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  • Mystery of Bizarre Duck-Like Ocean Sound Solved

    AUDIO SOUND - Yahoo News Search Results
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:15 pm
    A mysterious duck-like sound recorded in the ocean around Antarctica has baffled scientists for decades, but the source of the sound has finally been found, researchers say. "In the beginning, no one really knew what it was," said Denise Risch, a marine biologist at NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, Mass. Because the sound was so repetitive, scientists first thought it might ...
  • ‘You’re dead.’ Chilling audio of Minnesota homeowner repeatedly shooting unarmed intruders

    AUDIO SOUND - Bing News
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:21 pm
    The audio continues with the sound of a gun being reloaded. About 11 minutes pass between the two shootings, local reports say. Kifer’s footsteps are heard on the stairs and she calls out quietly, “Nick?” Then comes the sound of more shots.
  • Any comparison of Emmylou Harris Wrecking Ball HD Tracks vs Original CD

    Computer Audiophile
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:36 pm
    I'm interested in the HD Tracks version of the deluxe Wrecking Ball by Emmylou Harris. Has anyone gotten this and can offer an opinion on sound quality in comparison to the original CD?
  • The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam's Legendary Orchestral Venue, Specifies Meyer Sound MINA

    Meyer Sound Stories
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:48 pm
    A world-renowned concert hall for orchestral music, Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw is reinforced with a new Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeaker system for its amplified events. The self-powered system is designed to be flown and ready within an hour, and removed for unamplified symphonic concerts.
  • Sneak Peek: Upcoming new features in Adobe Audition CC!

    Adobe Audition
    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)…
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    Computer Audiophile

  • Any comparison of Emmylou Harris Wrecking Ball HD Tracks vs Original CD

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:36 pm
    I'm interested in the HD Tracks version of the deluxe Wrecking Ball by Emmylou Harris. Has anyone gotten this and can offer an opinion on sound quality in comparison to the original CD?
  • Which is your favorite Keith Jarrett solo album?

    christian u
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Which is your favorite Keith Jarrett solo album? Or do you all think that the Köln concert is the one that he will never better? Quote: The concert was organized by 17-year-old Vera Brandes, then Germany’s youngest concert promoter.[5] At Jarrett's request, Brandes had selected a Bösendorfer 290 Imperial concert grand piano for the performance. However, there was some confusion by the opera house staff and instead they found another Bösendorfer piano backstage – a much smaller baby grand – and, assuming it was the one requested, placed it on the stage. Unfortunately, the error was…
  • MinimServer now part of the Synology package manager

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:57 pm
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  • Solving RNA folding puzzles

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    I understand that this post has nothing to do with this forum, but I think the potential for a better quality of life by sharing this info is worth it. Nature’s best kept secret is a wonder molecule called RNA. It is central to the origin of life, evolution, and the cellular machinery that keeps us alive. In this Lab you’ll play the role of a molecular engineer by solving RNA folding puzzles. Then take your skills to Eterna, where you can design RNAs that could be at the heart of future life-saving therapies. RNA Lab | NOVA Labs | PBS
  • Best Hi-Res Audiophile Releases 2014.

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    What is your nomination for best hi-res audiophile recording or recordings of 2014? May I start out with suggesting the new group Batik;The Old Man and the Sea. This album is so beautiful written and played that I have played everyday for the past 2 weeks. And the sound stage is stunning, maybe the best engineered Sound Liaison album so far or at least as good as the Carmen Gomes albums or the Paul Berner album from the same label. It is available as flac and wav, flac being cheaper for some reason $15 vs $20. BATIK (WAV) Quote: With the Suite; The Old Man and the Sea, the new ensemble Batik,…
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    Meyer Sound Stories

  • The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam's Legendary Orchestral Venue, Specifies Meyer Sound MINA

    18 Apr 2014 | 4:48 pm
    A world-renowned concert hall for orchestral music, Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw is reinforced with a new Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeaker system for its amplified events. The self-powered system is designed to be flown and ready within an hour, and removed for unamplified symphonic concerts.
  • Spain's Use Sonido Debuts New Meyer Sound LYON System on Sergio Dalma Tour

    18 Apr 2014 | 4:48 pm
    One of the latest companies to invest in a Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system, Use Sonido of Spain is deploying the system on tour with multi-platinum recording artist Sergio Dalma.
  • Chile's Audiopro Adds Meyer Sound LYON and MJF-210 Stage Monitor

    18 Apr 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Viña del Mar, Chile-based Audiopro has invested in a Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system. According to Jorge Diez, owner of Audiopro, the purchase will extend his company's rapid growth in Chile's thriving concert and event production market.
  • Church on the Rock in Texas Engages Congregants with Meyer Sound MINA

    18 Apr 2014 | 4:47 pm
    A Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeaker system has been installed in the new 950-seat auditorium of Church on the Rock in Lubbock, Tex. The church reports that MINA is helping break down separation between worship leaders and the congregation, bringing a greater sense of unity and participation to services.
  • Robert Henke Q&A: Translating Electronic Innovation to Audience Spaces

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:46 am
    Robert Henke is recognized as a world-leading composer, performer, and technical innovator in contemporary electronic music. Henke's recent solo live performances such as Lumière combine his original compositions with computer-programmed laser imagery. Henke was a member of the music faculty at Berlin University of the Arts, and was selected as Mohr Visiting Artist at Stanford University in 2013.
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    Adobe Audition

  • 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…
  • Adobe Inspire magazine profile: Bringing old recordings back to life

    5 Dec 2013 | 1:21 pm
    The December 2013 issue of Adobe Inspire magazine, available on the web or through the Apple app store profiles long-time Audition fan, Al Vertucci, who recently restored and produced 50-year old recordings of his teenage a capella band.  The article is a fun read and Al shares plenty of tips and tactics for cleaning up audio and recording and mixing full songs.  The music is great and we’re proud to have played a small role in bringing these excellent songs back to life!  Congratulations Al and the rest of the band!
  • Demystifying Audio – Adobe Audition for Video Editors – eSeminar on July 25, 2013

