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Peter D'Amario

Benz Micro Glider SL Cartridge

“What is the most important single component in determining your system’s sound?” asks Peter D’Amario. Perhaps not the cartridge… but a close second? Peter test-drives the S-class low-output version of the Benz Glider with his VPI Classic turntable.

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Musical Surroundings Nova Phonomena Phono Preamplifier

Designed by Michael Yee, and manufactured in California, the Nova Phonomena occupies mid-point in Musical Surroundings’ offering of phono stages. Peter D’Amario reports on this highly-configurable “honest broker” of the music.

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The Vital Importance of Music

Music, more than any other art form, can exert a tremendous hold on one’s psyche. A song can make you happy by reminding you of something sad. Music can excite; it can calm. It is a powerful force.

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Bob Dylan : Self Portrait

Nearly universally panned upon release (the reviewer for Rolling Stone rhetorically asked: “What is this shit?”), this album – at face value – does present a rather odd mix of tunes.

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Blood, Sweat & Tears : Child is Father to the Man

Everyone knows Blood, Sweat & Tears… the instantly recognizable growl of David Clayton-Thomas’ gravelly voice, right? Well, that was my take on BS&T, until I first heard Child is Father to the Man.

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