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  • Meet the Most Stunning Portable Headphone Amp with DAC

    Head Yo
    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.
  • What to Know about the Loudspeakers in Immersive Atmos or Auro 11.1 Systems: Q&A with Ron Lagerlof

    Meyer Sound Stories
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    Multichannel surround formats—Dolby Atmos and Auro 11.1—are promising to deliver fully immersive experiences beyond 7.1. To date, close to 150 films have been heard on these systems, while hundreds of theatre owners around the world have jumped at the opportunity to give their cinema a competitive edge by investing in one of the formats. For post-production houses and cinema exhibitors considering an upgrade to Dolby Atmos or Auro 11.1, what should they consider in the loudspeaker implementation?
  • 2014 Capital Audio Fest: Day Three, The End
    John Atkinson
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Room 515: Every picture tells a story don't it? Well, not really. Like I mentioned earlier Capital Audiofest has been wrongly pegged by some as a "DIY gathering," not a big-time mainstream audio show. This is my first CAF but I have attended most of the audio shows in Europe and America and I did not see it like that. Clearly, this is not a show for Dave & Dan and the people at Sony probably never heard of CAF. What I saw and heard was something very unique and necessary—a show where a group of small manufacturers could pool their resources, make good sound, and maybe get connected to a…
  • Denver's Arvada Center for the Arts Receives VUE al-8 Upgrade

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Space Recording Live Sound's Production Manager Allen Noftall has configured dual VUE Audiotechnik al-8 arrays comprising eight elements per side. Four VUE V6 Systems Engines deliver all power and processing for the arrays, while a pair of Soundcraft SI-Performer 3 consoles handle both main and monitor mixes.
  • Cirrus Logic CS35L32 Boosted Class D Amplifier Featured in LG’s New Premium Smartphone, LG G3

    AUDIO SOUND - Yahoo News Search Results
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    Cirrus Logic, Inc. , a market leader in low-power audio applications, announced that it is shipping its CS35L32 Class D amplifier into LG’s new flagship smartphone, t
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    AUDIO SOUND - Bing News

  • How To Customize Your Windows Sound Effects

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:56 am
    Freesounds is a place where anyone can share custom sound clips, and it’s a good place to check if you’d like to find wholly original audio or more abstract clips. FindSounds, on the other hand, is a sound search engine, and it’s great if you have ...
  • Sound Devices 970 takes a ride with renowned audio mixer for new semi-animated children’s series

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:34 pm
    LOS ANGELES, USA — When Sound Mixer Richard Lightstone was looking to upgrade his audio cart with a Dante™-compatible digital recorder for Disney XD's semi-animated children's program Kirby Buckets, he turned to Sound Devices' new 970. The Sound ...
  • VIZIO Launches 2.1 Sound Stand

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    The company's latest audio device is now available. VIZIO has announced the release of the S2121w Sound Stand system. Part of a new category of audio products, the VIZIO Sound Stand is geared toward delivering high quality audio in an even more compact ...
  • Klipsch KG-200 Pro Audio Wired Gaming Headset

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    The Klipsch KG-200 Pro Audio wired gaming headset suffers from a complicated setup and poor sound quality, resulting in a frustrating and lackluster experience. When it comes to gaming headphones, players look for functionality, affordability, and sound ...
  • Powerful VIZIO 2.1 Sound Stand Delivers Best-In-Class Audio In Compact Design with Integrated Subwoofer

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    IRVINE, Calif., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, America's #1 Sound Bar company 1, today announced the launch of its latest home audio solution, the VIZIO 2.1 Sound Stand. Designed for living areas with limited table or counter space but in need of ...
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  • Lamm Industries LL1 Signature line preamplifier

    Jon Iverson
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:57 pm
    I've long been impressed by the design, construction, and sound of the tubed electronics produced by Vladimir Lamm, but I'd never had a Lamm Industries product in my house. So I asked for a review sample of Lamm's flagship line-stage preamplifier, the LL1 Signature. When it arrived, I realized I'd never asked about the price. When, in response to an e-mail, Lamm told me it cost $42,790/pair, I blinked. What kind of person spends that much on a preamp? (footnote 1) I thought about three friends, each of whom has a net worth in nine figures. Two aren't into audio, and while the third's most…
  • Rogue Audio Sphinx integrated amplifier

    Jon Iverson
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Once, on a cold, dank, soundless day deep in the Eastern bloc, I watched a man spend over a million dollars on an audio system: a turntable, a fancy horn tweeter, a few wires, and some amplification for his modified Klipschorns. I asked him what he did for a living, and he told me he was a notary public. Everyone there smirked and watched as he excitedly put the tonearm down on the first record, AC/DC's Back in Black. He laughed, he danced, he didn't sit down. He just skipped around the room, grinning and bouncing like a caffeinated child. I thought, Does this man really need all this…
  • The Fifth Element #86

    Jon Iverson
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    The CD-200 is the new CD-only player from TASCAM, the professional-audio division of TEAC (footnote 1). It has unbalanced analog outputs, and RCA and optical digital outputs. The CD-200 also has a new transport, the CD-5020A, designed by TEAC for audio use. Unlike many affordable disc-spinning devices with slot-loading transports (eg, inexpensive DVD players starting at $29.99), the CD-200 has a traditional drawer mechanism that has been upgraded to minimize the noise of loading and clamping a disc. TASCAM also claims improvements in the internal clock function, for smoother sound and lower…
  • Listening #140

    Jon Iverson
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:03 am
    Has it really been 30 years since an engineer named William H. Firebaugh unleashed on the audio world his radical and decidedly affordable Well Tempered Arm? (footnote 1) Indeed it has—and today, at 82, Bill Firebaugh seems busier than ever, with so many irons in the fire that he's been forced to give up the noble game of golf—an irony, as you'll see in a moment. Firebaugh started down this road in the 1970s, while working at Ford Aerospace. "That was the time when FFT analyzers were appearing on the scene," he says. "We used a lot of Brüel & Kjaer gear in our work, so we…
  • 2014 Capital Audio Fest: Day Three, The End

    John Atkinson
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Room 515: Every picture tells a story don't it? Well, not really. Like I mentioned earlier Capital Audiofest has been wrongly pegged by some as a "DIY gathering," not a big-time mainstream audio show. This is my first CAF but I have attended most of the audio shows in Europe and America and I did not see it like that. Clearly, this is not a show for Dave & Dan and the people at Sony probably never heard of CAF. What I saw and heard was something very unique and necessary—a show where a group of small manufacturers could pool their resources, make good sound, and maybe get connected to a…
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    Computer Audiophile

  • Dsp to dlna

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:29 pm
    I've been playing with a SOTM SMS-100. I tried unsuccessfully to use DIRAC on my server and output via DLNA to the SOTM unit. For those that aren't familiar with DIRAC: DIRAC applies the DSP filter at the output. Typical setup is Jriver--->DIRAC WASAPI---->ASIO or kernel DAC device. With SMS-100 DLNA as the endpoint, I select Jriver ASIO for the DIRAC output, as DIRAC lacks DLNA. When the SMS-100 is configured, it automatically creates a DLNA zone in Jriver which is the default zone assigned to the DLNA device. This cannot be changed. I can set up 2 Jriver instances and loopback through…
  • Is it possible to download from Qobuz to the US?

