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  • Bowers and Wilkins T7 Portable Speaker

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    toneaudio
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Listening to Bryan Ferry’s recent release through the T7, it hits me.  Bowers and Wilkins has finally outdone Apple.  The fit, finish, quality and packaging exceed everything I’ve come to know and love from the Cupertino giant. Like Apple, B&W completely understands that in order for a product like this to be fully integrated into your life, it needs to be seamless in every way – and the T7 succeeds brilliantly. You’d expect one of these to be in a Grammy award ceremony gift bag. An iPad like quick start guide is included, but setup is as easy as pairing a phone with your…
  • Hear, hear for new wave of sound bars

    AUDIO SOUND - Yahoo News Search Results
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:07 pm
    Sound bars aren't for everyone but they are certainly a step up from your TV's built-in speakers. (QMI Agency) A few years ago if you had asked me if there was any substitute for having anything less than five speakers and a sub-woofer for an audio setup for watching movies or video games, I would have told you: "No way!"
  • Hi-Res Audio Hijinx: Why Only Some Albums Truly Rock

    AUDIO SOUND - Bing News
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:27 am
    This downloadable music resembles what’s sold on iTunes—except that it contains up to 10 times more data than what used to be the gold standard for audio quality: CD. By capturing a wider range of frequencies, say acolytes, hi-res albums sound more ...
  • Wilson Audio Specialties Duette Series 2 loudspeaker

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    Jon Iverson
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:21 pm
    I've seen how most manufacturers work. They start out by making products they believe in—products consumers are likely to love. But after a while they begin listening to their dealers and distributors and marketing consultants, most of whom are inclined to say things like: "You need to make a six-figure turntable, to compete with all the other six-figure turntables." "You need to make a $1500 amplifier, to fill that price gap in your product line." "You need to make a small, stand-mounted loudspeaker." Thu, 03/05/2015
  • Speaker Cables

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    fritzg
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Looking for serious suggestions for mid-fi speaker cables.
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  • Hear, hear for new wave of sound bars

    6 Mar 2015 | 6:07 pm
    Sound bars aren't for everyone but they are certainly a step up from your TV's built-in speakers. (QMI Agency) A few years ago if you had asked me if there was any substitute for having anything less than five speakers and a sub-woofer for an audio setup for watching movies or video games, I would have told you: "No way!"
  • DTS will launch its Dolby Atmos rival this month

    6 Mar 2015 | 8:36 am
    It was always likely that DTS would move toward an audio system that works in a similar way to Dolby's Atmos, now though we know that it will launch this month with hardware arriving throughout the year. DTS:X as it's known, is like Dolby's Atmos because it uses object-based audio. In old-fashioned surround sound a movie had its audio mixed into channels. This gives you some steering, and the ...
  • Audio Precision Delivers Dolby® MS11 Test Solution

    6 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
    Latest test package supports compliance testing of Dolby's MS11 Multistream Decoder with APx Series audio analyzers BEAVERTON, Ore. – Audio Precision, the recognized standard in audio test, announced today the availability of their test package enabling Dolby MS11 compliance testing via APx Series audio analyzers...
  • Online Post Production Authority, PostProduction.Com, to Cover AES 57th International Conference

    6 Mar 2015 | 5:34 am
    PostProduction.Com , a leading online directory and resource in the field of post-production, is attending the AES 57th Conference on the Future of Audio Entertainment Technology to speak with influential leaders and report on the state of the sound industry (PRWeb March 06, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/postproductionaudioAES/filmtvvideogameproduction/prweb12564882 ...
  • ADCs for portables promise professional audio performance

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:30 pm
     TIs multichannel devices simplify audio front-end design while reducing standby power consumption; a family of six high-performance audio ADCs has dynamic range as high as 110 dB.
 
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  • Hi-Res Audio Hijinx: Why Only Some Albums Truly Rock

    6 Mar 2015 | 11:27 am
    This downloadable music resembles what’s sold on iTunes—except that it contains up to 10 times more data than what used to be the gold standard for audio quality: CD. By capturing a wider range of frequencies, say acolytes, hi-res albums sound more ...
  • Android Audio Weekly: Five of the Best In-Ear Headphones You Can Buy

    6 Mar 2015 | 6:15 am
    In past Android Audio Weekly features, we’ve looked at lossless music ... and it’s something many of us have come to go hand-in-hand with both sound quality and good looks. The In-Ear version of the Momentums are fairly self-explanatory, these are ...
  • Audio Pixels Holdings Limited Announces Performance Specifications

    6 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    The Audio Pixels sound generation technique called Digital Sound Reconstruction, differs significantly from conventional speakers in that it appears able to deliver not only higher sound levels from smaller size speaker devices, but also more extended low ...
  • No audio through headphones.

    6 Mar 2015 | 6:04 am
    However when I go to sound they aren't listed. I have tried them on an phone and they worked perfectly. I also tried plugging in a diffrent audio device into the same usb slot and they worked.
  • Denmark’s Café Vivaldi Pleases Diners with Meyer Sound IntelligentDC

    6 Mar 2015 | 4:06 am
    For its first location in the heart of Copenhagen, Danish chain Café Vivaldi has chosen a Meyer Sound system featuring IntelligentDC™ technology to provide exceptional audio quality rarely heard at a bistro. Serving the main floor and mezzanine areas ...
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  • Wilson Audio Specialties Duette Series 2 loudspeaker

    Jon Iverson
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:21 pm
    I've seen how most manufacturers work. They start out by making products they believe in—products consumers are likely to love. But after a while they begin listening to their dealers and distributors and marketing consultants, most of whom are inclined to say things like: "You need to make a six-figure turntable, to compete with all the other six-figure turntables." "You need to make a $1500 amplifier, to fill that price gap in your product line." "You need to make a small, stand-mounted loudspeaker." Thu, 03/05/2015
  • Boulder Amplifiers 2110 line preamplifier

    Jon Iverson
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:17 pm
    Founded in 1984, Boulder Amplifiers is a conservative audio company that goes quietly about its business, choosing not to call attention to itself with marketing flash or acronym-laden features. Change comes slowly to such companies, which is why the just-retired 2010 preamplifier enjoyed a 17-year run. Thu, 03/05/2015
  • Music Lovers SF Gets Ripped-Off...Again

    John Atkinson
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:19 am
    "Smash and grab thieves," as Bay Area media are wont to call them, have hit Music Lovers Audio in San Francisco for the second time in a month. This time, at 4am on Wednesday, March 4, three thieves wearing bandanas or ski masks over their faces and either long hoodies or overcoats drove up in a red truck, smashed one of the store's windows, and tried to make off with as much they could.Thu, 03/05/2015
  • Audio Streams #5

    Jon Iverson
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:38 am
    Hi-fi is serious business—at least, for the people whose business is hi-fi. For listeners, among whom I count myself at least some of the time, I'd say that the serious-business aspect of hi-fi is less so. Our sole job, after all, is to enjoy music. The deeper our enjoyment, the richer our experience—and the richer the experience, the deeper our enjoyment. Therein lies the quest: to deepen our enjoyment of music. Wed, 03/04/2015
  • Listening #147

    Jon Iverson
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:36 am
    I'm old enough to remember Fizzies: tablets that were promised to transform mere water into an effervescent soft drink. They showed up on my radar when I was five, at a time when impatience stood between me and the full Fizzies experience: I couldn't wait for the Bromo-Seltzer–like tablet to dissolve completely, so I was rewarded with little flavor and lots of undissolved sugar shards. At my present age, I would be likelier to drop a Fizzie into a glass of water, walk away, and forget I had ever done so. Wed, 03/04/2015
 
