Will Ackerman founded Windham Hill as a guitar-playing carpenter, with no reason to believe that his roster of eclectic — and wildly talented — musicians would achieve widespread popularity
Discs recorded solely to impress with sonics may be cool collectibles, but lack musical meaning. These albums are different.
Back it up! Here’s a recommendation that you begin backing up your most prized discs
Most audiophiles are faced with budgets that make owning many company’s “reference” and “flagship” components just a dream. Such entry usually requires $5,000 — often much more — to sit at the head of the audio table, regardless of whether you’re lusting after a top-end turntable, loudspeaker, amplifier or even speaker cables and interconnects. Therefore, when a manufacturer’s zenith product can be had for less than $1,400, I want to know more, particularly when that product happens to be a pair of floorstanding loudspeakers.
Pro-Ject’s RM-5SE turntable sports a radically different design than the entry-level Debut III (reviewed in Goldmine #756, July 17, 2009), an improved tonearm and a very good phono cartridge. This audiophile rig retails for $999.
By Todd Whitesel — Good cables can significantly improve sound quality for stereo systems