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  • Beatles in Mono Listening Sessions in NY and LA Open to the Public

    Sound & Vision
    Bob Ankosko
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Universal Music Group is celebrating the September 9th release of The Beatles in Mono vinyl box set with listening sessions in New York and Los Angeles. Each session will feature yet-to-be-announced special guest speakers.
  • Subwoofer Powerhouse in a medium power class.

    Onlinecarstereo.com - Car Audio - Video Blog
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    JL Audio 12W3v3-2  Car Audio Subwoofer   JL Audio once again delivered a powerful, accurate and consistent bass with their 12" subwoofer. Top notch audio technologies and proprietary assembly techniques were employed in bringing a consistent bass output with enhanced linearity and reliability. Oh, did I mention this babies are also built in the US of A? Check out all the positive user reviews or if you already own one, share with us your experience JL AUDIO 12W3v3 Reviews  Power Handling: 500W RMS 1000W Max Power General Features: Recommended Power Range: 100-500…
  • JVC HA-FR301 In-Ear Headphone

    Sound & Vision
    Bob Ankosko
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Performance Build Quality Comfort Value PRICE $40 AT A GLANCE Plus Lotsa bass Comfortable lightweight design Low price Minus Maybe a little too much bass THE VERDICT The JVC HA-FR301 isn't an accurate-sounding headphone, and fashion conscious buyers may turn up their noses at the design, but these inexpensive in-ears are a lot of fun to listen to. Emphasized, or should I say pronounced bass is a guilty pleasure a lot of headphone loving audiophiles rarely admit to indulging in. Funny, almost all headphones, including a fair share of high-end models, have elevated bass, so what we're talking…
  • Gross to Present Triton One Speakers at Maryland Dealer, September 4.

    Stereophile.com
    John Atkinson
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    A highlight for Stereophile editor John Atkinson at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show last January was auditioning GoldenEar’s new Triton One tower loudspeaker, which costs $4999.98/pair. On September 4, from 6–9pm, GoldenEar founder Sandy Gross will be presenting the Triton Ones at Gramophone, 8880 McGaw Road, Columbia MD 21045. RSVP to (410) 381-2100. Click here for more details on the Tritons—Robert Deutsch is working on a review of the Triton One, to be published in the New Year.
  • High-end Audio Munich Show: What’s wrong with the U.S. anyway?

    Audio Federation
    Mike
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    The High-end Audio Munich Show has been growing. Growing. GROWING.   From the Highendsociety June 2014 newsletter 452 exhibitors from 40 countries (+25%) 5.387 trade visitors from around the world (+3%) • 17,855 visitors (+10%) Compare with these charts below, and you can see that Munich is continuing on course to pop off the top of the charts. [Charts from Lesnumeriques (a French site that apparently tracks statistics)]     Here at home, high-end audio shows are shrinking. Why? CES High Performance Audio show attendance is about a third of what it once was RMAF reached its…
 
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  • Toronto: Angie's Audio Corner Opens an Annex

    John Atkinson
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:26 am
    Toronto is turning into a happening place for audiophiles. The Toronto Audio Visual Entertainment Show being held October31–November 2, 2014, promises to be bigger and better in their new venue at the Sheraton Centre Hotel downtown. The Update TV & Stereo Elevated store, with a strong high-performance audio orientation, opened last spring in the Toronto suburb of Unionville. And now, Angie's Audio Corner, devoted to high end celebrated its second anniversary with the opening of the Annex Clearance Center in the coach house next to the main building, acting as a clearing house for used…
  • Gross to Present Triton One Speakers at Maryland Dealer, September 4.

    John Atkinson
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    A highlight for Stereophile editor John Atkinson at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show last January was auditioning GoldenEar’s new Triton One tower loudspeaker, which costs $4999.98/pair. On September 4, from 6–9pm, GoldenEar founder Sandy Gross will be presenting the Triton Ones at Gramophone, 8880 McGaw Road, Columbia MD 21045. RSVP to (410) 381-2100. Click here for more details on the Tritons—Robert Deutsch is working on a review of the Triton One, to be published in the New Year.
  • Hearts Afire

    Robert Baird
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:44 pm
    “There are no time signatures: the tempos and rhythms are always governed by either the heart rates or the breathing rates of the individual players…to enable the players to hear and play in sync with their own heartbeats, they wear stethoscopes.” Uh huh [This] “results in a delicate musical `pointillism.’ Oh yeah “The idea is less about `performance’ in the traditional musical sense and more about attempting to translate directly into music the quiet internal rhythms of the body.” Of course There are records where one look at the cover art and without listening to a note, you…
  • KEF R700 loudspeaker

    Jon Iverson
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:42 pm
    In the late 1980s, KEF, then as now a leader in bringing new technology to loudspeaker design, developed a unique coincident driver that positioned the tweeter in the throat of the midrange/woofer cone. In a flash of inspiration, they dubbed it the Uni-Q, and the driver immediately not only found its way into the company's more upscale speaker designs, but also became a key element in a major European research project on room acoustics. That study's results appear to have been inconclusive, but the Uni-Q lives on as the defining element of KEF loudspeakers. A match made in Maidstone Only a…
  • Antelope Audio Zodiac Platinum D/A processor–headphone amplifier & Voltikus power supply

    Jon Iverson
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Professional digital audio is like gravity to consumer audio's antigravity: pro gear draws music into digital files, and consumer audio releases those same notes back out again. It's not surprising, then, that many audiophile digital-to-analog converters come to us from the pro-audio industry, which has a hierarchy similar to the consumer side: value-oriented products all the way up to ultimate-performance brands. Examples of pro-audio companies that also offer audiophile DACs for consumers abound: Benchmark, CEntrance, Grace Design, Korg, Mytek, and Nagra, to name a few. Igor Levin's…
 
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  • DUNU DN-900 Earphone Review

    jcreigan
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    I got the chance to listen to the DUNU DN-900 earphones - I liked them. A lot! Check out my review here Has anyone else heard them?
  • List of OSX playback software that enables EQ filters

    AudioExplorations
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:58 am
    Hi, what software has built in EQ filter functionality? I know amarra does and Pure Music allows it via VST plugins. Need to calm down a nasty 10 dB room node at 40Hz, so am limited to software which enables this. Thanks.
  • For Sale Sony PS3 W/SACD - Firmware 3.55

    bhall11
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    Purchased 6 months ago and has worked flawlessly. This model plays SACD and is running 3.55 firmware. Price is $225.00 plus shipping. Payment thru PayPal.
  • Looking to get a high-res player (SACD/DVD-A/?) - Do I get an older, used high-end model or a new, middling model?

    Karey Mullis
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:16 am
    I'm basically thinking of buying a high-res player so I can enjoy some of my SACDs, DVD-As and Blu-Ray albums. (I know that very statement may make some people question my logic for building up a decent system). There just aren't enough good downloads of music I really like available as DSDs or well-mastered, well-reconverted files. It's painful to listen to Yes, Fragile that I downloaded from HDTracks. My vinyl copy sounds better than whatever they attempted to do. Here's where I need some advice. There is an older, high-end Integra Research Super Audio CD & DVD RDV-1.1 player for sale…
  • Does it make financial sense to remaster an album for 2000 copies?

    meli
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Yesterday I came across a press release from January 2014 announcing that Hole's album "Celebrity Skin" was being reissued on vinyl. I've always liked that album but don't listen to it much because the compression is so bad (upsetting since "Live Through This" sounds pretty good). The DR on the vinyl re-release of "Celebrity Skin" is 11 as opposed to 7 or 8 on the CD. So I assume it was re-mastered for the vinyl re-issue. The kicker is that the vinyl re-issue was limited to 2000 copies; they're now pretty much all gone. I would love to get a hi-res download of…
 
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  • CES 2015 registration – Free through August 31

    Mike
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:44 am
    Which is in three (3) days, BTW, in case you have a hard time keeping track [like me] and keep forgetting to register [like me] and have a hard time getting worried about things FOUR MONTHS in advance. Contrary to the previous post [ ], there is still a lot to see at CES – and one might as well take advantage of the free registration, even if one might not actually make it to the conference in … 4 months time. http://www.cesweb.org/   The post CES 2015 registration – Free through August 31 appeared first on Audio Federation.
  • High-end Audio Munich 2014 – JV and Magico Ultimate III speakers

    Mike
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:43 am
    Finally getting to the High-end Audio Munich 2014 show. Shows you how far behind we are. We’re just catching up here after some health issues cascaded into the Newport Show cascading into our website having to be moved and updated into… well, here we are now. Whew! Anyway, while reading [Jonathan Valin] JV’s High-end Audio Munich 2014 show report, and the responses to it, and the report about his subsequent visit to Magico to hear their Ultimate III horn-loaded loudspeaker, I felt… “Hey! Let’s chime in”. We’ve reviewed many of JV’s…
  • High-end Audio Munich Show: What’s wrong with the U.S. anyway?

