Issue 39

Issue 39

Cover Story

Bon Spectacle: The Montreal International Jazz Festival 2011

An Interview With the Flaming Lips
By Andy Downing

Budget Gear: Valves For The People: The Icon Audio PS 2 Phonostage
By Paul Rigby

Journeyman Audiophile: The AVID Pulsus Phonostage
By Jeff Dorgay

Macro: Our New Section Devoted to Desktop Audio
By Jeff Dorgay

Old School: Pass the Nak! – The Nakamichi PA 7
By Jerold O’Brien

Tone Style

The Beer Snob: Brewery Focus – The Lost Abbey
By Bob Gendron

The Leica V-Lux 30 Camera

Sponge Bob Earbuds

JVC’s Kaboom Boombox
By Kevin Hunt

Billet Handles For Your McIntosh Amp

M is For Metal!

The Porsche Cayenne Goes Green
By Bailey S. Barnard

The AVID Equipment Platform


Live Music: Bob Gendron covers The Montreal International Jazz Festival

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

Audiophile Pressings
Madeleine Peyroux, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Stan Getz and more
By Jeff Dorgay

Jazz and Blues
Three new releases from Steve Coleman, John Scofield and Johnny Nicholas
By Jim Macnie


ARC REF 150 Power Amplifier

B&W 802 Diamond Speakers

Sumiko Palo Santos Cartridge


Simply Monstrous: The Pass Labs XA160.5 Monoblocks
By Jeff Dorgay

Taking Sound to a New Level: The Burmester 088 Preamplifier
By Jeff Dorgay

Start Making Sense: The Magnepan 3.7’s
By Steve Guttenberg

One Step Beneath the GAT: Conrad Johnson’s ET5
By Jacob Heilbrunn