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  • Lexmoto equips Venom learner bike with an MP3 sound system

    AUDIO SOUND - Bing News
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Although it may not be the hi-tech audio system one would meet on an extravagant BMW tourer, it probably endows the Venom with a strong selling advantage for youngsters hunting for their first motorcycle. Actually, the real question is, why hasn't anyone ...
  • Day 1 Ends and Day 2 Starts
    John Atkinson
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:05 am
    What, Jason, you're still on the 5th floor? How are you ever going to get all the way down to sub-Lobby Level, let alone be able to make some "Best of Show" calls, when you're only doing 18 rooms per day? Get a move on, Serinus! Such thoughts crossed my mind as Day One was drawing to a close, and I still had a few rooms left on the second of AXPONA's seven, not six, floors. But what is there to do but simply go with the flow, even if there's little flow left to go with at day's end?Sun, 04/26/2015
  • View here on jitter from music servers. Does it make a differnece?

    Computer Audiophile
    28 Apr 2015 | 1:28 am
    Sorry, fairly new here. Clearly there's a number of much more technically minded persons on this forum than most "hi-fi" related forums. I'm curious about the views on here regarding digital jitter and the impact that a digital source can make on sound quality when outputting to say an external DAC. What's the general view? Elsewhere I've seen comments from "yes, of course it makes a difference", to "jitter is inaudible."
  • Bright Norway and Sonalyst Place First Orders for the New Meyer Sound LEOPARD & 900-LFC

    Meyer Sound Stories
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:28 am
    Bright Norway AS and UK's Sonalyst have officially become the first companies to purchase the new LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system from Meyer Sound. Having just made their debut at Prolight+Sound, the LEOPARD line array loudspeaker and its accompanying 900-LFC low-frequency control element are the smallest and most versatile members of Meyer Sound's flagship LEO Family.
  • Adobe Audition CC Sneak Peek

    Adobe Audition
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:45 pm
    I’m compelled to call this a “sneak peak” but fear the subtle, unfunny pun would either be overlooked as autocorrect’s heavy hand, my own ignorance, or missed entirely.  So let’s pretend I never mentioned it, ok?  Ok! Hey!  We’ve got a great set of features and solutions coming up for the next release of Adobe Audition, and if you can’t make it to NAB to visit our demo stations and stage presentations, I hope this virtual trip to Vegas will suffice. Dynamic Link video streaming No more video rendering when sending sequences from Premiere Pro to…
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    AUDIO SOUND - Bing News

  • Lexmoto equips Venom learner bike with an MP3 sound system

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Although it may not be the hi-tech audio system one would meet on an extravagant BMW tourer, it probably endows the Venom with a strong selling advantage for youngsters hunting for their first motorcycle. Actually, the real question is, why hasn't anyone ...
  • Audio reviews: Calexico and Randy Bachman

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:06 pm
    "Edge of the Sun" is partly inspired by time spent in Mexico City, so cumbia and mariachi sounds mix with guitar and pedal steel. And that's not all - there are dollops of everything from folk to electronica here, mixed together with verve and culture ...
  • Alcons celebrates successful Prolight+Sound

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Zwaag, The Netherlands – “This was our most successful Prolight+Sound to date,” says Alcons co-founder Tom Back. “The LR28 created an incredible buzz. During the show, Norwegian rental company Trondheim Lyd was happy to announce the purchase of the ...
  • Is High-Res Audio Worth It?

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:59 am
    High-definition video has taken over TVs, phones and tablets. But sound quality is worse than it was 10 or 15 years ago. New hi-resolution audio promises to change all that. Consumer Reports checked out the audio quality of hi-res audio files played on ...
  • The Beach Boys "Pet Sounds" Is Getting Blu-ray Audio Release

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:23 am
    The acclaimed, beloved and watershed classic will see its hi-res Blu-ray Audio bow on June 16. Good news for fans of Brian Wilson and co. The classic Beach Boys 1966 album Pet Sounds will be issued with six bonus tracks in high resolution (192kHz/24-bit ...
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  • Day 1 Ends and Day 2 Starts

    John Atkinson
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:05 am
    What, Jason, you're still on the 5th floor? How are you ever going to get all the way down to sub-Lobby Level, let alone be able to make some "Best of Show" calls, when you're only doing 18 rooms per day? Get a move on, Serinus! Such thoughts crossed my mind as Day One was drawing to a close, and I still had a few rooms left on the second of AXPONA's seven, not six, floors. But what is there to do but simply go with the flow, even if there's little flow left to go with at day's end?Sun, 04/26/2015
  • Unraveling the Mysteries of the Westin O'Hare's Floor 5

    John Atkinson
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:32 pm
    People were going gaga over the Gibson Les Paul Reference Monitors, which debuted in the Gibson tent at CES before debuting at NAM and Frankfurt. In their US Consumer audio show premier, which celebrates the Les Paul Centenary, the GSLP 4" ($1198/pair), GSLP 6" ($1598/pair), and equally poetically-titled GSLP 8" ($1998/pair) displayed their pedigree as reference monitors suited for both home and studio. I found the balance a bit bright and sharp for my taste, but there was much to admire in the sound...Sat, 04/25/2015
  • AXPONA Opens Strong

    John Atkinson
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:28 am
    Yes, I too noticed the signs, liberally distributed around the baggage pick-up area at O'Hare, that welcomed visitors to four shows other than AXPONA. "AXPONA 2015 NOT WELCOME IN CHICAGO!" quipped Michael Fremer in his first show blog for Judging from the comments so far, it's clear that some readers forget that behind Mikey's New York outrage lies a seasoned stand-up comedian...Sat, 04/25/2015
  • The 2015 AXPONA is Underway

    John Atkinson
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    Photo: Laura LoVecchio The Chicago Show is happening this weekend at the Westin O'Hare. Showgoers are greeted by this display of Stereophile's May issue and Jason Victor Serinus's live reporting will start shortly.Sat, 04/25/2015
  • Love Wants To Dance

    Robert Baird
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:37 pm
    After Breezin’ Benson’s well-known fondness for James Brown funk broke out into the open Fri, 04/24/2015
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    Computer Audiophile

  • View here on jitter from music servers. Does it make a differnece?

    28 Apr 2015 | 1:28 am
    Sorry, fairly new here. Clearly there's a number of much more technically minded persons on this forum than most "hi-fi" related forums. I'm curious about the views on here regarding digital jitter and the impact that a digital source can make on sound quality when outputting to say an external DAC. What's the general view? Elsewhere I've seen comments from "yes, of course it makes a difference", to "jitter is inaudible."
  • Blindtest between sample rates

    28 Apr 2015 | 12:17 am
    I have constructed a blindest between 3 different sample rates. The original file was 24bit 96KS/s and the worst of my files is 44.1KS/s. Please tell your result from blind testing if you have done multiple independent listenings. The names is of course random. The bit-rate is also somehow random since i might have added noise to some files in order to increase the bit-rate and make cheating harder(I can also use different compression settings when creating the flac file). Please do not tell which file is which if you have cheated using…
  • 192/24 versus 45 rpm vinyl

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:35 pm
    I have a 6 year old vinyl rig VPI Aries-> sutherland PHD phono. But my digital is the new PS audio DS DAC and transport. Yesterday i compared 45 Getz/Giberto versus my second master CD from FIM. With the new PS audio...the CD sounded very close to the vinyl. There could be several things in play... 1) first a very old vinyl rig or 2) The second master CD is of very high quality recording ( i know this for sure when i compared it to 96/24 format) I am contemplating getting the 192/24. But not sure if it will be better than my second master CD. I am also contemplating, if 192 format is…
  • Replacement for Squeezebox?

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:32 pm
    Hi All. I would like to have a device at my bedside that could receive music files up to 96/24 resolution via my home WiFi network. SPDIF or analog output would be ok. I would love to use a Squeezebox but they are no longer made. Suggestions? Thanks
  • Need iPhone Powered USB Advice

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:20 pm
    I have the camera kit. I'm getting a message from the spirit of Steve Jobs haunting my phone telling me that there's not enough power for my DAC. I'm resource poor right now and cannot afford an iFi or other 200 dollar power supply. I can't even afford fifty bucks for this right now. I do want the best sound possible. Does anyone have a brand recommend for a powered USB that will not degrade audio for 20 bucks or less?
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    Adobe Audition

  • Adobe Audition CC Sneak Peek

    8 Apr 2015 | 8:45 pm
    I’m compelled to call this a “sneak peak” but fear the subtle, unfunny pun would either be overlooked as autocorrect’s heavy hand, my own ignorance, or missed entirely.  So let’s pretend I never mentioned it, ok?  Ok! Hey!  We’ve got a great set of features and solutions coming up for the next release of Adobe Audition, and if you can’t make it to NAB to visit our demo stations and stage presentations, I hope this virtual trip to Vegas will suffice. Dynamic Link video streaming No more video rendering when sending sequences from Premiere Pro to…
  • Audition CC 2014.2 now available!

