Editor John Atkinson
Categories High-end audio
Frequency Monthly
Total circulation
(June 2013)
Founder J. Gordon Holt
First issue September 1962
Company Source Interlink Media
Country United States
Based in New York City
Language English
ISSN 0585-2544

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

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]

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. 1 2 3 Frank Hoffmann (November 12, 2004). Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound. Routledge. p. 2023. ISBN 978-1-135-94950-1. Retrieved November 30, 2016.

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