Articles & Reviews In This Issue
16 Future TAS
New products on the horizon.
20 Industry News
Loudspeaker-maker Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) launches an on-line music subscription service; Chesky Records makes available high-resolution down-loads; a Ferarri-branded single-speaker stereo system.
24 Absolute Analog
Neil Gader auditions the Clearaudio Maestro moving-magnet cartridge, Jonathan Valin goes back to the future with the Koetsu Onyx Platinum moving coil, and Robert Harley evaluates Analogue Productions' new Ultimate Analogue Test LP.
114 Simaudio Moon i-1 Integrated Amplifier and Moon CD-1 CD Player
Although scaled down in size and price, Simaudio's new "1-series" isn't scaled down in sound quality. Wayne Garcia has the details.
Pass Labs XA100.5 Power Amplifier
Is Class A output power worth the size, cost, and heat? Robert Harley listens to 200 watts of pure Class A power.
126 Cutting Edge
Hansen Audio "The Prince" V2 Loudspeaker
Anthony H. Cordesman discovers much to like in this unusual Canadian three-way loudspeaker.
HP bestows his 2008 Editors' Choice Awards.
Of The Issue
Paul Bley: About Time
A blowout piece on Continuum's 33 1/3 book series - insightful music literature that's as addictive as the records it celebrates. We also review new music from Giant Sand, Calexico, Tindersticks, Randy Newman, Rodney Crowell, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and Sigur Ros. Plus, audiophile vinyl from Metallica and Marc Cohn.
We evaluate a Blu-ray disc and SACD of Divertimenti, Andreas Scholl's Crystal Tears, Gloria Cheng's Piano Music of Salonen, Stucky, and Lutoslawski, and a Stravinsky LP box set from Speakers Corner. And add another installment of Multichannel Marvels.
The lowdown on new discs from Patricia Barber, David Murray and Max Waldron, Roy Hargrove Quartet, and Kenny Wheeler. And another Music Matters audiophile LP-this time, from Jackie McLean.
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144 TAS Back Page
Singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne.
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