    31 Jul 2014 | 10:55 am
    That's the question. Some people here seem to be able to do it. Every album I've tried said it can't download to the US. Is there a work-around?
  • CH Precision C1 DAC-Preamp

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    Any of you listened or own a CH Precision C1 DAC-Preamp with the separate power supply and streaming option ? I'm interested into this gear even though it is extremely expensive. This DAC can me mated to a power amp and stream directly from a NAS. I've heard it's one of the best sources out there. Please share your experience if you had the chance to listen to this gear.
  • For Sale Red Wind Audio Dual Battery Black Lightening For Sale

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    The unit is a year old. The batteries have been replaced in the last month. The unit is setup for dual supply at 12v and 9v. Perfect condition. I no longer have a use for it in my current setup. New the unit cost close to $1200. Asking $750. USA buyers and Paypal please. Will split shipping and paypal expenses.
  • NativeDSD initates free daily DSD track

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am introduces a new daily free DSD stereo and multichannel track under its Just Listen label.
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    Meyer Sound Stories

  • Journey FOH Engineer on Meyer Sound LEO and LYON: "Music-In Translates to Music-Out"

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Rock legends Journey and the Steve Miller Band are touring North America this summer with the Meyer Sound LEO Family of products, including the compact LYON linear line array loudspeakers launched this year. The equipment choice for the 40-city tour was driven in large part by Journey's FOH engineer Jim Yakabuski, a former mixer for Avril Lavigne, Van Halen, and Matchbox Twenty. Tower of Power opens the show.
  • Meyer Sound MINA Balances Strength & Flexibility on Wanderlust Yoga Tour

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    In choosing its touring sound reinforcement system, the Wanderlust Yoga Festival had very specific requirements: to provide both pristine vocal clarity for yoga instruction in the daytime and high-impact musical reinforcement for evening revelries. With the tour's truck space and trussing constraints, the production also needed a system with an exceptional power-to-size ratio and versatility. All of this has led to the selection of a Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeaker system, supplied by DBS Audio Systems of Coatesville, Penn.
  • Starlight on Powering Back-to-Back Heavy Metal Festivals: "Rigging & Tuning Meyer Sound LEO is That Fast"

    25 Jul 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Supporting heavy metal festivals STHLM Fields and Sonisphere not only took tremendous sonic power, but also an intelligently designed loudspeaker rigging system built for mission-critical circumstances. For the festivals' headliners Metallica, Slayer, and Mastodon, Starlight built a massive Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system with close to 200 loudspeakers. Within 24 hours, the system was flown and tuned for action for the two productions located 500 km from each other.
  • Meyer Sound JM-1P & 1100-LFC Drive High-Energy Worship at The Crossing Church in Las Vegas

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    To attract a younger, media-savvy demographic, The Crossing Christian Church has installed a concert-grade Meyer Sound system. The design features the JM-1P arrayable loudspeaker and the 1100-LFC low-frequency control element, Meyer Sound's most powerful loudspeaker for the 30 Hz to 85 Hz frequency response.
  • What to Know about the Loudspeakers in Immersive Atmos or Auro 11.1 Systems: Q&A with Ron Lagerlof

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    Multichannel surround formats—Dolby Atmos and Auro 11.1—are promising to deliver fully immersive experiences beyond 7.1. To date, close to 150 films have been heard on these systems, while hundreds of theatre owners around the world have jumped at the opportunity to give their cinema a competitive edge by investing in one of the formats. For post-production houses and cinema exhibitors considering an upgrade to Dolby Atmos or Auro 11.1, what should they consider in the loudspeaker implementation?
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    Adobe Audition

  • New Add-ons marketplace for Audition

    7 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    I wanted to share a new service available with the 2014 release of Audition CC, a third-party add-ons marketplace.  This online store offers third-party content, training, and services that support Adobe applications, and enables our users to market their own add-on content as well.  Currently, this includes Learn Adobe Audition CC, a video training course by Larry Jordan, and several amazing sound effects bundles produced by Precisionsound, with more free and paid content on the way! You can visit Adobe Exchange by clicking this link, or by choosing Help > Browse Add-Ons… in the…
  • 2014 release of Adobe Audition CC now available

    Eric Philpott
    18 Jun 2014 | 12:16 pm
    We’re delighted to announce that the 2014 release of Adobe Audition CC is now available. The new version includes features such as native Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus support, new multichannel options, and multitrack usability improvements drawn directly from customer requests. You can read more about the new features in our earlier blog post from NAB 2014. This Audition CC release is part of a much larger Adobe Creative Cloud release, including new 2014 versions of all of the desktop apps, new mobile apps, expanded integration, and more. Read more about the Creative Cloud release…
  • Sneak Peek: Upcoming new features in Adobe Audition CC!

    1 Apr 2014 | 9:03 pm
    The next major update of Adobe Audition CC is almost ready and on its way to a computer near you! I’d like to share what’s new with this release!  Read below, or view the sneak peak video on Adobe TV! One of our primary themes with this release has been improving Multichannel audio workflows and to this extent, we’re excited to unveil native import and export of Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus audio files! No need for expensive plug-ins or additional licensing hoops, these multichannel transfer and delivery formats are as easy as opening an MP3. Dolby Digital (AC-3)…
  • Learn Audition CC by trying your hand at basic noise reduction

    Eric Philpott
    23 Dec 2013 | 10:57 am
    We now have a great intro course for Audition CC that shows you how to fix your audio, easily and efficiently. Free for all CC members, the course includes with downloadable assets. You can can complete the exercises in 30 minutes. The new course arrives at a good time. We’ve been really pleased at the number of downloads of Audition CC since its release last June. Many of those downloaders are  CC members who are already experienced in audio editing – but there are growing numbers of users, especially video editors, who are still new to the art of manipulating sound. We’re…
  • Guide to using 32-bit VST effects with Audition CC via jBridge

    19 Dec 2013 | 11:50 am
    It’s a crisp December morning, and I’m looking out my office window at the little corporate building bunny rabbit that lives in the bushes.  He pretty much keeps to himself nibbling on grass, playing with the robins, and hiding from the corporate stray cat that roams through once in awhile.  But every once in awhile, I can hear him talking to me through his big, soulful eyes.  Usually I can dismiss it as the ramblings of a silly rabbit – I mean, c’mon – but this morning he said something that really struck a chord with me.  He mentioned, in a very…
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  • Grad Panel!

