Some of the audio sites we enjoy and use
compiled by former
audio dealer Arthur Salvatore, explodes the myth of high
end audio. He has compiled a fairly authoritative list
of (mostly American) components that he rates as
exceptional performers, however his essays about how the
industry and the audio magazines operate are an
eye-opener. One of my favourite online reads - Arthur's
thinking has influenced the way Artisan Audio operates.
Comprehensive links page
is a US equipment
marketplace with a fairly useful forum. I found the
analog forum a fascinating contrast to UK audio fora.
There are a few contributors who really know their stuff
and several manufacturers contribute.
is similar to Audiogon -
like most fora the archive search can yield interesting
facts and opinions on even the most obscure equipment.