    Mike
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    The High-end Audio Munich Show has been growing. Growing. GROWING.   From the Highendsociety June 2014 newsletter 452 exhibitors from 40 countries (+25%) 5.387 trade visitors from around the world (+3%) • 17,855 visitors (+10%) Compare with these charts below, and you can see that Munich is continuing on course to pop off the top of the charts. [Charts from Lesnumeriques (a French site that apparently tracks statistics)]     Here at home, high-end audio shows are shrinking. Why? CES High Performance Audio show attendance is about a third of what it once was RMAF reached its…
  • Peter Qvortrup of Audio Note on Enjoy The Music.TV

    Mike
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:03 am
    This video has Peter Qvortrup of Audio Note being interviewed by Steve Rochlin of Enjoy The Music 2 months ago. Interesting discussion about prices in high-end audio, using silver as a conductor, black gate capacitors and AN’s development of a successor capacitor, new metal foil resistors, the top-of-the-line AN TT3 turntable, and a new top-of-the-line DAC on the horizon Recorded almost 2 months ago on June 23. This video hits many of Audio Note U/K/’s core competencies. a) Turnkey, 100% AN systems that sound decent with not at a lot of fuss and at all price points. b) Truly…
  • Your favorite music sucks. Your favorite music is great.

    Mike
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:59 pm
    This came to me at the gym. First, someone, a couple actually, brought and played some classical music in the weight room. [Our gym is under-going a $5M remodel as they convert a functional gym into a new-looking non-functional gym. This means our weight room has been on the basketball court for about 6 months now. They used to hold aerobics classes in the basketball court - which needed a sound system with a couple of Sansui? speakers. So, for awhile anyway, people who pump iron at our gym get their own sound system that plays loud CDs] No one said anything about their classical music…
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    CRAS BLOG

  • Our Favorite Pro Tools Quick Keys

    Jess Repanshek
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Pretty much every aspect of life these days is computer controlled (shout out to Frankie Bones!). To be a good audio engineer, you must be a good computer user. One thing that will absolutely make you stand out in a … Continue reading →
  • New Classes for Post Production @CRAS

    Becky@CRAS
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    With the expansion of the curriculum at CRAS, new classes are now being taught that expose students to more opportunities for work in the industry.  Staying true to our mission, we are always looking for topics to teach  that can … Continue reading →
  • Soldering 101 with Cory P!

    Jess Repanshek
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Cables, cables everywhere! Technology always has at least one cable that needs to be plugged into something somewhere, and the higher quality, more technical the gear gets,  the more cables that come along with it. Whether it’s a guitar cable, … Continue reading →
  • 5 Things I Learned About Being On Tour From The Front-of-House Audio Engineer For Paramore.

    Becky@CRAS
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    There’s something energizing about seeing an entire concert being assembled from load in to sound check — especially if you are there to watch and learn as a student. A handful of CRAS students got the opportunity to observe this … Continue reading →
  • CRAS is PARAMOUNT at PotLuckCon this year

    Becky@CRAS
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    This year, CRAS participated in many aspects of the PotLuckCon, hosted by Sweetwater in Tucson, Arizona.  CRAS hosted a demonstration room, Wired For Sound with Focusrite.  Brock, one of our great instructors at CRAS was on hand to demonstrate the … Continue reading →
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  • Show Em’ How To Shmurda Dance: The Top 5 Shmurda Dance Remixes | Video

    Jesse James
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    With a flip of the hat and a infectious diddy, Bobby Shmurda propelled himself into the limelight with his brand new track “Hot Ni**a”. Since the track dropped and the infectious video, people have been taking to the dance and showcase their talents on the beat at a rampant pace, while some other creative minds […] The post Show Em’ How To Shmurda Dance: The Top 5 Shmurda Dance Remixes | Video appeared first on stupidDOPE.
  • ‘Lemme ‘Splain’! CeeLo Green Tries To Explain Some Things Via Twitter | News

    Tamika Frye
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:46 am
    The Social Networks are the downfall of many. For some reason, people take to the Internets to try and plead their case, emotionally vent, and tell people how pissed off they are. These scenarios almost never end well, just ask CeeLo Green. Green recently took to Twitter to explain his actions after pleading ’No Contest’ […] The post ‘Lemme ‘Splain’! CeeLo Green Tries To Explain Some Things Via Twitter | News appeared first on stupidDOPE.
  • Laid Back Lifestyle: Stussy Livin’ General Store Fall/Winter 2014 Collection | Video

    Darren Griffin
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    California lifestyle brand Stussy today offers up a first look at their Fall/Winter 2014 collection. Filled with everyday staples for the house that are distinguishable through unique retro styling and a slight street sensibility, this new range moves into a new direction never before touched by the brand. Consisting of a military-style alarm clock, a large […] The post Laid Back Lifestyle: Stussy Livin’ General Store Fall/Winter 2014 Collection | Video appeared first on stupidDOPE.
  • Bangin’ Breakfasts: Huevos Ranceros With Bacon Tortillas | Recipe

    Tamika Frye
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:29 am
    The traditional bacon and egg breakfast option has plenty of competition. There are all kinds of recipes that challenge its existence. One of them is this recipe for Huevos Rancheros With Bacon Tortillas. This recipe asks for a host of flavorful and fresh ingredients. The tortillas are made from scratched with smoked bacon and masa […] The post Bangin’ Breakfasts: Huevos Ranceros With Bacon Tortillas | Recipe appeared first on stupidDOPE.
  • Gaming Just Got Fresher | Dell’s Curved Monitor Delivers An Improved Gaming Experience

    Tamika Frye
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:24 am
    Dell is known for a lot of dope gadgets and computer equipment. They recently unveiled a design for a curved monitor that was built to enhance the gaming experience. The screen is a wide, 21:9 ratio curved screen for a 3440 x 1440 resolution. This combination of curve and resolution is expected to deliver an […] The post Gaming Just Got Fresher | Dell’s Curved Monitor Delivers An Improved Gaming Experience appeared first on stupidDOPE.
 
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    Onlinecarstereo.com - Car Audio - Video Blog

  • More discounts on our Labor Day Sale

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Our prices are already unbeatable but we dropped it even further with this special discount coupon code to celebrate the Labor Day Weekend! Use Coupon Code: LB2014 
  • Subwoofer Powerhouse in a medium power class.

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    JL Audio 12W3v3-2  Car Audio Subwoofer   JL Audio once again delivered a powerful, accurate and consistent bass with their 12" subwoofer. Top notch audio technologies and proprietary assembly techniques were employed in bringing a consistent bass output with enhanced linearity and reliability. Oh, did I mention this babies are also built in the US of A? Check out all the positive user reviews or if you already own one, share with us your experience JL AUDIO 12W3v3 Reviews  Power Handling: 500W RMS 1000W Max Power General Features: Recommended Power Range: 100-500…
  • Car Factory Speaker - Best bang for the buck aftermarket replacement.