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  • Speaker Cables

    fritzg
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Looking for serious suggestions for mid-fi speaker cables.
  • How to select music using Android tablet

    sometimesuk
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Hi, I need advise as to the best way to connect my hifi to a computer / music server and control it using a tablet. Ive got a naim dac, and plan on using a usb to sdif converter to connect to a computer. But whats the best way to select music, is there a dedicated app, that can be used. I dont really like the idea of running a remote computer app. I know I could buy a dedicated streamer, but i want to try out room correction software, in the future. Any thoughts / advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
  • Angle & Curve CarbonCans "Made in England" Headphone review

    dalethorn
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Summary of this new headphone: Shy of neutral on both ends. Very good and prominent midrange sound. Very smooth and clear. This is a most unusual signature in this price range (~$160 USD), and probably won't appeal to users who like a warm bass with significant impact. I like it a lot, and even though I nearly always tweak the sound of my headphones, I describe this one with no tone controls or EQ enabled. Angle & Curve CarbonCans Stereo Headphone review
  • Wall Street Journal article about high rez downloads

    kumakuma
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Hi-Res Audio Hijinx: Why Only Some Albums Truly Rock "With all the buzz surrounding hi-res audio, music has the potential to sound truer than ever. But the path to aural bliss can be fraught with peril. The trick is knowing that not all hi-res albums are created equal. Here, your complete guide." Hi-Res Audio Hijinx: Why Only Some Albums Truly Rock - WSJ
  • Is the Pico really noisy for audio?

    rattosecond
    6 Mar 2015 | 7:21 am
    I believe in Linear Power Supplies but I been having second thought about using a pico? Is it really that noisy?
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    Meyer Sound Stories

  • Denmark's Café Vivaldi Pleases Diners with Meyer Sound IntelligentDC

    4 Mar 2015 | 2:04 pm
    For its first location in the heart of Copenhagen, Danish chain Café Vivaldi has chosen a Meyer Sound system featuring IntelligentDC technology to provide exceptional audio quality rarely heard at a bistro. Serving the main floor and mezzanine areas, the system presents musical fidelity for daytime background tracks and boosts the energy level for live music showcases during the weekends.
  • Read CNET Review: "Meyer Sound's Advanced Tech Takes Concert Sound into 21st Century"

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:37 pm
    Following a private demo featuring legendary trumpet player Wynton Marsalis and pianist Dan Nimmer, CNET journalist Steve Guttenberg recounts his experience of the Constellation acoustic system in the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC). Read the full article to hear Guttenberg explore the case for active acoustics and how Constellation fits with JALC's diverse programs.
  • Meyer Sound LEO and LYON Specified for Marc Anthony's North American Shows

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    At the request of FOH engineer Jose Rivera, a Meyer Sound LEO and LYON linear sound reinforcement system was deployed for Marc Anthony's recent concerts. The shows—which included 360-degree productions in New York and New Jersey—were Anthony's first North American concerts to be heard through a LEO system.
  • Videos: "Natural Frequencies" Music & Light Spectacle Celebrates UC Berkeley's Landmark Clock Tower

    18 Feb 2015 | 2:48 pm
    For the 100th anniversary of its iconic Sather Tower, the University of California, Berkeley launched its year-long celebration with a performance entitled "Natural Frequencies."
  • "Violetta Live" Arena Tour to Greet 500,000 European Fans with Meyer Sound LYON

    18 Feb 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Based on the popular Disney TV show with more than 25 million viewers, the "Violetta Live" tour is packing European arenas with the support of a Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system. The music and dance production is projected to be one of Europe's biggest tours this year, with over 500,000 tickets expected to be sold for 84 shows across 24 cities.
 
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    CRAS Blog

  • SSL’s New L500 Live Sound Mixing Console

    Jess Repanshek
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    SSL’s New L500 Live Mixing Console Over this past weekend, we had a fantastic seminar put on by the great guys from SSL. Vice President George Horton and Fernando Guzman, Live Product Specialist spent the weekend showing off the new SSL L300 and L500 Live Sound Mixing Consoles. It was quite an amazing show as well. […] The post SSL’s New L500 Live Sound Mixing Console appeared first on CRAS Blog.
  • AES Presents Waves Plugins

    Jess Repanshek
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    AES Presents Waves Plugins CRAS has one of the most active student body AES chapters of any engineering school around! From mic builds, to web design seminars, to special events like this week’s Waves Plugins presentation. Featuring Luke Smith, a product specialist at Waves, we learned about new equipment and plug-ins that Waves has currently […] The post AES Presents Waves Plugins appeared first on CRAS Blog.
  • SSL Live Training Course at CRAS

    Becky@CRAS
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:20 am
    This weekend, we are elated to have Solid State Logic (SSL) on campus for a SSL Live Training Course at CRAS.  Both days will be taught by Fernando Guzman, a SSL Product Specialist. February 21st & 22nd, this complimentary training course will be centered on their  live consoles, in our Live Sound Venue here at CRAS. We are very excited […] The post SSL Live Training Course at CRAS appeared first on CRAS Blog.
  • Took a chance and ended up with a #1 hit single under his belt!

    Becky@CRAS
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    We are proud to announce an update to this post! Graduate success is always great to write about. It’s exciting to hear first hand of a student’s success! This is why I am so excited to write this post about our graduate, Kevin Anyaeji. We were recently able to purchase a couple copies of the […] The post Took a chance and ended up with a #1 hit single under his belt! appeared first on CRAS Blog.
  • CRAS at Christmas Break

    Becky@CRAS
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Ever wonder what happens at CRAS during the Christmas break? Every year after the students leave for the Christmas break, our Project Staff gets to work. A lot happens on campus with the downtime from classes. Almost every room on our campuses get cleaned from top to bottom. Our classrooms and labs are emptied out and all […] The post CRAS at Christmas Break appeared first on CRAS Blog.
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  • Listen: stupidDOPE’s Weekend Playlist Vol. 120 | Spotify Stream

    Jesse James
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Its Friday, its time to unleash your self from that work desk and area that you’ve been chained to all week and set yourself free for a few days. Well as usual on Friday evenings we’ve got our weekend playlist for your ears to devour, another solid edition over on Spotify. This week we’ve got […] The post Listen: stupidDOPE’s Weekend Playlist Vol. 120 | Spotify Stream appeared first on stupidDOPE.
  • A Real Block Buster! Back To The Future In Legos!

    Jesse James
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Sure we’ve all seen the Back To The Future lego set seen in the image up top, however today is something entirely different, and much more dope. Today we get to check out the legendary and climactic scene from the 1985 film. We all know the scene, its all on Doc to connect the wires […] The post A Real Block Buster! Back To The Future In Legos! appeared first on stupidDOPE.
  • Look! Kanye West Announces A Four Night Residency At Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris

    Jesse James
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:39 pm
    The one and only, Kanye West, is once again back in our news feed. This time around Kanye unleashes the word that he will be holding court for a four night residency in Paris. The wordsmith will be bringing his show, four shows in four nights at Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris. The shows start […] The post Look! Kanye West Announces A Four Night Residency At Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris appeared first on stupidDOPE.
  • If You Build It…! Watch ‘Alive In Oakland’ A Short Skate Film

    Jesse James
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:21 pm
    As you could probably tell, here at stupidDOPE we’re fans of the skating world. Well today we get a look at rather dope and powerful short skate film that is sure to capture your attention. Today we get to check out the piece called “Alive In Oakland”. The clip is a rather moving clip in […] The post If You Build It…! Watch ‘Alive In Oakland’ A Short Skate Film appeared first on stupidDOPE.
  • Listen: The Game – The Soundtrack ft. Meek Mill | Stream

    Jesse James
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:15 pm
    The west coast wordsmith, The Game, makes his way back to the interwebs today. This time around he links up with Meek Mill and drops off a dope new offering called “The Soundtrack”. The fellas give us something infectious and quite contagious along the way, both showcasing their respective talents behind the mic quite effortlessly. […] The post Listen: The Game – The Soundtrack ft. Meek Mill | Stream appeared first on stupidDOPE.
 