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:03 am
    Greetings and happy holidays! The Audition team has released a small update before the new year which addresses bugs discovered after the release of 7.1.  This update is available as part of your Creative Cloud membership and includes fixes for several potential crash scenarios: Fixed: Crash on Windows, and waveform artifacts, at certain High DPI Scaling values when moving playhead Fixed: Crash on Quit on OS X is OS update changed permissions on certain folders Fixed: Potential crash when using Spot Healing brush Fixed: Better inactive device detection Fixed: Recent iTunes/iCloud update on…
  • Audition CC as a Loudness Correction Appliance

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    While chatting with many of our users at NAB, IBC, and AES, it’s clear that loudness measurement and conformity is a crucial element in preparing their content for broadcast.  The CALM Act in the USA, and similar acts in countries around the world, enforce strict requirements on loudness measurement of content, with many standards such as ITU BS.1770, EBU R128,  ARIB TR-B32, or ATSC A/85.  Unlike the old days, where editors just had to make sure their levels didn’t go into the read, the new standards can require significantly more attention while mixing, or may benefit from…
  • Audition CC 2014.1 Now Available!

    6 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    Happy to announce the latest updates to Audition CC 2014 (and the rest of the Adobe Creative Cloud applications!) is now available to all Creative Cloud members.  Everyone should see their Creative Cloud desktop application notify them of an available update within the next 24 hours as the update rolls out among our distribution network. I’ve shared the details about what’s new in this release of Audition at an earlier blog post, and I wanted to take some time to go into a bit more detail about some of the features now available. Our engineers spent a great deal of time updating…
  • What’s new in Audition CC 2014.1? HiDPI, iXML, and exciting improvements!

    7 Sep 2014 | 8:45 pm
    I’m excited to reveal this sneak peek at what’s coming in the next update for Adobe Audition CC 2014. The first thing you’ll notice is a dramatic new interface update, with support for high pixel density (HiDPI) displays.  A new UI modernizes the look and feel of all Adobe digital video and audio applications, sporting flat icons, cleaner panels, and high-visibility highlights for better component and panel focus.  HiDPI support means those of you with retina or high-resolution displays will see sharper, defined icons and components, reducing eye fatigue and enabling…
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    CRAS Blog

  • PRG Live Event At CRAS 2015!

    Jess Repanshek
    10 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Production Resource Group (PRG) is the world’s leading supplier of entertainment and show technology to a wide range of markets, including corporate and trade-show events, live concerts, theatre, television and film. PRG – Las Vegas offers internships and has worked with CRAS for many years. Operations Manager Adam Parrish, a Conservatory Graduate, came this past week from […] The post PRG Live Event At CRAS 2015! appeared first on CRAS Blog.
  • CRAS at McDowell Mountain Music Festival

    23 Mar 2015 | 10:28 am
    CRAS at McDowell Mountain Music Festival Again this year, CRAS will be at the McDowell Mountain Music Festival.  We are honored to be able to be involved in such a great festival for the 3rd year in a row. Our students have become a huge contributing factor during the 3 day festival. Working along side a […] The post CRAS at McDowell Mountain Music Festival appeared first on CRAS Blog.
  • iZotope Plug-In Package

    Jess Repanshek
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Each student attending CRAS gets their own Laptop Recording Package, which includes thousands of dollars worth of recording materials! Students each get a brand new MacBook Pro, Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Waves Plug-Ins and just recently we added an iZotope plug-in bundle. In additional to the plethora of plug-ins that come with Pro Tools and […] The post iZotope Plug-In Package appeared first on 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.
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  • Listen: Kehlani – The Way ft. Chance The Rapper | Stream

    Jesse James
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:44 am
    The beautiful and incredibly talented Kehlani is back! The Bay Area native has been making quite a name for herself over the past few months and today returns with something new for our ears to devour. Today Kehlani drops off a solid new track called “The Way”, in which she links up with Chicago’s own, […] The post Listen: Kehlani – The Way ft. Chance The Rapper | Stream appeared first on stupidDOPE.
  • Mean & Clean! Nike Air Huarache Wolf Grey/Pure Platinum JD Sports Exclusive

    Jesse James
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:41 am
    Look, say what you want, but to us, there is nothing quite like a pair of Nike’s fresh out the box; thanks Mario. Well today the good folks over at Nike are back, this time around cooking up something special for someone special, and giving us a first look. Today we get a look at […] The post Mean & Clean! Nike Air Huarache Wolf Grey/Pure Platinum JD Sports Exclusive appeared first on stupidDOPE.
  • Tips and Tricks To Declutter Your Urban Oasis

    LeVar Thomas
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:08 pm
    It’s your escape pad, the place where you can relax and put your feet up. It’s comfy and its yours but you could use just a little more room. When you have a new career in a big city like New York, L.A., or Miami you find that space and time to relax comes at […] The post Tips and Tricks To Declutter Your Urban Oasis appeared first on stupidDOPE.
  • Listen: Ransom – The Commission Freestyle | Stream

    Jesse James
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    The one and only, Ransom, makes his return to the game today. The lyricist is back with a brand new freestyle for our listening enjoyment, today unleashing “The Commission Freestyle”. The track finds Ransom again giving us some of his uncanny and unadulterated talents behind the mic, serving up a barrage of bars for our […] The post Listen: Ransom – The Commission Freestyle | Stream appeared first on stupidDOPE.
  • Trick Or Bust! Watch Ben Fisher’s Talents Showcased In San Diego

    Jesse James
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:13 pm
    We here at stupidDOPE have a deep passion for anything skate related. Boards, blades, and more, we enjoy the talents and the technical abilities of its participants. Well today we get a look at a dope new skate video which finds Ben Fisher showing off some of his talents and doing so in rather eye-catching […] The post Trick Or Bust! Watch Ben Fisher’s Talents Showcased In San Diego appeared first on stupidDOPE.
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  • In-Car Entertainment For A Smartphone-Driven Life

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Technology has brought smartphone compatible apps to the dash for a great in-car audio and video experience. Start streaming your favorite music right to your car receivers and watch videos from compatible connected devices. We have the lowest prices as always! Check them out!
  • 2015 Car Audio and Video Products Are Here!

    5 Feb 2015 | 12:07 pm
    We are feverishly adding the latest car audio and video product offerings from major car audio manufacturers in our catalog. Be the first to experience the newest 2015 car audio gears, gadgets and accessories!   
  • New Year mean New Gear!

    19 Jan 2015 | 8:31 am
    The New Year brings in the newest car audio and video gears from various manufacturers. We have been busy adding and stocking on tons of products from various car audio/video manufacturers. Be the first to experience the newest and greatest innovations from the car audio industry leaders. CHECK THEM OUT!!
  • Car Audio/Video Holiday Top Sellers

    6 Jan 2015 | 12:56 pm
    One head unit that stood out during the Holiday Shopping spree was the Pioneer AVH-X4700BS. Can't blame the people who bought this unit as it's loaded with tons of features and priced competetively well. Off course, carries the best price for the AVH-X4700BS. So check it out before somebody grab our last stock! WMA Playback: Yes Remote Control: Yes MP3 playback: Yes Maximum Power: 200 Watts DIN: 2 CD-R/CD-RW Compatible: Yes CD Text: Yes Built-in EQ: Yes Bluetooth: Yes Aux input: Yes Audio/Video Inputs: 1 Display Size: 7 Inch Rear USB Input: 1 Pre-amp outputs:…
  • New Year..New Gear!

    31 Dec 2014 | 8:13 am
    It's 2015 and what a great time to start the year with upgrades to make those long drives bearable. We've slashed prices on hundreds of car audio and video head units, subs and car amplifers and accessories! And to sweeten the deal even more, enjoy an additional 6% OFF your entire order. Use coupon code NEW15 at checkout.   
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  • 1&1 Cloud Server Review

    28 Apr 2015 | 1:47 am
    Cloud Server from 1&1 is designed to bridge the gap between cheap yet basic hosting services and the kind of high-end cloud platforms offered by the likes of Amazon, Rackspace et al. This it manages with some aplomb, delivering access to VMware hosted virtual machines in a huge variety of flavours to do with as […]
  • Apple MacBook 2015 Review

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    The new Macbook is so light you could mistake it for a half-empty sheaf of papers. Holding it in one hand is quite unnerving, as you feel you could snap it without holding properly. The balance is excellent. Yes, you can feel it tipping towards the screen ever so slightly, but the overall feel is […]
  • Nintendo 3DS (2015) Review

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:22 pm
    For all the stuff it does well, Nintendo doesn’t do itself many favours when it comes to communication. After the messy and confused messaging of the Wii U and the perhaps even more confusing 2DS, it’s now gone and named its latest 3DS the New 3DS. And certainly by just looking at it, you wouldn’t […]
  • Roku 3 Review

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Roku has made its mission to make their box as easy to get onto for content providers as possible. Thus, the platform features more than 200 content sources in its Channel Store, with many more available as "private channels" that anyone can create at will. Most users will probably stick to the store channels, and […]
  • Roku Streaming Stick Review

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:05 pm
    The Roku Streaming Stick is small, but its designers managed to bathe almost every inch of it in the company’s familiar purple hues. It’s a bit obnoxious to have what appears to be an oversized purple thumb drive jutting out of a black or gray television, as much as we appreciate Roku for sticking to […]
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    Sound & Vision

  • Can I Use Different Brands of Subwoofers in My Home Theater?

