May 30, 2021

Archetype: QUAD 303 Power Amplifier – The Graceful Aging of Transistors

With modest service requirements needing to be addressed only after decades of use, the 54-year-old QUAD 303 power amplifier and its matching 33 control preamplifier are two of the most elegant hi-fi bargains to ever play music.
May 23, 2021

Be Still Cody: Coffee & a Mixtape

Coffee, Wes Anderson and mix tapes. Three things coveted by individuals of a certain age bracket. Upon hearing from a friend that Victoria coffee roaster Be Still Cody (named after a line from The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) included custom mix tapes with their beans, I immediately ordered some.
May 18, 2021

Review: Pure Fidelity Horizon Turntable

The Pure Fidelity Horizon extracted information from the groove in a musical, accurate and resolution-oriented manner in line with its purview of spinning an LP at a sustained speed. But, much like sense, while these achievements may come off as simple, there is nothing common about the accomplishments of the Horizon.
May 12, 2021

Soundtrack: Arrival – Denis Villeneuve

Understanding how time limits and binds the human capacity for awareness is the key to breaking an interstellar code for a linguist and physicist in Canadian director Denis Villeneuve’s stark, contemporaneous and cerebral 2016 sci-fi thriller Arrival.