In Praise Of A Very Well Made Thing: Reviving my SOTA Sapphire Turntable

Some History I bought my first serious stereo rig about 6 months into my first job fresh out of grad school, which would place that purchase somewhere around the summer of 1986. I dragged well worn LP copies of James Taylor’s That’s Why I’m Here and Michael Franks’ Objects of Desire (which in retrospect is a terrible … More In Praise Of A Very Well Made Thing: Reviving my SOTA Sapphire Turntable

Spatial Hologram M4 Follow Up Impressions

Welcome Back! The Spatial Hologram M4’s that I reviewed a couple of months ago now have well over 100 hours of play time on them, so the moment seemed right for some further reflections on how they’ve evolved. The No Hype Zone One reassuring aspect of the Spatial ownership experience has been a complete lack of marketing-speak or hyperbole … More Spatial Hologram M4 Follow Up Impressions

WORLD PREMIERE REVIEW: The Spatial Hologram M4

Beginning at the end Plenty of audio reviews praise some flavor-of-the-month product with the threadbare phrase, “these are game changers.” But, trite phraseology or not, that’s what the Spatial Audio M4’s are. After living with them for nearly 6 weeks, they have re-calibrated my expectations for the level of musical pleasure that an audiophile with the … More WORLD PREMIERE REVIEW: The Spatial Hologram M4