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  • Google Cardboard Review

    TechRadar
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:21 am
    A virtual reality cardboard box – it may sound stupid, but Google’s cheap and cheerful proposition actually works. VR is becoming big business with Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive and Sony’s Project Morpheus showing us big companies are firmly behind the tech, but they aren’t available to the masses. Google Cardboard however has […]
  • Project Tango Review

    TechRadar
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:54 pm
    If events like MWC 2015 have told me anything, it’s that smartphones have stopped getting smart. Better looking? Yes. Improved build quality? Sure. More powerful? Absolutely. But smarter? Not so much. It’s very much the same story with tablets, although Google is attempting to push things forward with its hugely ambitious Project Tango. You’ve probably […]
  • HP Officejet Pro 8620 Review

    Digital Trends
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:22 pm
    The same features that make HP’s Officejet Pro 8620 business-friendly will also appeal to households that print a lot – like fast, good-quality output. (8 out of 10) Pros Good-looking color prints Fast print and scan speeds Cons Copying speeds could be faster No “easy” software for consumers Ignore the word “office” in the […]
  • Valve Steam Controller Review

    TechRadar
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Impressions of the final controller Update: I’ve seen the latest version of Valve’s Steam Controller at GDC 2015, and have updated this article with my impressions. Head to page two to see our our original hands on from GDC 2014. What’s the biggest barrier keeping PC gaming out of the living room? Is it the […]
  • Steve Ballmer / Director: Windows 1.0 Commercial (1985)

    Brian Mitchell
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:38 am
    Exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage of Steve Ballmer’s Windows 1.0 commercial. We have the never before seen director’s footage from 1985, which shows just how the infomercial was made. We’re sorry the video is a little graining, but that was the best we could do restoring it from the archives. At the time, who would have guessed […]
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  • Sennheiser Momentum Wireless Headphone Review

    Lauren Dragan
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:43 pm
    There’s a new member of the Sennheiser Momentum family. The Sennheiser Momentum Wireless are Sennheiser’s answer to the Parrot Zik and Samsung Level Over; they’re Bluetooth, have active noise cancelling, and are looking to appeal to fans of higher-end audio. They also come with a higher-end price tag: nearly $500. So what, exactly, does your money get you?
  • Sharp SD-WH1000U Wireless Universal Player Review

    Jon Iverson
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Audio Performance Video Performance Features Ergonomics Value PRICE $5,000 AT A GLANCE Plus State-of-the-art wireless (WiSA) audio performance Includes full WiHD Wireless-HDMI link Substantial, very high- quality design High-res audio compatible—wirelessly Minus File-streaming feature not fully baked No mixed wired/wireless multichannel output No video processing on HDMI inputs Limited system control features THE VERDICT The SD-WH1000U is beautifully built and an outstanding A/V performer wired or wireless, but it’s not quite up to service as a full-system hub controller. Trundle…
  • Why Does Upconverted HD Look Bad on 4K Ultra HD TVs?

    Al Griffin
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Got a tech question for Sound & Vision? Email us at AskSandV@gmail.com Q The 4k content I see on UHDTVs in stores looks awesome. But when I ask the salesperson to flip the feed to regular HD (from Direct TV), the picture doesn’t look nearly as good. It looks worse, in fact, than the same content shown on the standard HDTVs, and certainly worse than on my 10 year-old Sony SXRD.  My question is, if I buy a new UHDTV, how can I make the picture look as good as what I’m used to seeing on my Sony? There isn’t much 4K content yet, so what I’d mainly be watching is regular HD.—Ben…
  • 6 Cheap Ways to Improve Sound Quality

    Mark Fleischmann
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:17 am
    One persistent criticism of audiophilia is that it can be expensive. Why this criticism is leveled at, say, Pono—but not at fine wine, high-end apparel, or fancy cars—is one of life's mysteries. I'd say the best signal sources, speakers, amps, headphones, and other products are worth the investment if you know what you're doing. But paying more for the good stuff isn't the only way to be an audiophile. You can get pretty good sound from, say, one of the $600 receivers on our Top Picks list. And, whatever you may have on your rack, there are other ways of improving your system for…
  • Streaming Is Safe for Now Thanks to Net Neutrality Ruling

    Barb Gonzalez
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:36 pm
    With the new reclassification of broadband providers under Title II, the FCC can enforce net neutrality and we don't have to worry that our 4K streams will be slowed down. What are the new rules and what does it mean in the future?
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  • Sony C-37A

    10 Feb 2015 | 10:55 pm
    The C-37A is a tube condenser microphone with an innovative mechanical control behind the capsule for polar pattern adjustment, and multiple EQ settings on the power supply.The microphone was reportedly inspired by Neumann's studio microphones of the era. The impedance circuit inside the microphone is exceptionally simple: a 6AU6 pentode vacuum tube (wired as a triode) and a few resistors. The mic's output transformer is located in the external power supply.During the mic's lifetime, Sony redesigned the power supply multiple times: from the CP-2, to the CP-3, to the CP-3B. We have not…
  • Neat Microphones Worker Bee

    7 Feb 2015 | 3:20 pm
    The Worker Bee is a fixed Cardioid condenser microphone with a medium-diaphragm capsule and transformerless output circuit.It is designed as an all-purpose microphone for home or commercial studios.The capsule is a 25mm (outside diameter) electret design, shockmounted within the Worker Bee's grille.The capsule does not have an internal JFET; the circuit uses a 2SK170 within a design that accommodates the high capacitance of that device. The first stage of the Worker Bee circuit is similar to the King Bee, although where the King Bee uses an output transformer, the Worker Bee has an…
  • Neat Microphones King Bee

    7 Feb 2015 | 3:20 pm
    The King Bee is Neat's premier studio microphone. It is a large-diaphragm, fixed Cardioid condenser with a transformer-coupled output circuit. The capsule is a 34mm, externally polarized dual-backplate type. It is based on the K67 design, but tuned differently to match Neat's specifications. Only the front diaphragm is connected to the circuit; this approach is sometimes called "true Cardioid," and provides a ~6dB increase in signal level as compared to designs where a dual-diaphragm capsule has both diaphragms wired to the circuit.The impedance conversion circuit is is based around the…
  • Blue Microphones Hummingbird

    5 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Hummingbird is Blue's first "pencil" mic, and is remarkable for the inclusion of a feature pioneered on the Dragonfly and Mouse microphones: a swiveling capsule. The Hummingbird's capsule head can be rotated 180°, significantly facilitating placement.The circuit is described as Class A and discrete, and is believed to be transformerless. The capsule is a small-diapragm model based on Blue's B1 interchangeable capsule.Hummingbird was announced in 2013, and is scheduled to ship in Q1-2015. A prototype was displayed at Winter NAMM, January 2015.The mic ships with a plastic case, mic…
  • ADK Cremona 251-Au

    5 Feb 2015 | 8:37 pm
    The Cremona 251 Au is a Cardioid FET condenser with a large-diaphragm capsule and transformer-coupled output, designed to sound like a ElaM 251, albeit in a solid-state edition.It was introduced around 2009 as part of ADK's "AU" series of Custom Shop microphones; it was replaced in 2013 with the release of the T-Fet series of multipattern mics.The 251 Au uses the GK251 capsule from ADK's 3-Zigma product line; this is a capsule voiced to sound like an AKG CK-12 capsule from the early 1950's.As is true of all the AU series FET mics, the 251 version used high-quality components including film…
 