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Tonight, CRAS is happy to bring back 4 of our graduates who are actively employed in the audio industry to share their stories with current CRAS students. All of these individuals have gone through the program and have risen to … Continue reading →
  • Celebrate your 4th of July with Free Plugins!

    Jess Repanshek
    4 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Nothing is better than letting freedom ring through your mixes! Just like outboard gear, you can never have too many audio tools in your gig bag. Here’s a nice compilation of some of the better free plugins that are available … Continue reading →
  • Grad Spotlight and Nashville’s Studio A

    Jess Repanshek
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:07 pm
    There’s been a lot of talk lately about RCA’s Studio A in Nashville being sold! Here’s a quick info update from Ben Folds: Here’s an update on the status of the possible sale of historic RCA Studio A: My office … Continue reading →
  • Mic Raffle Winners!

    Jess Repanshek
    20 Jun 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Microphones are one of the most important parts of the recording signal chain, and are the very first block in audio recording signal flow! Often times the quality of a studio is judged based upon the contents of their mic … Continue reading →
  • Pro Tools Track Management

    Jess Repanshek
    13 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    CRAS was the first audio recording school to ever certify in the digital audio workstation known as Pro Tools. There are many DAWs out there, and everyone has their favorite, but Pro Tools has been one of the industry standard … Continue reading →
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  • Savor The Flavor: Chunky Mango and Avocado Summer Salsa | Recipe

    Tamika Frye
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Salsa is a great treat to eat with tortilla chips. This recipe for Chunky Mango and Avocado Summer Salsa is definitely a delicious treat. Made with fresh ingredients, the flavors come together for a delightful snack. The salsa is put together with plum tomatoes, avocado, green pepper, cilantro, garlic, mango, avocado, lime juice, and salt […]
  • The Dalmeny | Dope Domestic Spaces by Enter Projects

    Tamika Frye
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Having a zen domestic space is great. The Dalmeny is a zen-like structure designed by Enter Projects and they really went the extra mile to complete it. The Dalmeny is an extension to an existing structure in Sydney, Australia. The Dalmeny extension structure only took months to complete. The structure is made with only natural […]
  • Hilton Hotels Make Travel Easy With Mobile Room Selection

    Tamika Frye
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Hilton Hotels decided to take the mystery out of booking a hotel room. The hotel mega-chain decided to give members of the brand’s HHonors loyalty program the option to select their room via their mobile phone. The app will allow loyalty members to take a look at the hotel’s floor plans of available rooms and […]
  • adidas Originals by 84 Lab Unveils Fall/Winter Lookbook

    Darren Griffin
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:36 pm
    adidas Originals today reignites their storied relationship with Japanese streetwear designer Kazuki Kuraishi for a collaborative Fall/Winter 2014 collection with accompanying lookbook. Originals by 84 Lab features impeccable menswear garments with attention to detail, impeccable construction technique and a knack for mixing lifestyle and sports technology together. With three seasons already under their belt, adidas Originals by […]
  • Sand & Sun At Ocean Front One South In San Diego | California

    Tamika Frye
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:28 pm
    San Diego is a beautiful vacation destination. There are quite a few resort properties and hotels to choose from. There are also a few rental properties on deck. Ocean Front One South is a four bedroom rental villa that allows for an ocean view look at San Diego’s Mission Beach. This particular rental property boasts awesome […]
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  • Exclusive One Month Marine Electronics Sale!!!

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
  • First 100 Sale

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:53 pm
    The first 100 customers to use this promo code saves big! Save even more on already low prices on your car audio and car stereo gears. Only a few more days left to avail of this limited promotion!
  • Find the code and save!

    3 Jul 2014 | 1:34 pm
      No roadtrip would be complete without a good car stereo. Maybe it's time to retire that old head unit or even do a complete overhaul of your car audio system. We can get you started with this coupon! -  verano14  
  • 4th of July Sale

    30 Jun 2014 | 1:25 pm
  • New Site, New Look, same awesome prices!

    26 Jun 2014 | 11:29 am
    Time flies! 15 years in the car audio retail industry only felt like yesterday. We've had a lot of requests to spruce up the design of the website but we decided to go all out! We would like to introduce our new and improved, redesigned, feature packed website. Your checkout will become easier and you can browse our site from your Smart Phones, Tablets, Desktops etc. with our responsive design layout. Have fun shopping!  
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  • Shure SE112 Review

    Digital Trends
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Pound for pound, Shure’s SE112 are some of the best budget buds on the market. (8.5 out of 10) Pros Clear, open soundstage Respectable level of detail Great passive noise isolation Extremely affordable Cons Upper register occasionally too snappy No microphone or control piece The steadfast engineers at Shure have cranked out an abundance […]
  • AOC G2770PQU Review

    Digital Trends
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:49 pm
    The AOC G2770PQU offers blazing speed at a very low price. (8 out of 10) Pros Ergonomic stand with VESA mount Plenty of ports Good detail in shadowy scenes 144Hz panel is great for gaming Cons Only 1080p Boring design Mediocre gamma Gamers have a need for speed. Faster processors, better video cards, quicker […]
  • 2015 Chrysler 200S AWD Review

    Digital Trends
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Rarely has one generation of car been so different from what came before. The original Chrysler 200 went straight to rental fleets, but the new 200S AWD, with is combination of charisma, power, and style has gone straight to our hearts. (8.5 out of 10) Pros Powerful and smooth Pentastar V6 Charismatic Styling Easy to […]
  • Canon IXUS 150 Review

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    Available in silver or red, with 8x optical zoom (plus up to 32x digital zoom), a 16 million pixel sensor and Canon’s Digic 4+ processor, the Canon IXUS 150 is a pretty well equipped compact camera. The Canon IXUS 150 was added as part of a trio of new IXUS cameras announced early in […]
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S Review

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    and key features The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.5 are Samsung’s latest flagship devices, built to show off the very best of the company’s hardware and software prowess. They’re designed as upgrades to the Tab Pros we saw earlier this year, with some spec bumps, a slightly evolved look and, of course, different […]
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    Sound & Vision

  • Definitive Technology Mythos ST-L Loudspeaker

    Jon Iverson
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Performance Build Quality Value PRICE $2,499 ea AT A GLANCE Plus 1,200-watt Class D subwoofer amplifier IR remote control for woofer level adjustments No support grid behind grille cloth to block midrange/tweeter array Minus They’re pretty heavy Remote control coverage too narrow to reach both speakers simultaneously THE VERDICT Def Tech’s updated flagship is an uncannily neutral, disappearing speaker and an amazing value. It’s hard to believe that the original Definitive Technology Mythos ST was introduced seven years ago. At the time, the Mythos styling ethos—svelte,…
  • Do 1080p TVs Downconvert 4K Video Signals?