    Eric Philpott
    12 Jul 2013 | 11:03 am
    “The best way to improve the quality of your picture is to improve the quality of your sound” On Thursday, July 25h, 2013 |10:00 AM Pacific Time, we will be offering a special Ask a Video Pro session with Larry Jordan: Demystifying Audio – Adobe Audition for Video Editors  You can register free for this eSeminar here. The first question many video editors ask is: “why should I consider using an audio application for my projects?”  Larry  will show you how you can use Adobe Audition to create better videos. Starting with an overview of the application, Larry will…
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    Audio Federation Blog

  • Pursuing the ultimate sound for a single song…

    11 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    … or band… or genre. Or, for many people, a set of test tracks that they use over and over. Whenever I get to catch the Grateful Dead Hour on the car radio, I think we should just make sure our system does great Grateful Dead. There are 1000s of live shows and a steadily growing catalog of official releases, so quite a body of work. The Dead, 24×7x365.25. Neli actually did this in an earlier life and on a budget. Klipsh speakers and Adcom electronics. You can imagine how it does kind of approach concert like dynamics and volume. And when you are young [excepting this latest…
  • Acapella Atlas speakers on a snowy morning

    3 Apr 2014 | 1:07 pm
    We finally bit the bullet and moved our rack back between the front speakers. It has been over 10 (12?) years since we have done this [usually the rack is over on the side of the room. Better soundstaging, typically, and more convenient.] This allows us to experiment with short cables again [before, with the Coltrane Supreme speakers, we could swap out the meter or meter and a half cables between the crossover and the amp[s]. We’ve always found that the best way to hear what a cable is doing is [usually, some small signal cables notwithstanding] to put the cable between the amp and…
  • Hagerman’s Cornet 3 phono preamp on Kickstarter

    25 Mar 2014 | 10:00 am
    [Hagerman has been at just about every show we ever covered. Not ultra high-end but has seemed like decent gear for a decent price.] What’s cool about this, for us, is that you can order the unassembled version for quite a bit less money and solder it together yourself. SOMEDAY we want to do this. Seems like a gentle way for us EE-types, and just gentle folk in general, to start learning real world electronics [I know what a transformer looks like, etc., but I can’t recognize basic designs just by looking at them. We both would *love* to be able to do this!] Hagerman’s…
  • 8th annual Vintage Voltage Expo - March 30, 2014

    23 Mar 2014 | 11:29 am
    The 8th annual Vintage Voltage Expo is JUST ONE WEEK AWAY — March 30, 2014! The show is now officially SOLD OUT - over 100 tables! Vendors from 6 states! Visit Our Website! Sunday March 30, 2014 Ramada Plaza Convention Center I-25 at 120th Ave, Northglenn/Denver 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (Early Bird admission: 10:00 am) Winner: Westword’s BEST OF DENVER: BEST VINTAGE ELECTRONICS Loads of Vendors from Around the Region Selling: vintage electronics - old school audio gear - tube amps - antique radios - transistor radios - speakers - turntables - vintage LPs & 45s - hi-fi -…
  • PonoMusic launches Kickstarter campaign

    11 Mar 2014 | 11:41 am
    [Some of the Kickstarter options will quickly sell out. So if you are interested, check out their Kickstarter page now] NEIL YOUNG LAUNCHES KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN FOR PONOMUSIC WE ARE NOW LIVE ON KICKSTARTER! DIRECT LINK: Long-Awaited Product Features Full Ecosystem, Major Label Agreements, and Access to Studio Masters To Deliver Transformative Listening Experience March 11, 2014 – (Santa Monica, CA.) – PonoMusic, a revolutionary movement conceived and founded by Neil Young with a mission to restore the soul of music, announced today that it is officially moving out of…
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  • PRG at CRAS 2014!

    Jess Repanshek
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    CRAS grads Adam Parrish and Jesika Graf brought some great gear out last week to the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. The Production Resource Group is the largest live sound re-enforcement provider in the world. PRG’s Operations Manager, Adam Parrish and his assistant Jesika Graf partnered together with our AES student chapter to create an unforgettable experience for the Conservatory students. They rolled in with over one million dollars worth of audio, video and lighting equipment. They were there to oversee volunteers from our current student body load in all this gear,…
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    2 Apr 2014 | 8:15 pm
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  • 2014 CRAS PRG Visit!

    Jess Repanshek
    25 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This year we are welcoming our grads Adam Parrish and Jesika Graf back. They decided to load up a couple of moving trucks and bring us tons of gear for the students to check out! They packed up over $1 million dollars worth of audio, video and lighting gear, hauled it across the desert and last night had a grip of our students unload it all. Even with the copious amount of space we have in the Live Sound room at our Gilbert campus, the room does seem a little crowded now! Last night was just the unloading of the truck, and we have many more events to come this week, including tonight’s…
  • CRAS at the Tempe Guitar Show

    Jess Repanshek
    24 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This weekend we had the pleasure of hanging out at the Tempe Guitar Show. This year marked the fifth annual occurrence of the Show, which was sponsored by Jensen Musical Instrument Speakers and was held in downtown Tempe. This is just one great example of all of the amazing different arts festivals and shows that the Tempe area has to offer, and we were glad that we could be part of it! This year we were able to snag a booth to proudly show off some of the work that our grads have done, exhibiting some flashy flair with various gold and platinum records, including Jeremy Underwood’s…
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  • Tribeca Film Festival Presents The Bombay Sapphire Gin 2014 Imagination Series Films | News

    Tamika Frye
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:13 am
    Last night, the Tribeca Film Festival and Bombay Sapphire Gin premiered the five winning short films for the 2014 Imagination Series. The Bombay Gin Imagination Series is a showcase of short films from aspiring filmmakers from all over the world. All of the films are a representation of creativity and talent of the next generation […]
  • [tim.] Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook | First Look

    Jesse James
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:48 am
    As you probably are well aware of by now, we love anything and everything dope, especially fashion. Well today we bring you a set of new stylish looks from the one and only brand, [tim.], who today gives us a stunning first look at their new Fall/Winter 2014 lookbook. The designs range from bold to […]
  • SUARÉ New York Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook | First Look

    Jesse James
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:46 am
    When it comes to fashion and standing out among the rest, the good folks over at SUARÉ New York always do just that. Today they are back with a stunning new collection for the Spring/Summer 2014, an impressive, unique, and eye-catching new lineup that will provide you with much style and fashion for the warmer […]
  • 3D-Milled Ice Cubes for Artful Whisky Cocktails | First Look