    Bob Ankosko
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Got a tech question for Sound & Vision? Email us at Q Can I use two different brands of subwoofers in my home theater?—Alphonse Michelet / via e-mail
  • Definitive Technology Announces Fundraiser to Support Forte for Children

    Bob Ankosko
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    June Event to Feature Performances by John Legend and Tristan Prettyman Definitive Technology will host a fundraiser on June 12 at the Copley Symphony Hall in downtown San Diego to support Forte for Children, a charitable foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for disadvantaged children through music education and therapy.
  • Star Wars Celebration: My Kind of Hive of Scum and Villainy

    Lauren Dragan
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:09 pm
    If you felt a disturbance in the force last week, it was likely due to fans everywhere emotionally geeking out at the newly released Star Wars trailer. In case you were trapped in a Sarlacc pit, last week Anaheim played host to the annual Star Wars Celebration, a gathering for fans of all things Star Wars. Attendees from around the world were treated to panels, demonstrations, and the very first look at the trailer for The Force Awakens. Couldn’t make it? Want to know what you missed? Read on, Padawan.
  • Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 AV Receiver Review

    Jon Iverson
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Audio Performance Video Performance Features Ergonomics Value PRICE $1,700 AT A GLANCE Plus Rich, powerful sound with gobs of detail Dolby Atmos capable UHD-ready with 4K scaling and HDMI 2.0 Minus No HDCP 2.2 DRM to handle future UHD content Basic remote isn’t backlit THE VERDICT Yamaha’s one-step-down AVR delivers top-notch performance and features at a somewhat less than flagship price. Choosing the perfect A/V receiver for your home theater can be as tough as it was for Goldilocks to find the perfect bowl of porridge. Of course, we all want lots of features and plenty of…
  • The Equalizer

    Jon Iverson
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Like a big, wet, dumb, dopey dog jumping all over you, The Equalizer hits with home theater power that thumps you in the chest if not the heart. An ex-CIA operative has taken on a new identity, living in obscurity, working in a Home Depot, helping people with their self-esteem issues whenever he can, whether they need to lose weight, get an education, or stop being a corrupt cop. However, when faced with a teenager’s plight of enslavement by brutal sex traffickers, he’s forced back into using his main skillset—terminating roomfuls of bad guys with extreme swiftness and…
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  • Roswell Pro Audio Mini K47

    23 Apr 2015 | 4:32 pm
    The Mini K47 is a Cardioid condenser microphone that is "pre-modified" at the factory.It uses a linear, transformerless circuit based on the Schoeps design. It delivers relatively high sensitivity (18mV/Pa) and low self-noise (13dBA).The capsule is a K47 style, based on Neumann's design. It is a true single-backplate capsule, with the characteristic K47 drilling pattern. The diaphragms are made of imported Mylar metallized with gold. The input capacitor is an upgraded polystyrene type. The JFET is a selected low-capacitance K30A type, rather than the 2SK170 (high capacitance) model found in…
  • A.I.R Liberator

    19 Mar 2015 | 2:38 pm
    The A.I.R Liberator is a multipattern tube condenser with a transformer coupled output. It uses a 2-stage circuit that uses both triodes in the 12AX7 tube; its transformer ratio is approximately 10:1.The capsule is a 32mm K67 type, as can be found in most low-cost microphones. External switches provide independent high-pass filter and pad capabilities.The Liberator is internally identical to that of the Avantone CV-12, although the CV-12 has metal switches rather than plastic. Both of these mics differ from the popular Apex 460, both because these microphones have switches, and because the…
  • MXL Cr-24

    16 Mar 2015 | 1:49 pm
    The Cr-24 is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone with a transformerless circuit. It appears to be a cosmetic variant of the 2003A, made with a black chrome finish for the company's "900 series" built exclusively for Guitar Center.Two switches mounted beneath the headbasket independently enable a 10dB pad, and a high-pass filter.The 2003A/CR24 uses a modified K67-type capsule; while the front backplate appears to be a standard 32mm K67 type, the rear backplate uses an alternative drilling pattern. This would change the microphone's operational characteristics, including proximity, pattern,…

    11 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    The NTR is an active bidirectional ribbon microphone that is built with several innovative processes and techniques. The mic's ribbon element is made from 1.8-micron aluminum. Although such thin material is used by many other ribbon manufacturers, Rode's innovation is to cut the aluminum foil with a laser instead of a razor. According to Rode, blades leave rough edges on the ribbon, leading to premature wear and failure.The foil is pressed between two gears to imprint the necessary corrugation, then tensioned by machine. We know of no other manufacturer using automation to tension ribbons.The…
  • 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…
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  • AXPONA Audio Con 2015 Show Live Stream

    24 Apr 2015 | 7:04 am
    AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) Audio Con 2015 takes place April 24th through 26th at the Westin O'Hare in Chicago. At AXPONA 2015 you'll be able to experience top quality high-end home audiophile gear, portable audio players and enjoy the best high resolution music on digital and vinyl LP formats. See's official AXPONA live broadcast at this link.
  • Jim Smith's Breaking Through The Sound Barrier

    22 Apr 2015 | 4:21 am
    If you're looking for some great Podcasts, Jim Smith's series Breaking Through The Sound Barrier (TTSB) provides excellent ideas for music lovers and audiophiles alike who want to achieve the very best from their audio system. In Episode Nine: Out of the Hot Seat, Jim provides the customary update on the Through the Sound Barrier project, including changes to the CD, status of the books and DVD, and a tentative shipping timeframe. Then it's on to discussing a recent RoomPlay Reference session with a client who hears things differently. Read More
  • Buddy Rich Birdland On CD And Vinyl LP

    21 Apr 2015 | 4:24 am
    Lightyear Entertainment and Lobitos Creek Ranch, in association with Scabeba Entertainment and the Buddy Rich Estate, have announced the release of a new live album featuring Buddy Rich and his Killer Force Band at the peak of their performing years. This rare, previously unreleased, and all original production was recorded with Buddy's permission by bandmate Alan Gauvin. Alan has personally mixed and edited the project together to create this new album, which is mastered by Tom Swift. This new Buddy Rich album titled Birdland will be released on May 26 through Caroline Distribution, the…
  • Last Chance! Schedule Your Live Appearance For AXPONA Broadcast

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:04 am will be live broadcasting from AXPONA 2015 and we have only a few time slots available. Instead of passive broadcasting or after-the-fact video streaming, which has been done for many years, our live stream features chat so enthusiasts worldwide can ask questions for those we are featuring live online in real time plus we provide Twitter integration too! Read More.
  • The Best Of The Doors On Multi-Channel Hybrid SACD

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:03 am
    Doors fans rejoice as Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity will be releasing The Best Of The Doors - 1973 on quadraphonic 4.0 multi-channel hybrid SACD. The two-channel stereo and DSD layers of the hybrid SACD were remastered from the original two-track tapes, which are available for the first time since 1970. The 4.0 quadraphonic layer mirrors the earlier CD-4 QuadraDisc format, Quadraphonic 8-Track and reel-to-reel tape. The Best of The Doors - 1973 compilation album was also released in standard stereo and is the two-channel CD layer of this hybrid SACD. Read More
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  • Audio News for April 28, 2015

    John Sunier
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    Recycle Your Old Electronics – Here are some do’s and don’ts: Check your state laws since some states have banned putting electronics in the waste stream. Be sure to wipe all personal data from any hard or flash drive before you recycle (or sell). Take your products to a reputable recycling outlet. Do not take any products contaminated with food or household pests. If the electronics are broken, put the parts in a box when you bring them in to recycle. E-waste is the fastest-growing waste stream on earth. Many electronics contain hazardous substances. The cost and energy to mine raw…
  • Melody Gardot – My One And Only Thrill – Verve Records /ORG (45 rpm vinyl)

    John Sunier
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    Melody Gardot – My One And Only Thrill – Verve Records (2009)/Original Recording Group (2015) 45 rpm stereo vinyl (2 discs), 48:07 ****1/2: (Melody Gardot – guitar, piano, vocals; Gary Foster – alto saxophone; Bryan Rogers – tenor saxophone, vocals;  Patrick Hughes – trumpet, vocals; Andy Martin – trombone; Ken Pendergast – bass, vocals; Charlie Patierno – drums, vocals; Larry Klein – bass, vocals; Vinnie Colaiuta – drums; Pualinho da Costa – percussion; Behn Gillece – vibraphone; Larry Goldings – Hammond organ; Kiko Abondolo – double bass; Drew Dembowski –…
  • Donny McCaslin – Fast Future [TrackList follows] – Greenleaf Music

