Eric Clapton – The Lost Boy: guest writer Channa Vithana expresses a view; more than one in fact!

I’m not a great fan of Eric Clapton’s music anymore. When I was younger, in my early teens, I thought some of his stuff was pretty cool, especially the experimental Cream, with Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce, and the Derek & The Dominoes Sessions box set, with Duane Allman on guitar. Clapton’s other solo works, […]

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John Daversa: Bursting Out of LA – Interview by R. J Deluke

Seen in the hallways at California State University in Northridge, a neighborhood of Los Angeles, where he teaches big band arranging, jazz history and other music courses, John Daversa might be seen with his goatee, and dense, dark and curly hair, parted in the middle, and correctly sense he might be involved in one of […]

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Gerald Wilson: Little Big Man

Originally posted September 2011 Robert Baird writes ….. Big bands died out back in the 1950s, right? They went away when the jitterbug faded and folks began dancing to music other than swing? And then real jazz fans departed when the bebop soloists came along and made big-band players look clumsy and quaint?Despite that widely […]

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LOUDSPEAKER MEASUREMENTS: Axiom, B&W, Dahlquist, Focal, JBL, Magico, Morel, PSB and many more

Written in 2009 They write ….. With the cooperation of Canada’s National Research Council (NRC), in the year 2000 the SoundStage! Network began measuring and publishing objective measurements of loudspeaker products — a first for online publications. The NRC’s legacy of producing accurate loudspeaker measurements goes back decades. Literally thousands of speakers have been measured […]

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LFD AUDIO: Q/A with Dr Bews – Does a low output impedance usually results in better defined bass sound?

Dr. Bews writes: Low output impedance for line level products (provided impedance is less than 500ohms) I believe has little or no influence on subjective balance of a product. PSU design, parts selection, wiring, circuit layout,  etc have much more influence on sound. Please click HERE to register for the free regular LFD-insider newsletter Also […]

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Sometimes it feels like a dream

Tim, our warehouse manager, walked into my office loaded with an opened box. “Check this out,” he demanded. Inside were multiple Nipper collection pieces: three 1913 style delivery truck Nipper banks, Nipper serving trays, a Nipper parts bag, etc. There was also a note from the sender, Richard Wiecker, who had just received his BHK […]

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AEG: The Magnetophon K1

Can this really be circa 1935? Apparently so. Meanwhile https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tape_recorder#Early_steel_tape_recorders Also ….. Please click HERE for the UK’s most comprehensive directory of vintage record stores Also ….. Please click HERE to view the entire interesting vintage ads archive Also ….. Please click HERE to access the entire VINTAGE archive

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Donnie Fritts interviewed by Eric Gebhardt

There is a unique blend of southern R&B, soul, and blues that is known the world over… Closely related to the sounds of Stax Records and folks like Rufus Thomas, but with a slightly different blend of spices and it’s own distinct flavor… Studios, sessionmen and songwriters from the northwest corner of Alabama put their […]

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Cat Stevens

In the early 70s I was serving my time in the Army as a disc jockey in Munich Germany. It sounds like an idyllic situation and it would have been if voluntary. But there were perks. One of the best parts of my job was interviewing rock stars like Elton John, Frank Zappa, Mick Fleetwood, […]

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Oh how I wish …….

that I had the talent to write like this. My page was too white My ink was too thin The day wouldn’t write What the night pencilled in… From “The Book of Longing” by Leonard Cohen Also ….. Please click HERE for the UK’s most comprehensive directory of vintage record stores

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Buddy Guy – ‘I Worry About The Future Of Blues Music’

Buddy Guy is the blues, and he’s our connection to a genre that’s embedded in the history of America. But it’s a sound the guitarist fears is fading. Born and raised in Louisiana without running water or electricity, Guy tells NPR’s David Greene, “They got some mosquitoes in Louisiana that can almost lift you out […]

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Digital Music Renaissance Dick Burwen’s algorithms may bring back analog’s rich, complex sounds

Mark Anderson writes: Neil Young has called the digital recording era the “dark ages” of music. Bob Dylan, in a 2006 Rolling Stone interview, called music from CDs “static” and “small.” Just a couple of grumpy old rockers who can’t get with the program—or visionaries who see that the times, they are a-changin’? A retired […]

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Why I Don’t Infer a Speaker’s Sound from Its Measurements

Doug Schneider (Soundstage) writes ….. A few months ago, our main copy editor asked me why we publish subjective reviews and objective measurements, but don’t try to make precise correlations between what the measurements indicate and what the reviewer heard. His question is a good one, particularly as audio magazines past and present have attempted […]

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Dipole placement

Paul McGowan writes: Dipoles are unique. Sound comes out of both sides of the speaker. How close to the rear wall should the dipole be placed? Watch Now Also ….. Please click HERE for the UK’s most comprehensive directory of vintage record stores

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Are servo woofers BS?

Paul McGowan writes: There are very few servo controlled woofer systems on the market today. They have long been touted as the best woofer performance in the world. Is it true or hokum? And, if true, why don’t more woofer systems employ servos? Paul explains how they work and why they perform the way they […]

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Do wires sound better than PC boards?

Paul McGowan writes: Audio equipment used to be hand wired in a process known as point to point wiring, but now most everything is without wires using thin strips of copper clad to fiberglass instead. What’s better, point-to-point or PC boards when it comes to sound quality? Watch Now Also ….. Please click HERE for […]

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