jacob Heilbrunn on a solid-state preamplifier from a
company known for tube electronics.
Act! Magico V3 and Mini II Loudspeakers
Robert Harley and Jonathan Valin on two speakers that may redefine the state
of the art
PLUS: Interview with Magico's Alon Wolf
102 HP's Workshop
HP's best-sounding CDs and SACDs.
128 Recording of the
Carla Bley: The Lost Chords Find Paolo Fresu.
Tippett's Complete Music for Piano, Angela Hewitt's Schumann Piano Sonata No. 1, Gabriela
Imreh's Piano Transcriptions, a new Vivaldi Atenaide, Cecilia
Bartoli's Maria, Pieter Wispelwey's new Dvothk Cello Concerto, Sarah
Chang's interpretation of The Four Seasons, Shore's Lord of the Rings cycle, and a Jascha Heifetz LP
reissue from Cisco. Plus, 2007's Best Classical Albums.
Coverage of hot releases from Ron Blake, Paul Bollenback, Stanley Clarke,
Bloodcount, Trio M, Valerie Joyce, and a New Orleans-themed box set. Plus,
2007's Best Jazz Albums.
Reviews of new CDs and LPs from Dtive-By Truckers, Alicia Keys, Levon Helm, The Eels, Sigur Ros, the Hives,
Os Mutantes, and Eagles. Fresh reissues and collections from Aretha Franklin, U2, David Bowie, Stevie
Ray Vaughan, David Byrne, Simon & Garfunkel, Allman Brothers Band, and ZZ Top, and critiques on books and
compilations concerning Eric Clapton and Nick Drake. Plus, 2007's Best Rock
and Pop Albums.
154 We talk with Peter
Gansterer, Founder and Designer, Vienna Acoustics.
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