    Jesse James
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:44 am
    Drinking, we’ve all done it, some of us enjoy it much more than others and we like to do it in a ritual. Well today we’ve got something rather unique and quite dope for the drinker in your life. Today we get a first look at some stunning concepts that the folks over at Suntory, […]
  • Andaz Peninsula Papagayo | Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

    Jesse James
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:42 am
    Do you long to get away? To escape the everyday battle of reality, of beating the alarm clock until the last minute, dreading work and the stresses of everyday life is something special. Well today we’ve got just the place to get away, relax and escape all of the stress in your life, the stunning […]
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  • Earth Day Sale

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:04 am
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    10 Apr 2014 | 11:22 am
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    4 Apr 2014 | 2:07 pm
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  • NEW ARRIVALS! Kenwood Excelon XR-1800P (XR-1800P)

    28 Mar 2014 | 12:42 pm
    In our continuing effort to bring you the best products at competitive prices; ONLINECARSTEREO.COM is proud to introduce  Kenwood Excelon XR-1800P (XR-1800P) 7" 330W 2-Way Excelon XR-Series Component Car Speakers       General Features: 330 Watts Peak 110 Watts RMS Advanced hybrid pulp cone Rubber surround Frequency Response: 57-20k Hz 13/16" Silk Dome Soft Tweeters   Check it out
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  • What is Light Field Photography?

    Brian Mitchell
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:36 pm
    What is the light field? The light field is a core concept in imaging science, representing fundamentally more powerful data than that captured in regular images. The light field fully defines the visual content of a scene. It is the amount of light traveling in every direction through every point in space – it’s all […]
  • Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9 Black Edition

    Brian Mitchell
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Bang & Olufsen just released the BeoPlay A9 Black Edition, a floorstanding wireless speaker in an all-black color option with dark brown walnut legs. The BeoPlay A9 is a one-point music player that streams through both AirPlay with iOS devices and DLNA with Android devices. The sound system packs a hefty 480 watts digital Class […]
  • Anker MP141 Review

    Digital Trends
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    It’s hard to imagine wanting or expecting more out of a speaker under $50 than what the MP141 offers. (8.5 out of 10) Pros Sounds full and natural Excellent battery life Simple operation Looks great Cons Doesn’t play as loud as some others No way to clip to a bag Last we checked, Amazon […]
  • Quirky Porkfolio Review

    PC Magazine
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:11 pm
    The Quirky Porkfolio is a Wi-Fi-connected piggy bank that makes it fun to track your change no matter how old you are. (3.5 out of 5) Pros Simple setup Useful companion app counts coins and provides security Whimsical design Cons A little pricey Only holds $100 in coins I remember my first piggy bank. Pink, […]
  • Lytro ILLUM Light Field Camera

    Brian Mitchell
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Lytro today announced their second light field camera called ILLUM, which offers four times the sensor size of its predecessor. The $1,600 camera creates “living pictures” by bringing the power of 3D computer graphics to photography and enabling new avenues for visual storytelling. A customized sensor and Lytro-designed lens, along with new software, is said […]
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    Sound & Vision

  • Zeroing In on Cord Cutters

    Bob Ankosko
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:02 pm
    A recent survey by Morgan Stanley found that one in 10 pay-TV subscribers have definite plans to “cut the cord” sometime in 2014 year, reinforcing something most of us already know: Americans are getting fed up with the ever-escalating cost of cable and satellite TV subscription packages and seeking alternate ways to watch their favorite shows. Winegard, which has been making TV antennas for 60 years, examines the cord cutting phenomenon in an infographic...
  • The Assumption Presumption

    Daniel Kumin
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:31 pm
    We all remember what happens when we assume, right?
  • Prime Meridian

    Thomas J. Norton
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:51 am
    Last week Meridian Audio held a reception in Los Angeles, one of many across the country for the U.S. launch of its new special edition, digital loudspeakers, the DSP 5200SE, DSP7200SE, and DSP8000SE (For others yet to be held, go to This year is the 25th anniversary of Meridian’s first digital loudspeaker, so it’s no surprise that all three of these designs are powered by their own internal amplifiers and accept only digital inputs. In most installations such inputs will come from Meridian’s own electronics, but other digital sources, such as a music server, may also be…
  • Reporter’s Notebook: Reflecting on 2014 CES

    Bob Ankosko
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    Editor’s Note: The following article appears in the May 2014 print edition of Sound & Vision. How Was Your Day? Friday afternoon, McCarran Airport. The International CES ends today. Some bitter-enders are still at the convention center, but for me, the show is over. With a mixture of relief and regret, I toss my press pass into a recycling bin. As I wait for my boarding call, I pull out some notes, trying to make sense of what just happened.
  • Poll Results: Sonos Preferred for Wireless Music

    Bob Ankosko
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:52 pm
    The results of last week’s survey are in. We asked if you have a wireless music system at home and a full one third of the respondents reported having—and loving— a Sonos system, followed by one quarter who have yet to venture into wireless audio. Apple AirPlay was the second most favored wireless setup, followed by Bluetooth, which came in a distant third. The complete breakdown is as follows…
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  • SE Electronics Magneto

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:53 am
    The Magneto is an entry-level electret condenser microphone with a fixed Cardioid polar pattern. It is intended for use as an all-purpose condenser.The capsule is a back-electret design, described as a large diaphragm size although specifications have not been released. We assume the circuit is implemented with surface-mount electronics, as is true of the X1.The mic ships with a swivel mount. It is available in its standard black finish, or the "limited edition" metallic pink pictured above.MusicTech, 2013[I]ts open, natural and balanced character will work well on a wide variety of sources.
  • Microphone Parts RA-23

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:44 pm
    The RA-23 is a dual-pattern FET condenser that is available as a DIY kit. The kit includes a transformerless circuit based on the Schoeps CMC-5. The two PCBs are made in the USA with gold (ENIG) process rather than tin/lead. The components include matched capacitors, specially selected and pre-biased Siliconix J305 JFET, low-noise Hitachi output transistors, and precision resistors.The PCBs were designed to fit easily with the enclosed body, which is aluminum (anodized in black), with a tapered grille made of 2 layers of brass mesh. The use of two layers of different-gauge mesh offers a good…
  • Studio Projects C1 (797)