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  • Quality Record Pressings Purchases 13 Additional LP Pressing Machines To Double Output

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Acoustic Sounds' Chad Kassem has discovered 13 vintage record presses used to manufacture vinyl albums for his Quality Record Pressings (QRP) company. With the resurgence in popularity of vinyl LPs, it is getting hard to find enough machines to produce product as manufacturers have months of backlogged orders to fill. Chad has been combing the country for months in search of the equipment to help reduce a troubling backlog of orders for vinyl LPs, whose popularity continues to soar. The problem is, there simply aren't many of the machines around. Read More
  • Parasound Halo Integrated Amplifier Includes 32-bit / DSD DAC and MM / MC Phonostage

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Parasound Halo Integrated Amplifier ($2495), originally announced during CES 2015, is now shipping. Parasound's new high-end 2.1-channel Halo Integrated Amplifier includes a 384kHz/32-bit and native DSD256 DAC for digital input plus MM/MC phonostage. The Parasound Halo Integrated Amplifier combines 160 watt per channel (240-watts @ 4 ohms) Class A/AB circuits designed by John Curl with a sophisticated analog preamplifier. Read More
  • OPPO PM-3 Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Headphones

    3 Mar 2015 | 3:12 am
    OPPO has just released their PM-3 closed-back planar magnetic headphones ($399). The OPPO PM-3 combines audiophile performance, elegant styling, and noise isolation at a reasonable price. These portable lightweight planar magnetic headphones weigh a bit more than 10 oz (320 grams) and is the world's lightest closed-back planar magnetic headphone design. The closed-back nature of the PM-3 provides isolation from the outside world, blocking out the surrounding noise while avoiding sound leakage from the headphones. Read More
  • 1.1 Billion Teens And Young Adults At Risk Of Hearing Loss Due To Personal Audio Devices

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:42 am
    According to a recent survey by the World Health Organization (WHO), the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system, one billion people are at risk of hearing loss. Some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices, including smartphones, and exposure to damaging levels of sound at noisy entertainment venues such as nightclubs, bars and sporting events. Hearing loss has potentially devastating consequences for physical and mental health, education and employment. Read More
  • Exclusive Interview: Sony's Mr. Yoshioka, Designer Of The NW-ZX2.

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:18 pm
    Editor and Creative Director of Enjoy the Music.com, Steven R. Rochlin, traveled to Singapore and was the first reviewer in the world to have the ability to provide an in-depth review of Sony's Android-based NW-ZX2 portable media player. The high fidelity audio message boards have been buzzing about Sony's slender and stylish new unit for months since CES 2015; with hundreds of pages filled with questions! Since this is the company's latest, and top-of-the-line Hi-Res Audio portable player, it can play everything from low fidelity lossy compressed MP3 to the latest in high resolution music.
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  • Audio News for March 6, 2015

    John Sunier
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    Shout Factory Free Streaming During March – Shout! Factory TV has started a digital streaming service of movies, cult TV shows, comedy, specials and more which is free this month at their site. Here is a highlighted programming video. They have most of the films of Werner Herzog and many other entertainment alternatives. Jazz Producer Orrin Keepnews Dies at 91 – The legendary record executive founded the Milestone and Landmark jazz labels after he left Riverside (of which he was co-founder). He produced Thelonious Monk, Wes Montgomery, Sonny Rollins and Cannonball Adderley and…
  • Virtuoso Transcriptions = MUSSORGSKY: Boris Gudonov Suite; A Night on Bald Mountain; TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo & Juliet, Overture-Fantasy – Valery Kuleshov, p. – Piano Classics

    John Sunier
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    Virtuoso Transcriptions = MUSSORGSKY (trans. Khuolodey): Boris Gudonov Suite; A Night on Bald Mountain; TCHAIKOVSKY (trans. Noack): Romeo & Juliet, Overture-Fantasy – Valery Kuleshov, piano – Piano Classics PCL0079, 56:15 (12/16/14) [Distr. by Naxos] ****: Russian pianist Valery Kuleshov (b. 1962)has gleaned a powerfulreputation for his formidable musicianship, having won the Silver Medal at the Ninth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (1993), and having prior won direct praise from the legendary Vladimir Horowitz for his transcriptions of that master’s unpublished…
  • Covers [TrackList follows] – Oregon Guitar Quartet – Cube SquaredClassic [Selections list follows] – Oregon Guitar Quartet – Cube Squared

    John Sunier
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    Covers [TrackList follows] – Oregon Guitar Quartet – Cube Squared C2R603, 1:00:08 (5/10/12) ****: Classic [Selections list follows] – Oregon Guitar Quartet – Cube Squared C2R604, 48:24 (10/28/13) ****: The Oregon Guitar Quartet hasn’t received the attention some of the other guitar quartets have, but they are an excellent ensemble made up of four fine classical guitarists working in Oregon: Jess McCann, Bryan Johanson, David Franzen and John Mery. They play original compositions for guitar quartet as well as original arrangements of many other works. They are…
  • HAYDN: Symphony No. 57 in D Major; Symphony No. 67 in F Major; Symphony No. 68 in B-flat Major – Philharmonia Baroque Orch./ Nicholas McGegan – Philharmonia Baroque

    John Sunier
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    HAYDN: Symphony No. 57 in D Major; Symphony No. 67 in F Major; Symphony No. 68 in B-flat Major – Philharmonia Baroque Orch./ Nicholas McGegan – Philharmonia Baroque PBP-08, 78:29 (2/10/15) [Distr. by Harmonia mundi] ****: Nicholas McGegan and his ensemble of original instruments (estab. 1981) address three Haydn symphonies from the fertile period of the early 1770s, in which the composer’s experiments with harmonic and textural structures began to peak in the service of his patron, Prince Nikolaus Eszterhazy. Recorded between February and October 2014, these inscriptions –…
  • Vocalise [TrackList follows] – Cube Squared RecordsWorld Tour [TrackList follows] – Cube Squared Records

    John Sunier
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    Vocalise [TrackList follows] – Cube Squared Records C2R-606, 49:56 (1/16/15) ****: World Tour [TrackList follows] – Cube Squared Records C2R-605, 49:45 (2/17/14) ****: The Oregon Guitar Quartet continues their unusual theme programming in these two albums. The first, in spite of its title, has no vocal soloists, but is intended to present the guitar’s ability to sing a lovely melody in a unique way. The quartet feels they actually resemble a vocal choir due to their uniformity of pitch, timbre and the ability to rapidly divide into multiple parts in the score. They point out in…
 
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  • Dylan & The Dead is underrated

    6 Mar 2015 | 7:56 pm
    I think the bad rap that this album gets is unfair. I really enjoy listening to it and often pop it into the player. I do skip "Queen Jane Approximately" though. That it is pretty weak, I think. But the rest of the album I really enjoy. Why all the hate?
  • Dave Allen (At Large)

    6 Mar 2015 | 7:56 pm
    Who remembers this show? I loved his storytelling. I didn't find the sketches as consistently funny (though the best of them were great), but the show needed both for variety. Wish they'd release it on DVD, even if only as a multi-disk compilation. There are a couple of similar single-disc sets but I need more. Any other fans?
  • Albert Maysles, RIP

    6 Mar 2015 | 7:55 pm
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/07/m...g-documentarian-dies-at-88.html?smid=fb-share
  • How does an audiophile protect his digital music collection?

