Monthly Archives: January 2011

Swingin’ Through the Audio Jungle with DeVore’s Gibbon Super 8s

Posted on by Mike Quinn
DeVoreGibbonSuper8

John DeVore (www.devorefidelity.com) first came onto my radar three years back at the annual Consumer Electronics show where he was then demonstrating his Gibbon 8 loudspeaker. The following year saw the birth of his current giant, or giant killer, the … Read More


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System Synergy Rocks!

Posted on by Mike Quinn
Shindo Montille Amplifier

Bird and Diz. Metheney and Mehldau. Bix and Tram. Miles and his million partners. What do these teams connote? Well, at least on the stand, they connote synergy. A magical musical melding that always produces more energy, more excitement than … Read More


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Keith Jarrett On High Performance Audio and Its Influence on His Recorded Output

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Keith Jarrett (photo by Jimmy Katz)

I got a call today from a musician friend who, upon my recommendation, recently purchased a new stereo amplifier. Previously he had been incredulous when I spoke about the differences high performance audio equipment can make when listening to jazz. “Mike, damn … Read More


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Legendary Bassist Ron Carter on His High Performance Audio Experience

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Ron Carter at home enjoying his Tetra 606 loudspeakers

In line with this month’s topic regarding the updating of aging speakers, it might be valuable to discover how one jazz icon feels about the subject, and how making the move himself has enhanced his enjoyment of listening. A couple … Read More


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Get New Speakers! Your Old Ones Probably Suck!

Posted on by Mike Quinn
Silverline Audio Prelude Loudspeakers

I have a friend, a true connoisseur of great jazz, who owns a pair of 35-year-old speakers which no amount of teasing, deriding or ridicule can convince him to chuck out the window. He recently had them reconditioned, and I’m … Read More


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