    25 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Alpine SPS-610   Your car's factory speakers are not cutting it eh? We'll if there's one thing the car makers skimp on, one of them would most probably be the car speakers. To cut to the chase, we highly recommend the Alpine SPS-610 Full Range Car Speakers. Currently the best selling aftermarket full range car speakers we have with lots of positive online reviews.  Don't be fooled by the entry level price..this babies pack some serious punch!  GET IT NOW!   Woofer Features Cone Material: Tuned Poly-Mica Cone Voice Coil Type: Large Size Voice Coil Voice Coil…
  • Blow out your Windows...not your Pocket! Orion XTR Pro Subwoofers

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:44 pm
    ORION XTRPRO122 - Paired with a good amp, the Orion XTR PRO 122D car subwoofers will rattle the dust off your car's windows while keeping your wallet safe.   General Features: XTR 12" Subwoofer Max Power 5,000 Watts Dual 2ohm or 4ohm Copper Wound Voice Coil on Aluminum Former Custom Cast Aluminum Frame Custom Terminals Symmetrical Tuned Long-Throw Surround Custom Trim Ring Tinsel Leads Stitched and Looped Across Spider Tri-Cooling System  Available in our store and SHIPS FREE! Check it out  
  • It's still hip to be square - Kicker S10L7

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:09 am
    You might be wondering what's the advantage of Square subwoofers..well, compared to the traditional rounded subs, square subwoofers have more cone area which translates to greater sound pressure being produced!   Kicker S12L7 12" 1500 Watt L7 Subwoofer Dual 2 Ohm (08S12L72) 12" Solo-Baric L7 Series Subwoofer Power Handling: Peak: 1500 watts RMS: 750 watts Titanium deposit impregnated cone woofer with rolled outer edge Santoprene rubber surround Full coverage back bracing Poly-cotton semi-progressive spider Spiralead tinsel-lead technology Highly-efficient UniPlate…
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  • Bayan Audio SoundBook Go Review

    TechRadar
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:08 am
    We found the full-size Soundbook to be a bit of a let-down for its £250 recommended price tag, but the Soundbook Go is offered at a much more palatable £80. It’s lost a few features in the shrinking and cheapening process – you won’t get the aptX high-quality streaming support and FM radio the big […]
  • Plantronics BackBeat PRO Wireless Headphones

    Brian Mitchell
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:44 am
    Plantronics just announced BackBeat PRO, wireless active noise-cancelling over-the-ear headphones with battery power, providing up to 24 hours of listening time on a single charge. Bluetooth wireless freedom cuts the cord, and advanced active noise-cancellation (ANC) technology minimizes background sounds so you can fully immerse yourself in your music. Using a unique dual-mic solution, the […]
  • Google Chrome OS Review

    TechRadar
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:35 am
    Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: ultra-cheap, ultra-portable laptops running Linux instead of Windows and using flash storage instead of hard disks. The similarities between Google’s Chromebooks and the first wave of netbooks are obvious, but there are important differences too. Processors and batteries are better, delivering decent performance and all-day battery […]
  • Olympus PEN E-PL7 Digital Camera

    Brian Mitchell
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Olympus just announced the PEN E-PL7 interchangeable lens digital camera, which features a 180-degree downward flip touch LCD for taking selfies, built-in Wi-Fi, and an enhanced Olympus Image Share app (OI.Share). The Micro Four Thirds system camera features much of the same technology as Olympus’s award-winning OM-D line of cameras. The TruePic VII image processor […]
  • B&O PLAY Accessories by Hard Graft

    Brian Mitchell
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Bang & Olufsen announced a sleek accessory collection exclusively designed by UK-based Hard Graft to complement their BeoPlay headphones. The collaboration is a natural extension of both brands’ competencies in innovative design, superior craftsmanship, high quality materials and user-convenience. The three new headphone carrying and storing solutions include: PINCH ($49): A smart and elegant cable, […]
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  • Cutting the Cord (with Strings Attached)

    Ken C. Pohlmann
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    I am not a cheapskate. I am, however, very careful with my money. Okay, actually I am a cheapskate. In my weak defense, I work hard for the money, and I feel bad, real bad, when I underutilize its value. The continual drip, drip, drip of monthly fees particularly drives me nuts. Thus cord-cutting greatly interests me. Aereo was shining bright on my radar until the Supreme Court shot it out of the sky. Hmm, how can I get a cable experience with an antenna? Enter the TiVo Roamio OTA.
  • Beatles in Mono Listening Sessions in NY and LA Open to the Public

    Bob Ankosko
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Universal Music Group is celebrating the September 9th release of The Beatles in Mono vinyl box set with listening sessions in New York and Los Angeles. Each session will feature yet-to-be-announced special guest speakers.
  • Atlantic Technology Announces Dolby Atmos Speaker Module

    Bob Ankosko
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    Atlantic Technology announced plans to introduce by the end of the year a compact Dolby Atmos-enabled speaker module that can be added to existing speakers in its line or any existing home theater setup.
  • Poll Results: Surround Height Channels Make a Respectable Showing

    Bob Ankosko
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
    With the new Dolby Atmos surround format on the immediate horizon we wondered how many Sound & Vision readers’ are using special surround processing to derive height channels in their current home theater setups. Turns out that nearly a quarter of respondents have setups with height channels—a respectable showing considering the effort involved in installing extra speakers. Here’s the complete breakdown of answers to the question we posed: Is Your Home Theater Configured with Height Channels?
  • JVC HA-FR301 In-Ear Headphone

    Bob Ankosko
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Performance Build Quality Comfort Value PRICE $40 AT A GLANCE Plus Lotsa bass Comfortable lightweight design Low price Minus Maybe a little too much bass THE VERDICT The JVC HA-FR301 isn't an accurate-sounding headphone, and fashion conscious buyers may turn up their noses at the design, but these inexpensive in-ears are a lot of fun to listen to. Emphasized, or should I say pronounced bass is a guilty pleasure a lot of headphone loving audiophiles rarely admit to indulging in. Funny, almost all headphones, including a fair share of high-end models, have elevated bass, so what we're talking…
 
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    RecordingHacks.com

  • Studio Projects C3 (797)

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:33 pm
    The original Studio Projects / 797 Audio C3 is a multipattern condenser microphone. The circuit is based on the Schoeps transformerless design. The capsule is based on Neuman's K67. The combination of a brightly voiced capsule with a linear circuit creates the sonic profile that has since become commonplace for microphones imported from China.The C3 was better built than many of the internally similar microphones that followed it. It has a 34mm capsule that is a much better copy of the K67 than most of the Chinese-made microphones (which use 32mm capsules). The JFETs were manually biased…
  • t.bone SC 1100

    17 Jul 2014 | 2:27 pm
    The SC 1100 is a three-pattern FET condenser with switchable high-pass filter. The capsule is a center-terminated K67 type, advertised as 35mm (O.D.).The mic uses two circuit boards with discrete components.The capsule is a K67 type, variously described as "1.07''" and "35mm."Tags:side-addresslarge-diaphragmmultipatternk67transformer-coupledcondensertripolarRelated microphones:Advanced Audio Microphones CM-87 - The SC 1100 is identical to the older Advanced Audio CM 87.This profile of the t.bone SC 1100 is part of the microphone database and search engine at RecordingHacks.com. All…
  • Cathedral Pipes Seville

    17 Jul 2014 | 10:18 am
    The Seville is an active ribbon microphone made in the style of the RCA 77 and AEA R84, with a pill-shaped body on a swiveling yoke mount. It uses a single 2.5-micron ribbon element, a Cinemag CM-9887 output transformer, and a JFET-based transformerless active output circuit.Tags:side-addressribbonactive-ribboncinemagThis profile of the Cathedral Pipes Seville is part of the microphone database and search engine at RecordingHacks.com. All content is ©2014 matthew mcglynn.
  • Samar Audio Design AL39

    12 Jun 2014 | 10:16 pm
    The AL39 is a large-geometry, passive ribbon microphone with a toroidal output transformer. It incorporates some of the characteristics of the custom motor design of Samar Audio's premium MF65 microphone, at less than half the cost. In particular, the AL39 was designed to have an extended high-frequency response superior to traditional ribbon designs. The motor design provides a very short audio path around the ribbon -- described by Samar representatives as "shortest front to back acoustical path ever seen in ribbon microphones" -- which influences the frequency response. Passive acoustic…
  • Mesanovic Microphones Model 2

    25 May 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Mesanovic's second ribbon mic, the Model 2, is a passive, bidirectional design with extended high-frequency response.While the company's first mic, the Model 1, has a very short front-to-back audio path for the purpose of improving the high-frequency response, the Model 2 uses a redesigned motor whose path length is shorter still. The front and rear sides of the motor incorporate passive acoustic filters (resonator plates) which further increase the high-frequency response, resulting in a broad +3dB boost at 12kHz, and a -3dB point above 20kHz. The narrowness of the redesigned motor allowed…
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  • Abbey Road Studios, Chandler Limited Announce Long-Term Agreement

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Chandler Limited in Shell Rock, Iowa, announces that it has entered into a new long-term agreement with Abbey Road Studios in London, UK, to continue Chandler Limited’s development and marketing of EMI/Abbey Road Studios’ vintage recording equipment.
  • Meyer Sound Appoints Mac Johnson, Melody Parker To Its Constellation Team