    6 Mar 2015 | 7:55 pm
    So,many people the last years are making their own digital music collection by ripping cds and vinyls in loseless format or mp3 320kbps.Soon mp3s will be gone because storage devices will be cheaper. Now we need some "scientific" knowledge.An audiophile will have at least a second copy of his collection. We know that digital files are written in a computer language using the digits 0 and 1. We also know that electromagnetic waves can change these digits which means that can change the file.In... How does an audiophile protect his digital music collection?
  • Favorite 1960s Garage Rock Songs

    6 Mar 2015 | 7:54 pm
    What are your favorite garage rock songs of the 1960's? I have a lot of compilations, along with the Nuggets boxed sets but am trying to whittle them down to about 50 or so..... Here are some of the songs I like: Psychotic Reaction: Count Five Action Woman: The Litter Its Cold Outside: The Choir 99th Floor: Moving Sidewalks Liar, Liar: The Castaways I'm A Man: Yardbirds Talk Talk: Music Machine Pyscho: The Sonics
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    pink fish media - audio

  • Hicap regulator vs supercap regulator

    Naim2
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    I have a hicap regulator with lm317 mark on it and a supercap regulator with "SC" and lm317k mark on it. Is there any difference between lm317 and lm317k? Thanks & Regards, David
  • Noisy RP6

    stairpost
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:28 am
    Hi, I have just picked up a Rega RP6, love it! really enjoying everything coming out of it, but, when I select 45 the platter is quite noisy, it's very ible when standing next to it but can't be heard as soon as music is played. I bought it used in mint condition and only around 6 months old. Is it normal to be so noisy? cheers Rich.
  • How soon can i post an ad?

    Ragaman
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:43 am
    How long do I have to wait to post an ad? Keep receiving the same message preventing me from doing so.
  • Third party SBT software?

    JTC
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:41 am
    A few weeks back I seem to recall someone mentioning that there is now a third party replacement for the Squeezecenter software for SBT etc. I'm currently running an older (stable) version on my QNap NAS, but it's quite slow and I'm toying with the idea of buying a modern, compact Windows server as a media server etc. on which I can run whatever the latest software is. I'll use it for other things too, but it seems like it would work better for us in our increasingly 'connected' house than the limited NAS. Can anyone point me in the right direction to this new software? Also interested to…
  • Connecting a subwoofer

    ex brickie
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:36 am
    I've bought a Focal Chorus SW 700V subwoofer but I'm unclear whether I connect it to the back my Sony AV amp with stereo interconnects or just use a single cable into the lfe/mono socket on the rear of the speaker? Is it just any old interconnect - no different to the cables used for normal stereo pairs? Don't tell me that subwoofer cable is different... please! I tried searching the Focal manuals but I keep getting messages that the pdf user manual is damaged and won't open... Is placement an issue soundwise? My placement options are limited
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    AVS | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews - 2-Channel Audio

  • Are you a A/V junkie or a wanabe

    tbase1
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Thought I have a little fun on a Friday and ask the subject question, because after doing a little head check on my equipment in A/V I'm beginning to wonder if I need a doctor or a priest.:D birds eye below, with worms eye view to come. 14 LCD's and projector 3 audio rooms in house Garage system outdoor theater
  • 33&1/3 vs 45 rpm new vinyl

    bontrager
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Will the faster speed afforded by 45 rpm vs 33/13 give greater fidelity to the sound? I just invested in Holst: The Planets by Zubin Mehta and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. This is a double album, 180 gm vinyl, 45 rpm as opposed to the same album on 33&1/3 (single album) and costs about $20.00 more. Funny, I thought that I would be getting 45's with the big hole in the middle. All things bring equal, does the faster speed equal greater fidelity?:confused: Thank you; my first post in the audio section
  • tube phono stage experience

    ymi5150?
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:38 pm
    so i'm about 4 weeks into my vinyl journey and last night was just shy of a religious experience for me. i'm running a Pro-ject Debut Carbon with 2M blue, speed controller, and nice isolation table into a Musical Fidelity A5 phono stage, out to B&W 804n's. yesterday my buddy loaned me an '83 Audible Illusions Modulus MkII tube preamp/phono stage. while there was more 60 cycle hum and maybe a slight drop in detail, the improvement in dynamics, ceiling, soundstage, dimension, etc was staggering. I realize i changed 2 variables (phono stage and preamp) but have to believe the phono stage was…
  • USB to SPDIF converter

    qguy
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:55 am
    Current setup Setup Laptap -> Musical fidelity USB V-DAC->Amplifier i have a Behringer UCA 202, its an inexpensive USB DAC with optical outputs. Would there be any advantage connecting this in between the laptop and DAC ? Setup Laptap -> UCA 202 USB SPDIF Converter -> Musical fidelity USB V-DAC->Amplifier .
  • Looking for a cheap simple 2(.1) channel system to work w/ remote to hook up to TV

    hazy7687
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:17 pm
    Just what the title says. I would like to avoid the whole buying a full on home theater system. I just need some upgraded audio for my TV. Its for a small bedroom 10'x11' roughly. I'd like to keep it as far below $150 as possible. Also the ability to use a wireless remote is crucial, I know computer speakers work, but I haven't found any that have a remote. If anyone knows anyway to pull this off I would really appreciate it, I've searched but haven't found much.
 
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  • [Admin] Rec.Audio.High-End Newsgroup Guidelines

    RAHE Moderator
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:15 pm
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    RAHE Moderator
    2 Mar 2015 | 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
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  • [Admin] Posting problems mini-FAQ

    RAHE Moderator
    23 Feb 2015 | 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
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    Everyday Listening

  • Five Sound Questions to Jana Winderen

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:35 am
    Jana Winderen is an artist researching the hidden depths with the latest technology; her work reveals the complexity and strangeness of the unseen world beneath. The audio topography of the oceans and the depth of ice crevasses are brought to the surface. She is concerned with finding and revealing sounds from hidden sources, both inaudible for the human senses and sounds from places and creatures difficult to access. The ways Jana records are quite unique. One of the works which made a big impression on me is the Heated (Live in Japan) record. A live performance using source material…
  • Long Wave Synthesis

    admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:57 pm
    The Sonic Acts festival which starts next week is a very unique festival in the Netherlands which focuses not only on music and art, but also on science & society. One can expect lectures by theorists, but also installation art and various performances by artists focusing on the same theme. This year, that theme is The Geological Imagination. “How much do we actually know about the ground beneath our feet?”. The constantly increasing influence of the human race on the world. Climate, nature, night… Everything. (footage from the preparations of Long Wave Synthesis) This…
  • Listening is Making Sense

    admin
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:48 am
    Listening is Making Sense lets you listen in on vibrations carried through thick wooden beams. The only way to experience the installation is by getting into physical contact with the resonant matter, by placing your ear directly on the wood. Michele Spanghero is a sound- and visual artist whose work focuses on the acoustic art and the visual arts, trying to find a natural synthesis between these two forms. In this work that idea is clearly visible and audible, by using the material as a resonator. In one version the viewer has to bend down to the ground and put his ear on some wooden beams…
  • Microtonal Wall

    admin
    5 Feb 2015 | 3:39 pm
    1500 speakers, each playing it’s own microtonal frequency, collectively spanning four octaves. That’s what Tristan Perich’s Microtonal Wall is. For some reason I thought I’d posted it before, but I hadn’t. The work of Tristan Perich has been quite a fascination for me, ever since he made his “1-bit music”;  an electronic circuit assembled inside a CD case with a headphone jack on the side, playing back 40 minutes of lo-fi 1-bit electronic music, the lowest possible digital representation of audio. Microtonal Wall expands on this very clean…
  • Ruratae

    admin
    4 Feb 2015 | 1:12 am
    Always wanted to play with virtual physics-based objects in a playful way? Andrew Stewart Allen is a programmer, researcher and composer based in San Diego. His recent work is mainly focused on researching and programming physically-informed real-time interactive audio systems. His system Ruratae, which he also wrote his dissertation on, is exactly this. Ruratae is a collaboration of him with visual artist Susanna Var, who created the unique visual style and UI. For some reason, procedural audio is still not widely used. In software and games, the same sample is often loaded and played,…
 
