A POINT OF VIEW: Every once in a while I am transported somewhere else when I listen to music – even if I know it isn’t real

Paul McGowan writes: In Stereophile Magazine  John Atkinson opines about the goals and challenges of reviewing audio equipment: a challenging task to do it as well and as thoroughly as does John.  I have always admired his measurements plus listening approach to high-end audio as being really down to earth and informative. At one point […]

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A POINT OF VIEW: When technology changes an industry, the first reaction by the industry is to protect itself by whatever means possible.

Paul McGowan writes: My son Scott handed me a new book he just finished reading and suggested I read it.  I am reading it and enjoying it.  Others send me music to listen to. Sharing books and music has been a part of our culture for many, many years.  I suspect it will continue to […]

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A POINT OF VIEW: How do you know?

Paul McGowan writes ….. Does your system give you the lowest bass notes? Is it right in the room? How would you actually know? I don’t need to remind most of my readers of the value I place on adequate, accurate, bass. It’s the foundation of a good system and most systems get it wrong. […]

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Australian Hi-Fi

High fidelity – not just an obscure concept from the 70s, but a real concern for audiophiles. Australian Hi-Fi magazine is the nation’s longest-running and most successful title in this genre. Published continuously since 1969, Australian Hi-Fi has garnered an international reputation for the unerring technical accuracy and consistent high quality of its authoritative reviews […]

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