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Products & Gear

Get hip to the latest equipment for players and listeners alike in our Gearhead and Audio Files columns.

Paraschos Wooden Saxophone Necks

Why do we categorize the saxophone as a woodwind instrument? Frankly, the only thing that separates saxophones from brass instruments is a square foot of Kidd leather and a sliver of cane. Well, that is until now. Direct from Roberto’s Woodwind, that purveyor of sartorial excellence for the saxophone, comes the only product for saxophone … Read More “Paraschos Wooden Saxophone Necks”

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Peavey KB 5 Keyboard Amp

When it comes to addressing the day-to-day needs of working musicians, Hartley Peavey’s Meridian, Miss.-based megalopolis has long been at the forefront of bang-for-your-buck performance, managing in the process to demonstrate to domestic manufacturers how they might beat offshore competitors at their own game. Having initially developed a regional reputation with its guitar amplifiers, over … Read More “Peavey KB 5 Keyboard Amp”

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Gigbag: December 2003

Moog PianoBar Leave it to synth pioneer Bob Moog to blaze a trail no one else would have attempted. Moog Music’s new, weird PianoBar turns any acoustic piano into a MIDI-equipped electronic instrument. It rests just above the piano keys and knows what’s being played via infrared sensors. That info transmits to a box that … Read More “Gigbag: December 2003”

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Von Schweikert Audio VR-4 Generation III Special Edition Speakers

Cut to the chase: These Von Schweikert VR-4 SEs ($5,995/pair) are the best speakers I’ve ever had in my home. Period. I’ve auditioned some very respectable speakers in the past few years but nothing matches the balance these suckers offer, from the startling, transparent highs to the riveting subterranean bass. Articulation is the key here. … Read More “Von Schweikert Audio VR-4 Generation III Special Edition Speakers”

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Sonic Grab Bag

This edition of Sound Advice isn’t so much a year-in-review as it is a year-in-what-wouldn’t-fit-the-previous-nine-columns column. So many good audio products, so little space. Henry Kloss If you have been listening to music since the early ’50s to the present, your experience somewhere along the way has been touched by the genius of Henry Kloss. … Read More “Sonic Grab Bag”

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