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Stereophile June 2019

Stereophile-June-2019

2nd Edition

Vanatoo Transparent One Encore powered loudspeaker system
Has Serinus been demoted? You might well ask. This month, instead of reviewing a $58,000 stereo amplifier, I'm tackling a $599 powered loudspeaker system.

CH Precision M1.1 power amplifier
CH Precision's massive, versatile, technologically sophisticated, 165 lb M1.1 power amplifier ($54,000 configured for stereo) can easily crush your foot if you're not careful when installing it.

Stilling Heartbreak from Weinberg
Lithuanian conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla's (b. 1986) rendition of Polish-Jewish composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg's (1919-1996) final symphony, which is dedicated "to the memory of those who were murdered in the Warsaw Ghetto," has all the earmarks of a life-affirming Record to Die For.

Mark Levinson No.5805 integrated amplifier
Mark Levinson isn't known as a budget brand, and most people would not consider $8500 a budget price for anything short of a new car. One could argue, though, that Levinson's new No.5805 integrated amplifier ($8500 with DAC and phono stage) is a budget component.

Recording of July 2019: Takin' Off
rom 1962 until now, and counting all formats except downloads, there have been no fewer than 62 releases of Herbie Hancock's debut album, Takin' Off--more than any of his other albums except Maiden Voyage (1965) and Head Hunters (1973).

How Does the Music Make You Feel?
Stereophile's first change in editorial leadership in 33 years calls for a restatement of the magazine's core principles. Stereophile was founded in 1962 by J. Gordon Holt, on the premise that the best way to review an audio component is to listen to it.

Kuzma Stabi R turntable
I've been the proud owner of a Kuzma Stabi S turntable and Stogi S tonearm since 2001. The combination was an impulse purchase, made after seeing and hearing it in action at Stereophile's Home Entertainment Show at the New York Hilton.

Getting Real
If you: 1) live in an apartment, condo, townhouse, dorm, or share a house or apartment with someone; 2) are going to, have recently graduated from, or have never gone to college and are not working at all, are working a minimum-wage job, or have just gotten your first job but have loans...

1st Edition

Complete T.H.E. Show 2019 Show Coverage
Another month and another great audio event! Jason Victor Serinus digs deep to find some unique audio products not seen anywhere else!

From The Archives 1962: Farewell to the Paper Cone
Ever since the first electrical loudspeaker--a glorified headphone with a horn on it--was outmoded by the balanced-armature cone speaker, paper has been the standard diaphragm material for speakers reproducing low frequencies. The Rice-Kellogg moving-coil transducer replaced the balanced-armature driving system in 1925, but the paper cone remained.

From The Archives 1992: Theta DS Pro Generation III digital processor
A visiting manufacturer recently expressed the idea that digital processors and transports are the worst value in high-end audio. He contended that, because they all sound bad, their differences and degrees of imperfection are meaningless. In his view, the very best digital differed very little from the worst. His advice?

Graham Audio Launches the LS5/9f at Gig Harbor Audio
It's a keeper. Those are the thoughts that stuck with me after listening to the British-made Graham Audio LS5/9f ($7999/pair), a two-way reflex loading loudspeaker that had its US launch at Washington state's Gig Harbor Audio on Saturday afternoon, May 25.

Exposure CD Player
Exposure owner/designer John Farlowe graduated from the UK's University of Sussex at the end of the swinging '60s. He put his B.Sc in electronic engineering to use at HiWatt, manufacturers of tube guitar amplifiers.

Transparent Music Link Reference interconnect & Music Wave Reference speaker cable
"They cost WHAT? A hahahahahaaa!" Nothing is more guaranteed to amuse non-audiophiles than the subject of high-end cable pricing. "I'm sorry. I don't mean to laugh at you, but...bwah ha ha haaa!" Who can blame them?

Branford Marsalis: Listening with Sonic Ears
Louisiana-born, 58-year-old saxophonist Branford Marsalis has achieved singular status in the worlds of both jazz and classical music. He cut his teeth playing hard-hitting hard bop with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, led The Tonight Show band, and kicked it with the Grateful Dead.

From The Archives 1963: Empire 880P phono cartridge
The 880P is a moving-magnet stereo cartridge for use in transcription arms and the few high-quality record changers now available, such as the Garrard Model A and the Lesa units.

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