    Bob Ankosko
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:09 am
    Got a tech question for Sound & Vision? Email us at Q I recently went to my local electronics store to check out the TVs. Every set, whether 4K or 1080p, was displaying 4K programming, and I have to say that even the 1080p sets looked great when showing 4K. Here’s my question: Do 1080p TVs downscale 4K video, or does the 4K server perform that function before passing the signal on to the TV? —Bill Carman / via e-mail
  • How to Create an Amazon Prime Music Library

    Barb Gonzalez
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    Amazon Prime membership has added free music from Amazon Prime Music. Here's how Amazon Prime Music works and tips for quickly amassing the music library you want.
  • Harman Introduces New Infinity Reference Series Speakers

    Bob Ankosko
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Harman International has introduced a new generation of Infinity’s 45-year-old Reference Series speakers. From the compact R152 bookshelf model to the top-of-the-line R263 tower speaker, the revamped line comprises nine mix-and-match models, featuring proprietary Ceramic Metal Matrix Diaphragm (CMMD) drivers, computer-optimized driver positioning and crossover network integration, tuned ports and internal cabinet bracing for “extended deep bass,” and a black woodgrain finish. A 1-inch CMMD tweeter mated with Harman’s “most advanced waveguide to date” is also standard across the…
  • Touch of Evil

    Jon Iverson
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    Picture Sound Extras Touch of Evil is a tale of two cities, or at least two opposite towns sharing the same border. Coming from one side is priggish, by-the-book Mexican drug enforcement official Mike Vargas (Charlton Heston), who finds himself taking on brilliant, highly respected American cop Captain Hank Quinlan (Orson Welles), who plants evidence to bring the guilty to justice.
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  • 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 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 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…
  • ADK Cremona 251-T

    11 May 2014 | 8:36 pm
    The Cremona 251 Au is a multipattern FET condenser with a large-diaphragm capsule and transformer-coupled output. It is part of ADK's "Custom Shop" series of five microphones.It uses the GK-251 capsule from ADK's 3-Zigma product line; this capsule was designed to recreate the sound of the earliest AKG CK-12 capsules, with a very bright and present response.The circuit is made with high-quality parts, including Wima capacitors, a premium JFET, and an Oxford/OEP output transformer.Three switches located below the headbasket allow for multiple configuration options:On the front of the mic, a…
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  • Denver's Arvada Center for the Arts Receives VUE al-8 Upgrade

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Space Recording Live Sound's Production Manager Allen Noftall has configured dual VUE Audiotechnik al-8 arrays comprising eight elements per side. Four VUE V6 Systems Engines deliver all power and processing for the arrays, while a pair of Soundcraft SI-Performer 3 consoles handle both main and monitor mixes.
  • Starlight Relies on Meyer Sound LEO Systems for Heavy Metal Festivals

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:21 pm
    For the festivals’ headliners Metallica, Slayer and Mastodon, Swedish production company Starlight built a massive Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system with close to 200 loudspeakers. Within 24 hours, the system was flown and tuned for action for the two productions located 311 miles from each other.
  • MixGenius LANDR Service Wins Major Award at SXSW V2V

    29 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    MixGenius, an audio technology company based in Montreal, Canada, announces that its LANDR mastering service won the top prize in the Culture and Entertainment Technologies category at V2V, an event held by South By Southwest in Las Vegas that focuses on entrepreneurs, innovation and creativity.
  • Sound Magic Neo Dynamic, Neo Imager Version 1.3

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Sound Magic in Beijing, China, offers Neo Dynamic as a new concept in dynamic processing technology, stating that the Windows plug-in can provide a greater sonic variety than traditional compressor/limiters along with greater ease of use. Neo Imager is a hybrid tool that combines a stereo enhancer and an imager.
  • MOTU Announces Three Thunderbolt Audio Interfaces

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:40 am
    MOTU in Cambridge, Mass., announces three new Thunderbolt audio interfaces—the 1248, 8M and 16A—with complementary I/O configurations, AD/DA conversion with very high dynamic range, 48-channel mixing, DSP effects and AVB Ethernet audio networking for system expansion. Based on a new, shared technology platform, the 1248, 8M and 16A differ only in their analog I/O configurations.
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    DIY Audio Projects - Hi-Fi Blog for DIY Audiophiles

  • Gobo LM1875 Amplifier Kit
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:25 pm
    The sharp looking amplifier below is the Gobo Stereo Audio Amplifier from 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)
    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
    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
    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…
  • Cheap Open Baffle Speakers (COBIES)
    14 Jul 2013 | 9:03 pm
    Bruce has put together a pair of Cheap Open Baffle Speakers - the COBIES.  Relative to most DIY speakers this open baffle project will be quite easy to build.  One of the main design goals for Bruce was to keep the total parts cost under $150US.  The open baffle speaker project was inspired by the "Big Air" open baffle system by Jim Strasser.  COBIES - Cheap Open Baffle SpeakersEach open baffle uses a GRS 12PF-8 woofer and two Goldwood GT-25 paper cone tweeters.  One tweeter is mounted on the rear of the baffle pointed upwards about 45 degrees.Rear Mounted…
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    Steve Hoffman Music Forums

  • Who is the coolest looking person in the history of rock and roll/popular music?

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:54 pm
    This thread is inspired by my stupid response to the I don't "get" Alabama thread. So, who is it? I was going to originally name this thread "Who is the coolest looking guy ...", but I don't want to offend the one woman who posts here. Seriously, a RUSH concert gets 100 times more women than this forum, but whatever. My vote goes to none other than Stan Lynch who is formerly the drummer of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Stan looks cool, and may in fact look cooler than anyone else in the... Who is the coolest looking person in the history of rock and…
  • The last movie you watched was...? (take four)

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Continued from here: The last movie you watched was...?? (take three)
  • The hardest rock 'n' roll song

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:53 pm
    What do you think is the hardest, heaviest, wildest rock'n'roll song of the 1950s? Such a thing is impossible to quantify objectively, as what some contenders lack in speed, they make up for in attitude and intensity or vice-versa. That said, judge by whichever measures you see fit.
  • Artists Whose Personal Lives Turned You Off Of Their Music

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:52 pm
    In a perfect world, an artist's personal life doesn't get in the way of our enjoyment of their music. The reality is sometimes we're not able to separate the art from the artist. What artists have personal lives that turned you off of their music temporarily or permanently? Why? Please keep political or religious discussions out of it. If it is the reason, just say politics or religion is the reason and leave it at that.
  • David Bowie - 'Aladdin Sane' What am I missing?

