This is the Audiophile Website of

Arthur Salvatore

This website is dedicated exclusively with the serious reproduction of Music.

Now all the most recent updates are in one place:



Audio Critique is my audio "journal". It is a venue for uncensored essays and criticism concerning the entire High-End Audio Industry. This section includes my audio philosophy, opinions, observations, perspective and advice, plus a focus on the so-called "underground press".

First, there is a huge and thorough Reference Components Section, which encompasses the entire history of high-end audio. It is the most popular section of this website. There are separate files for each individual component category. A number of highly select components, which I feel are particularly important, even have their own dedicated files.

Then there is a list of more than 300 of the best sounding LPs that I and my associates have ever heard: The Supreme Recordings. In addition, within a number of separate files, are detailed descriptions of each and every record. In total, these description files are the size of a novel!

After a large number of requests, I've started a Modification File, which will detail the many modifications I've made on preamplifiers, amplifiers etc over the last 35 years. This is a long-term project that will take years to complete, but there's already some useful information posted to it.

Audio Critique is the most valuable and provocative part of the entire website. It offers a truly different outlook. It is meant to be a refuge for those readers who are bored and/or disgusted with the typical garbage, pabulum, mindless "cheerleading" and politics they've repeatedly encountered in the print audio magazines and later in their relatives on the Internet.

If you are looking for substance, and a direct, uncompromising and critical attitude, you will find it here. The author has been an audiophile for 50 years, and was an "insider" in the audio business for more than 20 years.

There is even a Reviewing the 'Reviewers' section. One important file in it...A focus on John Atkinson's dubious editorial decisions, and Stereophile's blatant "commercialization", over the last 25+ years. These facts and events are detailed, documented and seriously questioned.

Using their own written words, Atkinson and other "reviewers" are unmasked and exposed in a manner unlike anything else ever seen in print, the Internet or otherwise. The latest column discloses yet another shameful chapter in Stereophile's recent history, and closes a sad story that began back in November 1995: Wes Phillips - The "Intrepid" Audio Reviewer.



Components, cables or accessories for sale are now here: Used or Auditioned.

There are also a small variety of Vacuum Tubes for sale.

In the Links section, I have provided a direct link for every direct seller I could find.

There is also a growing number of DIY sites, plus some obscure manufacturers which readers may find interesting. (I am not involved in any of the transactions.) I am always looking for more links that will help my readers find superior components and accessories at direct or wholesale prices.

My ultimate goal is to make this the most informative and useful audio website on the Internet. I will update and expand this site as often as I can to achieve that goal. Good reading and listening!

"Music is more profound than Philosophy" -Beethoven

"The unexamined life is not worth living" -Socrates


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