Editorial for April 2006

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OUR APRIL DRAWING is for one of the brand new series of compact, high-pressure, high back-EMF, powered subwoofers from SUNFIRE. Designed by audio innovator Bob Carver, the new D-8 (pictured) boasts accurate low-bass performance in a compact cabinet only slightly larger than its 8-inch woofer. A 1000-watt RMS high-current amp powers the driver, and a 30-100Hz crossover with bypass makes it easy to match the sub with your main speakers.  The lucky winner will be selected on May 1 from AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers who register HERE or have already registered in the past. We’ll announce the winner in early May. The winner of last month’s MasterSource Bossa Nova speakers was Tim Bishop of Golden , CO. Congrats!

Welcome to the web publication for audio, music and home theater, emphasizing hi-res and surround sound for music! AUDIOPHILE AUDITION began as a weekly national radio series hosted by John Sunier, which aired for 13 1/2 years on up to 200 public radio and commercial stations coast to coast.
April 06 is our 86th issue and well into our seventh year! AUDIOPHILE AUDITION has moved away from monthly editions to an ongoing publishing schedule. All reviews are now added throughout the month as they are written. This ensures you get the latest reviews, without having to wait a month for new content.
We have also reorganized the web site to make it easier to navigate and find content. Instead of all reviews appearing on a Section Index, now just the headline, album cover, and publication date appear. The most recent reviews appear at the top of each Section Index. To read the full review, click on the headline and you will be taken directly to a page for that review. The Home Page lists the five latest published reviews, the Section Index lists the past two months of reviews, the Archive goes back to June 1, 2005 and for all reviews by month prior to that you need to click on the Old Archive.  The Disc Index also past reviews in every section.

We welcome your feedback, and have even created a “Reader Feedback” section. Please send us your comments, and we will review and possibly post them to that new feedback section. We have made these changes to provide you with a more useful service, and  we look forward to publishing many more timely reviews from now on! Check back with us frequently for more reviews & news!



Job Offer From The Publisher

AUDIOPHILE AUDITION has grown and expanded greatly since it transitioned seven and one-half years ago from a site listing advance programming and stations carrying my national radio series to an online publication reviewing recordings and components of interest to audio buffs and disc collectors. We now have 191,000 unique monthly visitors to the site and are one of the few online audio publications with a below-100,000 Alexa Rank (the lower the better).

The writers and editor have put so much effort into providing unique and useful content for AUDIOPHILE AUDITION that the all-important advertising effort has suffered – in spite of our sales kit boasting solid numbers and demographics that offer most attractive opportunities to audio manufacturers and record labels.  That is why we are looking for a combination sales manager/partner. 

Frankly, we’ve looked before and perused stacks of resumes, but the problem has been finding someone with advertising sales experience who knows anything about consumer audio/video. (We’ve talked to Internet-sales-savy people who think because they have an iPod they are audiophiles…) An understanding of the industry – and specifically the high-end segment – is a first requirement.  The candidate can be located anywhere in the U.S. and the position need not be full time. If you are one of our many regular readers, and sharing in the further business development of a unique audio publication appeals to you, call me at 503-977-2189 (PST) and let’s talk about it!

— John Sunier, Editor/Publisher


April Fools is now past, but since our newest component review is of an iPod accessory, you simply must hear the following review of the new iBod aired on NPR by Scott Simon on Saturday April 1st! (It uses RealPlayer.)

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