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Stocking Sonics: Holiday-Season Gizmos for your Favorite Jazzbo

Were JazzTimes about four times as thick and totally devoted to audio and home theater topics, we would still not have enough room to cover all the new gear that comes out each year. For such a “niche” industry, the world of high-performance audio is an amazingly diverse one, and it delivers shockingly good equipment with surprising consistency. This is what makes it all worthwhile-that constantly improving state of the art, that extra nudge closer to a really believable “live in the living room” musical experience. Each year we get just a little bit nearer to what one magazine calls “the absolute sound.”

So now, it’s year’s end and time to round up some of the strays that have not made it into these pages in the last 12 months. Too bad we don’t have another hundred pages or so-we could really have some fun!

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