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    Audiophilia

  • AntiCable Audio Company

    Karl Sigman
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:09 am
    Lately, I have been reviewing audio equipment for which very high end speaker cables (expensive, thick and heavy) are not necessary or practical. I am talking about integrated amps that weigh as little as 2.9 pounds and speakers that weigh as little as 15 pounds each. Wanting audiophile quality cables nonetheless, but not knowing what to do, I first tried lower level cabling from some well-known companies; but I was not satisfied with either price or sound quality. So I decided to start from scratch to find something suitable. Luckily, I stumbled upon the USA company ‘AntiCable Audio…
  • Sir Simon Rattle accepts Music Directorship of the London Symphony Orchestra

    Audiophilia Staff
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:50 am
    London — March 3, 2015. Today, the British classical press and classical music fans went apoplectic. Yes, after weeks of a building wave, Sir Simon Rattle has accepted the position of Music Director of the renowned London Symphony Orchestra from 2017. Rattle, now 60, first conducted the orchestra not long out of his teens. The LSO has been wooing him ever since his announcement last year that he was leaving the number one job in classical music, Music Director of the Berlin Philharmonic. So, what does this mean for London? A few very good things in the near future and a big one some…
  • Alta Audio Solo Speakers

    Karl Sigman
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Recently, while reviewing the Sprout by PS Audio, I borrowed a pair of Alta Audio’s new small Solo speakers to match with it, and discovered that they were a remarkable fit. Since then, I continued to be very impressed with the Solos as entry-level but audiophile quality speakers. I thought a review was in order. One nice thing I learned from my Sprout review was that we audiophiles need to bring our feet back down to earth from time to time so that we can evaluate quality in a broad sense, gain balance and have relevant reference points. If all we drink is Chateau Margaux everyday, how can…
  • Lunchbox let down? The new Beolit 15 from Bang & Olufsen

    Audiophilia Staff
    21 Feb 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Designed by famed Dane Cecilie Manz, the BeoLit 15 by Bang & Olufsen is a compact wireless speaker system with Bluetooth connectivity and ‘AirPlay’ support. It has an aluminum body featuring 4 active drivers and 2 passive bass radiators, driven by dual Class D amplifiers. B&O say that it has ‘Excellent engineering and the unique True360 sound solution ensure your music sounds great, wherever you place Beolit 15. And, with 240 watts of peak power, there is enough sound to fill even larger rooms - and plenty of power to get the party going.’ A cute lunchbox, a…
  • Honeck conducts Bruckner

    Anthony Kershaw
    17 Feb 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 (1878/80 version) Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra/Manfred Honeck Reference Recordings FR-713SACD (66:05) This is the third offering from Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck, his Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Reference Recordings. Reference, long the house sound and domain of Prof. Keith Johnson, is sharing out recording duties these days on its ‘Fresh’ label. The team at sound/mirror has been entrusted with stamping their own form of brilliance on Reference while maintaining the almost impossible standards set by the Professor. Each Fresh! release gets…
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    TONEAudio MAGAZINE » TONEAudio MAGAZINE

  • Q-Nap TS569 Pro NAS

    toneaudio
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    Even if you’ve hopped on the streaming bandwagon, chances are you still have a pretty major collection of CD’s, digital downloads and ripped files, and they need to be backed up somewhere. The Q-Nap comes highly recommended by all of our more nerdy friends for ease of use, flexibility and quick setup.  Just plug the drives you need in the five bays and roll.  We suggest going with five drives and formatting as a Raid6 array, so that up to two drives can fail without data loss.  The one we use at TONEAudio uses five 3TB drives, making for a 9TB array that has no data loss with two of…
  • Another Day Another Time

    toneaudio
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Initially trumpeted by critics as an Oscar contender and a thematic relative of the Oscar-winning directors/screenwriters’ smash O Brother Where Art Thou?, the Coen brothers’ 2013 film Inside Llewyn Davis failed to win over public interest. The soundtrack, designed to channel the vibe of the Greenwich Village folk scene in 1961 and anchored by contemporaries such as the Punch Brothers and Justin Timberlake (who starred in the movie), disappeared nearly as quickly from view. It seemed, however, the project’s overseers knew such an undertaking would remain under the radar. Having admitted…
  • Microsoft Surface 3 Pro

    toneaudio
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:30 pm
    As a dyed in the wool group of Apple enthusiasts, it’s tough to ignore the new Surface 3 Pro from Microsoft.  We can argue the Windows vs. Mac interface until we become exhausted, so let’s leave that out of it, shall we – that’s a great way to waste hours of your life on an internet forum some evening. From a strictly hardware perspective, both the Apple MacBook Air and the Surface 3 Pro fall down for the power user, only offering 8GB of memory as the maximum.  And, neither allows you to upgrade the memory once you’ve made your choice, so there’s no point in getting less…
  • Bowers and Wilkins T7 Portable Speaker

    toneaudio
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Listening to Bryan Ferry’s recent release through the T7, it hits me.  Bowers and Wilkins has finally outdone Apple.  The fit, finish, quality and packaging exceed everything I’ve come to know and love from the Cupertino giant. Like Apple, B&W completely understands that in order for a product like this to be fully integrated into your life, it needs to be seamless in every way – and the T7 succeeds brilliantly. You’d expect one of these to be in a Grammy award ceremony gift bag. An iPad like quick start guide is included, but setup is as easy as pairing a phone with your…
  • Dynaudio XEO 4 speakers

    toneaudio
    9 Feb 2015 | 10:09 am
    Dynaudio made a big splash with their wireless XEO speakers two years ago, but their engineering staff has not been sitting on their laurels.  The new second generation speakers feature more wireless bandwidth, better drivers and more extensive tuning.  Our recent visit to the Dynaudio factory in Denmark found their engineers intensely involved in wireless development, so you know this is a solid path for Dynaudio’s future. The new XEO range, introduced at this year’s Munich High End show builds on Dynaudios initial success, making wireless audio a much higher performance option than…
 
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    Dark Horse Institute

  • Fun Things to do Around Nashville This Week

    Sean Rogers
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    The Nashville Sessions -by Becki Sessions After an unusual month of weather here in February we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of SPRING here at DHI. It’s easy to get a little seasonal depression when its cold and gloomy, but … The post Fun Things to do Around Nashville This Week appeared first on Dark Horse Institute.
  • Real World: The Best Kind of Audio Engineer Training

    Sean Rogers
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:57 am
    At Dark Horse Institute, we believe that the best kind of audio engineer training is real world experience – making real records, using real gear. Our students have personal access to Pro Tools labs, 4 large format studios (with SSL, … The post Real World: The Best Kind of Audio Engineer Training appeared first on Dark Horse Institute.
  • Recording School Graduate Success Stories: Paul Rossetti

    Sean Rogers
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Paul Rossetti Graduation Date: November 2012 Music Industry Credits: For King and Country, MercyMe, Rush Of Fools, Phil Stacey, Jason Ingram, Ian Eskelin and David Garcia Full Bio: After graduating from Dark Horse Institute in November of 2012, Paul began … The post Recording School Graduate Success Stories: Paul Rossetti appeared first on Dark Horse Institute.
  • Acoustics, the Home Recording Studio Killer

    Sean Rogers
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Acoustic Treatments for Your Home Recording Studio Are Acoustics Killing Your Listening Game?The problem might be right there with you in the room! Acoustic treatment for your home recording studio will save you loads of time! With home recording studios … The post Acoustics, the Home Recording Studio Killer appeared first on Dark Horse Institute.
  • Nashville Music Production School Launches $15,000 “Battle of the Bands” Recording Contest

