Today’s episode is an excerpt from a fantastic New Yorker article entitled “Audiophilia Forever: An Expensive New Year’s Shopping Guide” written by David Denby. (Click here to read the entire article)

It does such a great job explaining what an audiophile is, the recent history of audiophile music and recordings, and the “state of the union” of audiophilia in 2018, that I wrote him and asked for special permission to read an excerpt of the article on the show.

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Episode artwork background image by Janne Iivonen