    14 Apr 2014 | 1:12 pm
    The original Studio Projects C1 microphone is a transformerless FET condenser with a large-diaphragm K67-style capsule and switchable pad and filter. The mic was revised in 2006; the newer version shows the Studio Projects logo, but no cobranding from 797 Audio.The capsule is a 34mm O.D. K67 derivative. The rear backplate is not brass, but perforated plastic. The rear diaphragm is clear Mylar.A single 3-way switch on the rear of the microphone body enables either a high-pass filter or -10dB pad. The middle position of the switch disables both features. (To be clear, it is not possible to…
  • Liberty Microphone & Transducer Co. Model 77

    9 Apr 2014 | 5:38 pm
    The Model 77 is a dynamic microphone made by hand in the US.The large-diaphragm dynamic cartridge has a 38.5mm diameter diaphragm. Its response is tuned through the use of acoustic resistance and resonating elements. The sound of the microphone is also dependent on the unique shape of the mic's body, and the acoustic porting on the front and rear of the capsule.The mic has a nominally hypercardioid polar pattern, although like most directional microphones it tends to be omnidirectional at low frequencies. The published frequency response is 40-18,000 Hz, although the -3dB points appear to be…
  • Ear Trumpet Labs Mabel

    8 Apr 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Mabel is a multipattern FET condenser microphone with a transformerless output circuit. A 3-position switch on the top of the capsule head allows selection of Cardioid, Omni, or Figure-8 polar patterns.The mic uses two electret Cardioid capsules, mounted back to back. This is a somewhat unconventional approach to creating a multipattern transducer; most condenser mics use a single dual-diaphragm capsule.Ear Trumpet Labs[This approach] has advantages in an especially deep null at the sides of the figure 8 pattern and greater control over the directional frequency response across all the…
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  • Yorkville Sound Parasource Series Loudspeaker Line Now Shipping

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Yorkville Sound in Toronto, Ontario, is now shipping its Parasource Series loudspeaker line to all markets: PS10P 800-watt program (1,600-watt peak) 10‐inch cabinet ($999); PS12P 1,400-watt program (4,400-watt peak) 12‐inch cabinet ($1,129); and PS15P 1,400-watt program (4,400-watt peak) 15‐inch cabinet ($1,299).
  • Arup, McCune Reinforce Vancouver TED2014 Conference with Meyer Sound M’elodie

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:32 am
    For its 30th anniversary, the TED conference moved from its longtime location in Long Beach, Calif., to a custom-built, 1,200-seat theater at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Canada. Luminaries participating at the five-day event, which took place March 17-21, included Sting, Bill and Melinda Gates, and Tim Berners-Lee, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. As was the case in the former location, a Meyer Sound M’elodie line array loudspeaker system was chosen.
  • Sigur Rós Tours with d&b audiotechnik System

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:03 am
    Icelandic band Sigur Rós completed the last leg of its two-year world tour with Skan PA of Newbury, Berkshire, UK, using the latest addition to the sound reinforcement company's equipment roster: D80 amplifiers from d&b audiotechnik.
  • Adamson Systems Reinforces Enrique Iglesias in Mexico City

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:07 am
    Adamson Systems in Port Perry, Ontario, reports that more than 11,000 Enrique Iglesias fans experienced the power and fidelity of Adamson Systems’ E15 line arrays at the recent Mexico City stop of Iglesias’ Love/Sex Tour. Monterrey-based Audio Systems del Norte provided the sound reinforcement for the event. Mexico City-based Sonotribe Audio Consultants assisted with system tuning. The concert was held in the football field at the Universidad Anahuac Norte.
  • Ohio’s Summit Pro Works Invests in Meyer Sound LYON

    10 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    To tap into the growing demand for more powerful and versatile sound reinforcement in event production, Summit Pro Works of Dayton, Ohio, has invested in a new Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system.
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    DIY Audio Projects - Hi-Fi Blog for DIY Audiophiles

  • 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 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 has been reliable and a good performer sonically so it was disappointing to hear that the popular TU-879S tube amp kit was discontinued in late 2013.  Elekit…
  • 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…
  • DIY Nearfield Monitor Speakers with Fostex FE103En

    15 Apr 2013 | 8:35 pm
    Fostex FE103En DIY Bass Reflex Bookshelf SpeakersThese small computer desktop speakers were built using the in-expensive Fostex FE103En fullrange speaker drivers following the bass reflex enclosure box plans that were provided with the FE103En datasheet.  The enclosure volume is noted as 6 L and tuned to 95 Hz but the the gross volume was calculated to be 6.9 L and the box tuning frequency to be about 97 Hz.  The Fostex FE103En drivers are 100 mm in diameter and have a rated sensitivity of about 89 dB / 1 W / 1 m.  There are a couple of easy modifications that can be made…
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    Steve Hoffman Music Forums

  • Pirated vinyl glut at the moment - record label's missing out on an opportunity?

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:40 am
    I'm noticing many threads discussing the legitimacy of many brand new - more often than not colour vinyl - LP pressings on the shelves of local record shops at the moment. Are record companies missing a trick? Are people buying these to keep? or just to collect? Are these pirated records worth their own weight? I'm suspicious of the current newsworthy "Vinyl sales rising!" editorials I see everywhere - I can't believe they're selling anything more than a slight resurgence from the... Pirated vinyl glut at the moment - record label's missing out on an…
  • RSD: Do Flippers Really Hurt Record Store Day? *

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:40 am
    Kind of going back to the Paul Weller RSD thread, and the idea that the flippers are hurting the day and spirit of RSD. I guess it depends on what the situation is. Either way, flippers are paying the store for the releases they later sell online. The only thing that hurts is the fans, but it doesn't actually hurt the store. The store does make their money regardless of who buys it (flippers vs fans). It COULD hurt the store if the notion of flippers turns away those fans who would have... RSD: Do Flippers Really Hurt Record Store Day? *
  • Johnny Marr: Blame landlords --- not just the internet -- for the demise of record stores

