RANDY WILSON: interview: ‘African music is for the world’

The great jazz pianist talks about racism, discovering Africa and the power of music to change lives Please click HERE to continue Epilogue Hi. I’m Tony Andrews and I am Contributing Editor / Jazz here. I hope you found the above interesting. If you want anything jazz-related published here (free of charge) then please email […]

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ASK THE EDITOR: #03

Neil … have you experienced your system sounding different, in the same room, at different times of the day and indeed at weekends and week days? Oh very much so, yes. One of the crushing things that you feel when you need to calm you and encourage you in life for music and you go […]

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ASK THE EDITOR: #04

Q: Hi Neil. Some makers are extolling the virtue of seemingly unlimited amplifier power as a requirement for un-restricted system dynamics. Logical or merely smart marketing? A: Well I suppose it must depend on a number of things. Let’s take the things that it depends on. Sound pressure level – that you hear in your […]

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DOLLY PARTON: ‘I’ve seen my songs slaughtered pretty good’

Rebecca Nicholson (The Guardian) conducts the interview: Hello, Dolly! Hello, Rebecca! You know Rebecca is my middle name also? I do know that. It’s a good name. All right! At Glastonbury last month you played to what must have been 180,000 people. Is that the biggest show you have ever done? It probably is. I […]

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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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TREVOR COX: Professor of Acoustic Engineering

“Trevor Cox carries out research, teaching and commercial activities in acoustic engineering. He is an EPSRC Senior Media Fellow and President of the Institute of Acoustics (Presidential Twitter Account) Prof Cox carries out research in performance room acoustics, investigating how room conditions can be improved for good speech communication, and quality music production and reproduction. […]

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MICHAEL MESSER: Slide guitarist, singer and songwriter interview

From our archives ….. “Michael Messer recently toured the UK with Louisiana Red  – “A collaboration of two great musicians from totally different backgrounds, brought together through a passion for playing blues slide guitar and many years of mutual admiration for each others’ work”. I had the privilege of interviewing Michael on tour at Bury […]

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IF: If Neil McCauley was a speaker designer (which he plainly isn’t!)

Michael Vronsky writes: Neil; if you were, say, a speaker designer then what would be more important to you when designing , the final subjective sound or the measurements? Oh, I’m afraid very much the sound. I don’t despise or ignore measurements which are essential in the course of designing the thing. They give you […]

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BOWERS and WILKINS: Dr. John Dibb interview

David Lander writes: Before striding into the future, John Dibb enjoyed considerable exposure to his sceptered isle’s fascinating past. He was born in England’s North Country, in 1948, in a model West Yorkshire village established a century earlier by an enlightened industrialist determined to provide comfortable housing and communal amenities for his employees and their […]

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DENSEN / DYNAUDIO: Morten Nielsen interview

Originally posted here in 2007: Meeting the ’Head Honcho’ of Densen, Thomas Sillesen, and Marketing Manager Morten Nielsen for the first time, I was struck by how modest and pleasant they were. There was no hype, no ’our products are the best in the world, and everything else is ‘crap’’ attitude. Whenever I subsequently met […]

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DAVID CROSBY: He might hate MP3s even more than Neil Young does

  From our extensive music archive on this, our first ever HiFi Answers music day. No equipment post today – just MUSIC all day. I hope you’ll enjoy this. Thank you. Neil / editor =========== From the archives ….. Mike Mettler writes: David Crosby has never been afraid to speak his mind and share his […]

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DAVID MANLEY: Tubes, Logic, and Audiophile Sound

Robert Harley (Stereophile Magazine) writes: As founder of California-based Vacuum Tube Logic of America, David Manley is at the forefront of the current renaissance in vacuum-tube audio equipment. In addition to manufacturing some highly regarded audiophile components, VTL has introduced a line of tubed professional equipment that is finding its way into recording studios. David […]

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KEF: Jack Oclee-Brown on Making Affordable Speakers

Back in the early summer of 2017, Jack Oclee-Brown, KEF’s Head of Acoustics, visited John Atkinson to set up the KEF Reference 5 loudspeakers in his listening room. JA’s review of the Ref 5 was published in October 2017, and during Jack’s visit JA talked to him about the design of that speaker. But they […]

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