Issue 55

Issue 55

Cover Story

A Conversation With Tuareg Guitarist Bombino


Old School:
The ARC SP-11 Preamplifier

By Ken Kessler

995: Sounds that Won’t Break the Bank
The Dynavector DV-20X2 Cartridge

By Lawrence Devoe

Macro: Sound for Small Spaces

Digital vs. Vinyl (Part one)
By John Darko

Journeyman Audiophile

The Funk Firm LSD Turntable

Tone Style

Exploring South Africa’s Bounty
By Monique Meadows

LaCie Blade Runner Hard Drive

Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder

Kohler Moxie Bluetooth Showerhead

Fiat 500e

Symbol Audio Tabletop HiFi

By Rob Johnson


Desert Drifter:

A Conversation with Bombino

By Andy Downing

Current Releases:

Fresh Releases in the Pop/Rock World
By the TONE Staff

Live Music:
Infected Mushroom
By Connor Willemsen

Club Mix:
By Connor Willemsen

Audiophile Pressings

Jazz & Blues
By Jim Macnie

NEW!  M on Classical


D’Agostino Momentum Stereo Amplifier

Rogers EHF-200 Mk. 2 Integrated Amplifier

Nagra Jazz Preamplifier

Sonus faber Guarneri Evolution Speakers

From The Web:

Octave Jubilee Monoblocks

Plinius Hautonga Integrated Amplifier


The Chord Chordette Qute HD DAC
By Rob Johnson

Music First Audio Classic V.2 Preamplifier
By Andre Marc

Oppo BDP-105 Universal Player
By Jeff Dorgay

Parasound Halo CD1 Player
By Rob Johnson

Simaudio MOON 850P Evolution Preamplifier
By Jeff Dorgay

Unison Research Phono One Phonostage
By Jerold O’Brien