Yes, the January 2019 issue of Stereophile
is hitting newsstands, mailboxes, and tablets this week. And to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our going from a digest-sized publication to a full-sized one, we have recreated the cover of the January 1994 issue, the “musicality vs
accuracy” debate as strong today as it was a quarter-century ago. The 25th anniversary edition of the same Cary tube amplifier is featured on the cover and in this issue’s review section, but instead of the solid-state Krell we had on the 1994 cover, we have the solid-state Cambridge Edge A integrated amplifier which is also reviewed in this issue.
Other reviews this month included high-performance English DACs from Chord and iFi, phono cartridges from Ikeda and Tedeska, and AC accessories from Nordost, while we take second looks at the Aqua Formula xHD DAC, the DeVore O/93 speaker, and the Rogers 65V-1 integrated amplifier. And we haven’t forgotten the music: jazz pianist Bill Charlap is interviewed in this issue and we have more than 5 pages of record reviews!
An early Happy New Year!!!!