Articles & Reviews In This Issue
6 From the Editor
Losing Half The Music: Why Audio Sounds Wrong
Editorial By Robert E. Greene
14 Guest Editorial
16 Start Me Up: JoLida Glass FX-10 Integrated Amplifier and Glass FX
The price of this tubed integrated amp and DAC might say entry-level, but the
sound is anything but. Garrett Hongo reports.
22 Absolute Analog: Zesto Andros PS1 Phonostage
This mid-priced all-tubed phonostage transcends mere hi-fi in its ability to
bring music to life, says Paul Seydor.
31 The 2012 Consumer Electronics Show
Twenty-Eight Pages Chock-Full of the Hottest New Gear Coming Your Way
108 A 21st Century Statement
Allan Taffel on a statement speaker that sets new aesthetic, technological, and musical standards. Plus a tour of KEF’s technology centre.
125 Manufacturer Comments
86 Paradigm Monitor 9, Series 7 Loudspeaker
Wayne Garcia on an affordable stand-mount that improves upon its classic
90 B&W Prestige Monitor 1 Loudspeaker
Bowers & Wilkins once again proves its mastery of the small-speaker art.
Kirk Midtskog reports.
96 Micromega AS-400 Integrated Amplifier/Wireless DAC
Thanks to Micromega's new integrated amplifier/wireless DAC, anyone can now
step fearlessly into a future of wireless possibilities, says Neil Gader.
102 VTL TL-7.5 Series III Reference Line Preamplifier
Jacob Heilbrunn evaluates the latest version of VTL's superb two-box flagship
126 The Decca Sound
Ted Libbey's omnibus review of the new (and bargain-priced) 50-disc anthology
from one of the greatest classical record marques.
New releases from Kate Bush, Nick Lowe, Carolyn Wonderland, Ruthie Foster, and
the Little Willies; the Beach Boys' Smile Sessions; and superb reissues of
Pink Floyd and Marianne Faithfull.
Pyrotechnics from violinist Joshua Bell, cellists Zuill Bailey and
GavrielLipkind, duo-pianists Anderson and Roe, Trio Arbos, and composer Jenny
The latest from Jack DeJohnette, Charlie Haden and (the late) Hank Jones, Theo
Bleckmann, and Macy Chen, along with a four-LP reissue of vintage Stan Getz.
141 Five Faves: Stephen Estep's favorite-ever steel guitar solos.
144 Back Pages
: We interview Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary.
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