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    To build on the growing demand for Constellation acoustic systems, Meyer Sound in Berkeley, Calif., has bolstered its team with the appointment of Mac Johnson to Constellation Program Manager and Melody Parker to Associate Acoustic Engineer.
  • Cinema Audio Society Accepting Applications for Inaugural CAS Student Recoginition Award


    27 Aug 2014 | 4:45 pm
    The Cinema Audio Society is accepting applications for the inaugural CAS Student Recognition Award. The award comes with a $2,500 grant and is intended to encourage students’ interest in production or post-production sound mixing, and to recognize individual students with exceptional demonstrated passion for the field.
  • Sound Image, Jimmy Buffett Celebrate 40 Years On the Road Together

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    For 2014, San Diego’s Sound Image is celebrating 40 years as Jimmy Buffett’s live sound provider with a new touring system for Buffett's This One’s For You tour based around Harman’s JBL VTX line arrays and Crown I-Tech HD Series amplifiers.
  • d&b audiotechnik's D80 Amplifier Puts OCA In the Field

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:49 pm
    d&b audiotechnik announces that its D80 amplifier, launched in January 2014, is the first product to incorporate Open Control Architecture (OCA) in the field. Developed by the OCA Alliance of companies that includes Bosch, Yamaha and d&b audiotechnik, OCA is a method of communicating over Ethernet. OCA is an open public communications standard, and it aims to become a common language that all pro audio manufacturers can use.
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    DIY Audio Projects - Hi-Fi Blog for DIY Audiophiles

  • Fostex FE206En Rear-Loaded Horn Speakers

    diyAudioProjects
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Once again Mark tries on the Fostex FE206En high sensitivity fullrange driver, but this time in large rear-loaded horn loudspeaker cabinets. The horn speaker cabinet plans are from the FE206En driver datasheet. Fostex FE206En Rear-Loaded Horn Speaker CabinetEach horn speaker cabinet is made up from thirty-six pieces of 21 mm thick pine plywood.  Australian beeswax is used on the outside of the horn cabinet and heavy cedar oil was applied to the mouth of the horn. The sensitivity of the FE206En driver is greater than 96 dB / 1W / 1m, so the rear-loaded horn speakers are very well suited…
  • Gobo LM1875 Amplifier Kit

    diyAudioProjects
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:25 pm
    The sharp looking amplifier below is the Gobo Stereo Audio Amplifier from boxkedkitamps.com which is sold as DIY kit.  We have completed a review of the Gobo LM1875 stereo amplifier kit which is available on the main site.  The Gobo kit is a class-AB chip amplifier kit that uses the LM1875 IC. The LM1875 amplifier kit includes all the required parts and enclosure to build a complete stereo amplifier.  Completed Gobo LM1875 Stereo Amplifier KitThe kit comes with a very detailed step-by-step instructions that make it possible for a first time amp builder with only soldering…
  • Elekit TU-8200 Tube Amplifier Kit (SE 6L6)

    diyAudioProjects
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Over the past several years I have been enjoying an Elekit TU-879S Stereo Tube Amplifier Kit paired up along side of Fostex FE206E high sensitivity speaker drivers in Dallas rear-loaded horn enclosures.  I put a number of hours on the Elekit TU-879S, enough to fully consume the stock EH 6L6 tubes and to cycle through a number of power tube sets before deciding on JJ EL34 blue glass tubes.  Throughout this time the Elekit TU-879S amplifier has been reliable and a good performer sonically so it was disappointing to hear that the popular TU-879S tube amp kit had been…
  • 300B Single-Ended-Triode Amplifier

    diyAudioProjects
    28 Mar 2014 | 9:38 am
    300B Single-Ended-Triode (SET) Amplifier Project The DIY 300B triode amplifier shown below was completed by Stamou Tasos (Greece).  The 300B triode amplifier was built following the 300B single-ended (SE) tube amplifier schematic by J.C. Morrison.DIY 300B Single-Ended-Triode Hi-Fi AmplifierFor this single-ended (SE) 300B triode amplifier build Stamou has used premium parts, Lundahl audio output transformers and a DIY chassis. The 300B Single-Ended-Triode (SET) amplifier circuit uses a direct coupled 6SN7 driver stage. The output stage is a SE 300B triode and the maximum power output is…
  • 4S Universal Preamplifier for 12A_7 Tubes

    diyAudioProjects
    15 Dec 2013 | 9:15 pm
    The 4S Universal preamp is a Super Simple Single Stage (4S) line stage preamp that works well with the entire range of 12A_7 tubes - 12AU7, 12AV7, 12AY7, 12AT7, 12AZ7, and 12AX7. You can change the tube type to vary the gain of the preamplifier by quite a large margin. 4S Universal Preamp for 12A_7 TubesThe preamp uses a 6CA4 tube rectified power supply which is very quiet. The preamplifier is built using point-to-point construction techniques and into a die cast aluminum enclosure from Pomona.  The attenuation control is on the output of the preamp.4S Universal Preamp with 6V6…
 
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  • Home Page for September 2014

    johnsunier
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    Our drawing/giveaway for September will be for a pair of special Erato CD collections by two great operatic voices for five AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers.  In the first, Stella di Napoli, Joyce DiDonato explores the birth of bel canto in Naples with a selection of rarities and world premiere recordings. The beloved American singer brings her flair, power, intelligence and taste to little-known arias of Mercadante, Carafa, Valentini and Pacini. Three bel canto greats—Bellini, Rossini and Donizetti—are included. The second CD is a special sampler for the complete 69-CD Maria Callas…
  • Audioengine B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver SRP: $189

    johnsunier
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    Audioengine B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver SRP: $189 Specs: Dimensions:  3.5 x 4.0 x 1” Weight: < 1.0 lb. Supports: AtpX, A2DP and AVRCP Outputs: Toslink, analog RCA Stereo Rated Latency: ~30ms Warranty: 3 years Wireless music is here to stay.  A day doesn’t go by when someone asks me how to get music from their phone or tablet to best play through their stereo.  For those who don’t have i-devices and can’t utilize Airplay with compatible Apple products, the alternative is Bluetooth.  The B1 offers a built-in AKM4396 DAC to upsample audio to 24-bit or a direct digital output via…
  • Editorial for September 2014

    johnsunier
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    This month our drawing/giveaway is for a pair of CDs of the finest operatic voices to five AudAud readers: Joyce DiDonato and Maria Callas. First is the new Erato CD by bel canto singer Joyce DiDonato: Stella di Napoli. Second will be a special sampler CD of complete selections from the new 69-CD Maria Callas Remastered Collection on Warner Classics, which was just remastered to 96K/24-bit audio files, and brings out details in her voice which were never heard before outside of the studio. The five winners of this pair of CDs will be chosen from among those AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers who…
  • SAINT-SAENS: Piano Trio No. 1 in F; Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor – Aquinas Piano Trio – Guild

    johnsunier
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    SAINT-SAENS: Piano Trio No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18; Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 92 – Aquinas Piano Trio – Guild GMCD 7408, 61:08 (7/15/14) [Distr. by Albany] ****: The F Major PianoTrio by Camille Saint-Saens (1863) represents the first of its genre in the Gallic chamber music repertory to avoid the heavily imitative trend of Franck and his disciples to imitate Schumann and the grand master, Beethoven. A product of the composer’s sojourn to the Pyrenees Mountains, the entire work basks in an open-air freshness, its first movement rocking luxuriantly between duple and triple meter.
  • “Love Duets” – Ailyn Perez, sop./ Stephen Costello, tenor/ BBC Sym. Orch./ Patrick Summers – Warner Music

    johnsunier
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    “Love Duets” – Ailyn Perez, sop./ Stephen Costello, tenor/ BBC Sym. Orch./ Patrick Summers – Warner Music 0825646334858, 65:42 ****: Young American singers Ailyn Perez and Stephen Costello are the latest husband and wife team to hit the operatic big time (her name, by the way, is pronounced “Eileen”), and after watching a YouTube video of them in an interview I can honestly report that their performances here are much like the way they come across on camera—enthusiastic, likable, good-natured, and a little bit naïve. I certainly hope they make it, as they are obviously two…
 
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  • Beethoven's 5th and 9th

    bonzo75
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    Just managed to book for them on the 27th, both being played at the Royal Albert Hall by the Royal Philharmonic. Have been watching a lot of baroque at St. Martin's over the last few months, have been wanting to see a live performance of these two for years. Now both together. Yay
  • Fussy Denon Universal Player

    overprint
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    Hi All - my Denon DVD-3910 has started to get picky with various CDs & DVDs and refuses to play some from the start, whirrs and groans with others, crackles or sticks in the middle of certain songs/films or plays other disks with no problems at all. Is it a dirty laser and if so how does one clean a laser? Or is it a physical or mechanical problem? I don't think, with my limited knowledge, it's an electrical issue as, like I say some CDs/DVDs play fine. Hope it's not on its way out - wasn't cheap at the time
  • To sub or not to sub or....?

