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ISSUE 57 september/october 2011






Our Readers Respond… and We Respond Right Back!



From Clark Johnsen's Diary: For Lunch a Tasty Pair of Well-Tempered Electrostatic Loudspeakers, and for Dessert, Black Ravioli

Building a Digital Music Server, The Final Epilog: Everything Comes Together (with Thoughts About the Future)
by Andy Schaub

YG Anat Signature Mod - The Crossover Perfected
by Marshall Nack



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Farewell to a Fallen Brother - Saying Goodbye With a Heavy Heart to Lee Weiland of Locus Design &
by Michael Mercer

Goodbye to Lee Weiland...
by Josh Heiner



The Lure of Computer Audio and the Latest High Resolution Developments
by Teresa Goodwin

Audio Ramblings - The New and Improved Black Ravioli Feet and Heed Audio's Quasar Phono Stage
by Dave Clark

Creating a PC-Based Music Server on a Budget - Further Adventures
by Tom Gibbs

Starting with an iPod Classic, the AlgoRhythm Solo, Ray Samuels SR-71B and Beyerdynamic Tesla T5p's Versus the Ultrasone Edition 8's Alone: Which Sounds Better?
by Andy Schaub

Legend Acoustics Tikandi Speaker System with DEQX HDP-3 Preamp Processor and Marantz MM8003 Amplifier
by Adam Goldfine

Impressions: A Two-Fer from Furutech, being a brief account of the GT40 USB DAC and Flow-28 In-Line AC Filter
by David W. Robinson

Sonic Satori - T.G.I.RMAF, Our Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2011 Adventure
by Michael Mercer


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Audiolab 8200CD CD Player and DAC
as reviewed by Andre Marc

NuForce uDac 2
as reviewed by Victor Chavira

Sophia Electric Royal 300B Vacuum Tube
as reviewed by Jeff Day

Bassocontinuo Acordeon Rack
as reviewed by Gary Lea

EARO Audio Eight Active Loudspeakers
as reviewed by Michael Wechsberg




Vista Audio Phono 1+ Phono Stage
as reviewed by John Hoffman

GamuT Audio Minen'T M5 Loudspeakers
as reviewed by John Brazier

Channel Islands Audio D-200 MkII Amplifiers
as reviewed by Greg Weaver

Grado PS 500 Headphones
as reviewed by Robert H. Levi

AudioPrism Ground Control - On the Final Approach
as reviewed by Bruce Kinch

Dr. Feickert Blackbird Turntable - It's All About Materials and Geometry
as reviewed by Marshall Nack

New Valve Order Audio SPA-II Phono Preamplifier
as reviewed by Jeff Day

HSU Research HS-1 MkII Loudspeakers and the STF-1 Subwoofer
as reviewed by Steve Lefkowicz

Magico QPods
as reviewed by Greg Weaver

Nova Physics The Memory Player - Mark Porzilli's Player Grows Up, Part 1
as reviewed by Ross Wagner

Audience adeptResponse 12-TS
as reviewed by Greg Weaver

Ypsilon VPS 100 Phono Stage - Analog is Spoken Here
as reviewed by Marshall Nack




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



YG Acoustics Factory Tour CARRIED OVER
by Marshall Nack

An Interview with John Stronczer of Bel Canto CARRIED OVER
by Robert Learner

A brief interview with Leonardo Pavkovic of Moonjune Records
by Steve Lefkowicz




Comic Con 2011
by Francisco Duran

THE Show Newport Beach: The PFO Audio Oasis! Awards
by David W. Robinson

Tinariwen at the Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA July 12th, 2011
by Andre Marc

Lisa Hannigan - Live at the Belly Up Tavern, September 29th, 2011
by Andre Marc

Steve Earle & the Dukes, with Allison Moorer - Live the Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach CA, September 28th, 2011
by Andre Marc


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Fleet Foxes, Helpessness Blues
by John Acton

Getz/Gilberto - The Acoustic Sounds Remaster
by Danny Kaey

APO Continues Its Great Run of Blue Note SACDs with Up at Minton's
by Greg Maltz

Notes of an Amateur: Gordon Jacob; Henze; Jordi's Rameau; and Müller-Schott's Britten Cello Suites
by Bob Neill

Elbow, Build a Rocket Boys!
by Michael Mercer

Shabbaz Palaces, Black Up
by Michael Mercer

The Beastie Boy's Hot Sauce Committee Part II
Nicholas Taylor

James Blake, James Blake
by Michael Mercer

Music Reviews Featuring Releases by PentaTone, Linn, 2L, Yarlung, LSO Live, and Telarc
by Karl Lozier

The Future Is Here - Audio Still Rules
by Karl Lozier

Notes of an Amateur: Saariaho, Ravel and Bach
by Bob Neill

From the Vinyl Vault - Tons and Tons of Good Music!
by Myles B. Astor

Mogwai, Earth Division EP
by Michael Mercer

The Beatles in High Resolution
by Teresa Goodwin

Yes, Fly From Here
by John Acton

Notes of an Amateur: Bach Cello Suites on Viola; Vivaldi Cello Concertos by Queyras
by Bob Neill

Doug Means Project - 2.0
by Steve Lefkowicz




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