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:52 pm
    I have been a Bowie fan since I first heard 'Life On Mars' back in 1973. Whilst I love all his work between 1969 and 1980, and some later albums, Aladdin Sane is possibly the one I play the least from this period. I have never really thought about why, and wonder if I am missing something? Whilst I like half of it (Aladdin Sane, Panic In Detroit, Prettiest Star, Jean Genie & Lady Grinning Soul) the rest seems less interesting (to my ears anyway). I have gone back to it over the decades, but my... David Bowie - 'Aladdin Sane' What am I missing?
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    pink fish media - audio


    31 Jul 2014 | 6:23 pm
  • JBL M2

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Interesting stuff re the JBL M2 monitor technology..a game changer?, enjoy or ignore..
  • Audiolab Mdac USB click

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    Hi, I've seen a few threads on here from a while back about the audiolab M-DAC clicking when played via USB. I haven't been able to find a solution to this problem though. Running from a Macbook pro onto M-DAC. It doesn't happen with the optical in. Thanks for your help, Ian
  • Rega RP6 Upgrades...?

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    Hi All, Anyone have any thoughts on RP6 upgrades? The only two areas I would look at are the sub-platter and Weight. I actually have the Michell Technoweight from a previous TT, but was wondering whether I should bother using that on the RP6. I hear great things about the sub-platter by Groovetracer, which I would consider down the road if worthwhile. I don't want to unbalance or unnecessarily take away from the RP6 just for the sake of tweaking... Thanks in advance! Vin.
  • Pre/gain question

    31 Jul 2014 | 4:19 am
    How do I have just had a passive pre installed on my croft series 7. Running the mdac through it at 0db I am only using 1/4 of a turn on the volume pot at normal listening levels. Would this have an effect on SQ or is it ok to do this. It sounds the best it has to me. Very in your face dynamics although I did listen to a song with just under a quarter turn and it sounded lacking. It was rappers delight sugar hill gang it could be produced that way I guess
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    AVS Forum - 2 Channel Audio

  • Amp Stands

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    What do you folks like for amp stands for heavy (100 lb) monoblocks? I see some cool ones in photos.
  • Need home bar subwoofer choice help

    Jerry Wojtowicz
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
    I have a niles si1230 connected to 8 klipsch r-1800-c ceiling speakers fed by sonos connect. Need input on choice of powered front firing subwoofer. The room is 16' x 50 the niles is set to mono (I don't want someone under one speaker just hearing left or right). I plan on cutting a hole in the corner, near the floor) of one of the 16' walls and placing the sub in that opening. System is used primarily for music but also runs audio for the TV's in this room. I am looking at a few different models including the klipsh rw12ii and the bic f12. I know the cost difference between these two is…
  • Utterly clueless 2 channel music and movie system help

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Ok, I've donned my flame retardant suit as I know I'm going to make a complete nincompoop out of myself on this mostly likely, so here it goes. First off, thanks in advance for your patience and any help you can offer. Second, here is my current setup : Sony (2013) BDP-S790 Blu Ray (coaxial digital audio to AVR, HDMI to Sony TV) Sony 46" LCD Marantz (approx 2001) SR8500 AV Surround Receiver (AVR) Monitor Audio (approx 2001) Silver 8i front floorstanding speakers Incredibly lame Motorola box for FIOS TV (optical audio to AVR, HDMI to Sony TV) Most importantly : what do I use this for ? :…
  • Amp for home office 2.1 System. . .confused

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Hello. I am upgrading my home office and need to determine how to power the speakers. So far, my system consists of: B&W 685 S2s Oppo 105 (for CD, SACD and DAC for my Mac via USB) Polk sub I play mostly jazz and classical and was looking at receivers such the Denon DRA-N5 CEO Piccolo or the NAD D3020 but since I don't really need a DAC or many of the other features (xm, etc) as the music will be exclusively from my Mac or the Oppo.. should I just buy a simple, quality 2.1 power amp? Thoughts on direction and suggested models? I would like to keep the price in the $400 to $700 range.
  • PreAmp for Mcintosh 7270

    27 Jul 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Hi all, I have the opportunity to purchase a Mcintosh mc7270 in very good condition. Can anyone recommend which Mcintosh preamp(s) would match this amplifier from roughly the same era? thanks very much Frank
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  • [Admin] Posting problems mini-FAQ

    RAHE Moderator
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  • The financial health of the high end industry
    18 Jun 2014 | 9:04 am
    How are the major high end companies fairing in the present USA and world  economic climate? I am thinking of companies such as Audio Research, Conrad Johnson, JBL, McIntosh, Wilson Audio and non USA companies such as QUAD, Magico and MBL. Just recently I contacted QS&D the USA distributor for QUAD
  • [Admin] Rec.Audio.High-End Newsgroup Guidelines

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    28 Jul 2014 | 5:15 pm 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
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  • When Text to Speech Misbehaves

    Filip von Kartaschew
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:48 am
    In our previous post, Making a computer talk, we briefly explained how Text to Speech (TTS) is made. It is worth noting that it is quite fantastic that a synthetic voice manages to read most text in a legible and near natural way. However, the better the voice, the more one tends to react when a pronunciation error or glitch occurs. While most text is relatively well read, there can be some mispronunciation or misinterpretation of a text. There are three basic causes for this: If a word is not in the dictionary, the TTS voice usually has a method to guess the pronunciation, and if the…
  • Distribution of Media Content

    Roy Lindemann
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Every advance in computer tech and internet speed drives home the point that multimedia content is here to stay. What started as a luxury in the dial-up days has quickly become a requirement, if you want to attract and retain site visitors. For media content owners that create primarily text-based content, this creates a potential media distribution problem. How do you deal with the constantly evolving demands of the news world, without abandoning what you do best? Reading is far from dead, but it’s also far from the only way to reach people. Present your content only in text, and you…
  • Tools That Help to Learn a Foreign Language

    Roy Lindemann
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:55 am
    Language skills have never been more valuable than they are today, in the classroom, the workplace, and the world at large. The cultural incentive has always been strong for students who choose to learn a new language, but now the financial incentive is catching up. As technology continues to bring our world closer together, the demand for people who speak multiple languages will only rise in the job market. It’s no surprise, then, that more students than ever are seeking multilingual skills as a key component of their education. The broad appeal of language skills means that these…
  • Moodlerooms adds ReadSpeaker text-to-speech feature

    Roy Lindemann
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:19 am
    Content on Moodlerooms, a Moodle Partner offering online learning solutions under the Blackboard, Inc. banner, will now be speech-enabled using ReadSpeaker’s Enterprise Highlighting plugin. Speech-enabled content offers educators using Moodlerooms an added tool to differentiate instruction, and allows students to learn in the format they find most comfortable. Adding text-to-speech functionality also improves accessibility, which levels the playing field for the many learners with accessibility challenges like learning disabilities, second-language learning, and visual impairments. The…
  • ReadSpeaker adds document-reading and viewing solution for Moodle customers

