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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 271, March 2017 table of contents and
Articles & Reviews In This Issue
10 From the Editor
Your System's Most Important Component
12 Industry News
Marantz introduces its Premium 10 Series.
17 Tip of the Month
Cleaner AC power.
18 Future TAS
New products on the horizon.
20 TAS Legacy
Bob Carver on the fabled Harman Kardon Citation II.
22 AudioQuest Niagara 7000
Jacob Heilbrunn on Audio-Quest's fabulous AC power-noise dissipation system.
180 The Band FAQ
Larry Nager interviews Peter Aaron, whose new book celebrates The Band.
182 The Ryman Auditorium
Larry Nager on a historic venue that was almost torn down.
184 Long Live the Dead
Jeff Wilson checks out six re-leases by the Grateful Dead.
Andrew Quint and Alan Taffel review hi-res classical and rock downloads.
Ray Charles, Tim Buckley, the Rolling Stones, Gillian Welch, Neil Young, Lee “Scratch” Perry, A Tribe Called Quest, Paul Kelly & Charlie Owen, and Wolf! Plus new blues releases by the Fabulous Thunderbirds, David Bromberg, and Delbert
The music of Bach, Brahms, Howard Shore, and Dario Castello. Plus guitar performances by Jonas Khalil and a 45rpm vinyl reissue of Reference Recordings' Nojima Plays Liszt.
New releases by Jane Bunnett, Ingrid Laubrock, Amendola vs. Blades, and Michael Camilo & Tomatito. Plus vinyl reissues of classic ECM albums by Terje Rypdal and Egberto Gismonti, new Macy Gray vinyl on Chesky, and a Count Basie/Lester Young box set on Mosaic.
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