8 YEARS AGO

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On a balmy evening on April 14, 2016, at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, an iconic musician approached the piano in what would become his final public performance. Prince, renowned for his electrifying full-band concerts, chose this time to captivate his audience with a stark, powerful setting of just “Piano & A Microphone.” This tour stripped his usual flamboyant spectacle down to its core—a solitary artist and his instrument, revealing an intimate glimpse into the depths of his musical genius.

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“When I discover a component priced well under four figures that performs well, that excites me. Those are the kinds of products that raise the bar for everyone.”…

Streaming vs. Lossless: Understanding Audio Formats

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital music, the quest for pristine sound quality amidst the convenience of digital formats has led to the creation of an array of lossless audio…

Brico’s Baton: A Woman’s Whisper in the Roar of Men

Early Crescendos: The Formative Years of Antonia Brico In the rich tapestry of classical music history, Antonia Louisa Brico’s narrative is a compelling saga of tenacity, pioneering spirit, and sublime…

From Halfway House to Vinyl Powerhouse: The Full Interview With Chad Kassem

“My goal is to win. That’s why I recut the Steely Dan record, the first one, seven times. I’m going to make sure ours is better.”…

Zero-Gravity Listening Chambers: The Weightless Sound Experience

In a world where the quest for the perfect sound experience has reached dizzying heights, a revolutionary breakthrough has emerged, captivating the hearts and wallets of audiophiles everywhere: the Zero-Gravity…

Raising the Bar in Value: A Visit to High-End Turntable Manufacturer Stable 33.33

I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone quite like company Stable 33.3’s founder and head designer Sylvain Pichette. Or, more specifically—met a mind like his. That may seem a strange…

The Unmeasurable Aspects of High-End Audio

“As a 50-year veteran in designing audio equipment, I’ve always believed that while numbers and graphs are crucial, they don’t tell the whole story.”…

An Evening With DALI’s Epikore 11 Loudspeaker, Featuring Accuphase, Esoteric, Stable 33.33, AndrĂ© ThĂ©riault, Luna Cables

“Some studio effects seemed to pop out of nowhere, in a way that sounded completely liberated from the speakers.”…

Steven Stone’s Super Budget Components: Sabaj, Semibreve

“When I discover a component priced well under four figures that performs well, that excites me. Those are the kinds…

Streaming vs. Lossless: Understanding Audio Formats

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital music, the quest for pristine sound quality amidst the convenience of digital formats has…

Brico’s Baton: A Woman’s Whisper in the Roar of Men

Early Crescendos: The Formative Years of Antonia Brico In the rich tapestry of classical music history, Antonia Louisa Brico’s narrative…

From Halfway House to Vinyl Powerhouse: The Full Interview With Chad Kassem

“My goal is to win. That’s why I recut the Steely Dan record, the first one, seven times. I’m going…

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