    Roy Lindemann
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:47 am
    Document content on Moodle, the popular open-source e-learning software, will now be speech-enabled using the docReader service from ReadSpeaker. Speech-enabled content improves accessibility by allowing learners to consume information in the way they are most comfortable. Learning disabilities, visual impairments, and second-language challenges are just a few examples of why some learners prefer listening to content over reading it. The docReader service from ReadSpeaker is plugin-free, and works across the wide variety of document types found online, including PDFs. Moodle end users will…
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    Everyday Listening

  • Maelstrom

    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

    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)

    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…
  • Sounds Like Silver

    29 Jun 2014 | 4:32 am
    Synaesthesia is the neurological phenomenon in which the brain mixes up the senses; stimulation of one of the senses leads to experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. For “Sounds Like Silver”, Kevin Blake worked with a group of three people with sound to colour induced synaesthesia, documenting and illustrating the visual experiences of the group upon hearing his composition. The work explores the concept of synaesthesia being both a blessing and a curse, and explores visual spaces that are both real and surreal. It was completed as part of a thesis exploring the…
  • Five Sound Questions to John Wynne

    2 Jun 2014 | 7:14 am
    Picture by Tim Wainwright. Last week we saw John Wynne’s 300 Speakers, Pianola and Vacuum Cleaner, and also new site-specific works for “The Flux, and I” which is on in London until the 22nd of June. The delicate sounds of the huge installation were quite intriguing, so I am quite honored to have him answer the Five Questions. 1.    What sound from your childhood made the most impression on you? I remember being 8 or 9 years old and living in Cold Lake, in Canada, running around at night with a couple of friends, unscrewing Christmas light bulbs outside…
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  • Capital Audiofest 2014 — Washington, DC

    Audiophilia Staff
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:07 am
    Because of surgery, I was laid up in the house for five months. As time ticked by and I got better, I kept reading about audio shows and having real withdrawal. I’d already had a night of shakes getting off the pain killers, but this was worse. Audiophile withdrawal. You’ve all had the feeling. I love audio shows. Not just because of the sound and fabulous equipment, but because of the camaraderie shown by passionate audiophiles. It was about this time that I decided to attend Capital Audiofest in Washington, DC. Not sure why, but I trust Air Canada. Not the best food, but amazing…
  • Sounds! — Shelly Manne, percussion and Jack Marshall, guitar

    Roy Harris
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:31 am
    I was visiting a friend who subscribes to several streaming services, including, Beats, Googleplay, Gruvshark, and Rdio, all of which have bit rates of 320. He played a CD he recently downloaded, titled ‘Sounds’, featuring Shelly Manne on percussion and Jack Marshall on guitar. Even though the data rate of the download is considerably inferior to Redbook, the sound on all the tracks was so impressive, I bought the CD on Amazon. It was originally released as an LP, during the 60s, and later reissued in 2010 as a CD, in Japan, on the Capitol/EMI label, Capitol ST 2610. Auditioning…
  • Audiophilia Star Recordings

    Audiophilia Staff
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:14 am
    Much like our Audiophilia Star Components, we are instituting an Audiophilia Star for recordings. Once again, no hard and fast rules, just an love affair between music, recording and reviewer. The list will grow over the years and our readers will be able to use this list as a first class resource for recordings that boast superior music making coupled with brilliance in engineering. CD, vinyl and digital files will be represented. Each entry will have software type, company information, release/recording date and where to purchase link. Guest submission posts of your favourite recordings are…
  • Raidho Acoustics X-1 Loudspeaker

    Anthony Kershaw
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Creating a one off, great speaker is difficult. Creating a range, a family of great speakers is harder still. The basics of fine speaker design has to be there, of course, but an eye and especially an ear to tune a ‘house’ sound within boxes various takes great skill. In the last few years, Wilson Audio has done it to near perfection, and, after a longtime house sound that did not float my boat, Focal/JM Labs created its incredible ‘Utopia’ line. Toronto’s Hansen Audio and Minnesota’s Magneplanar are at the top of the page, too. Add Danish company, Raidho Acoustics to this short…
  • Antipodes Audio Reference Jumpers

    Martin Appel
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    In recent months I’ve had the pleasure of listening to several excellent pairs of speaker jumper cables and have concluded they can significantly affect the sonic presentation. Not exactly a glamorous product that every reviewer wants to address, but a necessary one for those whose speakers have two sets of inputs and doesn’t want to bi-wire or bi-amp his speakers. My current reference analogue and digital interconnects are the Antipodes Audio Reference and Kokiri respectively and when I learned that they made jumper cables, too, I had to investigate Mark Jenkins makes some killer cables…
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  • Ortofon 6NX-TSW1010 Tonearm Cable

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Many associate the Ortofon name with its legacy of phono cartridges, but the company’s product line includes a multiple of analog accessories, including headshells, tonearms, and high-end cables. The 6NX-TSW1010 tonearm cable, like Ortofon’s cartridges, is extremely well built. The cable’s transparent blue casing showcases the shielding beneath, which surrounds seven conductor cores made of very pure copper. The main cable body is 5/8 inches thick and it is surprisingly flexible; the segments leading to RCA plugs are about 1/4 inch thick, and the grounding wire is much thinner. The…
  • Clones Audio 25i Integrated Amplifier

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:58 pm
    What started as a one-off unit intended as a family birthday gift has blossomed into a full-fledged audio equipment manufacturer. Hong Kong’s Clones Audio now counts monoblocks and a DAC among its product roster, but its 25i amplifier ($865/€629) is what jump-started the boutique manufacturer. The 25i, which is a 25 watts-per-channel integrated amplifier, was inspired by a 47 Labs’ circuit design that later landed in the public domain for the DIY crowd. After all, not everyone would see the $3,000-plus asking price of the 47 Labs’ Gaincard amp without wincing—and some might double…
  • Dali Fazon Mikro 2 Speakers and Sub 1 Subwoofer

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:54 pm
    As the starship Enterprise explodes while I’m watching Star Trek: Inception, it’s clear that these miniscule satellite speakers from Dali deliver big sound. Working in concert with the tiny Fazon Sub 1, which utilizes a 6.5-inch long-throw driver, the speakers provide an equally solid bass response, as illustrated by the cannon shots in AC/DC’s “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You).” Finding a balance between performance and aesthetics when integrating great sound into your living room is always a challenge. Danish manufacturer Dali does a better job than most at combining a…
  • OPPO PM-1 Headphones