    John Sunier
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    Donny McCaslin – Fast Future [TrackList follows] – Greenleaf Music GRE-CD-1041, 55:31 [3/31/15] ****: (Donny McCaslin – tenor saxophone; Jason Lindner – electric and acoustic guitar, piano, synthesizer; Tim Lefebvre – electric bass; Mark Guiliana – drums; David Binney – producer, vocals (track 2), additional synthesizer; Nina Geiger – vocals; Nate Wood – guitar, mixing, mastering; Jana Dagdagan – spoken word (track 6)) Saxophonist Donny McCaslin’s 11th release as leader, and fourth on Dave Douglas’ independent imprint Greenleaf, is well-named. The 55-minute Fast Future…
  • Exodus – Gods and Kings, Blu-ray (2015)

    John Sunier
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    Exodus – Gods and Kings, Blu-ray (2015) Director: Ridley Scott Cast: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley Studio: 20th Century Fox [3/17/15] Video: 2.40:1 for 16:9 1080p HD color Audio: English DTS-HD MA 5.1, French DTS 5.1, Spanish DTS 5.1 Dubbed: French, Spanish Subtitles: English, French, Spanish Extras: The Exodus Historical Guide (option during the film), Deleted and extended scenes, Commentary track by Ridley Scott and co-screenwriter Jeffrey Caine Length: 165 minutes Rating: ***1/2 This one is also available in 3D, and perhaps that would have increased my interest…
  • RODION SHCHEDRIN: The Left-Hander – Mariinsky Orch. and Chorus/ Valery Gergiev/ Soloists – Mariinsky (2 SACDs)

    John Sunier
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    RODION SHCHEDRIN: The Left-Hander – Mariinsky Orch. and Chorus/Valery Gergiev/Andrei Popov, tenor/Edward Tsanga, bass-bar./Vladimir Moroz, bar./Kristina Alieva, sop./Maria Maksakova, mezzo-sop. – Mariinsky MAR0554 (2 multichannel SACDs)[Distr. by Naxos] (3/10/15) 119:27 ***: Rodion Shchedrin is an important Russian composer who has developed quite a reputation for theatre works, like his Boyarina Morozova, Carmen Suite ballet and The Humpbacked Horse ballet. He has also written some impressive orchestral works including a Concerto for Orchestra and a very fine Piano Concerto. His theatre…
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    Steve Hoffman Music Forums

  • The Trippiest Album Trilogy?

    28 Apr 2015 | 3:54 am
    Which of the following choices is the trippiest trilogy of albums? This one?
  • Dr. Strangely Strange - 'Kip Of The Serenes' LP

    28 Apr 2015 | 3:54 am
    Hi all, I've really been listening to this album a lot lately. It's one of those albums where I really loved one song ("Strangely Strange But Oddly Normal") and the rest has really grown on me, to the point where it may be one of my favorite albums (at least at the moment). Anyways, does anyone know of any nice reissues of this record on good ol' vinyl? I'd love to get my hands on a UK original, but those prices ... Or are all reissues sourced from the CD? TBH, the CD I have sounds pretty... Dr. Strangely Strange - 'Kip Of The Serenes' LP
  • Universally panned albums that you like

    28 Apr 2015 | 3:53 am
    There may have been similar threads before, but after going through the thread on indisputably classic albums that some people don't like or don't get, I just though about the opposite approach. What are some albums that most of the critics and listeners hated that you actually like? The first 3 that come to mind for me are: Their Satanic Majesties Request - Rolling Stones. For me, this is a fantastic psychedelic smorgasbord of Baroque textures, Eastern influence, sci-fi, mysticism, and... Universally panned albums that you like
  • Need some jazz...turn me on!

    28 Apr 2015 | 3:53 am
    So I got this awesome new Fisher tube receiver, and it's made me want to hear more jazz. The little bit that I have sounds amazing. The horns really sing. My jazz knowledge is kind of limited. Here's what I have (all vinyl) MILES DAVIS BITCHES BREW GP 26 MILES DAVIS KIND OF BLUE CS 8155 JOHN COLTRANE A LOVE SUPREME REISSUE JOHN COLTRANE BLUE TRANE REISSUE JOHN COLTRANE GIANT STEPS AT 1311 JOHN COLTRANE MY FAVORITE THINGS 1361 MONO I have a bunch of Brubeck too, but not Time Out, which I... Need some jazz...turn me on!
  • Poll--The Weakest Link: YESTERDAY AND TODAY, Round 5

    28 Apr 2015 | 3:53 am
    "Drive My Car" is sitting on the roadside now. Five remain, one must go. Discussion question: Have you heard any good covers of the songs on Y&T? 6 Drive My Car 7 If I Needed Someone T8 Yesterday T8 Doctor Robert T10 Act Naturally T10 What Goes On
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    pink fish media - audio

  • Please help! I need a trustworthy engineer or place to fix amp in North London

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Hi, I ma sure you've heard this before. I've opened my parcel today and realised that sender put electric plug under the amp (33kg). All it's left was a powder. I'm not electrician so I need to look for somebody to fix it for me. I want also this person to run general checks to see if everything else is fine with this unit and it's safe to use it. Can anybody recommend place or individual where I could do that? Unfortunately I don't have a car and I am not willing to post it so it has to be relatively close to my place. We are talking about 10-15 mils radius from N17 . Please help if you know…
  • Suggestions please – matching a MFA passive pre-amp with which valve Power Amp

    27 Apr 2015 | 4:44 am
    I have an odd system – a Naim NDS feeding into a MFA Baby Ref with 804d speakers. I am tempted by the sound of valves and tried an ARC 75 to replace my current Naim 200 power amp. Whilst a definite ‘step-up’– the lack of bass was disappointing. Replacing the MFA with an ARC 5SE in to the ARC 75 and the bass (more than) bloomed - it was 'fanatastic' – but SHWEMBO will only tolerate one ‘big box’ – (or if I am lucky two small ones) My dealer concludes that the ARC 75 needs more ‘juice’ (the NDS outputs a pretty standard 2.1V which is…
  • Line Magnetic amplifiers?

    26 Apr 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Has anyone heard these? I saw some yesterday in NYC. Some of them look like they were designed to give Frankenstein a jump start. Not exactly Devialet.
  • Using balanced and unbalanced inputs of the Audiolab 8200mb

    26 Apr 2015 | 1:58 pm
    I would like to connect my mdac to the balanced inputs of my 8200mb amplifier, and my phono stage to to the unbalanced inputs. the 8200mb manual says "do not use both connections at the same time as this might damage your equipment" Is there some workaround to make using both inputs possible otherwise I would have to buy a preamp which I'd like to avoid? Obviously only one source would be used or powered at any one time. Thanks.
  • Today's Vinyl Quality ?

    26 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Back in the early 80s i discovered my love for Vinyl :) My first proper Hifi started with a Rega P3 A&R A60 Mission 700s which developed into a Lp12/ekos/troika/lingo/cirkus/mana/72/hicap/250/Kabers - Absolutely Fabulous even by todays standards I became frustrated with the quality of New vinyl by the mid 90s(sounding more digital than analog ) and Sold my Lp12 I would contemplate another Lp12 again , i know vinyl is more expensive than CD, but i wouldn't mind paying if the quality of the vinyl was really good So to those that still use vinyl , what is Todays quality like ? and is it…
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    AVS | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews - 2-Channel Audio

  • New 2 channel stereo, under $2,000 and very happy

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Finally after a couple hundred hours of researching, many store demos and a few home auditions I've got a set up I love....Samsung tab pro with Aptx Bluetooth, Arcam rBlink, NAD c326bee and B&W 685 S2's. Now just need to set everything up better...
  • Stanton T90 Turntable and right channel dropping

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:27 am
    For those of you more experienced in turntables, I find this puzzling. My Stanton T90 seemed to lose the right channel on occasions. But I found that tapping on top of the corner of turntable sometimes activate the right channel back on. Or rubbing one of the wire under the cartridge with a loud buzz feedback on right channel. Is this a question of a loose experience this periodic dropping of right channel. Except for this annoyance, I enjoyed using the Stanton T90 connected to my vintage Pioneer Stereo Receiver...ah, listening to my old LPs as well as recently bought LPs to…
  • Vinyl is a deep, dark, scary rabbit hole...

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:08 pm
    ...but, I'm considering getting into it anyway. After pointing out that my birthday is coming up, I have secured a $400 WAF budget to purchase a turntable and phono preamp. Although the Marantz TT42P with it's built in preamp looks like an attractive package at ~$350, I foresee it's lack of adjustability not playing well with my need to constantly tweak and twiddle with my system. Besides, I read that it also has a cheap pair of RCA leads soldered to the main board. Again, attractive features....but something about it just screams "don't do it." My other option is to pick up a…
  • How would you guys set up 2.1 from a pc

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:45 am
    Hello there. I currently use headphones from my gaming computer's Sounblaster Z sound card. It makes gaming a pretty solitary experience because I'm the only one that can hear what's going on and I have been requested by the significant other to get speakers. :) I'm pretty sold on getting the SVS prime 2.1 system but where I'm a little iffy is how to connect them to the gaming system because I've always used cheap powered computer centric speakers in the past. I'm not sure what the best way to connect a 2.1 system up considering the sound card has 3.5mm outs. Is it possible to output the…
  • 2.1 W/HD Tuner?

