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ISSUE 54 march/april 2011





von schweikert audio



Our Readers Respond… and We Respond Right Back!



The World's Least Expensive Digital Music Server: an Apple iPad and the HRT iStreamer
by Andy Schaub

The Neoteric Listener... Cary Audio's SLI-80 Integrated Amplifier
by Dean Seislove

The Mystical, Immersive Parable Analog Interconnect: Locus Design's Latest Milestone Accomplishment
by Andy Schaub

The Neoteric Listener... Zu Audio's Soul Superfly Loudspeakers
by Dean Seislove




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Digital Gear for the Musical Ear
by Nicholas Bedworth

The Sub - Continental Drift: Budget Phono
by Manav Singh Malvai

The Orb Jade 2 and the CEntrance DACmini DAC and Headphone Amps: Two Classic Computer DAC's for the Home or Workplace
by Andy Schaub

A Tale of Four Cities: After Market Cable Options for the Sennheiser HD800 Headphones
by Robert Youman

Sonic Satori - Zu Audio Omen Defs Put the Fun Back into HiFi
by Michael Mercer

Woo Audio Electrostatic Headphone Amplifier - WES
by Robert Youman

Of Music, eBay Charlatans and Letters to Friends (Part I)
by Mike Rodman

The Woo 22 Headphone Amplifier, the Whiplash Audio Dynamics TWag v2 Balanced Headphone Cable and the Sennheiser HD800's: Could This Be the Ultimate Headphone System? NEW
by Andy Schaub

High Resolution Computer Music Reviews and Updates NEW
by Teresa Goodwin



Acoustic System International Noise Filters, aka Sugar Cubes - The Audio Rubik's Cube
as reviewed by Marshall Nack

Cary Audio SLP-05 Preamplifier
as reviewed by John Brazier

PSI Audio A-17-M Loudspeakers
as reviewed by Roger S. Gordon

Grant Fidelity Compact WZ-5 Collector's Edition Loudspeakers
as reviewed by Gary Lea

WAVAC Audio Labs MD-805MkII 10th Anniversary Edition Amplifiers
as reviewed by Greg Weaver



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HiFi-Tuning Supreme3 Fuses
as reviewed by Greg Weaver

Grant Fidelity Image Stabilizers/Sound Diffusers
as reviewed by Kent Johnson

Consensus Audio Lightning SE Loudspeakers
as reviewed by Robert Learner

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 Headphones
as reviewed by Ed Kobesky

Apple The Apple TV
as reviewed by Dan Dzuban

Mach2 MacMini Music Server
as reviewed by Peter Davey

Marten FormFloor loudspeakers
as reviewed by Victor Chavira

NSMT Audio Mastering Series 100M loudspeakers
as reviewed by Francisco Duran

Genesis Absolute Fidelity Cables: High-end Bargains Without Reservations
as reviewed by Jim Merod

E.A.R. Acute III CD Player
as reviewed by Robert H. Levi



Steve Hoffman on the New Release of the Nat King Cole SACD/45 RPM LP series CARRIED OVER
by David Robinson

David Chesky - On himself, Chesky Records, HDTracks, and the Future of the Music Biz as He Sees It CARRIED OVER
by David Robinson



A Conversation With Conductor Kent Nagano
by Sasha Matson



Part 2 of My CES 2011 Report, with the Same Caveat as Part 1 to the Coverage CARRIED OVER
by Robert Learner

CES and T.H.E. Show 2011 - Lite! CARRIED OVER
by Greg Weaver

Salon Son and Image 2011 NEW
by Albert Porter

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Holst Orchestral Works Series on SACD
by Teresa Goodwin

Music Reviews Issue No. 54 - Featuring a Trio of Releases from LSO Live, a Duo from Naxos and a Solo Entry from Telarc
by Karl Lozier

New SACDs from IsoMike
by Teresa Goodwin

Notes of an Amateur: Rihm and Mahler
by Bob Neill

Braids, Native Speaker
by Nicholas G. Taylor

The Staves, Facing West EP
by Michael Mercer 

The Future Is Here… Audio Still Rules
by Karl Lozier

Notes of an Amateur: Savall's Remastered Marais, Hilary Hahn's Higdon and Tchaikovsky Concertos, Higdon Chamber Music
by Bob Neill

Notes of an Amateur: Wuorinen and Jansons' Mahler 5
by Bob Neill

Willie Nelson, Red Headed Stranger, Impex 180-gram LP NEW
by Dan Meinwald




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