    Joseph Bamber
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Dark Horse Institute, a 14-week school for Music Production and Audio Recording, announces the $15,000 “Battle of the Bands” talent contest. The winning group or band will record at the acclaimed Dark Horse Recording, in the same studio used by … The post Nashville Music Production School Launches $15,000 “Battle of the Bands” Recording Contest appeared first on Dark Horse Institute.
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    Alchemea - Music Production & Sound Engineering Blog

  • Mihai Meirosu – Alchemea Alumni Profile

    Peter Barter
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:55 am
    Name: Mihai Meirosu aka Mike Klash Course Studied: Studio Sound & Music Production Diploma Graduated: 2009 Before Alchemea I tried to learn music production as much as possible by watching online tutorials and learning from other people. Luckily for me my parents were very supportive and allowed [&hellip
  • Alchemea graduates sweep Awards Season

    Erica Basnicki
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:20 am
    The Grammy Awards, the MPG Awards, the BRIT Awards…this year graduates have been winning all of them and we couldn’t be prouder! AS SEEN ON TV The celebrations began back in early February when Jimmy Napes (or as we know him, James Napier) was seen onstage [&hellip
  • 7 Essential Tips For An Aspiring Sound Engineer

    Christian Huant
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:02 am
    I recently saw an interesting blog on the Pro Tools Expert community website which, while it makes some very valid points, prompted me to make my own list of 7 things an aspiring sound engineer needs to know. With technology becoming so readily available, and [&hellip
  • James Kirk – Alchemea Alumni Profile

    Peter Barter
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:56 am
    Name: James Kirk Course Studied: Studio Sound & Music Production Diploma Graduated: 2012 “After freelancing for Strongroom for a year and working with artists such as Tensnake, Bondax, Wookie & Syron I’m now currently working for Liquid Violet. We work with major game development studios [&hellip
  • An evening with: James Wiltshire (Freemasons) – 18th Feb

    Peter Barter
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:17 am
    Alchemea are really excited to announce that James Wiltshire (Freemasons) will be giving an exclusive evening presentation at Alchemea on 18th Feb 2015. This free evening event is open to all current Alchemea students AND past alumni, so take the opportunity to hear what one [&hellip
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    Beats Music Now

  • Apple Launching Music Streaming Service Without Beats Music Branding

    dangellert
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Apple will be launching their iTunes music streaming service in June at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). According to music industry sources, the Beats Music branding will disappear and the service will be “based on technology acquired from Beats Music, including curated playlists, cloud-based libraries…” The current price point is $7.99 which is $2 less than the current Beats Music subscription. iOS and Android will be supported on the mobile side while the service will be integrated into iTunes for Mac users. There has been no mention of web browser support.
  • Led Zeppelin On Beats Music

    dangellert
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Led Zeppelin catalogue now available on many streaming services incl. @Spotify, @Rdio, @Deezer, @Rhapsody, @GooglePlay, @TIDALHiFi & more. — Led Zeppelin (@ledzeppelin) February 24, 2015 … and Beats Music. For those who care, Led Zeppelin now has most of their albums streaming on Beats Music. About a year ago, Spotify announced they were streaming the Led Zeppelin catalog. Spotify had an exclusive… up until now. With the release of the remastered 40th year anniversary version of Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin opted to allow most streaming services to carry their catalog…
  • Apple Hires DJ Zane Lowe

    dangellert
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:57 pm
    DJ Zane Lowe has announced his new employer will be Apple. He will be leaving the BBC Radio 1 after 12 years of nurturing his radio show to be a loud enthusiastic romp through new music discovery. His candid interviews of some of the biggest names in music are top-shelf also. Neither Apple nor Lowe have said what his position will be. The speculation that Apple is seeking big talent in the music-influencer category is an obvious one. As we’re waiting to see what Beats Music becomes, adding Lowe to their arsenal of curators is nothing short of a victory. Hiring Lowe may be an indication…
  • The Future Of Beats Music – Rumored

    dangellert
    5 Feb 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Hard  facts are still elusive, but the first sign of Apple’s future streaming service comes from 9 To 5 Mac citing “multiple sources within Apple and the music industry.” Here are the rumors: The standalone Beats Music apps, logo, and brand will disappear and be integrated into Apple’s, still unnamed, streaming service. The new service will be based on Beats Music technologies but the interface design will be all Apple. Apple will “deeply integrate” Beats into iOS, iTunes, and Apple TV. An Android app will be available, but no Windows Phone version. Web…
  • Apple Patent Issued For Sharing Media

    dangellert
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Apple was awarded a patent for sharing music and videos that, in the most basic sense, allows a purchaser to share their digital file while enabling Apple the ability to monetize and possibly track the shared file. Apple patents technology inventions often, but that does not guarantee it will show up in a product any time soon. This particular patent may lend itself to marrying an iTunes download with legitimately sharing it with someone else. But it also describes a two-tier pricing structure. The first tier for a download while the second tier for use without downloading (which may also…
 
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    Sound Engineers that Blog About Audio Production & Entertainment News

  • Meet Chris Brown Daughter & Baby Mother

    anderkh4
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Meet Chris Brown Daughter & Baby Mother Picture of Chris Brown daughter spread through the blogs and social media like wildfire yesterday. The 25 year old R&B star is father to 9 Month Old Baby girl by a 31 year old woman. Chris said that the two were never a … Continue reading The post Meet Chris Brown Daughter & Baby Mother appeared first on Sound Engineers that Blog About Audio Production & Entertainment News.
  • NBA Legend Steve Francis Gets Chain Snatched & Choked

    anderkh4
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Steve Francis Gets His Chain Snatched on Stage In the video below you see NBA Legend Steve Francis oys? getting his chain snatched by a bystander at a Houston Rap Show. This is not just your average snatch and grab, Steve was yanked and violently choked out. The question is … Continue reading The post NBA Legend Steve Francis Gets Chain Snatched & Choked appeared first on Sound Engineers that Blog About Audio Production & Entertainment News.
  • Weasel Riding a Woodpecker (Photo)

    anderkh4
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:44 am
    What??? A Weasel Riding A Woodpecker’s Back Amateur Photographer Martin Le-May photographed this internet sensation in Hornchurch Country Park in east London on a Monday afternoon. Le-may says the bird riding woodpecker landed safely in the grass. Can you imagine that? Check out of our latest blogs on Entertainment News & … Continue reading The post Weasel Riding a Woodpecker (Photo) appeared first on Sound Engineers that Blog About Audio Production & Entertainment News.
  • Diarrhea in the elevator Prank

    anderkh4
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:10 pm
    Awesome Diarrhea in the Elevator Prank Watch this hilarious Diarrhea in the elevator Prank below, Enjoy! This viral video is quickly becoming an Internet Sensation with 1 Million Plus views in the first 2 Days. The funny thing is after the dude sharts on himself, he start aiming his rear … Continue reading The post Diarrhea in the elevator Prank appeared first on Sound Engineers that Blog About Audio Production & Entertainment News.
  • Alley Boy Gets Beat Up on Cali Streets by G4 Boys (Video)

    anderkh4
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Rapper Alley Boy Gets Beat Up by G4 Boys, Allegedly Atlanta Rapper Alley Boys gets beat up and put on display for the whole world to see.We we’re not too familiar with his music, so we did a quick search and listened to a song called Man Down featuring Master P. … Continue reading The post Alley Boy Gets Beat Up on Cali Streets by G4 Boys (Video) appeared first on Sound Engineers that Blog About Audio Production & Entertainment News.
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    Picky Ear