    Dave G
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:25 am
    Help me out! I'm having an audio crisis :confused: You may have read or contributed to my post asking about DACs and the reason I posted was I am considering changing my Genelec DSP monitors for an active pair of analog monitors. The reason I want to change my 8240a is that I miss the lower frequencies. I have toyed with the idea of a single sub the 7260a to give me those frequencies but I'm not sure a single sub is the right way to go. I'm concerned about the placement of a single sub and if the room correction software would be sufficient to manage my room anomalies. I'm even more confused…
  • USB DAC - which?

    Dave G
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    I'm in the market for a USB DAC. I'm familiar with the Benchmark DAC1 and Lavry AD10 as these were considered the best when I last looked. I've also owned a DAC1 before I went to digital monitors. So what DACs do you guys consider market leaders and which ones should I start to research. I'd prefer a 'studio / professional' DAC but I'm open to suggestions. My budget is up to a max of £2500. Thanks.
  • New headphone website up

    Jodet
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Headphoneguru.com is up. Looks very good, and I've been reading Franks reviews for some time now - I think he's one of the best reviewers around. Check it out: http://headphone.guru/
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  • Would appreciate all of your opinion of getting my 2.1 go digital and sound awesome

    rani5907
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Hi All: I use an HTPC conneted via toslink to a Harmon Kardon pre-amp which is connected to an old Adcom. I have two MB Quartz with a Klipsch to finish the setup. I had burned most of my CDs uisng a free ware called EAC but still 70%+ of my collection is in MP3 and the rest is in FLAC. First and foremost, I am one of those rare people, for whom XBMC did not work. It never able to properly account for my collection even if Plex and others seemingly find the artist and track. I wanted your feedback on how can I move away from winamp and utilize another software that can help me a get a better…
  • portable 2 channel

    eljr
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:24 am
    I want to have decent sound at the lake house or out behind the barn, maybe one of the porches. I was thinking maybe a lap top to a pair of powered speakers? IS there a better idea? recommendations on speakers and connection explanation would be appreciated.
  • Upgrade cartridge on AT-LP60?

    mnc
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:18 am
    I have a cheap turntable, an Audio Technica LP-60, and am wondering if upgrading the cartridge to either the Ortofon Red or Shure M97xE is worth it?
  • What's the best way to connect my iPad to my stereo?

    CSG123
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:31 pm
    I use the iPad to stream iTunes radio, Pandora, and Spotify channels. I currently use a cable from the headphone out to RCA in on my Marantz PM8004 integrated receiver. It works but I suspect I'm getting pretty good degradation of the signal. I'd try an external DAC but I have no idea how I could connect it to the iPad as there in no USB connection. Any thoughts as to the best way to get the least degraded signal? I'm open to any number of solutions - wired or wireless.
  • New LS50 Setup

    alphizal
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:29 pm
    I searched couple of forums a while to see if some others have the KEF LS50s paired with the Supernait (mk i) but it does seem like a rare occurence. So following a 3 hour listening at our local Naim / Kef dealer (lucky that they carry thrm both) I pulled the trigger for a new pair of LS50s to go with my current Supernait at home. As we moved to an apartment from our house, my music system no longer has a dedicated listening room. It now sits in the one and only living room so I decided to throw in a Yamaha RX-A840 in the system which increases the wife-acceptance-factor of the overall system…
 
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  • Re: The IMP Arrives

    Andrew Haley
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    What frequency is that radiation pattern?  It'd be interesting to know how the pattern of those speakers varies with frequency. The precedence effect predicts that these reflections will give the impression of spaciousness but the second image won't be distinctly separate as long as the walls are
  • [Admin] Posting problems mini-FAQ

    RAHE Moderator
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Rec.audio.high-end is a moderated group. As stated in our guidelines, submitted messages that are not acceptable for posting to the group will receive a rejection notice unless it is one of the following: 1. Spam 2. A "for sale" or "wanted to buy" post. 3. Crossposted 4. Uses a spam-proofed or som
  • Re: The IMP Arrives

    Gary Eickmeier
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Andrew - No, it doesn't show laser like sound coming from the rear. That is just the ray tracing technique for showing the path of reflected sound. If you take a look at the desired radiation pattern at the lower left, you can see how I wanted the mid to high frequencies to launch from the speaker
  • Re: The IMP Arrives

    Andrew Haley
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:34 am
    Okay, I'll bite.  I don't doubt that this arrangement would present a huge soundstage.  However, that first diagram, which shows laser-like sound coming from the rear of the speakers is rather fanciful.  In reality, there will be a dispersal pattern which varies with frequency and there won't be so
  • The Missing Photos

    Gary Eickmeier
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    I have joined Flickr and posted my pix to that site, bringing them up one at a time and copy and pasting the resulting URL. Let's see if it works this time. The image model drawing showing the two real and 6 virtual image speakers as reflections from the other side of the walls nearby: https://www
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  • Electrostatic Bell Choir

    admin
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    Darsha Hewitt is a Canadian artist who makes electromechanical sound installations, drawings, videos, an experimental performances. See her other unique work here (take the brilliant “20 Oscillators in 20 Minutes” for example, which is part experimental music performance, technical challenge, and comedy act!). She has an interest in demystifying the invisible systems embedded throughout domestic technology. This is also visible in the above artwork, Electrostatic Bell Choir (2012).   Static electricity affects everyday materials in curious ways – hair stands on end when…
  • Soundroots

    admin
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    The Dutch Soundlings collective is a group of international professionals working with sound, which I’m proud to be a part of. During the annual renowned Gaudeamus Muziekweek, known for their contemporary classical programme, Soundlings is organising Soundroots: A poetic theory and trail on hearing the secrets of plants. For Everyday Listening I’m always on the lookout for sound art with a poetic layer that tells a story or makes you wonder. Soundroots does just that. Below is their teaser for an ongoing crowdfunding campaign. It would be wonderful if you could help Soundlings…
  • Maelstrom

    admin
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Some art just sticks in your mind. In 2012 I saw Roman Kirschner’s / Els Viaene’s Maelstrom at the DEAF Festival in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and last year I found myself thinking about it a couple of times. Seeing the work; the subtlety of it, and not knowing how it worked left a big impression on me. The work is inspired by the Edgar Allan Poe story “A Descent into the Maelstrom”, in which a man reminisces about surviving a storm, shipwreck and a whirlpool. Over time, memories are transformed and imagination comes into play. Our memories are liquid. In…
  • Cities & Memory

    admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    We’ve seen quite a few projects using geolocation lately, from Sterepublic which “crowdsourced the quiet”, to the URB project in Porto, also collecting sound data from locations. The Cities & Memory project is different in the sense that it wants to record the sounds of the actual space, as well as the poetic, underlying space. Every faithful field recording document here is accompanied by a reworking, a processing or an interpretation that imagines that place and time as somewhere else, somewhere new. The listener can choose to explore locations through their actual…
  • Frequencies (a)

    admin
    6 Jul 2014 | 4:59 am
    Nicolas Bernier is a Canadian sound artist who we’ve seen before. His “Frequencies” is an ongoing process focusing on basic sound generation systems. “Frequencies (a)” is a sound performance combining the sound of mechanically triggered tuning forks with pure digital soundwaves. The tuning fork, producing a sound closest to a pure sinewave, provides a historical link between science, tonal instrument works, and electronic music. The performer is triggering sequences from the computer, activating solenoids that hit the tuning forks with high precision. Streams of…
 
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  • Countdown to Denver — Rocky Mountain Audio Fest October 10-12, 2014