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:40 am
    "To me a record shop isn’t a “specialist” shop, or a thrift store either, it’s just a kind of shop, a very important kind of shop. Record shops were meeting places where you learnt about music, clothes, style and clubs. Everyone in my town who was interesting was in the record shop at some point. There’s so much talk about the death of vinyl versus the download boom as if we all fled away from records because we love our iPods too much, but that isn’t exactly the whole story. One of the main... Johnny Marr: Blame landlords --- not just the internet -- for the demise of record…
  • Uncropped versions of album cover photographs

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:40 am
    The thread about the uncropped Neil Young photo from "After The Gold Rush" got me thinking it would be interesting to see some more... Here's one from the Bird & Diz 50's Verve album cover. The uncropped version reveals in the background... none other than John Coltrane. On the left, Tommy Potter.
  • Don Rickles To Get Tribute/Roast Treatment

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:40 am
    I'm happy to read Don Rickles will be honored with the tribute/roast treatment while he is still alive to enjoy it. Also, for those of you who record his TV appearances like I do: April 22: Jimmy Kimmel. May 2: David Letterman.
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    pink fish media - audio

  • AV amps for 4 ohm speakers

    ex brickie
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:47 am
    I've accumulated a variety of speakers which I plan to use as an AV set up at some point - but one of them (the Totem Dreamcatcher centre speaker) is 4 ohms. When I plugged it into my hifi amp it was decidedly quieter than my other speakers - and when I researched further I read that you need to be careful partnering AV amps with 4 ohm speakers. What I have as a potential set up are: pair of Totem Mites (8 ohm) a Totem Dreamcatcher centre (4 ohms) A Focal Chorus active sub I was looking to buy an Onkyo AV amp/receiver second hand at some point (something like the SR607 model) but would this…
  • Balancing a Sub correctly

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:46 am
    I'm about to buy a sub, and would like some advice on how to set it up a little more scientifically than just 'by ear' Ideally id like to be able to generate some Frequency Response graphs with some sort of DB reader that would enable me to balance off the sub correctly with some actual data. What could i use to generate these sort of things and will allow me to see some readouts that wont cost more than say £100? Cheers Rob.
  • Active vibration isolation

    Purite Audio
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:43 am
    Next week Chris Brady is very kindly bringing one of these , He is going to conduct some accelerometer tests and we will look at the data,and compare the sound of the turntable with and without the active isolation unit. Anyone tried active isolation? Keith.
  • Silver Stranded Speaker Cable

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:35 am
    Am interested in exploring Silver Stranded Cable. My friend in the States has have very good results with Audioquest Everest 9 AWG and I am curious to see/hear what if any difference silver makes. At the present I have Kimber Cable 8TC and Transparent Audio "The Wave" speaker cables. After some research I found QED Genesis Silver Spiral cables and am wondering if anyone here in the forums has had any experience with them? Good or bad, I would like some input. Thanks in advance.
  • Omnidirectional Speakers and room correction

    22 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    I have a newly extended room with a wooden floor and the extended part of the room has supporting pillars with a beam. This has the effect of forming two echo chambers, one large (original room) and one small (extended part of the room). I have a pair of much loved Shahinian Arcs. The questions is - does conventional held wisdom concerning room treatment still apply for omnidirectional speakers that rely on reflected sound?
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  • Of $90,000 turntables, Stradivarius violins, red wine, and blindfolds

    10 Apr 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Unless You Can Do It Blindfolded, Please STFU (reacting to Gary's observation that the posting has been light lately, thought I'd pass this one along...) -- //Walt
  • Re: Of $90,000 turntables, Stradivarius violins, red wine, and blindfolds

    11 Apr 2014 | 3:35 am
    Read about this article long time ago. I even downgraded my equipment many years ago because I am unable to pass the blind test and yet now I think blind test may not be telling everything. Read somewhere in one of the science journals that brain scan revealed different part of the brain active whe
  • DacMagic Plus Power Supply - should I replace it

    21 Apr 2014 | 3:29 am
    Hello Group, I have a Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus and it comes with a wall wart AC to DC power supply, it contains a switching power supply for 12 Volts DC.  It really bugs me that they would use a wall wart for a fairly good quality product.  This DAC makes my CD players sound very nice.  Are ot
  • Re: DacMagic Plus Power Supply - should I replace it

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:51 pm
    >On 2014-04-21 10:29:27 +0000, news said: >> Hello Group, > >>I have a Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus and it comes with a wall wart AC to >>DC power supply, it contains a switching power supply for 12 Volts DC.  It >>really bugs me that they would use a wall wart for a fairly good quality >>product
  • Re: Of $90,000 turntables, Stradivarius violins, red wine, and blindfolds

    12 Apr 2014 | 6:40 am
    In article , Walt wrote: > Unless You Can Do It Blindfolded, Please STFU > > > > please-stfu > > (reacting to Gary's observation that the posting has been light lately
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  • Ease of Use of Text-to-Speech Technology

    Roy Lindemann
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:45 am
    This is post #6 of 6 in the series “The Future of Education” Adding the ReadSpeaker text-to-speech service to your school’s website or teacher-created materials is easy, too. If you use templates consistently, the addition of a small piece of code can automatically enable all content to be read out loud. For instance, customers Cengage Learning and EBSCO each add thousands of articles a day, and text to speech is enabled for each new piece. ReadSpeaker works on all browsers and all operating systems, and users don’t need any special software or programs. The goal is for…
  • Adding ReadSpeaker to Educational Material

    Roy Lindemann
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    This is post #5 of 6 in the series “The Future of Education” In the educational market, ReadSpeaker provides the benefits of its text-to-speech services to various educational segments. Schools such as Minnesota Infinity, Calgary Catholic, Georgia Virtual School, Gwinnett Online Campus, Anaheim School District, Clark County School District, The Virtual High School, SCcyber, and Southern Arkansas University Tech have integrated the ReadSpeaker services into their online programs. Major LMS providers, such as Desire2Learn and Canvas, have found that the addition of text to speech…
  • ReadSpeaker docReader becomes the new document viewer of choice on the web

    Roy Lindemann
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    ReadSpeaker launches new version of its docReader reading and viewing solution for online content owners A new version of ReadSpeaker’s popular document-reading and viewing solution, ReadSpeaker docReader, has launched today with new features and performance improvements. ReadSpeaker now offers the most accessible online reading and viewing experience of PDFs and other documents on the web. Online content owners can now fully customize docReader according to their needs. The new version of ReadSpeaker docReader enables online content owners to provide their end users with a highly…
  • Understanding Universal Design for Learning