  • Fidue A71 Review 2015

    Hogni Kamban
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Fidue A71 is a fun pair of IEMs to listen to. They are quite bass emphasized, making them great for heavy bass listeners. While getting a good fit can be a little time-consuming, they have a fantastic mid-range and offer good value.The post Fidue A71 Review 2015 appeared first on Picky Ear.
  • Brainwavz M1 Review 2015

    Hogni Kamban
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    The Brainwavz M1 offers a remarkable value. I really like their sound signature. It is very clear, quite balanced, and super enjoyable. If I was on a tight budget, I'd be perfectly happy to stick with the M1 for the foreseeable future.The post Brainwavz M1 Review 2015 appeared first on Picky Ear.
  • Top 5 Headphone Sites of 2014

    Hogni Kamban
    29 Dec 2014 | 12:15 am
    We are now reaching the end of yet another year. It's a strange time, isn't it? You make new plans, new promises, and if you're anything like me - a heap of new year's resolutions. Planning for the year to come is important, but so is...The post Top 5 Headphone Sites of 2014 appeared first on Picky Ear.
  • The Most Recommended Headphone Brand of 2014

    Hogni Kamban
    13 Dec 2014 | 3:12 am
    We are trying to find the most recommended headphone brand of 2014 and we need your help! We'd absolutely love it if you could vote for your favorite brand.The post The Most Recommended Headphone Brand of 2014 appeared first on Picky Ear.
  • Brainwavz AP001 Amplifier Review 2014

    Hogni Kamban
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:22 pm
    For the very budget conscious, this amplifier is worth your time. At just shy of $30, it's one of the cheapest amplifiers on the market. While the Brainwavz AP001 isn't flawless, it provides a great sound quality and overall is a decent headphone amplifier.The post Brainwavz AP001 Amplifier Review 2014 appeared first on Picky Ear.
 
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    The best earbuds

  • Huawei’s TalkBand N1- overview-review

    Thebestearbuds
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:28 am
    Running alone without music is tough experience, if you have a wired earbuds it’s not quiet easy to manage cable while you move. Escape from cable, a set of wireless bluetooth earbuds does that. But earbuds is not simply music, they are now integrated more smart features, including heart rate tracking that many athletes are mostly interested in. At Mobile World Congress 2015, up-comming mobile products are present, and Huawei announced their first smart earbuds, Huawei’s TalkBand N1. Huawei’s TalkBand N1, a wireless earbuds, mp3 player with smart features These wireless…
  • Samsung Galaxy, Next Gen New Earbuds

    Thebestearbuds
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Samsung has recently introduced their next gen flagship smartphones, Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge. It was reportedly come with new earbuds. Samsung was supposedly teamed up with Sennheiser for their latest earbuds, which would be a revamp for audio quality. But it does appear that these earbuds were not products cooperated with Sennheiser. Several pictures were leaked online. And the design, which a lot of resouces believe is similar to Apple earpods. But still we can not drawn any conclusion until it finally comes out to the market. One thing you could notice in design is that Eartips are…
  • 5 best stereo bluetooth earbuds to buy in 2015

    Thebestearbuds
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:59 pm
    Wireless connection has been around for years, but when it comes to earbuds, still there is a common problem that some of the compressed audio data is discarded so they can’t deliver all sound data from portable mp3 players. This makes finding the perfect pair of portable Bluetooth earbuds even tougher. You have to consider many aspects such as secure fit, comfort, battery life, sound quality, design, or noise reduction. This article has managed to shorten that list for you and presents the top 5 best stereo wireless Bluetooth earbuds we love. JayBird BlueBuds X The JayBird BlueBuds…
  • Everything you need to know about Apple Earbuds

    Thebestearbuds
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:37 pm
    Every iPhones comes with the Apple Earbuds, a wired in-ear headphones, which is capable of doing a lot more than you think. The in-line control includes mic, volume buttons and center button. MUSIC 1. Press the center button once: It will play the song from the music app like Spotify or other streaming music apps 2. Press one more time, you will pause the song. 3. Press the center button twice to skip the song being played to the next song 4. Press the center button 3 times, to go back to the previous track 5. If your iPhone is playing a song, double-click and hold the center button on the…
  • The very best earbuds for iphone

    Thebestearbuds
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:23 am
    Apple earpods, which don’t feature eartips, are not good at isolating noise and fitting securely. Its sound quality is also another issue, so why still stick to it while there are a lot of better earbuds out there. However, there are a bunch of things to consider when it comes to choosing which brand of earbuds is going to give you best value for your money. The process of getting replacement options that offer a better sound performance and noise-reduction effect can be a bit cumbersome, most importantly they must best suit your iPhone, so we have broken it down for you. We have…
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  • The A17 DAP By Sony

    Michael Piskor (24bit)
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:32 am
    The A17 DAP By SonyTonality7Build Quality7UI8.8Portability9Value For Money88Our ScoreSony recently launched a whole plethora of DAP’s to the market in 2014 and 2015 show no signs of changing despite the shocking news that they are pulling out of audio and video markets shortly. The A17 is part of their smaller more budget conscious range of DAP’s but as Mike finds out there is a lot more to this DAP than meets the eye. Features At $299, Sony’s A17 performs incredibly well considering the size and feature set jam packed into this little thing.  It’s so cute and tiny,…
  • The StageDiver 4 (SD-4) IEM by Inear

    Raoul Gerard
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    The StageDiver 4 (SD-4) IEM by InearTonality8Build9Fit9Matchability7.5Value For Money88.3Our ScoreIf you ask any mass consumer about Inear, the most you will get as an answer would be a shrug.  Inear, of Germany, has only been heard in the audiophile community from a couple of years ago, but they have been in the business for some time now as makers of Custom In-ear monitors and hearing protection for musicians.  They are known there for their LivePro Series of Custom In-ear monitors which I see a lot in European musicians and artists; proof that these people know what they’re doing; with…
  • The O-16 IEM by Signature Acoustics

    Cholo Isungga
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:03 am
    The O-16 IEM by Signature AcousticsTonality7.5Build7.5Fit7Matchability7Value For Money87.4Our Score2013 to 2014 were big years for the portable audio, particularly the IEM market with new and more exotic mixes of open, closed, dynamic and BA hybrids vying for our hard earned dollar. Fast forward now to the start of 2015, newcomers and great new products are still planting their foot into the scene. Signature Acoustics is an Indian brand that is still a relative newcomer, having just 2 products on their line-up. You may remember however we reviewed their woody Elements C-12 which we defined as…
  • The D3 by Audioengine

    marcusd
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:32 am
    The D3 by AudioengineTonality7.5Build Quality7.8Matchability7.6Valeu For Money7.67.6Our ScoreDAC-Amp combinations have been out for a while now, with AudioQuest’s Dragonfly perhaps being one of the most high profile of these types of on-the-go all in one solutions. Heck even the D3 itself has now passed 12 months yet somehow this whole micro ‘audiophile in a stick’ revolution seems to have completely passed me by for one reason or another. I had my reasons – size, the whole iGadget fashion accessory pitch and to be frank I love my DAP’s and even these have DAC…
  • The Alfa Genus IEM By Rock Jaw

    marcusd
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:26 am
    The Alfa Genus IEM By Rock JawBuild & Fit7.5Matchability7.5Enhanced Bass Filter7.3Black Reference Filter6.9Gold Neutral Filter7.7Value For Money7.97.5Our ScoreA few weeks ago we reviewed Rock Jaw’s entry level IEM, the Arcana V2 which surprised me for its modern sound with audiophile sensibilities at a dirt cheap price. Well now we are back with another slightly higher up creation called the Alfa Genus. The Alfa Genus is a single dynamic woody universal IEM much like the Arcana V2 but this time it includes an interchangeable filter system that is designed to allow you to change or alter…
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