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3rd Edition

Cambridge Audio EVO 150 streaming integrated amplifier
In 1968, I was a 2-year-old toddler living in Paris, France--my birthplace--on the 14th floor of a diplomat-occupied apartment complex overlooking the Seine.

Recommended Components Fall 2021 Edition
Every product listed here has been reviewed in Stereophile. Everything on the list, regardless of rating, is genuinely recommendable.

Revinylization #22: George Harrison's All Things Must Pass
Six weeks after the world's biggest pop group broke up, the "Quiet Beatle" began work on a monumental three-LP album that stands tall a half-century later.

The new aether
When I decided that Stereophile should review the McIntosh MAC7200 receiver (see the review in the January 2021 issue), I had several reasons for doing so.

September 2021 Classical Record Reviews
These three symphonies, all dating from the first half of the 20th century, comprise so apt a program that I'm surprised no one did it before.

September 2021 Jazz Record Reviews
Luaka Bop's 2017 release of the compilation The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda renewed interest in the singular work of the harpist/ pianist.

2nd Edition

My journey to hi-fi
When I was in my mid-20s, an older editor at the Dutch current-affairs magazine I worked for told me he wanted to write a piece about audiophiles: He had been bitten by the audio bug himself.

From the Archives: Ortofon MC Century phono cartridge
A few years ago, Leif Johannsen, Ortofon's chief officer of acoustics and technology, was tasked with designing new products to commemorate the company's 100th anniversary, in 2018.

From the Archives: Analog Corner #277: David A. Wilson, Wally Malewicz, Siegfried Linkwitz
As I begin writing this column, I'm on an airplane on my way back from the funeral of David A. Wilson, founder of Wilson Audio Specialties. Two days before I left for Provo, Utah, came the news that my friend and analog mentor, Wally Malewicz, had died the previous day in Minneapolis, after suffering a massive heart attack.

Revinylization #21: Charles Mingus at Carnegie Hall
Mingus at Carnegie Hall documents one of the most extraordinary live jazz concerts. Atlantic Records released a one-disc LP of the same title in 1975,a few months after the heady event, but it included only the second half of the show.

Klipsch Forte IV loudspeaker
No one taught me more about the heralded tone of Ortofon SPU cartridges, the magical pacing of idler-drive turntables, or the dynamics and speed of horn-loaded speakers than Art Dudley, Stereophile's late deputy editor.

Re-Tales #12: The Next Generation
A few audio retailers have recently closed their doors due to pandemic-related hardship or retirement--Lyric Hi-Fi in NYC is a landmark case. So it's refreshing to hear about a longstanding bricks-and-mortar dealer- ship that has avoided that fate: House of Stereo in Jacksonville, Florida.

1st Edition

Analog Corner #313: Cyrus Audio Phono Signature, QHW Audio The Vinyl, Shaknspin, X-Quisite SUT X-20
I don't like being pigeonholed as a reviewer of exclusively expensive audio components--because I'm not, as anyone who regularly peruses Analog Planet knows.

TechDAS Air Force Zero turntable
The Air Force Zero turntable is very large for a turntable, but it is not as large as a house. At $450,000 for the base model, it does, however, cost as much as many houses and more than many others.

Canton Reference 7K loudspeaker
German manufacturer Canton Elektronik has a strong presence in Europe, but distribution of its loudspeakers in the US has been sporadic. Consequently, the most recent review in Stereophile of a Canton speaker, the Reference 3.2 DC, was in 2010.

Pro-Ject Phono Box RS2 phono preamplifier
Phono preamplifiers could be compared to children as viewed by a previous generation of adults: They are expected to be small in stature, and they should stay out of the way, seen but not heard and maybe not even seen.

Gramophone Dreams #52: Naim Uniti Atom Headphone Edition & Focal Clear Mg headphones
One summer afternoon in Brooklyn, after a sweaty too-long day doing construction, I stumbled upon a hi-fi shop I'd never noticed before. I thought, hmmm, I bet they have air conditioning.

Boulder 866 integrated amplifier
What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word "boulder"? I think of a rugged, mountainous landscape with jagged snow-capped peaks.

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