    Roy Lindemann
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:59 am
    This is post #4 of 6 in the series “The Future of Education” The concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is easy enough to understand, but what does it look like in a school, and how is text to speech a part of UDL? UDL is a set of principles that provides an instructional framework for a flexible approach to individual learning needs. This differs from assistive technology (AT). AT is specifically about tools and devices that can help students with communication disabilities complete complex tasks and interact better with others. While assistive technologies are effective,…
  • ReadSpeaker and Your Website on Mobile

    Aloisia Gabat
    20 Mar 2014 | 2:45 am
    Mobile internet usage on the rise Latest statistics show that of the over seven billion people on this planet, almost 2.5 billion use the internet. But even more significant is the number of mobile subscribers at just over 6.5 billion. While this figure does not represent unique users, it is still huge. Going further, analysts at eMarketer confirmed in January that just over 73% of people accessed the web in 2013 using their mobile devices. And in some regions, that percentage is much higher. This means that a huge portion of your audience may be visiting your website on their smartphone or…
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    Everyday Listening

  • Sonic Movement

    8 Apr 2014 | 1:42 am
    As cars become more and more silent, the question “what should cars sound like?” becomes more and more relevant. Already back in 2009 this was a question with the then evident success of the hybrid car, see this post. We’ve also seen the project Play the Road recently - which is focused more on making music than making the city a nicer place. Sonic Movement however, is a collaboration between Semcon, who have been developing automotive solutions for quite a while, creative director Fernando Ocana and hybrid designer James Brooks, and music/art duo Holly Herndon and…
  • Wow&Flutter

    3 Apr 2014 | 2:08 am
    Over the years, we’ve seen quite some artists working with old media such as tape recorders and records. Jimmy Eadie is also exploring the imperfections of old media. In his work Wow&Flutter he explores the phenomena of mechanical instabilities of turntables that can cause subtle pitch variations and beating effects on playback. The first recorded music I experienced was on vinyl and I always seem to remember the hiss, static and random jumps of the needle as much as the music itself. I would play with the turntable speeds, changing records from 45 RPM to 33 RPM and was intrigued at…

    24 Mar 2014 | 9:39 am
    At IRCAM, the Paris-based Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music, Diemo Schwarz and his team have been developing the very interesting CataRT for quite some time now. CataRT is a software instrument that realises interactive “corpus-based concatenative synthesis”. That means that it takes a sound, and splits it into little bits which it then analyses. These little bits can then be arranged according to loudness or pitch, for example, and can be played by navigating through the sonic landscape, or the “corpus” if you will. It’s like granular…
  • Visualising Porto's soundscape

    14 Mar 2014 | 2:16 am
    Back in January we saw the Stereopublic project, which crowdsourced the quiet, and used it as an inspiration for short musical pieces as well. The URB project in Porto, Portugal takes a more academic approach, very carefully measuring and analysing the urban soundscape. URB is a soundscape storage and analysis system idealized by José Alberto Gomes and developed in partnership with Diogo Tudela. URB’s goal is to keep record of the sonic profile of Porto, allowing researchers and artists to use the dataset freely within their own projects. Using four Raspberry Pi’s equipped…
  • Porcelain

    28 Feb 2014 | 8:07 am
    Continuing in the theme of Oliver Jennings’ work we saw last week, “Porcelain” is also about exploring sounds present in everyday objects. The interactive sound installation is based around a concept by the Swiss artist Jacqueline Rommert. In this interactive sculpture she wants to merge the “old” and the “new”. By drawing you in with the old-fashioned looking porcelain plates, she wants you to touch and play the plates. As you do, you get to hear it’s “soul” and listen to it’s voice: the voice of the material itself.
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  • Krolo Enhanser

    Anthony Kershaw
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:58 am
    I’ve been a big fan of equipment support since I first discovered high end audio. Whether as a rack or dedicated supports, ‘resonance elimination devices’ have been improving the sound of my kit for many years. I’ve toyed with simple decouplers such as Sorbothane feet, more sophisticated gear such as Rollerblocks, a much loved Townsend Seismic Sink (a metal platform with an inflatable air bladder) sat for years under a Rega Planar 3 turntable, and for the past ten years I have lived with Solid Tech supports, technical and expensive marvels from Sweden. Mirko Krolo, head of Krolo…
  • Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 — London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Jurowski

    Anthony Kershaw
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:14 am
    Time was when you wanted solid British Brahms, you looked back to the early ‘60s for Karajan or Klemperer/Philharmonia, or for the pure British experience, Boult/London Philharmonic. In my recent experience, the London orchestras have been more successful with live Brahms rather than canned (the Brahms/Jarvi/Chandos recorded cycle a case in point). A live performance I attended at London’s Royal Festival Hall with the Philharmonia playing Brahms 2 with Maazel a few years back was superb. And a Royal Philharmonic/Ashkenazy 4 on tour was mesmerizing. That said, we have two new cycles of…
  • A Quick Visit to New Orleans.

    Martin Appel
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    It was my good fortune to accompany my wife to New Orleans, one of the most food crazy cities in the world, where she attended a three day business conference. This gave me some free time to explore the French Quarter, not only for food, but for records. I knew that the great historic city of New Orleans, the ‘Birthplace of Jazz’, Blues and Zydeco, would have to contain some record stores. This town is overflowing with musicians, performing in a myriad of clubs, bars and street corners. It is inescapable and delightful. It’s as if music is as necessary as breathing. Eating my way…
  • Goldpoint SA2X-I Balanced Stereo Mini-V Precision Stepped Level Control

    Karl Sigman
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:29 am
    For some time now I have not had a preamplifier for my audio system. I rid myself of it when I acquired a DAC that has a built-in digital volume control (within its DAC chip). At the time of that decision, it was a no-brainer: I only had my DAC as a source connected to a computer as server. I had no other sources and had no interest in adding any new sources such as a turntable, an FM radio, a CD/DVD player, or a television set. Moreover, the cost of a good traditional preamp runs into thousands of dollars, requires an expensive power cord, can be large in size, heavy in weight and requires…
  • Audiophilia Recommended New Releases April 2014 Update

