what's your opinion on the magazine 'stereo review'??


i started reading 'stereo review' back in the early 70's untill they retired. i used to buy their magazine every month. whatever i know about stereo equipment is what i've read in their magazine! any thoughts after all these years???
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What a blast from the past. I had subscriptions to High Fidelity, Stereo Review, and Audio way back when and enjoyed reading each one of them when they arrived. That's how I learned what little I know about stereo equipment.

The record reviews were always fun to read too. One of the reviewers, PhyI Garland, I actually had as a college instructor. She turned me onto to Coltrane and jazz for which I'll be forever indebted. It's a shame those mags are long gone. A couple of years ago after lugging back issues around the country for decades I finally threw out all my piles of them after realizing I never reread them and probably never would. 

Maybe I should get a new subscription or two. Which of the newer mags would anyone recommend to take their place?

Mike
Millercarbon...interesting points I won't dispute.  At 16 in 1971 I read every month and thought I learned a lot as a start into hi-fi.  Later sold stereo (yamaha, McIntosh, Ohm, B&O, other classic 70's) and have an aquaintance with Julian Hirsch's son.  We are both musicians in bands and he was once just as opinionated as you say his dad was.  But he did have the cleanest sounding PA system on our little circuit.  He later ran a pro sound audio store.  I will completely agree on their Rodriguez cartoons .  Still applicable. 
EVERY Brit magazine is worlds better than EVERY American magazine on ANY topic. 
*s* Would leaf through some....subscribed to none....

Let my ears and budget 'do the walking', and let the equipment bought speak for itself.
I taught myself to listen carefully and learn what I enjoyed hearing, and How.....became Picky.
"Bang for the buck" beat 'opinion' and pretty pics...'specs', whether for audio, vehicles, or any of the other 'distractions' of the previous decades could be balanced by detail, skill, or 'nuance' ; esp.with regard to  distractions'....;)

"Audio Porn"....how apt....
Millercarbon...interesting points I won't dispute. At 16 in 1971 I read every month and thought I learned a lot as a start into hi-fi. Later sold stereo (yamaha, McIntosh, Ohm, B&O, other classic 70's) and have an aquaintance with Julian Hirsch's son. We are both musicians in bands and he was once just as opinionated as you say his dad was. But he did have the cleanest sounding PA system on our little circuit. He later ran a pro sound audio store. I will completely agree on their Rodriguez cartoons . Still applicable.


For sure they are still applicable. So much so, look at a current thread, about audiophiles and divorce. I wonder if you recall the Rodriguez cartoon where this old guy is talking about his system- and its, "I have the Symphonic Bombastic MkII speakers with the Quad Series Crossovers, Nautilus 30.7 tube amp, not the regular the S series with 8 KT88's and 4 NOS Electrolux 6SN7's per channel, the Andromeda 7 speaker cables with the Malarkey MkIII optional shielding, and no wait that was that was with my first wife, what's her name..." 

OMG! USED its $88! These are hilarious! Look at the cover!
https://www.amazon.com/Total-harmonic-distortion-Cartoons-Stereo/dp/B00072OXXQ
Surely the best of Stereo Review.