    23 Apr 2015 | 12:10 pm
    I am looking for a preprocessor or a receiver to use in a 2.1 setup that has an HD Tuner. I was looking at the Outlaw 975, but it doesn't appear to have an HD Radio Tuner. Anyone have any recommendations? I'd like a unit that's compact as possible. Cheers Peter
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  • Re: Reasonably priced FM Tuner

    22 Apr 2015 | 7:46 am
    its simplicity, but it looks as though the price point for a good one goes beyond my requirement for reasonable cost. Given that most seem to need cap changes and alignment, the cost would quickly go well above reasonable. Tube (Hollow State Device) sourcing is also a bit problematic these days;
  • Re: Reasonably priced FM Tuner

    Peter Wieck
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:45 am
    On Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 12:16:52 AM UTC-4, Dave wrote: > Thanks for revisiting your ideas. I thought about a Dynaco FM-3, like its simplicity, but it looks as though the price point for a good one goes beyond my requirement for reasonable cost. Given that most seem to need cap changes an
  • Re: Reasonably priced FM Tuner

    Peter Wieck
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    On Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 12:16:52 AM UTC-4, Dave wrote: > Thanks for revisiting your ideas. I thought about a Dynaco FM-3, like its simplicity, but it looks as though the price point for a good one goes beyond my requirement for reasonable cost. Given that most seem to need cap changes an
  • Re: Reasonably priced FM Tuner

    18 Apr 2015 | 9:16 pm
    tube tuners and suggest, just for giggles, you obtain a decent Dynaco FM3, bring it up to factory spec., go through the alignment process and see how it sounds to you. Not the most sensitive unit on the block, nor the most endowed with features, but hands-down one of the better sounding beasts yo
  • Re: Reasonably priced FM Tuner

    Peter Wieck
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:12 pm
    On Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 10:59:45 AM UTC-4, Dave wrote: > As far as tuners go, I finally settled in on a Denon TU-1500, was slightly better than a TU-800 in my area. I did not try every tuner ever made, although my wife suspects I did from the number of boxes that came and went. As it
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    Everyday Listening

  • Inner Out

    13 Apr 2015 | 2:46 pm
    The inner sounds of objects and substances picked up with contact mics or hydrophones never cease to amaze. For Inner Out, Italian sound designer and artist Nicola Giannini uses contact mics frozen in ice, and performs a concert on them by playing the ice. Using different objects and techniques, such as grinding, tapping, hitting the ice, or pouring hot water, he creates the source material which he processes with live electronics to create a surround concert.  
  • Sonify... Earthquakes Worldwide

    3 Apr 2015 | 3:03 am
    We often think of sonification as an algorithm that translates data into an often abstract, often digital sound. R x2 by Moscow-based media artist Dmitry Morozov a.k.a. ::vtol:: is different in that aspect. In the “Sonify…” series, we look at different ways of sonifying data. This time: Earthquakes! R x2 is a kinetic sound sculpture collecting data on the shocks in the earth’s crust (earthquakes) and capturing all of them above 0.1 Richter magnitude scale. On an average day there are up to 200 of these quakes. The data is converted into signals that control motors…
  • Five Sound Questions to Lesley Flanigan

    28 Mar 2015 | 6:03 am
    Lesley Flanigan is an experimental electronic musician living in New York City. Inspired by the physicality of sound, she builds her own instruments. Performing these instruments alongside traditional instrumentation that often includes her own voice, she creates a kind of physical electronic music. In her two-day “Residue” performance in the Guggenheim (below), she performs on minimal electronic instruments built from speakers and microphones. Periodically Flanigan enters the room and adds new elements to the system. As the textures react and build on each other, the space…
  • Audio Dust

    10 Mar 2015 | 4:26 am
    Timo Kahlen is a German sound sculptor and media artist who has been making works since the end of the 80’s. While his sculptures and installations often need to be seen in real life to experience the tactile, perceptible vibrations, Kahlen has chosen not to expose his sculptural work online in video form. His interactive “net art” works are equally interesting however. A few of these are featured below. Put on your headphones, and click on the images to try them out: (Audio Dust, 2011) These works which run in the browser develop individually, are generative. Always live…
  • The Sound of Empty Space

    9 Mar 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Feedback is a phenomenon which is not uncommon in sound art. Steve Reich’s Pendulum Music used swinging microphones over speakers to create different tones in a certain rhythm, already back in 1968. There is something primeval about feedback, the way it can run out of control and become chaotic. Because of that, it’s no wonder there are still a lot of artists working with it. (all photos by Emily Gan) With his new series of works called The Sound of Empty Space, composer & media artist Adam Basanta explores relationships between microphones, speakers, and surrounding…
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  • Women’s Musical Club of Toronto — Career Development Award

    Anthony Kershaw
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:44 am
    Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano April 26, 2015. Walter Hall, Toronto, ON — I have the great pleasure of reviewing the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto (WMCT) ‘Music in the Afternoon’ chamber music series. The venerable series has been a staple of Toronto’s musical life for 117 years. 15 years ago, the WMCT instituted its Career Development Award (CDA), a competition with some serious cash awards to ‘assist exceptional young Canadian musicians who are already engaged in a professional performing career’. The three performers for 2015, all based in Montreal,…
  • Google Play Music

    Anthony Kershaw
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:41 am
    The internet version of the gutter press has been agog about streaming services since Jay Z and his crew purchased Tidal Hi Fi, a competitor to Google Play Music offering a high definition streaming service. I reviewed it as the starry lineup organized the launch, so avoided the onslaught of nonsense associated with the takeover. As a service that fits my audiophile lifestyle, I really like Tidal. I have been using Google Play Music for almost six months. The ‘All Access’ subscription is US$9.99 per month. For the reasonable rate, users can stream any track in the Google catalogue…
  • An Audiophilia Top Ten. Number 14 in the series. (The Greatest Orchestras — 2015 update)

    Anthony Kershaw
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Almost an impossibility considering the variables, this list is made up of orchestras emphasizing technical viruosity, brilliant soloists, valued traditions, blend and balance, flawless intonation and ensemble, unique timbres, conductor draw, musical consistency at home and on tour, etc. As money, music directors, favours are continually in flux, we could do another list next year (or, maybe next month) and it may look completely different. But, for now, this is how Audiophilia sees it (as of 2015). You’ll see a few changes this year. Conductors are making a big difference in…
  • Audiophilia Recommended New Releases — April 2015 Update

    Audiophilia Staff
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    Classic film scores by Sir Malcolm Arnold — The Roots of Heaven; David Copperfield [62:09] Naxos Film Music Classics Naxos 8.573366 Arnold is mostly remembered today for his English Dances which have been used for many TV shows but during the 1950s he was a regular composer for major movies and his score for Bridge over the River Kwai won him an Oscar in 1958. In later life he battled mental health problems and lived an erratic lifestyle, his family found the battered and chipped Oscar statuette holding open the bathroom door – a sad end to what had been a fine movie career. These two…
  • TIDAL — High Fidelity Music Streaming

    Anthony Kershaw
    7 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    TIDAL HiFi (Tidal) introduced its product as ‘the first music streaming service that combines the best High Fidelity sound quality, High Definition music videos and expertly Curated Editorial’. Just as the cell phone size wars have come to an end with the large iPhone 6 Plus, I think the same has happened with music delivery formats. Other than getting a chip inserted in your brain, ‘streaming’ high fidelity music from the Cloud is the end of the technological road for audiophiles. From mono records through to CD and beyond, we’ve arrived. Streaming is the final monolith.
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  • Mastodon – Blood Mountain

    25 Apr 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Released nearly a decade ago, Mastodon’s landmark concept album about scaling a bewildering peak—and encountering bloodthirsty wolves, unified tree-people colonies, and ice gods—has been recently reissued and remastered on colored vinyl befitting the record’s chromatic characteristics. While the Tolkien-esque premise would flounder in the hands of a lesser band, the Atlanta metal quartet responds to the thematic and musical challenges with aplomb. Weaving together a web of thrash, prog, psychedelic, and blues disciplines, Mastodon approaches pace, contrast, and angularity with…
  • Arcam irDAC

    25 Apr 2015 | 2:08 pm
    There’s something about visual and operational simplicity that resonates with me, which is why I’m drawn to Arcam’s irDAC ($700), an understated unit about the size of a John Grisham paperback novel. Its minimalist design is refreshing. The front panel includes white lettering and a thin green LED for each input and a small remote sensor; the top panel includes just the Arcam irDAC moniker and a small round power button. Though the unit is just 7 inches wide, the back panel, while crowded, still allows for easy gripping of wires. It includes L/R analog outputs, an RCA digital out, two…
  • EgglestonWorks Emma Loudspeakers