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Since I’m not much of a headphone guy, it takes something special for me to leave the comfort of my listening room and put a pair of cans on my head. Few ‘phones have ever given me big enough goosebumps to do so, and those that did have all been planar or electrostatic. No surprise, since most of my favorite speakers are panels. There’s just something about the open, airy presentation you get from a great pair of ESL speakers. OPPO’s new PM-1 planar magnetic headphones take me to that desired place. By nature, headphones provide the same feeling of sound pressure offered by a pair of…
  • Musical Fidelity MF-100 Headphones

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    During my recent trip to the Sterling Sound mastering studio in New York City, where I visited with senior mastering engineer Greg Calbi, I had the rare privileged of listening to the new Beatles’ Yesterday and Today from Calbi’s chair. An uncompressed version of “Doctor Robert” comes through the MF-100 phones via my iPod Classic rather crisply. This $199 pair of phones does a cracking job at capturing the essence of the music. As I track through some of the tunes on the U.S. Beatles albums that were just released, the MF-100s become even more endearing. I forget that I’m sitting…
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  • 4 USB audio interfaces that won’t break the bank

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:38 pm
    The cost of a home studio has come down a long way with software taking over the vast majority of tasks, but to get the best audio recording and playback quality you can, you will need to spend a little money on a dedicated audio interface. Here are our picks for five of the best USB audio interfaces available for well under £200, so you won’t have to pin your hopes on winning a hand of blackjack at Red Flush casino to be able to be able to buy one. Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 (£180) The Komplete Audio 6 is both and audio/MIDI interface that offers digital I/O, four analogue…
  • 5 Most Important Gigs of All Time

    25 Jun 2014 | 7:24 am
    1. The Beatles at Shea stadium, New York, 15 August 1965 Considering the sound was awful, there was no lighting show, no screens and no one could see the band, you may wonder how this gig has made it to the top of the list ­- but it was a world changing concert that paved the way for the large stadium and arena tours that we know today. No music act had ever filled a stadium before or sold so many tickets for a one off performance, so this concert set a precedent for where live music was going. These were the days before the band had the luxury of stage crew, bodyguards, event staff or…
  • J-Lo causes controversy with World Cup theme

    25 Jun 2014 | 7:10 am
    Jennifer Lopez took to the stage with rapper Pitbull to perform at the World Cup opening ceremony last week. The official World Cup theme has divided opinion thanks to its controversy over lyrics, artists and general poor taste. J-Lo teamed up with rapper Pitbull to create We Are One (Ole Ola), featuring further vocals sung in Portuguese from singer Claudia Lette. The song sees Pitbull inviting listeners to put their flags up to the sky, while the Aint It Funny singer Jennifer Lopez warns us that a million eyes will be watching the famed tournament. Despite the team spirit, the song has…
  • What a Beginner Should Know About Buying DJ Equipment

    21 May 2014 | 10:01 am
    DJ turn that music up, I want to feel it! You know that beat. Tiesto and Three 6 Mafia meet for a collaboration of a lifetime. In its time, it was played in night clubs all over the world. Originally mastered on premium quality DJ equipment, the song was later blasted at club parties on equipment of varying quality levels. Seemingly even the most affordable professionally DJ equipment is good enough to make this track a winner. But not every song is a hit. Sometimes the difference maker is the DJ equipment that is used to play it. There are some songs that can really get butchered if the…
  • Music in video games

    14 May 2014 | 2:54 pm
    As video games have grown from the pastime of teenage boys in their bedrooms to multi-million dollar titles that rival blockbuster movies in their scope, the music in games has evolved. Unlike films, games tend to follow a non-linear structure and so the player has an effect on how the story evolves and the music must follow these narrative changes. This means that much of the soundtrack for a game must be created in component layers that can be overlapped, twisted, and reconstructed depending on how the game is playing played. While some high-profile games such as Grand Theft Auto will also…
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  • Missing Persons - Rhyme And Reason (LP, 1984)

    Joseph Bremson
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Missing Persons“Rhyme And Reason”Capitol ST-12315 [1984]This 1984 release by well-known New Wave band Missing Persons is considered by some to be a weaker effort. Although this album might not pass muster for many of the more discriminating pop music aficionados, it does have a certain dark charm that sounds lacking on 1982's “Spring Session M” (even though Destination Unknown, Noticeable One, and several others off that album are extremely good songs that I love). “Rhyme And Reason” is an LP that I find myself returning to every once in a while and I always enjoy the experience…
  • Jack E. Leonard - Rock And Roll Music For Kids Over Sixteen (LP, 1956)

    Joseph Bremson
    6 Jul 2014 | 11:11 am
    Jack E. Leonard“Rock And Roll Music For Kids Over Sixteen”RCA Vik LX-1080, mono [1956]A mid-fifties album with a somewhat enticing and provocative title, “Rock And Roll Music For Kids Over Sixteen” is definitely a “journey.” In many ways, it is also a freakish (but certainly lovable) artifact of the Rockabilly era, because nothing quite similar enough to it exists on this planet.For those of you who aren’t familiar, Jack E. Leonard was a comedian, and fairly well-known at that. In his time, he appeared extensively on television, recorded several albums, acted in movies, and was…
  • Album reviews For WFMU's Beware Of The Blog

    Joseph Bremson
    30 Jun 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Some of you may know that I've also written album reviews for WFMU's Beware Of The Blog. Having already posted links to my reviews for, I thought I'd make create a post on this blog listing all the WFMU links too.So, here they are for your reading and listening pleasure - all six reviews I wrote several years ago. Enjoy! Hawaii In Stereo by Sam MakiaIt's Alaska by Harry Simeone ChoraleReflections Of An Indian Boy by Paul Weston And His OrchestraParadise Regained: The Exotic Music Of The Pacific by Leo AddeoJewels Of The Sea by Les BaxterFantastica by Russ Garcia
  • WeirdoMusic Album Reviews

    Joseph Bremson
    4 Mar 2014 | 3:00 pm
    As some of you may have noticed, I've been writing album reviews for -- about one every five weeks or so. I thought I'd post all of those links here, though, just so that you guys can peruse conveniently. :DSo, here are all ten reviews I've written so far (in no particular order). Enjoy!Swingin' Fling by Alvino ReyMusic For Space Squirrels by Al CaiolaQue Mango by Les BaxterEast Of Suez by 101 StringsUn peu de l'ame des Bandits by Aksak MaboulPagan Rites by ÌxtahueleThe Violence Of Amateurs by French TVPo... Po... Popp by André PoppCamel by CamelMaxophone by Maxophone
  • Various Artists - Stroboscopica, Vol. 1: Sonorizzazioni Psycho Beat (CD, 1998)