    Audiophilia Staff
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Labour Day is done. That means only weeks ’till the must attend audio show of the year, Denver’s Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. I was under some silly false assumptions about the show before my first attendance a few years ago. Folksy, small, and a few other damning with faint praise terms were the uneducated reasons I had never been. Save the pennies for CES and something sexy in Europe. I was wrong. Denver is a perfect host city. Clean, safe, great food, cheap car rentals, great airport, excellent arts and the wonderful Rocky Mountains on your doorstep. The show itself is the…
  • The Essence of Music CD Treatment

    Roy Harris
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    Do you have the jitters ? You probably do, if you own compact discs. The deficiencies in the digital medium have been cited by audiophiles, manufacturers and reviewers. Since the advent of the compact disc, the sound quality of CDs, and playback components have improved. However, problems in the sound quality of CD itself still exist. Robert Harley has written an article about the problem of read errors and jitter, intrinsic to the structure of CDs, and a second article, discussing an expensive solution. “Jitter, Errors and Magic”, Stereophile, May 1, 1990, discusses defects in CDs, a…
  • HDtracks

    Audiophilia Staff
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    Monday August 25, 2014 — Toronto, ON. HDtracks and Audiophilia to partner. First, there was the LP (which made the most magnificent comeback), then the cassette tape, the CD, DVD Audio, SACD, etc. Most dead or thereabouts. Much like the video world, we now download or stream our music. It’s downloaded for home use, on the computer and on the go. Audiophilia will still continue to review CD versions of releases, and vinyl, of course. But the way of the musical world is digital downloading. The great news is the availability of high resolution files of recordings old and new. As…
  • Haydn: Symphonies Nos 92 & 93, 97 - 99 — London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis

    Anthony Kershaw
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Sir Colin Davis (1927 - 2013) and the London Symphony Orchestra created great recordings over their 54 year association. His exceptional musicianship and his friendly relationship with orchestral players (he trained as a clarinettist) has made him a favourite with great orchestras like the LSO, Boston Symphony and Dresden Staatskapelle. Davis finally got his most beautiful musical feather when he assumed directorship of the LSO in 1995 and held the post until 2006. From all accounts, the members’ admiration for him grew and grew. Davis is famous for his interpretations of Berlioz,…
  • The Burson Audio Soloist Class A Headphone Amplifier/Pre Amplifier

    Henry Wilkenson
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    Attending listening sessions at dealer showrooms are uniquely beneficial because you can experience a wide range of gear that you otherwise would not be able to hear. It was during such a session at Wes Bender Studio NYC that I encountered a couple of Burson Audio products. It wasn’t the headphone amplifier that first caught my eye—rather, it was a pair of bridged power amplifiers. These turned out to be the Burson Timekeeper amps. At first, their diminutive size made me assume that they were class D amps, but in fact they are class A/B 80 watts-per-channel stereo amps, offering 240wpc…
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  • Alta Audio Launches new speakers at NY Audio Show

    toneaudio
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Alta Audio will be debuting three new speakers at the New York Audio show on Sept 26, and will be having a press meeting in their room (313) at 1:00 PM that day. They will be featuring the 7’2″ Statement tower, the full range Solo and the compact monitor FRM-2, which we’ve just finished reviewing for issue 66.
  • Issue 65

    toneaudio
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Features Personal Fidelity: McIntosh’s MHA100 Headphone Amplifier! By Bailey Bernard 995: Blumenstein Audio’s Thrashers By Mark Marcantonio Getting Personal: An in-depth interview with Sharon Van Etten By Jaan Uhelszki TONE Style The Beats Pill By Jeff Dorgay Space Girl Bath Bomb from Lush The Screw Pen Staying Green: Living with Smart’s Electric Drive Crowdfunding-It’s not just for HiFi anymore: Snappy clothing from Gustin Music Current Releases: Fresh Releases in the Pop/Rock World By the TONE Staff Audiophile Pressings Jazz & Blues By Jim Macnie & Aaron…
  • Ortofon’s 2M Black

    toneaudio
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    I’m sorry to say we are late to the party on this one…  Ortofon’s 2M Black has received numerous accolades from nearly every hifi magazine on the planet and with good reason – it’s a fantastic sounding cartridge. Trying to break the price/performance barrier, there are a couple of great moving coil cartridges that immediately come to mind, and Ortofon’s own SPU at $999 is at the top of my list, but all of these cartridges need a step up device of some kind, which adds to the bottom line.  Much as I’d rather have 16/44.1 digital well implemented than budget high res, I feel the…
  • Digital Amplifier Company Cherry Maraschino Monoblocks

    toneaudio
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:04 pm
    The Digital Amplifier Company—founded in 1996 and located in Allentown, Penn.—solely produces hyper-engineered, audiophile-grade Class-D amplifiers. Its products output plenty of power from manageably sized and attractive packages. The company’s Cherry line comprises stereo and monoblock variants, which are available in standard or higher-output Ultra configurations. The company says it does not use prefabricated modules and that it designs all vital components in-house, with everything built in the Unites States. Every amplifier comes built to user specifications, allowing customers to…
  • Wireworld Launches New, Updated Webiste

    toneaudio
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:37 am
    Wireworld has just finished work on a complete site overhaul, showcasing their products in a much more informative, graphic rich environment than ever before. The new site has plenty of product and company info, making it easier to find out more about their products, and their creator, David Salz. Links to their social media portal and YouTube are now available to further expand the Wireworld experience Stop by www.wireworldcable.com and explore!
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  • Sun Sets on REDBAND

    Chris Neto
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    “The only thing constant in life is change.” – François de la Rochefoucauld “The only thing constant in life is change.” – François de la Rochefoucauld Three years ago REDBAND was formed as a home for the unique voices in the AV industry to publish work and ideas that might not have been accepted by traditional media and publications.  REDBAND became the platform to push the envelope past the comfort zone of those publications and to challenge the status quo in every possible way. To date, the group has been successful in doing just that.  How can we tell? We saw the changes…
  • An Open Letter of Thanks

    Chris Neto
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
    Earlier this week I received word that I had been nominated by my industry peers and selected by Commercial Integrator as part of the Top 40 CI Influencers Under 40. I am both humbled and grateful to receive this honor. As part of my online network of Friends, Family, Co-workers and Industry professionals I would like to express my sincerest thanks for helping me achieve this honor. Without you’re help this would have not been possible. Thank you again for being part of my journey and I look forward to what the future holds. Sincerely, Chris Here is a link to the Commercial Integrator…
  • REDBAND Radio: Drunk Unkles and the NSCA Education Foundation Live from Infocomm 2014

    Chris Neto
    23 Jun 2014 | 10:24 am
    This Episode REDBAND Radio talks with Chuck Wilson of NSCA and Steve Emspak about the Drunk Unkles benefit concert for the NSCA Education Foundation and the history of the Drunk Unkles. Host: Chris Neto, AVShout & REDBAND Founder Panelists: Chuck Wilson of NSCA and Steve Emspak of the Drunk Unkles Record Date: 06/17/2014 Running time: 17:59 Click the Link Below (audio only): http://avnation.tv/shows/redband-radio/redband-003/ Click Here for more info on the NSCA Education Foundation: http://www.nsca.org/nsca-education-foundation/ 0 comment(s)
  • REDBAND Radio: Net Neutrality – Live From Infocomm 14

    Chris Neto
    23 Jun 2014 | 8:18 am
    REDBAND Blogger Josh Srago of SoundReason.org and ICS Integrated Communication Systems, sits down with Robb Woods of Blue Jeans, Simon Dudley of Lifesize, and Bob Romano of Avaya to discuss what exactly the debate over Net Neutrality is and how the proposed FCC rules could impact the AV industry, business communications, personal internet habits, and how you can voice your opinion to the FCC.” Recorded:  June 18th, 2014 Host: Josh Srago – RedBand Radio 0 comment(s)
  • The #AVselfie Music Video debuted at Infocomm 2014

    Chris Neto
    23 Jun 2014 | 7:53 am
    Thanks to everyone for participating! And a Special thanks to Phillip Cordell for turning it into a song. Chris 3 comment(s)
 
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  • Axiom’s Newest Speaker: The In-Ceiling M3