    24 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Great things come from Memphis. It’s the BBQ capitol of the world. Elvis is from Memphis. My wife is from Memphis. And the Eggleston Emmas are from Memphis. Though the price of gasoline and big screen TVs keeps going down, speakers seem to be getting more expensive all the time, so it’s refreshing to hear a pair of speakers that cover all the bases for $3,995. Of course, my priorities are warped, and I’m sure we’ll get plenty of sniping about “considering a $4,000 pair of speakers affordable,” but I do. In a world of six-figure speakers, four grand for a pair that accomplish this…
  • Kickstarter campaign for TONEAudio in PRINT

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:52 am
    Today is a big day in our history. Based on all our reader feedback, we decided to post aKickstarter campaign to fund and print a 10th Anniversary Issue. Please check out our campaign page,share it with friends, and support us in any way you can. We’re 2% funded in 12 hours, so that’s a great start! And we still have a ways to go in the coming 30 days. The print book will be our “Best of 2015 issue, and it will not be available for download. But it’s only $8, so we hope you’ll join us by reserving your copy.  Thanks as always for supporting our endeavors! -Jeff
  • Kickstart(er) Our Heart and a PRINT Issue

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:40 am
    Many readers have told us we should put the magazine in print. With your help and support we going for it! You have always come to us for content, so it’s time we come to you. Today, we went live with a Kickstarter campaign to fund a special 10th Anniversary Print Issue this Fall.  Please consider an $8 pledge to get your own copy, shipping included anywhere in the world. Also, we will greatly appreciate your help spreading the word! What makes this issue special, you ask? Well, it will be our biggest issue ever, at over 250 pages. Unlike all the other issues in our history, this print…
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  • Jay Z’s Tidal may be a revolution – for the rich recording artists

    2 Apr 2015 | 3:32 am
    Artists including Beyonce, Daft Punk, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Kanye West and Madonna recently joined Jay Z in New York to launch Tidal, his artist-owned streaming service. Their two targets, poor audio fidelity and a loss of artist control, indicate a dissatisfaction with the way that consumers are treating music. The Tidal revolution hopes to convince consumers that music and creativity can be better in the age of digital streaming. Yet within a day of the announcement there has already been significant backlash. The internet is awash with scepticism of Tidal’s revolutionary claims.
  • JLS star explains the benefits of FSCS-protected accounts

    12 Jan 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Few people make huge sums in the music industry, and the days of private jets emblazoned with a band’s logo have been left behind in the 1980s, but money is as important to musicians as it ever has been. No matter if you are in Coldplay arguing with Spotify about streaming rates or an emerging artist about to play your first gig, keeping your finances in order and protected should be a priority. The 2008 crash demonstrated that the financial system is not always steady, but in the UK the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is there to protect your mortgages, insurance and…
  • Scion celebrates 10 years of supporting indie artists

    22 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Presented By Scion Scion has recently hit the 10 year milestone of supporting independent artists through its Scion AV programme, something we thought we should celebrate! The US car-maker has worked with over 2,000 independent musicians and bands across a variety of genres from household names such as Steve Aoki, Motorhead, and RZA to smaller artists that are still growing their following such as Chicago rapper/producer Tree or country-influenced California band Travesura. The arts has always needed its benefactors, and Scion have not only offered funding and a platform for bands to get…
  • Music festivals showcase the brightest and best

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    An increasing number of artists making headlines became famous as a result of performing at music festivals. This increase in the popularity of festival artists is due to many being independent. Because independent artists don’t have recourse to the marketing campaigns that artists with large record companies do, they must rely on festivals and other means for publicity. Jordan Kurland is a partner of Noise Pop, co-founder of Treasure Island Music Festival and a board member of the Stern Grove Festival. His experience has given him the tools to manage some of the best artists who…
  • Get the free slots app from Slotomania

    21 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Slotomania, powered by Playtika Ltd., is a popular free video slots game that first became popular as a Facebook game.  Now, Slotomania has been developed into a mobile app that can be played on a number of different mobile devices.  Remember though that Slotomania is not just a single game – it’s a collection of many different slots games.  The variety of games is really impressive which adds tremendous value to this free video slots game. Riveting Games at Slotomania Slotomania has over 55 video slots games in its selection.  Best of all, new games are being added all the time so…
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  • Insider’s Sneak Peek: AxiomAeris

    Ian Colquhoun
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:14 am
    As some of you know we have been working on a new direction for a wireless speaker for the past 3 years. It is getting very close to being finished now so I thought a little first peek would be in order. The following “first-draft” video of our new AxiomAeris speaker system gives a lot of insight into the direction we are headed. In the next newsletter we will have a functional version of the interface for you to check out. Thanks to Don Tapscott, Futurist and Hammond B3 Player; Stephen Stanley, Singer Songwriter, formerly of Lowest of the Low, Andrew Welker, Lead Engineer and…
  • Axiom’s New Computer Speakers

    Amie C
    11 Mar 2015 | 8:19 am
    Today we have some pretty exciting news: we are introducing our new computer speaker line! Ian: For those of you who remember the Audiobyte, it was a 3 inch, two-way with a separate amplifier and a separate subwoofer. The Speakers: Like the Audiobyte system, it uses our 75-watt-per-channel amplifier, so it’s very powerful for this category of product. Also available in the line up is the M2-based version which is a 5.25-inch based speaker and the M3-based version which is a 6.5-inch based system. The Subwoofer: The new subwoofer is similar to the other one which was in the old computer…
  • Blind Listening Tests

    Amie C
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    // Ian Colquhoun and Andrew Welker are in the Axiom Blind Listening Test room for the first in a series of videos – maybe four or five – on the topic of blind listening tests and their importance to acoustic research. We’ll also focus particularly on when it is important that a test is done blind as opposed to sighted. Ian: I thought I’d start with just a bit of a history of how I was introduced to double-blind listening tests. It dates back to the early 80s when I first arrived at the National Research Council (NRC). They had a room…
  • Sneak Peek into Axiom’s Current Research and Development

    Andrew Welker
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:13 am
    // We have some exciting new additions to the Axiom Electronics lineup. As many of you remember, about two years ago we launched a very successful series of amplifiers that are configurable from 2 to 8 different channels. We’ve had a lot of requests from customers who are moving back to stereo speaker setups (partially I think because when we introduced the LFR1100, many people started to listen to music in stereo again, and really enjoyed that set up) Customizable Face Plates 3U Zone Control Amp With Customized Wooden Faceplate First up on the list of…
  • Axiom’s Newest Speaker: The In-Ceiling M3

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

  • Breaking Into The Music Industry

    15 Apr 2015 | 1:49 pm
    First off, you should know that this article isn’t about any kind of secret formula or insider knowledge about how to make it in the music industry. In fact, you should be wary about reading any advice that claims to have… “the secret”. Fact is that there are a lot of variables at play that determine who makes it and who doesn’t. A lot of these variables are random, and out of your control. But some variables are in your control and I’ve come to see time and again from artists and bands that somehow find a way out of obscurity (even if for a brief moment in…
  • Tutorial: Animoog & Creating Wobble Bass

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Remember way back when wobble bass was all the rage? It was a heady time. Kids were getting started in synthesis with their very first iOS synth apps, Skrillex was a darling of all the awards shows, EDM was being heralded as the 2nd coming of Electronica, nothing like the late 90′s bubble-burst known as “Electronica.” Ah yes, I can remember it like it was yesterday. It was… yesterday, actually. Well, anyways, people still kind of like their wobble bass and iOS apps so why not give them a dose of neo-retro with a Animoog tutorial, mixed with a bit of wobbly-bassyness…
  • Tutorial: Mixing With Separation EQ & Compression

    3 Jul 2014 | 4:55 pm
    In this tutorial we will look at blending all of the elements that make up a track by using some basic EQ separation between individual tracks in a mix. We also touch upon using sidechained multiband compression to further distinguish parts in the mix which may otherwise conflict with eachother. In particular, we look closely at separating the Kick Drum from the Bass Instrument so that each can stand out and be clearly defined in the mix.
  • Tutorial: Compression Settings Explained

    29 May 2014 | 6:22 pm
    In this tutorial we look at the basics of compression, and how to effectively use the different compressor settings common to all compressors. Attack, Release, Ratio, and Threshold are explained and our example shows how to properly listen for the changes produced from these settings, focusing on the importance of Attack and Release settings in particular.
  • Review: Cubasis DAW on iPad & Midi Routing Tutorial

    11 May 2014 | 2:55 pm
    In this video we take a look at midi routing between Cubasis and outside apps, as well as a basic review of the different features available in Cubasis. If you are interested in importing Cubasis sessions into Cubase 6 or Cubase 7, you will need the Cubasis importer extension. You can download it from our mirror under Software & Utilities, or go to Steinberg’s official Cubasis Session Importer page.
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    Articles | Sessionville

  • Dancing To Your Own Music

    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    After eight years in space as lead songwriter and guitarist of New Jersey-based instrumental rock collective Ruined Machines, Joe Kenyon returns to Earth and sheds some insight on the creative process behind his newest album, Peace Talks. Continue reading →
  • 7 Things To Be Grateful For On Twitter

    24 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    What makes the Twitterverse tick? And, how can you get more out of it? Start by thinking about what's most important to the people who make it go. Continue reading →
  • Groove Concepts for Keyboards

