Author: Nelson Brill

Jon Faddis “Teranga” [Koch Records]

June 8, 2007

Jon Faddis “Teranga” [Koch Records] A Joyful Shared Conversation                                       “As far as playing jazz, no other art form, other than conversation, can give the satisfaction of spontaneous interaction.” Stan Getz  “They call it [Read More]

MARK LEVINSON No. 433 TRIPLE MONAURAL AMPLIFIER

April 16, 2007

MARK LEVINSON No. 433 TRIPLE MONAURAL AMPLIFIER “Got A Black Cat Bone”   April 2007       On this blistery, wintry night here in the Northeast, it’s great to settle in at home and warm [Read More]

NORDOST THOR POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER

February 26, 2007

NORDOST THOR POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER At The Epicenter of Musical Pleasures   February 2007 In order to best capture the essence of what the Nordost Thor Power Distribution Center accomplishes in my reference system, I [Read More]

The Kennedys, “Positively Live!”

December 13, 2006

The Kennedys, “Positively Live!” [Jiffyjam; available at www.kennedysmusic.com] Joy To You and Yours   December, 2006               As the holiday season approaches, my thoughts turn to spreading some simple joy to people everywhere: lining the streets [Read More]

AUDIOMAT MAESTRO DIGITAL TO ANALOG CONVERTER

November 7, 2006

AUDIOMAT MAESTRO DIGITAL TO ANALOG CONVERTER Poetry In Motion   November 2006 “At Great Pondthe sun, rising,scrapes his orange breaston the thick pines, and down tumblea few orange feathers intothe dark water. On the far [Read More]

COMBAK REIMYO DAP 777 DAC

July 25, 2006

COMBAK REIMYO DAP 777 DAC AN ELEGANT PROOF   July 2006     “Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.” Gottfried Liebniz, Philosopher, Mathematician (1644-1716) I [Read More]

Focus Audio Signature Series Model FS68SE Loudspeakers

May 10, 2006

Focus Audio Signature Series Model FS68SE Loudspeakers An Inspired Muse   May 2006      Before you met me-I was a fairy princessI caught frogs and called them prince and made myself a queen.Before you knew [Read More]

PATHOS LOGOS INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER

March 3, 2006

PATHOS LOGOS INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER Beauty and the Beast   March 2006   “Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken [Read More]

MONTREAL FESTIVAL SON & IMAGE 2006

January 30, 2006

Crème De La CrèmeMaking my way through the serpentine cobblestone streets of Old Montreal, past fragrant French patisseries, Tunisian restaurants serving couscous, and Chinatown’s bustling lotto stores, one senses that the beat of this city [Read More]

Thank You, For A Real Good Time: Two Premier Cable Products: Analysis Plus Big Silver Oval Speaker Cable and Argent Audio Pursang S Interconnect Cables

January 23, 2006

Thank You, For A Real Good Time: Two Premier Cable Products: Analysis Plus Big Silver Oval Speaker Cable and Argent Audio Pursang S Interconnect Cables   January 2006 The lights dim. The audience comes to [Read More]

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