Added to the Archives This Week

Michael Fremer provides us with a primer on ribbon drivers in his review of the Piega P5 LTD surround speaker system. Noting that the Piega is the latest in long line of neo-ribbon designs, Fremer says, "whether or not these are true purist ribbons, pseudo-ribbons, or a hybrid isn't important. What's important is the sound."

For our movie review this week, Thomas J. Norton gets animated about Spirited Away on DVD. Norton hails this latest US release from famed Japanese artist Hayao Miyazaki as "his masterpiece," noting the filmaker's attention to detail both visually and sonically.