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Whoever says keyboard can't groove hasn't heard the right people play it. Finding the pocket is a matter of timing, feel, and tons of practice. Continue reading →
  • What Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Can Teach You About Writing

    17 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The most valuable lessons an artist learns don't always come from books and class. Sometimes they appear after countless hours of practice. Continue reading →
  • The Stewart Copeland Interview

    7 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Brian Hardgroove interviews the great Stewart Copeland, drummer of The Police. Continue reading →
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    Head Yo

  • Astro Gaming A38 Headphones Review

    20 Apr 2015 | 8:21 am
    ASTRO Gaming wears its love on its sleeves; the love for creating high end professional gaming headsets. And true to its pedigree, it has come up with the ASTRO Gaming A38 wireless headphones, one of the best over-ear noise cancelling headphones in the market. These sleek, edgily designed headphones come in two different colour codes ...The post Astro Gaming A38 Headphones Review appeared first on Head Yo.
  • Phiaton BT 220 NC Headphones Review

    12 Apr 2015 | 8:06 am
    Phiaton has fast become one of the leading faces in the music industry, with an array of delectable items to their kitty – ranging from personal audio gear to professional equipment. Each of its products boasts of premium engineering and an ardent desire to please it customers, resulting in some of best noise cancelling headphones ...The post Phiaton BT 220 NC Headphones Review appeared first on Head Yo.
  • AKG K391NC Headphones Review

    5 Apr 2015 | 2:13 am
    AKG, the Austrian company that was conceptualised in Vienna, now has a fan following across the world. Originally a production unit of technical equipment, AKG soon expanded and adapted to a growing world of sound and music, beginning to cater to a wider market: loudspeakers and car horns to headsets and microphones. Today, AKG is ...The post AKG K391NC Headphones Review appeared first on Head Yo.
  • Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones Review

    29 Mar 2015 | 8:35 am
    One of the best in the market for one stop solutions to the cravings of audiophiles and professionals alike, BOSE is definitely a force to reckon with when it comes to giving stiff competition. Sleek designs, efficient engineering and an eye for uniqueness make each BOSE product a feast for the senses. The latest kid ...The post Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones Review appeared first on Head Yo.
  • Phiaton Chord MS 530 Headphones Review

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:18 am
    Phiaton is a company known for its personal audio offerings, and it has become a moderately well-known company in this regard. It is known for its natural soundstage, durability and eye-catching design that many in the world try to replicate with lukewarm successes. Phiaton has long been in the running for making the best noise ...The post Phiaton Chord MS 530 Headphones Review appeared first on Head Yo.
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    Dark Horse Institute

  • Dark Horse Institute Joins Full Moon Pickin Party 2015

    Sean Rogers
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Your guarantee for summer fun starts May 29th! Dark Horse Institute has partnered with Friends of Warner Parks for this year’s Full Moon Pickin Party events! Imagine yourself on a warm summer’s night strolling through the lights and sounds of … The post Dark Horse Institute Joins Full Moon Pickin Party 2015 appeared first on Dark Horse Institute.
  • Building the Nashville Dream

    Sean Rogers
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Student Life at Dark Horse Institute I love seeing the Nashville Dream shining bright in the eyes of new students at Dark Horse Institute on their first day. Every time a new class starts, I’m always a little bit curious … The post Building the Nashville Dream appeared first on Dark Horse Institute.
  • Dark Horse Recording Offers Free Recording Studio Time

    Sean Rogers
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:27 pm
    DIY With DHI: Studio Time It’s not exaggerating for me to say that each year, there are literally thousands of Recording Arts graduates looking for recording studio time. Here’s one of the biggest questions I get from both students and … The post Dark Horse Recording Offers Free Recording Studio Time appeared first on Dark Horse Institute.
  • Dark Horse Institute: Audio Engineering Instructors

    Sean Rogers
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:25 am
    So you enjoy music production? Maybe you’re in a band and you really wish that you could achieve more recording on your own; after all, you’ve got the ears right? Or maybe you’ve been plugging away in your home studio … The post Dark Horse Institute: Audio Engineering Instructors appeared first on Dark Horse Institute.
  • Getting Connected in the Music Industry

    Sean Rogers
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:18 pm
    There are plenty of stories about artists who hole up in a cabin in the middle of nowhere to discover their inner inspiration. In fact, solitude can sometimes be just what the ol creative pump needs. But what happens in … The post Getting Connected in the Music Industry appeared first on Dark Horse Institute.
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    Alchemea - Music Production & Sound Engineering Blog

  • Nick Sheldon – Alchemea Alumni Profile

    Peter Barter
    7 Apr 2015 | 4:26 am
    Name: Nick Sheldon Course Studied: Studio Sound & Music Production Diploma Graduated: 2008 Before Alchemea I literally had just finished my A-Levels, so at the first opportunity I moved up to London from my home town of Reading. I had always wanted to produce music [&hellip
  • Ableton Live Course Discount

    Peter Barter
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    We are pleased to announce that we are currently offering a whopping 40% off all of our Ableton Live courses until the end of April 2015. To take advantage of this offer please use the discount code ABLE40 during online checkout. For those new to the [&hellip
  • Marcel Down Under – Part 2 – Vocals

    Peter Barter
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:55 am
    As promised here is part 2 of Marcel Van Limbeek’s comprehensive gear rundown from the Australian leg of Tori Amos’s recent ‘Unrepentant Geraldines’ tour. In this post he discusses the all important monitor vocal chain! Microphone “Tori has the most beautiful and expressive voice. All [&hellip
  • 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
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    Beats Music Now

  • Digital Stats On Music Not In Step With Artist Complaints

    17 Apr 2015 | 4:48 pm
    A 2014 global music report has been released by the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry). For the first time, Digital revenue was the same as Physical (CD’s and vinyl) sales with each having a 46% share. Yes, digital sales and physical sales were both about $6.9 billion USD in 2014. Revenues from music subscription services grew by 39% and has reached 41 million paying subscribers, up from 8 million in 2010. In spite of the growth in streaming, downloads still account for slightly more than half (52%) of digital revenue. Downloading is down 8% from 2013 while…
  • Apple Music Streaming Debated In Europe

    10 Apr 2015 | 9:12 pm
    European regulators are investigating Apple for its plan to bundle music streaming with its existing iTunes platform. The speculation is that Apple will release their music streaming service, which is based on Beats Music, in June. Assuming subscription only, with no ad-supported tier, European regulators are “said to be concerned that the company will use its size, relationships and influence to persuade labels to abandon free, ad-supported services such as Spotify, which depend on licenses with music companies for their catalogues.” Spotify argues that its free ad-supported…
  • Tidal Brings Attention To Streaming Music

    9 Apr 2015 | 8:21 pm
    In October of 2014, Tidal HiFi launched in the U.S. offering CD quality audio (FLAC files at 1411 kbps) for $19.99 per month. Last week the musician Shawn “Jay Z” Carter bought Tidal’s parent company Aspiro for $56 million. Now, Tidal is offering two tiers. The Premium subscription costs $9.99/month and offers music at 320 kbps (same as Beats Music and Spotify). The HiFi subscription costs $19.99/month offering lossless quality audio. A free advertising supported tier is not available currently. Jay Z gave 16 artists a reported 3% equity stake in Tidal. He intends for the…
  • 2014 Streaming Music Statistics

    24 Mar 2015 | 8:47 pm
    Music Industry revenue statistics have been released for 2014. Read the RIAA full report here. Streaming music continues to be an ever-growing piece of the music industry. Highlights include: ⬥ Paying subscribers to on-demand music services in the U.S. have tripled since 2011. ⬥ The difference between digital downloads and streaming revenues has narrowed – streaming is approaching $2 billion while downloads have decreased to $2.6 billion. ⬥ United States paying subscribers grew 26% to 7.7 million in 2014. The whole pie looks like this:
  • Beats Music Reported To Pay 1.8 Cents per Stream

    23 Mar 2015 | 2:02 pm
    David Harrell is a musician in the indie rock band the Layaways which has self-released four albums. He reports that Beats Music payed out an average of 1.801 cents per stream from his December 2014 CD Baby account. His graph below shows the difference between the current Beats Music payout and average Spotify payouts (0.428 cents) for the last few years. It is not surprising Beats Music is a higher rate. Spotify averages two tiers of users — paying subscribers (high rate) and free users (low rate paid by advertising). Spotify’s average payouts will naturally be lower than Beats…
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    Sound Engineers that Blog About Audio Production & Entertainment News

  • Plies gets Suplexed Off Stage at Concert in Tallahassee by Fan (Shock Video)

    5 Apr 2015 | 7:06 am
    Plies Gets Suplexed off Stage into Crowd Now everybody knows that Plies isn’t really a “Big Guy”, but he talks the talk. Well at concert in Tallahasse, Plies certainly didn’t walk the walk. The funniest thing about the whole situation was that Plies tried to play the fan. Right before Plies … Continue reading The post Plies gets Suplexed Off Stage at Concert in Tallahassee by Fan (Shock Video) appeared first on Sound Engineers that Blog About Audio Production & Entertainment News.
  • Tara Reid’s Awful Bikini Body: Is She Too Skinny?

