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Stereophile covers everything high-end and audiophile audio. Turntables and music servers, to solid-state and tube amplifiers and preamps, to loudspeakers.

I have several AIX recordings, and regard them as state-of-the art. Unfortunately, they are pricey and the selection is limited and certainly not mainstream. But they have a 'you are there' reality that must be heard to appreciate. Mark pulls no punches in his views of the music recording process.