    Joseph Bremson
    11 Feb 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Various Artists"Stroboscopica, Vol. 1: Sonorizzazioni Psycho Beat"Plastic PL 003, Italian import [1998]Volume one of a three volume series issued by the now defunct Plastic Records of Italy, this various artist compilation features a selection of tracks sourced from late '60s and '70s Eurotrash films and B-movies. Unfortunately, this release is long out-of-print and beyond scarce, and I'd imagine that many people would have difficulty finding it for less than 50 dollars.This album is comprised of only a handful of groups/composers, though they are fairly "big" names in their field -- Marc 4,…
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  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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…
  • Why We Make Our Own Drivers

    20 Feb 2014 | 7:44 am
    Axiom’s new tweeter In a recent post on our message boards, Message Board Member Eggman asked “Would you happen to know if Axiom makes all their speaker parts in-house? Just curious.” It’s a great question, and it was followed up by MichaelTrottar asking “is that for a better sound quality….?” There are two main reasons for manufacturing our own parts: sound quality and consistency. The sound quality is achieved by having more options available to us when designing the finished product. If you are selecting your drivers from already available parts…
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    Head Yo

  • Meet the Most Stunning Portable Headphone Amp with DAC

    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

    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

    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.
  • Bose QuietComfort 20i Headphones Review

    17 Jun 2014 | 2:13 am
    Bose is the one-stop solution for all music enthusiasts who crave for the ultimate audio experience. From speakers to headphones, Bose believes in value for money. Priced little higher than most other products in the market, the audio-products from Bose ensure that they offer what none other can; technical advancements coupled with ingenuity. The company’s ...The post Bose QuietComfort 20i Headphones Review appeared first on Head Yo.
  • Beyerdynamic DT 880 Headphones Review

    16 Jun 2014 | 2:33 am
    Beyerdynamic is not a company that merely makes run of the mill headphones. These are extremely well made and made for a lifetime, like a Leica or a Zippo. The headphones manufactured by them are counted as one of the best over ear headphones around in the world. With the beyerdynamic DT 880 headphones, the ...The post Beyerdynamic DT 880 Headphones Review appeared first on Head Yo.
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    Dark Horse Institute

  • Leaked Britney Spears Track is Real…Probably

    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.
  • Making of Dark Side of the Moon

    20 Jun 2014 | 8:02 am
    Pink Floyd has made a huge impact on my life, music and even engineering.  It spent 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988 on the Billboard Charts. With an estimated 50 million copies sold, it is Pink Floyd’s most commercially successful … The post Making of Dark Side of the Moon appeared first on Dark Horse Institute.
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    Alchemea - Music Production & Sound Engineering Blog

  • Introducing FMOD Studio

    Peter Barter
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
    Introducing FMOD Studio  The latest offering from Firelight Technologies, FMOD Studio is a game audio design, composition and production tool disguised as a DAW. Within FMOD Studio, you can create, add, edit and mix audio live while the game runs, no programming required. Every new
  • Alchemea Sessions 04 – Sabatta – I’m Not A Politician

    Peter Barter
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:39 am
    Sabatta – Im Not a Politician (Live) – Alchemea Sessions Sabatta is Yinka Oyewole (vocals, guitars) and Marialessia Dell’acqua (drums) Born from Yinka’s vision, Sabatta play guitar driven music with serious grooves and have host of influences but many describe the sound as Sly and
  • Remote Audio Production: Tips and Advice

    Denis Kilty
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    The process of making records is something that has changed many times in the last two decades. Technology, local economies and the Internet have had a profound effect on the nature of the way producers now work. The growing trend of outsourcing and contracting practitioners,
  • Understanding human hearing

    Christian Huant
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:57 am
    Whenever considering any kind of career in audio (be it music production, sound for film, video games, TV broadcasting, acoustic design of buildings etc.), it is not only essential to understand what sound is and how it works, but also how we human beings actually
  • Alchemea Sessions 03 – Lovestarrs – Get Your Sexy On

    Peter Barter
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
    Alchemea Sessions 03 - Lovestarrs – Get Your Sexy On (Live) Introducing Lovestarrs! Meet Sarah, Hamish (both recent Alchemea Studio Sound & Music Production Diploma graduates) and George, 3 musketeers from London and Somerset who grew up listening to their parents record collection, including Tears for
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    Beats Music Now

  • Co-Signed Series by Beats Music

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:45 pm
    What is Beats Music Co-Signed? The Co-Signed series features emerging artists picked by Beats’ editorial staff. They will “pick artists we feel have the potential of becoming culture shifters.” Beats released a video showing the first Beats Music Co-Signed artist, GoldLink. Carl Chery, Head of Hip-Hop/R&B at Beats Music, writes, “For those of you who aren’t familiar with GoldLink, he’s a 21-year-old rapper from the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) who fuses hip-hop and electronic in a fresh new way. The two genres have been bedfellows for some time now, but…
  • ALL Beats Music Apps Updated

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    Beats Music does an across-the-board update to all its apps: iOS ver. 2.20 Android ver. 1.20 Windows Phone ver. 1.15 The release notes in Beats’ own words for iOS: “You asked for it, and we listened! In this latest release we’ve added: ● Tune Your Taste — Want to switch up your Just For You recommendations? Change your favorite genres and artists with the Tune Your Taste feature in Settings ● Sentence History — View your most recently played songs from The Sentence ● Verified Badges — That red check mark means the profile is certified as legit by…
  • Impressive Beats Headquarters

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Beats is in their new headquarters in Culver City, CA. Beats Music and Beats Electronics are under the same newly designed roof. Over 650 employees arrive to the three-building (50,000 sf) campus designed by Los Angeles based architect Barbara Bestor. The highly designed space includes bold colors, extreme angles, playful yet functional areas, and big art. Minimalistic ‘Apple-esque’ design is not what Beats made for their workspace (which was designed and built before Apple announced the purchase of Beats). For now, Beats will stay in their new space as planned.Here is how Bestor…
  • YouTube Music Service Controversy Update

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:36 am
    Last month, YouTube flatly stated they would block videos from independent record labels they could not reach a deal with. After an uproar in the music community, YouTube has not blocked any videos so far and is allowing more time for negotiations. Since this slight change in attitude, more than 800 Independent labels have formed a pact seeking fair treatment from music streaming services. Initiated by the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) – the organization that represents the interests of the global independent music community – they issued a Fair Digital Deals Pledge that…
  • Friday Quirky Playlist

    11 Jul 2014 | 1:12 pm
    ‘Madrecita Querida’ is todays quirky playlist from Beats Music. It comes from the Beats Pop Latino genre. Love songs for Moms, in Spanish. Looking for just the right way to be sentimental and emotional with a Mama? Play this playlist that includes The Gypsy Kings to Christina Aguilera. Listen to the Friday quirky playlist ‘Madrecita Querida‘   Every Friday I’ll seek out a quirky playlist – something that intrigues or dumbfounds; a playlist that is multiple degrees off-center.
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