    Anthony Kershaw
    4 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Vivaldi – Concertos for Two Violins [53:41] D Sinkovsky & R Minasi - Violin / Il Pomo D’Oro Naive OP30550 (2013) Concertos for Orchestra [51:14] Concerto Italiano / Alessandrini Naive OP30554 (2013) It has been my great pleasure to sample frequently Naive’s ongoing “Vivaldi Edition”, a project to record the massive collection of autograph manuscripts held in Turin; these are the 56th and 57th volumes. A number of remarkably fine ensembles, mainly Italian, have typically taken an eye-openingly new approach to little-known Vivaldi works, and been treated to recordings just as…
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  • Reflections on Another Record Store Day

    19 Apr 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Another Record Store Day has come and gone, with many of my friends and our readers home counting their booty. And yes, some of this shit has gotten incredibly overpriced to the point where it is starting to look just a bit like exploitation, but all in all, still some good finds were available. I just wish we didn’t have to wait for more unique content to show up on a solitary day.  I’m also curious as to how many people  actually get turned off by the inability to find the real treasure on RSD and just go back to digital files.  I’d be curious to hear your thoughts.
  • Sennheiser HDVD 800 Headphone Amp/DAC

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:16 pm
    For a company to be a market leader or maintain its position as one, it has to be bold and willing to take some risks, challenge its R&D team to go beyond its comfort zone and build a product for a market that didn’t previously exist. That’s exactly what Sennheiser did with its flagship headphones, the HD 800s. When the HD 800s launched in 2008, there were only a handful of headphones on the market that exceeded the $1,000 cost barrier. The design of the HD 800s and the engineering that went into producing them were so far ahead of their time that other manufactures are only now…
  • Rogue Audio Sphinx Integrated Amplifier

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Rogue Audio, out of Brodheadsville, Pa., has been building rugged tube components since the 1990s, and as a result, the company enjoys a fiercely loyal customer base. Under the direction of owner and lead designer Mark O’Brien, Rogue makes great-sounding, reliable, and fairly priced gear. Half a dozen Rogue products have come through this listening room, and none have failed to impress on a sonic level, and they all offer unusually good value. Sparing its customer base constant product churn (as well as questionable features and hyperbolic marketing), Rogue offers what it calls “Magnum…
  • Elvis Costello – King of America

    7 Apr 2014 | 11:18 am
    Mobile Fidelity continues their excellent job of remastering the Elvis Costello catalog with his tenth album.  Never charting higher than #39 in the US, this record received more than its share of critical acclaim. Though it was not terribly successful for EC in terms of sales, it joined a string of quirky releases going forward, with only the 1989 Spike showing much chart activity (Spike would be Costello’s last gold record of his career).This record is also pivotal in the sense that it features a bit more of a country groove, something else that he would dabble in going forward,…
  • Neil Young – Live at the Cellar Door

    7 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    Recorded at the Cellar Door in Washington DC over a three-day period from November 30 to December 2, 1970, the latest in Neil Young’s “archives” series hits the record store shelves in vinyl format, lagging the CD by a few weeks. If you were patient enough to wait, you will be highly rewarded. Music editor Bob Gendron gave the digital version of this performance a highly insightful review in Issue 59, but we did not have a vinyl copy at that time to comment on. I concur 100% with Gendron’s assessment of the performance, and the sound quality of this vinyl version is outstanding. …
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  • A Brief History of the Somerset House Series

    27 Mar 2014 | 10:50 am
    The Summer Series at Somerset House, in partnership with American Express, offers a truly eclectic programme of contemporary music to owners of Amex credit cards and the general public, showcasing up-and-coming performers alongside more established artists. This innovative approach has led fans to revel in some truly historic moments from the music calendar over the years, in the grand surroundings of the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court. There have been too many illustrious acts to name them all, but here’s a roundup of the most memorable moments of the last decade: 2003: Underworld…
  • Five great Bluetooth speakers for your tablet

    25 Mar 2014 | 6:57 am
    It’s no wonder that those people that are constantly on the go have so much love for their tablets such as the new Lenovo tablets launched only a short while ago. Their ability to do everything from streaming TV shows to checking the weather is a godsend.  Today, though, is all about music.  We’re going to take a look at what we think are the best portable and Bluetooth speakers.  Whether they’re used for a garden party or a summer festival, these babies will keep the tunes going all night long. Marley Chant This is a strange-looking unit, no doubt.  However, it’s…
  • Bigger venues offer a very different experience

    12 Feb 2014 | 11:05 am
    Most music fans spend a great deal of time and money visiting dive bars to find great up-and-coming bands and artists. Even when visiting foreign cities, a great live music venue is one of the first things many of us us seek out. As good as these small venues are for finding new bands, the bigger venues like the Albert Hall or Las Vegas casino offer a whole different package that should be considered on its own merits. They get different bands, bigger acts that you just will not be able to find at summer festivals or cheap bars. Casinos in Las Vegas can offer artists extremely lucrative deals…
  • Best Handsets Available for Music Lovers

    29 Nov 2013 | 2:46 am
    Over recent years, mobile phones have become increasingly sophisticated and have been transformed from simple devices to make or receive calls into all-singing, all-dancing gadgets that come with a sometimes bewildering array of features. When people choose a handset these days, it is not just the appearance of the phone they look at but also features such as the camera and social networking and music capabilities. When it comes to music, there are a number of handsets that are perfect for those who love nothing more than listening to their favourite tunes wherever they are. Whether you want…
  • How the internet has changed making and listening to music

    24 Nov 2013 | 3:14 pm
    The internet has completely reshaped the music industry in just a decade, both in terms of how people find and listen to music, and also how musicians interact with each other and write new songs. Napster started the internet revolution for music, with people suddenly able to find any song they might want in a few minutes, even if downloading the song for free was legally dubious. Napster paved the way for the emergence of the iPod and mp3 music players, along with digital music stores like iTunes or Amazon MP3, or even Spotify with everything available on demand. The internet has also…
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  • 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…
  • Speaker Placement Series Part 2

