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BLUE “Dragonfly” Microphones. Awesome Sound from a Hip Condenser

The Stereo Times, December 2000 When microphone maestro Martins Salunsparens delivered a virtually matched pair of hisnew DRAGONFLY microphones to Casa BluePort, a moment’s glance inside theirimpressive cartons told the story. The unusual 40-volt powered BLUE [Baltic LatvianUniversal Electronics] Dragonfly microphone is not only one of the most eye-catchingmicrophones a recording engineer can throw in […]

Karrin Allyson: In Blue

Vocalist Karrin Allyson is one of the truly gifted, swinging and (gracefully, thankfully) subtle female vocalists on the scene today … and, since there are too few of such hip crooners, a new release by her is a cause to pay attention. In Blue, the newest of Allyson’s long list of Concord albums, continues the […]

The E.S.P. “Concert Grand” Speakers

Re-printed with permission from Planet HiFi 1998 The very large Sean McCaughan-designed E.S.P. “Concert Grand” loudspeakers are remarkable for their relaxed presentation of largescale musical dynamics. They are not the most accurate speaker in recreating the small transient decays of live music. And they do not have the immediacy of the Von Schweikert V-6 and […]