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Stereophile Jan 2020

Stereophile-January-2020

1st Edition

Bill Frisell: New Ideas in Old Songs
Of the celebrated triumvirate of John Scofield, Pat Metheny, and Bill Frisell--the most original and influential jazz guitarists of the past 50 years--none is more distinctive, or self-effacing, than Frisell, a true changeling of the guitar. Frisell is a jazz-based musician, but his music crisscrosses genres, and his guitar playing isn't bound to or limited by a specific technique.

Q Acoustics Concept 300 loudspeaker
When I performed the measurements of the Q Acoustics Concept 500 loudspeaker to accompany Thomas J. Norton's review in March 2019, I was impressed by what I found. The floorstanding Concept 500 offers a high level of audio engineering excellence for its price of $5999.99/pair.

PS Audio Stellar Phono phono preamplifier
We usually save the question of value for the end of a review, but this time it's worth mentioning up front, if only because PS Audio has been in the news lately. Late last August, the company announced they were switching from a traditional dealer network to a factory-direct sales model.

Listening #205: John Fahey, Naim NAC 32-5, Naim NAP 250
During my first attempt at college, I lived in a dormitory where my next- door neighbors had an informal trade in pharmaceuticals; their most ardent customers were my neighbors across the hall. One of the latter was a fellow named Pete, a good-natured guy whose heavy rotation list was, at the time, topped by John Fahey's The Voice of the Turtle.

Immersive Audio at AES
The buzz at the 2019 Audio Engineering Society (AES) convention in New York was immersive audio, as it has been for the last several years. I witnessed developments that may have a big impact on the future of multichannel audio.

Some Joy for the New Decade
As the decade draws to a close, many of us choose to gather with people we love so that together we can celebrate and give thanks for our blessings.

Recording of January 2020: Munich 2016
I just measured the Keith Jarrett shelf in my CD library and it's 25" long: 51 CDs and CD sets. But when I played the new Munich 2016, I felt like I was rediscovering him after an unexplained absence.

Elac Carina BS243.4 loudspeaker
No one thinks I have a good memory, but I can easily remember a few sentences from my March 2016 review of Elac's Debut B6 loudspeaker. The sentence I remember best: "I might be able to forgive you for liking Paul more than John, George, or Ringo, but if you don't grasp the genius of Mel Torme, only God can save you."

Benchmark LA4 line preamplifier
Upon hearing about this new product from Benchmark Media, the LA4, my mind turned to Laurindo Almeida, Bud Shank, Ray Brown, and Shelly Manne--the original L.A. Four jazz quartet. No such association was intended, however: the "4" merely designates change from previous Benchmark designs.

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