    Andrew Welker
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Axiom’s newest product is the M3 in-ceiling speaker.  It’s a dual solution-oriented product: you can use it anywhere in your home where only an in-ceiling speaker is going to work with your decor, or you can prepare yourself for the most exciting development in home theater in years: the imminent release of Dolby Atmos, which requires in-ceiling speakers to add height channels to your surround sound experience.  The M3 in-ceiling is perfect for both applications:  it has high power handling, balanced linear performance, and good bass so a subwoofer is not required.
  • Outdoor Speaker Placement

    Andrew Welker
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Today’s topic is Outdoor Speaker placement.  There are a variety of options available for placing them, and some things you need to keep in mind when you are positioning and mounting them, because outdoor speakers, depending on the environment,  may not work the same way as a pair of speakers in your living room or home theater. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55Y73fQfDto Let’s take a screened-in outdoor room as an example.  This is an environment that is as close as you’re going to get to an actual enclosed room.  You’ve got boundaries: you’ve got a rear…
  • Speaker Placement: Unusual Room Layouts and Elevating Speakers

    Andrew Welker
    1 May 2014 | 7:31 am
    Today we’re going to be doing our last video in this series that talks about the basics of loudspeaker placement. We’ll come back to it again if we get some more questions that we didn’t cover. But today we’re going wrap it up by talking about different sized rooms and different layouts, and things that you can try when setting up your speakers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y60ha4v1Sj0 We’ve already covered the basic floorstanding positioning, toe-in, bookshelf speakers – whether they’re mounted on stands or bookshelves – center channels,…
  • Positioning Floorstanding Speakers

    Andrew Welker
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:23 am
    Today we’re going to continue our series of discussions on the basics of loudspeaker setup and positioning. We’ve already covered center channels, bookshelf speakers, port plugs, mounting on mounting brackets, and more, and today we’re going to get to floorstanding or tower speakers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkUzByQqTiw We’ve got an M80 High-Powered floorstanding speaker here in the video so you can get some ideas of what goes on in the room – how it interacts with the loudspeaker – and some simple tips that you can use when you’re first setting…
  • Our Newest Flagship Model: The M100

    Andrew Welker
    25 Feb 2014 | 6:54 am
    In today’s post, Ian Colquhoun and Andrew Welker explain the evolution of the newest Axiom speaker, the M100 floorstanding speaker, recently released from beta. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtSK64wXQBI Ian Colquhoun:  The M100 is quite large and contains three 6.5-inch high powered drivers.  The whole goal behind this product came from the return to stereo out there.   We’re finding with a lot of our customers are looking for very high-powered, natural-sounding stereo pairs of speakers with large soundstages. The M100 has been in development for four or five years now. Over…
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    Articles | Sessionville

  • Timbre: Understanding and Manipulating Texture

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    What is timbre? How does it work? And, more to the point, how can you use it to make beautiful music? Continue reading →
  • Fingerpicking Techniques for Mandolin

    20 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    In the right hands, Mandolin can be a beautiful addition to your track. The right technique makes all the difference. So make sure you know the basics. Continue reading →
  • 5 Ways Parents Ruined Facebook

    10 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    First it's something only the kids use. Then everyone does what the kids are doing. Then the kids get pissed because everyone is in their sandbox. Then they leave. Continue reading →
  • "Chip Squeal" And Three Other Vinyl Record Abnormalities

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    The art of making a vinyl record is as much about what you don't do. Knowing the most common setbacks helps a mastering engineer keep it between the lines. Continue reading →
  • 10 Ways To Stay Inspired

    11 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    In a rut? Playing the same old tunes? Nothing new under the sun? Get out of your head and into a brand new space. You'll be happy you did. Continue reading →
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  • Noise Cancelling Headphones for Kids

    Josh
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:57 am
    Most of the people easily find headphones for themselves but when it comes to choosing a pair for their kids, they don’t know about the options available in the market or how to choose them? I’ve been contacted by many parents for the same and as a result, I’ve created a detailed guide on the safest and ...The post Noise Cancelling Headphones for Kids appeared first on Head Yo.
  • PSB M4U 2 Headphones Review

    Josh
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:55 am
    PSB is synonymous with serious high definition technology in the world of music. Detail and dynamic expressions come together in each of their products to bring the listener a world of deep and intricate music, with each note and tone getting the attention they deserve. Keeping in line with its tradition, PSB brings the PSB ...The post PSB M4U 2 Headphones Review appeared first on Head Yo.
  • Meet the Most Stunning Portable Headphone Amp with DAC

    Josh
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:18 am
    I consider myself a quintessential music dilettante rather than an audiophile and my music-verse revolves around experiencing new headphones and writing reviews on them. It was my first encounter with any amplifier (it felt like I’ve been living in Stone Age). I met an old friend and told about my website and he showed me ...The post Meet the Most Stunning Portable Headphone Amp with DAC appeared first on Head Yo.
  • Geek Wave: The Most Promising Portable Music Player

    Josh
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Imagine the world without the iPods. You will probably be thinking that I’ve gone nuts. But there will be a far more promising and superior portable sound system on our way. Light Harmonic Labs introduced Geek Wave, a next generation portable music player which promises the highest resolution of the audio available. With the configuration ...The post Geek Wave: The Most Promising Portable Music Player appeared first on Head Yo.
  • Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Headphones Review

    Josh
    18 Jun 2014 | 2:14 am
    Audio-Technica is a company renowned for its excellent design and fundamentals when manufacturing studio monitors. They do not add on any frills with their products, and one would seldom find in-line controls, mic and other things in their cords. What they do well is make one of the best over ear headphones in the world. ...The post Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Headphones Review appeared first on Head Yo.
 
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    Dark Horse Institute

  • What Can You Learn About Audio Engineering In 14 Weeks

    AudioBlogger
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    That’s right, you can’t.  Have I gone crazy?  Isn’t our program 14 weeks? No I haven’t gone crazy and yes, we do have a 14 week program.  But what most people say when we say you can learn audio engineering … The post What Can You Learn About Audio Engineering In 14 Weeks appeared first on Dark Horse Institute.
  • Leaked Britney Spears Track is Real…Probably

    AudioBlogger
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    Was the leaked Britney Spears track before Autotune Real? Yesterday the social media and interwebs blew up with the “leaked Britney Spears track before Autotune”.  The track disappeared from existence after about an hour.  But it’s still floating around. Britney … The post Leaked Britney Spears Track is Real…Probably appeared first on Dark Horse Institute.
  • Historic Ryman Auditorium Making Big Changes

    Scott Karan
    26 Jun 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Nashville, TN- In a Press Conference this morning changes to the Historic Ryman Auditorium were announced that will make the Mother Church of Country Music more accessible to tourists and visitors.  Don’t worry though the highly touted auditorium itself … The post Historic Ryman Auditorium Making Big Changes appeared first on Dark Horse Institute.
  • Ben Folds Pleas to Preserve Historic RCA Studios

    Scott Karan
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:13 am
      Yesterday Composer/performer/good guy extraordinaire, Ben Folds, released a statement concerning the future of the Historic RCA Studio A and it’s eminent sale.  This comes to a shock not only to Ben but musicians, producers and engineers around the … The post Ben Folds Pleas to Preserve Historic RCA Studios appeared first on Dark Horse Institute.
  • Is Luke Bryan responsible for Fans Behavior in Pittsburgh?