    1 Apr 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Tara Reid’s shockingly Awful Bikini Body This is kind of a shock, especially since a couple months ago she had Instagram going crazy. Tara Reid’s awful bikini body quickly started trending on social media, fans voiced their opinions and concerns for her health.Everyone wants to know if she’s “too skinny”. … Continue reading The post Tara Reid’s Awful Bikini Body: Is She Too Skinny? appeared first on Sound Engineers that Blog About Audio Production & Entertainment News.
  • Karrueche Tran is Fed Up with Chris Brown After Baby Mama Drama

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Karrueche Tran is Fed Up With Chris Brown & His Baby Mama Drama Karrueche Tran recently sat down with Iyanna Fix My Life, when she admitted that she is “Fed Up” with Chris Brown. She even told Iyanna that there is no making up after finding out about the baby. … Continue reading The post Karrueche Tran is Fed Up with Chris Brown After Baby Mama Drama appeared first on Sound Engineers that Blog About Audio Production & Entertainment News.
  • The Most Shocking response from a X-Factor Judge Ever! Yikes…

    17 Mar 2015 | 5:41 pm
    The Most Shocking response from a X-Factor Judge Ever! Yikes… In the history of ever, this has to be the most shocking response from a X-Factor judge. I couldn’t believe that she went in like that, what was on her mind? They say she let the country and is hiding … Continue reading The post The Most Shocking response from a X-Factor Judge Ever! Yikes… appeared first on Sound Engineers that Blog About Audio Production & Entertainment News.
  • DJ Pauly D buys Dan Bilzerian Lambo for Nearly 1/2 a Million

    17 Mar 2015 | 4:28 pm
    DJ Pauly D buys Dan Bilzerian Lambo for 500 Stacks! DJ Pauly D dropped nearly 1/2 a Million dollars for Dan Bilzerian’s super sports car. Dan has been trying to sell his Lamborghini for a while now. They say DJ Pauly D actually purchased the car for a little under 500K. Honestly, … Continue reading The post DJ Pauly D buys Dan Bilzerian Lambo for Nearly 1/2 a Million appeared first on Sound Engineers that Blog About Audio Production & Entertainment News.
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    The best earbuds

  • Best Cheap Bluetooth Headset of 2015

    26 Apr 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Budget Bluetooth Headsets of 2015: Which one is right for you? Making calls with a wire earbuds is not that convenient, since the cable can create noise as it bounces from your movements and you may have to solve the mess from tangled cable. If you frequently have a lot of calls every day, no cable and hand-free calling are what you might have thought of and will get those benefits from a Bluetooth headset which can wirelessly pair with your device via Bluetooth technology. Finding a decent Bluetooth headset is not tough, but I am quite sure finding the best sets for those of you who…
  • Topping NX1 Review–decent amplifier for Earbuds

    24 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    Want to improve your music experience from earbuds just by attaching a portable amplifier to your phones? Making your smartphones sound good as Hi-Fi Audio Equiment, but you don’t have to invest much money on it, perhaps Topping NX1 may help. Here’s our review of the budget amp for audiophiles, Topping NX1. With impressive Specs like 100 hours, THD+Noise: 0.001%, Gain with 2 levels, low/high Topping NX1 packed with accessories includes silicon band, USB charge cable, IC, and in stead of rubber strand like other portable amp, Topping NX1 is supplied with 5 pairs of single sided…
  • 5 most expensive earbuds–in ear headphones that will break the bank

    14 Mar 2015 | 4:06 am
    Earbuds come in different price classes, ranging from the cheap ones targeting the low-end market to the more pricey ones that are aimed at high-end users. There is a lot that contributes to making a pair of earbuds more expensive than another, so let’s take a look at 5 of the most expensive earbuds/IEMs in the market, and what makes them so special. 5. SHURE SE846, universal fit earbuds Shure SE846, A sophisticated structure, sounds great The SHURE SE846 earbuds are at the top end of personal monitor technology, which is why they have a $1000 price tag. It incorporates 4 high definition…
  • Huawei’s TalkBand N1- overview-review

    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

    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…
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  • The Altone 200 IEM by T-Peos

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
    This isn’t the first encounter I’ve had with T-PEOS. A couple years back, I was part of the loaner tour for the H-100, T-PEOS’ first entry into the IEM world since its company, SWP Shinwoo, changed its name to T-PEOS (The Premium Earphones of Shinwoo). Unfortunately, I disliked the H-100. Frankly, disliked is a bit too cushy of a term—the H-100 was one of the worst >$100 IEMs I’d ever used. Their bass was muddy, midrange was thin to the point of being displeasing, and the treble was more aggressive than any Beyerdynamic headphone could hope to achieve. No tip combination or…
  • The MF-200 by Musical Fidelity

    23 Apr 2015 | 6:54 am
    Musical Fidelity has a strong and well-respected name within the high-end audio scene. Recently they have been pushing into the portable hifi market and their first entries, both in-ear designs and headphones were well received. I did miss to review the predecessor or smaller brother MF-100, so I will dive right into their newest headphone. Meet the gorgeous MF200… Packaging The pair of MF200s comes in a sleek white box. Logo, product name and the tag “superior performance headphones” are printed in shiny silver on the cover next to a side view of the headphones themselves.
  • The Classic, the Professional and the One-S by Focal

    Michael Piskor (24bit)
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:44 am
    I’ve been to a lot of audio meets in my time, probably a number in the dozens somewhere.  I’ve never seen Focal headphones at a single one of these meets, yet I’ve heard of Focal headphones often and read about them often enough on various other audio related websites.  I’ll be honest, I really didn’t expect these to be this good, a blessing in disguise for sure. The Techno Babble Before beginning I want to thank Simon for allowing me the ability to review all three of the Focal headphones at once:  the Classic, the Professional and the One-S. Focal is a…
  • The X3 Gen 2 DAP by FiiO

    18 Apr 2015 | 8:07 am
    By pure luck the local demo tour of the new FiiO X3 2nd Gen was happening when I started this review so I was able to bring in Bryan Co from our local chapter to throw in his thoughts also so in effect we have a dual review. You will find Bryan’s comments either in italics or with a heading in italics. So Apple closed out the Classic line late last year and everyone mourned, not least the ones who strenuously denied it was anything other than a glorified transport with a HDD and a superlative OS. 7th Gen was truly the end game as far as that iconic player went and lots grabbed one just…
  • The Conductor Virtuoso by Burson

    15 Apr 2015 | 7:55 am
    What do we have for review today? It is Burson’s burly Conductor Virtuoso. Is this the all around headphone amp that we have all been waiting for? Will it drive anything with ease while staying refined and quiet enough for easy to drive headphones as well? Does it come with a refined and transparent sounding DAC? You’ll know by the end of the review but for now lets talk about what it is first. What is it? Burson’s Conductor Virtuoso is the company’s current top of the line combination of a headphone amplifier, digital to analog converter, and preamplifier all in one…
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  • Panasonic RP-HJE120 ErgoFit Earphones Review

    AV Tech Reviews Staff
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:34 am
    Good: The Panasonic RP-HJ-E120 earphones sound pretty good for the price. They project a decent amount of bass and mid-range. Sound as good as a set of $20 earphones.     Bad: Low frequencies can get a little muddy on bass heavy ... Read More The post Panasonic RP-HJE120 ErgoFit Earphones Review appeared first on .
  • LG’s 55″ OLED TV is $1000 Cheaper

    AV Tech Reviews Staff
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:30 pm
    LG’s 55″ OLED 1080p TV, the 55EC9300, is now $1000 cheaper. Normally priced at $3500, LG’s slashed the price to a slightly more affordable $2500. The TV is available at Amazon and Best Buy as well as other retailers.   ... Read More The post LG’s 55″ OLED TV is $1000 Cheaper appeared first on .
  • Netflix Working on a 4K Successor to Planet Earth

    AV Tech Reviews Staff
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:50 am
    When HD TV was in its infancy, one of the first shows to demonstrate the potential of HD was Planet Earth. Netflix is hoping that its successor “Our Planet”, will do for 4K what Planet Earth did for standard HD. ... Read More The post Netflix Working on a 4K Successor to Planet Earth appeared first on .
  • Vizio Launches Affordable M-Series 4K TVs

    AV Tech Reviews Staff
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    Vizio has released more details regarding their latest iteration of M-Series TV’s. The surprising thing is that they’re shockingly affordable. 600 bucks will get you one of Vizio’s new M-Series 4K – 43 inch TV’s. If you want to go big, ... Read More The post Vizio Launches Affordable M-Series 4K TVs appeared first on .
  • Vizio Audio Systems Announced for 2015

    AV Tech Reviews Staff
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:15 pm
    Vizio has announced an array of new sound bars and sound stands for 2015 starting at the price of $80.   Vizio’s updated audio systems feature an updated industrial design. Some of the new sound bars in the line-up will also ... Read More The post Vizio Audio Systems Announced for 2015 appeared first on .
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