Great Think Pieces, 10 Questions, And Reviews!
As we round the corner into the winter season (and snowbird season here in sunny Florida), on the heels of Enjoy the Music.com celebrating our 25th anniversary, we have another great issue for your reading pleasure. This year we've been hiring many seriously knowledgeable people to help with one-off articles we know many of you will enjoy. A few examples include in April we featured Dennis Baxter, who has spent over 30 years as a sound designer contributing to hundreds of live events including 9 Olympics Games with his article Immersive: The New Gold Standard Of Sound. In May Bobby Owsinski, a highly-respected producer / engineer / author with 24 books on recording, music, the music business, and social media chime in with his article The Six Steps To A Successful Online Strategy. In August there was a tour of the Grammy Museum by Dan Daley of Sound & Communications magazine.
This month we feature an article by Becky Pell, a monitor engineer with 25 years of experience within the live music industry who has worked with Westlife, A-ha, Anastacia, Take That, Il Divo, The War of the Worlds, Muse, Kylie Minogue, Bill Wyman, James Brown, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Brightman, and Natalie Imbruglia. Becky's article Binaural Beats: What are they, and how can they help you to feel good? brings a different angle into the enjoyment of music and how sound can affect a range of different brain waves. This all relates to using music and sounds as a way to transverse different states of consciousness.
Longtime industry expert Roger Skoff chimes in with The Wrong Thing as he seeks to achieve the sound of real music. Roger says, "For many years, imaging and soundscaping have been my primary criteria for judging the sound of recordings and the equipment we play them on. I can remember being thrilled and truly excited about the (Avalon) speakers I was listening to and about the room that I was listening in when I first heard the original cast recording of 42nd Street [RCA CD RCD1-3891]. I was sure, sitting there, that I could not only hear and physically 'place' the sound of each tap of the heels and toes of a whole chorus line of dancers."
Enjoy the Music.com's very special 10 Questions For High-End Audio Manufacturers is back this month with John DeVore, founder of DeVore Fidelity. We're also featuring Furutech, Bill Hutchins of LKV Research, Merrill Wettasinghe of Merrill Audio, Matthieu Latour of Nagra Audio, and Chris Sommovigo of Stereolab. Our 10 Questions have been extremely popular, and while this was a 2020 special feature, we may continue it through 2021 as well.
Reviews within this issue include Digital Amplifier Company's truly impressive MEGAschino MK2 monoblock amplifiers, Sonus Faber's gorgeous Olympica Nova V floorstanding speakers, plus a world premiere review of Fallbrook Audio's TR-1 turntable for your vinyl LP delights. We know you love reviews, so there are critical assessments of the Gingko Audio Sextet speaker system. If you have a Linn LP12, then you need to read Rick Becker's Mober Motor, Inner Platter & Bearing, Synergistic Research Record Weight & Mat 1 as ways to improve the LP12's performance. Greg Weaver is truly smitten by Silversmith Audio's Fidelium loudspeaker cables. Greg has decades of experience as a reviewer and found the best cables to date to mate within his high-end audio system!
Our ongoing partnership with other publications showcases how Enjoy the Music.com is working together with leading audiophile publication. We are all in this together, and you benefit! A review of Core Power Technologies A/V USBe Perfect by Victor Chavira of Positive Feedback is joined by a review of Little Dot's CU-KIS in-ear monitor (IEM) by Gary Alan Barker of Headphone.Guru. Last, yet not least, is a review of Grado Labs' Gold3 & Opus3 phono cartridge by Danko Šuvar Of HiFiMedia. There are many other think pieces, reviews, and articles, and be sure to check out our previous issue too.
Enjoy the Music.com wants to wish you all a fun-filled holiday season as there are some very special features planned for our December Review Magazine, so have fun with this month's issue and we look forward to you coming back for December too!
As always in the end what really matters is that you...
Meanwhile it is now 'snowbird season' here in sunny Florida, and so bring a friend.... or two :)