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Stereophile logo.svg
EditorJohn Atkinson
CategoriesHigh-end audio
Total circulation
(June 2013)
FounderJ. Gordon Holt
First issueSeptember 1962
CompanyAVTech Media
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City

Stereophile is a monthly magazine that focuses on high-end home audio equipment, such as loudspeakers and amplifiers, and audio-related news, such as online audio streaming.

History and profile[edit]

The magazine was founded in 1962[2] by J. Gordon Holt. As of 2014, the editor was John Atkinson, who joined the magazine in May 1986. Stereophile is published in New York by The Enthusiast Network, a publisher of special interest magazines. The magazine was formerly based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.[2] During this period it was published eight times a year.[2]

In March 2018, Stereophile was purchased, along with related magazines and websites, by AVTech Media Ltd.[3]

Features include their annual "Records to Die For" section, where each editor and writer reviews two outstanding albums of their choice, and the bi-annual "Recommended Components" issue in which audio equipment which has been reviewed in the recent past are classified as "A, B, C or D" level components, with "A" being the most highly recommended.


  1. ^ "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Frank Hoffmann (November 12, 2004). Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound. Routledge. p. 2023. ISBN 978-1-135-94950-1. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  3. ^ "AVTech Media Ltd (UK) Acquires Home Tech Network From Ten Publishing Media". 2018-03-22. Retrieved 2018-07-08.

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