September 16, 2021

Type 7 Films: Devon Turnbull and the pursuit of High Fidelity

Putting together a film about high fidelity that focuses on the importance of enjoying music is the exception, not the rule. So, as I watched Type 7 Film’s feature short on Devon Turnbull and his OJAS brand of bespoke loudspeaker, amplifier and cable designs, I was struck at how truly unique the approach was.
September 3, 2021

Forager Records: Further Refining the Compilation Album

While some who see themselves as serious music collectors may hold the compilation album in low esteem, its value should never be underestimated. Often a compilation album’s true worth lies in its ability to bring difficult-to-find music to a wider audience.
August 22, 2021

Beauty And The Beat: Part Two – Building an Audiophile Sound System to move People

The calculus of throwing a dance party today is no more complex than it was five decades ago when David Mancuso kicked off The Loft in New York City and birthed a disco mecca still worshipped today by tens of thousands: The latest iteration of which – Beauty and The Beat – continues to be the subject of this second article and interview.
August 17, 2021

Beauty And The Beat – The London Dance Party Built on 50 Years of History

The beat has shaped our history in myriad, complex patterns for thousands of years. Not the least of which is a private party started in New York City in 1970 which became known as The Loft and spawned countless imitators and spin-offs, but only a handful of anointed successors. One of these being London, England’s Beauty and The Beat.
August 5, 2021

What is High Fidelity to You?

Ask as many people what high fidelity means to them, you’ll probably get as many different answers. While the term culture war has seeped into the socially-themed lexicon of late, over the past 30 years there’s been one raging for the soul of the hobby, along with hand wringing over how the surviving faction will carry the word forward.
July 28, 2021

The Second Coming of the Compact Disc

The CD, to a lesser extent than the LP, and despite its early-digital peerage, has managed to stay ingratiated in the hearts and minds of music lovers the world over – and it seems to be making new converts daily.
July 21, 2021

Archetype: Rega Planar 3 – The Everyman’s Turntable

In 1976, Roy Gandy’s Rega Planar 3 turntable set off a battle – that rages to this day – for the hearts and minds of budget-conscious vinyl lovers. The design has been exerting influence over the direction of analogue playback for almost 50 years based around a following of users who think listening to records needs to be neither expensive nor exclusive.