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Stereophile

May 2019

Every month Stereophile magazine offers authoritative reviews, informed recommendations, helpful advice, and controversial opinions, all stemming from the revolutionary idea that audio components should be judged on how they reproduce music.

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who watches the watchers?

When we launched Stereophile’s website at the end of 1997, we decided that we would not reprint the magazine’s most popular features, including the biannual “Recommended Components” listings and Michael Fremer’s monthly “Analog Corner” column. We were concerned that doing so would cannibalize magazine sales. As it turned out, we were wrong—and so the latest “Recommended Components” is available on our free-access website day-and-date with the publication of the April and October issues in which it appears. And starting with Mikey’s very first “Analog Corner,” from July 1995, I have been posting his column on our AnalogPlanet.com website.At the time of writing, I had just finished HTML-encoding Michael’s October 2004 column, and fell over an exchange between him and popular technology writer Walter Mossberg, at that time a contributor to…

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stereophile

EDITOR JOHN ATKINSONDEPUTY EDITOR ART DUDLEYSENIOR CONTRIBUTING EDITORS MICHAEL FREMER, KALMAN RUBINSONWEB PRODUCER JON IVERSONCOPY EDITOR RICHARD LEHNERTFOUNDER J. GORDON HOLTCOVER PHOTO ERIC SWANSONART DIRECTOR JEREMY MOYLERCONTRIBUTING EDITORS (AUDIO)JIM AUSTIN, BRIAN DAMKROGER, ROBERT DEUTSCH, LARRY GREENHILL, JON IVERSON, FRED KAPLAN, DAVID LANDER, ERICK LICHTE, SASHA MATSON, PAUL MESSENGER, KEN MICALLEF, THOMAS J. NORTON, HERB REICHERT, JASON VICTOR SERINUSCONTRIBUTING EDITORS (MUSIC)DAVID ADLER, LARRY BIRNBAUM, THOMAS CONRAD, RICHARD LEHNERT, ROBERT LEVINE, FRED MILLS, JASON VICTOR SERINUS, DAVID SOKOL, JOHN SWENSONADVERTISINGGENERAL MANAGER KEITH PRAY KPRAY@AVTECHMEDIAUSA.COMADVERTISING MANAGER ED DIBENEDETTO (212) 915-4153, EDIBENEDETTO@AVTECHMEDIAUSA.COMSALES COORDINATOR ROSEMARIE TORCIVIA (212) 915-4160, RTORCIVIA@AVTECHMEDIAUSA.COMDIGITAL INQUIRIES KEITH PRAY, KPRAY@AVTECHMEDIAUSA.COMAVTECH MEDIA AMERICAS INCEDITORIAL DIRECTOR PAUL MILLERFINANCE DIRECTOR OWEN DAVIESGENERAL MANAGER KEITH PRAY…

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letters

What fun!Editor:Thank you for keeping Stereophile an “underground” publication of audio reviews. I feel like I am a member of a secret “Greek” society that conveys the truth to its members through cryptic messages in both the listening and, especially, in the measurements sections. Thank you, John Atkinson, for guiding your magazine to produce reviews that continue the model by [Hi-Fi News editor] John Crabbe that you emulate.—Craig RuttenAcoustic Transducers Laboratories craigrutten@juno.comMQA and ad blockingEditor:Since Stereophile’s technical credibility went south, with its continuing praise of MQA, I will no longer be buying the magazine at the newsstand. I will use an ad blocker when reading your music articles online, and I have written to all of your advertisers letting them know of my decision.—Kenneth Jongekenneth.jonge@me.comWhat is our holy grail?I read…

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industry update

UK: BRISTOLPaul MessengerThis year, Audio T, organizers of the Bristol Hi-Fi Show, which took place February 22–25, celebrated 50 years in hi-fi, and have rebranded the event by omitting the tag “home cinema.” This change didn’t seem to shorten the long queues of attendees forming outside the Marriott City Centre Hotel Bristol each morning before the doors opened.An Audiojumble took place a week before this year’s Bristol Hi-Fi Show. I rarely report on such events—the English Audiojumble changes little from year to year—but while the event seemed busy as ever, this year I saw many more stalls selling new and used vinyl. This confirmed vinyl enthusiast was happy enough browsing the second-hand bins, but I thought it might be worth drawing readers’ attention to the continuing good health of the…

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calendar of industry events

ATTENTION ALL AUDIO SOCIETIES:We have a page on the Stereophile website dedicated solely to you: www.stereophile.com/audiophilesocieties. If you’d like to have your audio-society information posted on the site, e-mail Chris Vogel at info@XLinkAudio.com.Please note that it is inappropriate for a retailer to promote a new product line in “Calendar” unless this is associated with a seminar or similar event.CALIFORNIA▪ Saturday, May 18, 5–7:30pm: The Los Angeles & Orange County Audio Society will hold its monthly meeting at Brooks Berdan (110 W. Olive Avenue, Monrovia 91016). Sheila Berdan and her staff will host the Society and welcome all to see and hear what’s new at Brooks Berdan this year. Their guest speakers will be Chris Hagen, Principal System Engineer of Harman International Inc., and Isaac Markowitz, Performance Sales Account Manager of…

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cutting-edge phonography from top wing and hifiction

For a phono cartridge to generate current and voltage, something must move: a coil of wire (as in a moving-coil cartridge), or a magnet (as in a moving-magnet type), or a tiny piece of iron (a moving-iron type). In those rare cartridges that depart from the electricity-generating principle of the ones described above, it can be a displacement-measuring device in which a moving shutter modulates a light source to vary a supplied voltage (as in an optical cartridge), or one in which voltage is modulated when a tiny chip of silicon crystal is squeezed by a moving element, which varies the chip’s electrical resistance (as in a strain-gauge cartridge). But regardless of what it is that moves in a cartridge, something has to.TOP WING SUZAKU (RED SPARROW) CORELESS STRAIGHT-FLUX CARTRIDGE…

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