Audio Think Pieces

Musical Ecstasy: Size Doesn’t Matter

Posted on by Mike Quinn
Closeup of the Fi "X" single-ended amplfier

In bed, late one night, the woman began to react passionately. She sighed. Moved by an ardent sensuality, she whispered, “This is so good. So much more intense and immediate, more sensitive. Even better than when we were in the … Read More


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Perfect Sound Forever at Pitch Perfect Audio, San Francisco

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Pitch Perfect Audio, San Francisco     Photo ©Matt Rotunda

My family and I recently had the good fortune to spend part of an afternoon at San Francisco’s quasi-sub-rosa audio salon, Pitch Perfect Audio (www.pitchperfectaudio.com). To reveal that we all left host and owner Matt Rotunda’s sonic womb with our … Read More


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The XX Factor In High Performance Audio

Posted on by Mike Quinn
Lucette Nicoll of Nicoll Public Relations

In the jazz world, one can count the number of major woman instrumentalists on a single set of hands and toes: Shirley Scott, Joanne Brackeen, Regina Carter, Anat Cohen, Geri Allen, Jane Bunnett, Toshiko Akiyoshi are a few examples.  It … Read More


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Don’t Mess With The Music: Designers’ Secrets for Great Preamps

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Keith Herron, Herron Audio

“I push the first valve down The music goes down and around Whoa-ho-ho-ho-ho-ho And it comes out here.” (R Hodgson, E Farley, M Riley, Copyright 1935, Chappel & Company) This snip from an old classic tune I first heard in … Read More


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Analog According to Rega’s Roy Gandy

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Rega's Roy Gandy

Patricia Barber made me write the original draft of this article. It was supposed to be about something else, but she grabbed me, shook me, made me feel all warm inside, and the die was cast. I was listening to … Read More


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