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Positive Feedback ISSUE 58
november/december 2011




The 8th Annual Positive Feedback Online's Writers' Choice Awards for 2011 - The Best of the Best!

Brutus Awards for 2011
by Dave Clark

Impressions: My Brutus Awards for 2011, Part 1
by David W. Robinson

The 8th Annual Positive Feedback Online's Writers' Choice Awards for 2011 - The Best of the Best!

Impressions: My Brutus Awards for 2011, Part 2
by David W. Robinson



Our Readers Respond… and We Respond Right Back!



Has the Time Come for a Pure Analog Laser-Read Format?
by Teresa Goodwin

From Clark Johnsen's Diary: Early Hi-Fi Stores I have Known

Musings on Building a Digital Music Server: The Lee Weiland Memorial Mac mini and the PS Audio Power Plant 10
by Andy Schaub


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Van den Hul The Rock Hybrid Cables and Soundstring GEN II Cables - Can a Legendary Audio Secret Surpass Itself? Who Doesn't Root for an Overachieving Underdog?
by Jim Merod

Dedicated to a Fellow Music Lover
by Albert Chieng

The Neoteric Listener and the Grant Fidelity TubeDAC-11
by Dean Seislove

Affordable Silver Interconnect Cables: An Overview
by Andre Marc

The Future of the High End Part III - The Information Age Sparks Renewed Awareness of Music and Hi-Fi
by Michael Mercer

Musings on Building a Digital Music Server: The Audio Note Pallas Digital Interconnect and the Pure Music Audio Engine (including a brief treatise on scaling down the system and my headphone fetish)
by Andy Schaub

A Quick Review of the JWN Amplifier
by Lynn Olson


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Audio Excellence audiodharma Anniversary Edition Cable Cooker
as reviewed by Jim Merod

Rogersound Labs Compression Guide (CG) Stereo System - A Second Look
as reviewed by Steven Lefkowicz

EERA Tentation CD Player
as reviewed by Robert Learner

Dayens Ecstasy Integrated Amplifier
as reviewed by Larry Cox

Pass Labs INT-150 and INT-30A Integrated Amplifiers - Twin Sons from Different Mothers
as reviewed by Robert S. Youman




Zesto Audio Andros PS1 Phono Stage
as reviewed by Robert H. Levi

Fritz Loudspeakers Rev 5
as reviewed by Francisco Duran

Tenor 175S Stereo Amplifier - A High Class Hybrid
as reviewed by Marshall Nack

Thiel SCS4T Loudspeakers
as reviewed by Andre Marc

Herron Audio VTSP-3A Preamplifier and the M1 Amplifiers
as reviewed by Karl Lozier

Tom Evans MicroGroove+ Phono Stage
as reviewed by Larry Cox

Fono Acustica Sinfo Power Distribution
as reviewed by Robert H. Levi

Lawrence Audio Violin Loudspeakers
as reviewed by Gary Lea

Osage Audio Products Niangua Cables
as reviewed by Kent Johnson

MSB Technology Universal Media Transport
as reviewed by Nicholas Bedworth

Emotiva UPA-2 Amplifier
as reviewed by Dan Dzuban

Audio-Technica AT150MLx Cartridge
as reviewed by Ed Kobesky

Estelon XA Loudspeakers
as reviewed by Roger Gordon

Marten Django Loudspeakers
as reviewed by Robert H. Levi

Emotiva XPA-2 Amplifier - A True Beauty Comes From Within
as reviewed by Tom Gibbs





Steve Hoffman on the New Release of the Nat King Cole SACD/45 RPM LP series CARRIED OVER
by David Robinson

David Chesky - On himself, Chesky Records, HDTracks, and the Future of the Music Biz as He Sees It CARRIED OVER
by David Robinson



Sonic Satori - An Interview with Mastering Engineer Bob Ludwig or Eleven Questions with Bob
conducted by Michael Mercer



Hot New Products at RMAF 2011
by Mike Wechsberg

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2011
by Dave and Carol Clark

AES 2011
by Scott Dorsey

AES 2011 Awards
by Scott Dorsey

RMAF 2011 - Robinson's Audio Oasis! Awards
by David W. Robinson

RMAF 2011 - At a Snail's Pace
by Mike Wechsberg


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Mastodon, The Hunter
by Nicholas G. Taylor

Kanye West/Jay Z, Watch the Throne
by Jimmie Bustillos

The Singer/Songwriter Lives! - Erick Macek, Just Right
by Steve Lefkowicz

Radiohead, TKOL RMX 1234567 (Dual-disc set)
by Michael Mercer

Yarlung Records - A New and True Multi-Media Company
by Myles B. Astor

Tony Joe White, Homemade Ice Cream
by Danny Kaey

David Manley's (Vacuum Tube Logic) purist recordings on SACD
by Teresa Goodwin

Notes of an Amateur: Shostakovich Quartets and Symphonies; Haydn String Quartets; and Three Short Takes
by Bob Neill

The Future Is Here - Audio Still Rules Issue 58
by Karl Lozier

Music Reviews Featuring Releases by PentaTone, Artek, Naxos, Profil, ASO Media, and CSO-Resound
by Karl Lozier

Lou Reed and Metallica, Lulu
by Timothy Roth

Notes of an Amateur: From Russia with Schnittke and Gubaidulina
by Bob Neill

Notes of an Amateur: Complete Symphonies of Sibelius and Beethoven
by Bob Neill




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