    Scott Karan
    23 Jun 2014 | 9:56 am
    I’m a Pittsburgher through and through.  One look at my office will tell you that.  So I feel a little obligated to pose a questions after this weekend’s Luke Bryan concert that left a huge mess at the venue since … The post Is Luke Bryan responsible for Fans Behavior in Pittsburgh? appeared first on Dark Horse Institute.
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    Alchemea - Music Production & Sound Engineering Blog

  • The Joy Of SYSEX

    Christian Huant
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    SYSEX is one of the 8 types of MIDI messages (see my previous blog on MIDI for a bit of background), and is short for System Exclusive. This means that, instead of focusing on musical performance-related information, SYSEX transmits system messages, used for configuration purposes, for
  • Student Success – Rob Brinkmann

    Peter Barter
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:57 am
    At Alchemea, our goal is to prepare students for a career in the professional audio industry. We don’t sugar coat how tough it is or how much work is required to succeed meaning our students will generally leave the college with the right attitude. Take
  • Alchemea among the sponsors of 2015 MPG Awards

    Peter Barter
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:47 am
    Alchemea are pleased to announce we will be sponsoring the “Breakthrough Engineer” category at the 2015 Music Producers Guild Awards. Alchemea are committed to supporting the industry and particularly the efforts of producers, engineers and studio staff who work tirelessly behind the scenes to create
  • Alchemea Sessions 06 – Sabatta – Always You

    Peter Barter
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:27 am
    Sabatta – Always You (Live) – Alchemea Sessions Sabatta return for their second Alchemea session with this quality track – you can check out their first session here and don’t forget to subscribe to the channel for more exciting sessions. Sabatta is Yinka Oyewole (vocals,
  • Tales from the Alchemea Production Workshop

    Christian Huant
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:58 am
    As part of the regular Production Workshop classes in the final part of the Diploma in Studio Sound Engineering & Music Production, students get to produce a track to commercial standards, as a team, in just a few days. Of course, all students have to
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    Beats Music Now

  • Beats Music Names Second Co-Signed Artist

    dangellert
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Artist Bebe Rexha is the newest Co-Signed series artist on Beats Music. Her song “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You” was released earlier this year. She wrote the international hit “The Monster” for Eminem and Rihanna which made the music business take notice of her in a big way. Below, a video of the past, present and future for Bebe Rexha, in her own words: The Beats Music Co-Signed series features emerging artists picked by Beats’ editorial staff. They will “pick artists we feel have the potential of becoming culture shifters.” Read about the first…
  • Friday Quirky Playlist

    dangellert
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:10 pm
    ‘50s Sock Hop’ is todays quirky playlist from Beats Music. It comes from the Beats Oldies genre. Chubby Checker, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and more all represented. If you’ve never heard music from these artists, take a listen. It is old, energetic, made to entertain and dance. As the Beats Music curator writes, in the 1950’s “any classic DJ would have spun [these songs] to get an audience of teenage rockers on their feet.” Listen to the Friday quirky playlist ‘50s Sock Hop‘   Every Friday I’ll seek out a quirky playlist…
  • T-Mobile Adds Music Services To Free Data Program

    dangellert
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:25 pm
    T-Mobile’s Music Freedom offer began in June with iHeartRadio, iTunesRadio, Pandora, Rhapsody, Samsung Milk, Slacker and Spotify. They have now added 6 more services: AccuRadio, Black Planet, Grooveshark, Radio Paradise, Rdio and Songza. Music Freedom allows T-Mobile customers to stream all the music they want from the selected services — all without using up any data. Great offering. T-Mobile says customers “are streaming 5 million more songs per day than before the launch of Music Freedom.” At&T and Sprint are the other two mobile carriers in the U.S. to have…
  • Google Android and Apple Dominate Smartphone Platforms; Microsoft & Blackberry Lag Far Behind

    dangellert
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:26 pm
    When an internet company, an app, or any new tech business becomes dominant, it is hard to imagine their decline. Seeing the new comScore report about smartphone platforms gives a sobering reality-check for any tech company. The chart shows Smartphone platforms are dominated by Android and Apple. Astonishingly, Microsoft and Blackberry are not even close — at least 40 percentage points lower. That is not competitive, that’s a joke. The story here is that continuous and smart innovation within the context of popular culture is mandatory for any tech company to keep marketshare. It…
  • Tickets For iTunes Festival From Beats Music

    dangellert
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Beats Music is offering tickets to see selected artists and a trip to London for the iTunes Festival in September. This is the latest promotion by Apple to bring attention to their Beats Music service. Airfare, hotel, and tickets for two are said to be a $2000 value. Win tickets for the following concerts (so far).: Calvin Harris Pharrell Williams + Jungle Kiesza Maroon 5 + Matthew Koma Ed Sheeran + Foy Vance The promotion appears on their artist page as Win #BeatsSeats. Winners will be announced on August 28. Click here to win the #GoWithMe iTunes Festival #BeatsSeats.
 
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    sirs-e.com

  • 3D Lighting Visualization Software

    Dennis Santos
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    In this post we will be going over the current application of 3D simulations in light designing environments. There may have been times where you would like to visualize your lighting environment before attempting to realize it. There are many applications that can do this in two dimensional or three dimensional figures. Two dimensional simulations […] The post 3D Lighting Visualization Software appeared first on .
  • Determining What Makes An LED Strip High Quality

    Dennis Santos
    26 Jun 2014 | 3:17 pm
    It seems like you can find and buy LED strips almost everywhere these days, they’re on Amazon, eBay, and even Craigs list.  The prices are all over the place and the cost alone may not be a good indicator of the quality of the product. The Truth About “High Quality” LED Strips Not all LED […] The post Determining What Makes An LED Strip High Quality appeared first on .
  • How To Re-Seal Your Waterproof LED Strip

    Dennis Santos
    19 Jun 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Today we’re going to talk about how to re-seal your waterproof LED strips. There are many lighting applications for LED strips, both indoors and outdoors. Outdoor uses range from patio mood lighting for homes, resorts, and country clubs to concert lighting or adding a colorful flare to a theme park. If you’re installing LED lighting […] The post How To Re-Seal Your Waterproof LED Strip appeared first on .
  • iPad For DMX & ArtNet Control How To

    Dennis Santos
    17 Jun 2014 | 1:44 pm
    The innovative breakthroughs in wireless technology have had a huge impact on the lighting industry, and in a good way. Some of the new technologies support the DMX and Art-Net protocol, and there are now some great ways to use Apple’s iPhone and iPad to control your lighting application with ease. One of our favorite […] The post iPad For DMX & ArtNet Control How To appeared first on .
  • Comparing Titans: anyDMX Wireless DMX Tranceiver vs Wireless DMX Pro

    Dennis Santos
    5 Jun 2014 | 3:30 pm
    These days almost everyone is connected to the internet 24/7. Whether you’re in a coffee shop, an airport, or a shopping mall, you’ll notice that almost everyone is on a smart phone, laptop, or tablet. They might be researching their next getaway, updating their friends on Facebook or shopping. Whatever they’re doing there’s one thing […] The post Comparing Titans: anyDMX Wireless DMX Tranceiver vs Wireless DMX Pro appeared first on .
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    Sound Engineering: Become A Better Sound Engineer

  • Leaked Photos of Kate Upton and Other Celebs Hit The Net!

    anderkh4
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Have you seen all the leaked photos of Kate Upton and various other celebs that hit net? Well Check it out! We don’t like to host nudes on our site, but click the link below to view the pics of your favorite celebs!  The Leaked Photos Includes: Kate Upton Jennifer … Continue reading The post Leaked Photos of Kate Upton and Other Celebs Hit The Net! appeared first on Sound Engineering: Become A Better Sound Engineer.
  • Pro Audio: Protect your Audio Equipment with Insurance

    anderkh4
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    Pro Audio Insurance: Cover your Audio EquipmentTweet   Pro Audio equipment can be very expensive when you’re building/maintaining a recording studio. Even if you’re running a home recording studio, you can easily rack up a couple thousand for audio gear. I think a common misconception for home recording studios is that … Continue reading The post Pro Audio: Protect your Audio Equipment with Insurance appeared first on Sound Engineering: Become A Better Sound Engineer.
  • How to Use a Mp3 Converter

    anderkh4
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    Mp3 Converter: High Quality Conversion TweetFollow @osounde Welcome to OSoundE online classes, in this blog we will show you how to use an mp3 converter step by step. When using an mp3 converter you want to make sure that you’re not sacrificing quality. Downsizing from a wav file to mp3 is … Continue reading The post How to Use a Mp3 Converter appeared first on Sound Engineering: Become A Better Sound Engineer.
  • How to Burn a CD: OSoundE Tutorials

    anderkh4
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    CD Burning: How to Burn a CD Welcome to OSoundE Tutorials, in this blog I will show you how to burn a cd in several different ways. Burning a cd can be very simple or complicated, depending on the nature of use. Of course here at OSoundE we believe in … Continue reading The post How to Burn a CD: OSoundE Tutorials appeared first on Sound Engineering: Become A Better Sound Engineer.
  • Home Studios: Setting up your Home Recording Studio

    anderkh4
    10 Aug 2014 | 11:04 am
    Get the Most Out of Your Home Studio Setup!   Building your own home studio can be very lucrative for independent recording artist or mix engineers. With the advancements in technology, one can build a home recording studio with pro audio equipment for an affordable price. As a professional sound engineer, … Continue reading The post Home Studios: Setting up your Home Recording Studio appeared first on Sound Engineering: Become A Better Sound Engineer.
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