i too mourn the passing of one of the best long running magazines. i subscribed to it since 70 or 71. there were ups and downs, bert whyte!, etc, ahc, and toward the end it becane actually one of the best. there was always quality even when the thing went to pamphlet size a couple of times. the oct issue was worth the price of the subscription, im still lookin for the bazoom 1000 amplifier by lirpa. i for one am demanding all of my money back from s and v as i objected to the big push for 3yr renewals jukst before audio went under. i reallly dont like s and v and only renewed because it is cheap. i had written ankoso a ratther stinging letter that he called "mean spirited". as tav, it was better than nothing in place fo fi but there wont be any renewal from me. what is recommendable beside stereophile, and tas? llistener is wimpy in content for the most part, sensible sound only reviews v15Vs and van alstine products. bound for sound? is tan still on the air? goodbye old friend, wish the defibrillator would work this time.