Issue 74

Issue 74

Cover Story

Van Halen is Back!


Old School:

Vintage Test Records

By Paul DeMara

The Audiophile Apartment:

Cypher Labs Sustain84 Headphone Amp

By Rob Johnson

Personal Fidelity:

MOON by Simaudio 230 HAD Headphone Amp

By Bailey Bernard

Journeyman Audiophile:

The Fern & Roby Integrated Amplifiers

By Jeff Dorgay

995: Sounds That Won’t Break The Bank

AVA Vision Phono Preamplifer

By Rob Johnson

TONE Style

Meteor M2 Powered Speakers

iPhone 6S Plus

Amazon Same Day

Home Depot Crates

Pure Vinyl Record Soap


Spin the Black Circle: Reviews of New Pop/Rock and Country Albums
By Bob Gendron, Todd Martens, Chrissie Dickinson, Andrea Domanick and Aaron Cohen

Jazz & Blues: Dave Douglas, Robert Glasper Trio, Stephan Micus and More!
By Aaron Cohen and Jim Macnie

Live Music: Foo Fighters, Cheap Trick, Naked Raygun and Urge Overkill in Chicago.
Van Halen at the Blossom Music Center in Ohio by Annie Zaleski

Gear Previews

Koetsu Onyx Platinum Cartridge

Quad ESL-2812 Speakers

Clear audio Concept Wood Turntable

Nordost Tonearm Cables

Whammerdyne Truth Amplifier


BAT VK-P6 and P6SE Phonostages
By Jeff Dorgay

LONG TERM: The Rega Aria Phonostage
By Jeff Dorgay

ProAc’s Tablette Anniversary Speaker
By Jeff Dorgay

Decware Zp3 Phonostage
By Mark Marcantonio

AMG Giro Turntable
By Jeff Dorgay