    Andrew Welker
    11 Feb 2014 | 2:07 pm
    In our second installment of the basics of speaker placement and set up, we continue on the theme of bookshelf speakers and center channel speakers (see Part 1 here). For all you floorstanding speaker owners out there, don’t worry: future videos are going to cover the specifics of those types of products. One of the things that we talked about in the last video was to try to get speakers mounted in a cabinet or a bookshelf as close to ear level as possible. But there’s always going to be some situations where you don’t have the…
  • Speaker Placement Series Part 1

    Andrew Welker
    22 Jan 2014 | 10:09 am
    Today we’re going to start a series of videos that covers the basics of loudspeaker placement and set up, and it’s going to be heavily driven by your input and questions that you have. On our forums under the “What’s New” section, you’ll see a thread that I started a few days ago that asks for input on what questions that you want answered, no matter how simple: we really want to cover off topics that you’re interested in or wondering about. Please post any suggestions there, or in the comments below. (Note: please pardon the sound of the dust…
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    Articles | Sessionville

  • 10 Ways To Stay Inspired

    11 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    In a rut? Playing the same old tunes? Nothing new under the sun? Get out of your head and into a brand new space. You'll be happy you did. Continue reading →
  • 7 Tips For Making Music Videos That Rock

    3 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Making a professional-looking video without a professional budget is not that hard, as long as you follow a few simple rules and keep your eye on the big picture. Continue reading →
  • Why Your Band Can’t Book A Gig

    29 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Stack the odds in your favor by thinking ahead when it comes time to book a gig. It's not all about your playing. Sound, image and a good demo has a lot to do with it. Continue reading →
  • Could Your Turntable Be Performing Better?

    19 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    The sound quality of your turntable should be greater than the sum of its parts. Start by upgrading the cartridge and go from there. Continue reading →
  • Top 5 Home Recording Hacks

    7 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    You don't need a big budget to get a good sound. Sometimes the key to great bass, acoustic guitar, drum and vocal takes is right in your very own home. Continue reading →
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    The Best Headphones

  • Bulk Headphones

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Now here are some awesome bulk headphones that are precisely selected for you. As a customer selects a bulk headphone among the thousands of bulk headphones available, there are many things to consider, including looks, price, sound quality and comfort. No matter what you prefer, you will find one suits you. Enjoy shopping! Best Bulk Headphones on the Market Zipbuds JUICED In-Ear Earbuds with Tangle Free Zipper Cabling Zipbuds “Very high quality, great material, great sound, overall very good earbuds.” – Love to shop “Finally no more tangled wires when I pull the…
  • Customized Headphones

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    If you want a superior sound quality when you listen to music or receive a call, then I would recommend several perfect customized headphones to you. These customized headphones are all thoughtfully designed to block out excess noise and keep the voice pure. Actually, most customized headphones can help us listen to music and do other things at the same time. May you happy shopping! Find the Best Customized Headphones Bose® QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® Headphones Bose “These headphones are very comfortable – I can wear them for hours even with my glasses…
  • Digital Headphones

    21 Apr 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Hopefully, this page aims at helping you with finding the best digital headphones. You may be attracted by the precision sound quality, thoughtful design and long-term comfort while consider buying a digital headphone. Depending on your preference, choose one you like most to deliver good music. Please take a look at all of the product details and reviews. Best Digital Headphones Ratings Sennheiser S1 Digital Adaptive Noiseguard Pilot Headset Sennheiser Buy Now Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Headphone with Dynamic Bass and Surround Sound Sennheiser “My main use is to listen in bed…
  • Disposable Headphones

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    I’m fascinated with disposable headphones these days and thus did a lot of research. Below featured some best disposable headphones I selected form Amazon. A good disposable headphone has the capability of reducing the ambient sound to make you comfortable as you listen to music. Please read our page and choose the a really excellent disposable headphone. Best budget Disposable Headphones Bulk Disposable Headphones Stereo TT-1 White Earbuds 25 Pack IDENC Buy Now Disposable Sanitary Earpiece Covers for Large Headphones 100 Bag Buy Now Disposable Sanitary Headphone Covers Large for…
  • Earmuff Headphones

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:57 am
    If you want to enjoy music but ambient noise interrupts your desire, the only solution is using a earmuff headphone. There are many top earmuff headphones in the markets. All the different models have different features and are priced differently. You’d better choose a earmuff headphone depending on your needs after reading our page. Best Earmuff Headphones in the World Lobers Women’s Solid Headphone Earmuffs, Purple, One Size Lobers “Sound quality is amazing, quality of this product is great.” – sharon roesch “Works great for my subway/walking…
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    Head Yo

  • Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Headphones

    28 Mar 2014 | 1:10 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 appeared first on Head Yo.
  • Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Headphones

    26 Mar 2014 | 1:02 am
    Audio-Technica has been at the forefront of the middle-ground headphone makers. However, their beloved ATH-M50 model has received an upgrade that pegs it squarely into the best over ear headphones market under $200. While the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x will not receive the award for being one of the best noise cancelling headphones, it still performs as [...]The post Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Headphones appeared first on Head Yo.
  • Sony MDR1-RNC  Headphones

    24 Feb 2014 | 1:49 am
    Sony Corporation is generally known for its excellent array of products across the electronics spectrum. They make… everything! Headphones, though, are one of their specialty products. They have long been in the running as makers of some of the best over ear headphones in the world. Their studio monitors are renowned for their reference sound [...]The post Sony MDR1-RNC  Headphones appeared first on Head Yo.
  • Best Noise Cancelling Headphones at Head Yo

    19 Feb 2014 | 12:45 am
    Getting the right pair of noise cancelling headphones allows you to concentrate on a specific activity or sleep even when there is a lot of disturbance in the background. You must however understand and select the best model to be assured of greater quality voice, total elimination of noise and higher value for your money. [...]The post Best Noise Cancelling Headphones at Head Yo appeared first on Head Yo.
  • Sony MDR-NC60 Headphones

    11 Feb 2014 | 11:10 pm
    The biggest brand export from Japan, Sony, is one of the most identifiable and iconic consumer electronics business in the world. They have made practically everything in every corner of the world. In the entertainment business, they provide a lot of devices, including some of the world’s best noise cancelling headphones as well as best [...]The post Sony MDR-NC60 Headphones appeared first on Head Yo.
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