Issue 54

Issue 54

Cover Story

LOW's Live Intimacy


Old School:
The Thorens TD-125 Turntable

By Ken Kessler

995: Sounds that Won’t Break the Bank
The Lounge Audio Phonostage

By Jeff Dorgay

Macro: Sound for Small Spaces

Ferrari Cavallino T350 and Denon AH-D340 Phones
By Mike Liang

Bryston BHA-1 Headphone amplifier
By Jeff Dorgay

Tone Style

Single Malt Shootout:
Kirkland 20 vs. Macallan 18
By Bailey S. Barnard

Joey Roth Ceramic Speaker and Subwoofer
By Mark Marcantonio

Gumby Shot Glasses

Camera Lens Coffee Mug

Vicoustic Omega Wood Acoustic Panels

Tape Deck Stand


Current Releases:

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

Live Music:
Richard Thompson, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
By Bob Gendron

By Jeff Dorgay

Audiophile Pressings

Jazz & Blues
By Jim Macnie


KEF Blade Speakers

Music First Audio Classic Preamplifier

Audio by Van Alstine Ultravalve Amplifier

Simaudio MOON 850P Preamplifier

From The Web:

AVID Pellar Phonostage

NewClear NC1000L Power Amplifier

Rega RP8 Turntable

Wyred 4 Sound mINT Integrated Amplifier


Sonus faber Venere 3.0 Speakers
By Rob Johnson

Polk Audio LSiM703 Speakers
By Andre Marc

Boulder 3050 Monoblocks
By Jeff Dorgay

Dynaudio XEO 3 Wireless Speakers
By Rob Johnson

Qualia Indigo Phonostage
By Jeff Dorgay

Paradigm Reference Signature 8 Speakers
By Jeff Dorgay

KEF R300 Bookshelf Speakers
By Jerold O’Brien