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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SPICA: The TC-50 speakers test review

Howard Popeck writes: As it my policy re these mini-reviews, I only write as a consequence of direct personal experience of the product.I sold these during my time at Subjective Audio in the 1980s. The demonstrations followed a fairly predictable pattern. Initially the potential customer would say that (a) the cabinets looked odd and/or unusual […]

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From the archives: There’s a major disconnect between the audiophile magazines and their readers – says Howard Popeck

  Well, hello again – and thank you to the thousands of you who each month follow my daily column here. Now then … Overview There is in my view a major disconnect between the audiophile magazines and their readers. It’s an understandable one but in my view an important one – and it’s the […]

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FOCAL PROFESSIONAL: The CMS Sub active subwoofer – description and specifications

They tell us ….. The 11″ Polyglass® cone woofer used in the CMS SUB is both very light and extremely rigid for a neutral and distortion-free response. This incredible weight-to-rigidity ratio is obtained by applying a thin layer of hollow glass spheres on top of a cellulose-based cone. The high excursion capabilities of the CMS […]

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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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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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