AMPHION: Seasoned bass player Clay Krasner feels confident with his “little big” One15 studio monitors

Coming from a family with a strong musical background, stepping into music was a ‘no-brainer’ for Clay Krasner. His passion for music was recognized early and encouraged by his father – a musician and a choir director for both school and church. Starting with piano lessons, Clay eventually discovered the guitar and, later on, the […]

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PS Audio: Can it get better?

Paul McGowan writes: I was chatting with one of our customers on a recent tour of our facilities and he asked if it would be overkill to strive for higher sampling rates and greater bit depth in recordings given the fact current 192kHz 24 bit recordings exceed (by far) the limits of human hearing and […]

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Let Freedom Ring writes Stereophile

In the 2014 November issue, my good friend Steve Guttenberg (“Communication Breakdown”) got his facts mostly right: It’s true that most listeners (including myself) accept far more distortion today than we did years ago. Many people have never heard a great stereo system—all they’ve heard are overdriven boom boxes, cheap stereos, and portable systems, and […]

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Tangerine Dream – The Official Bootleg Series Volume Two – Palais des Congres, Paris March 1978 & Palast der Republik, East Berlin January 1980 (4CD Box Set)

A 4 CD CLAMSHELL BOXED SET FEATURING OFFICIAL BOOTLEGS OF TWO CLASSIC TANGERINE DREAM CONCERTS FROM PARIS IN 1978 & EAST BERLIN IN 1980 THE SECOND SET IN AN OFFICIAL BOOTLEG SERIES APPROVED BY TANGERINE DREAM INCLUDES ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET WITH NEW ESSAY   Formed in Berlin in September 1967 by Edgar Froese, Tangerine Dream are […]

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BONNIE RAIT: I Thought I Was A Child

LIVE IN-HOUSE RECORDING FROM CLOVER STUDIOS 1976. In 1976, Bonnie Raitt made an appearance on Warren Zevon’s eponymous album alongside Jackson Browne, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. She also performed the set included on this CD at the The Clover Studios in Hollywood on 29th February before a tiny invited audience. And while the recording […]

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TOWNSHEND ENGINEERING: Howard Popeck speaks at length to people with interesting things to say: Max Townshend

From our archives : Howard Popeck: Not many people know you’re a qualified engineer. What engineering discipline was your first degree? Max: Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical, specialising in communications. Where did you study? University of Western Australia So what happened after that? I accepted a commission in the Royal Australian Air Force where I was […]

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Software jitter

Paul McGowan writes: Just when we thought we had it all figured out along comes a new form of distortion to tackle: software jitter.  The culprit here is, unfortunately, a very necessary component in the chain of digital audio – the CPU (central processing unit) itself. We first noticed this problem when we started releasing […]

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BRITTEN: At last, we have fallen for our great Britten

The composer’s pacifism seems an irrelevant curiosity now, his homosexuality of even less concern. Benjamin Britten’s coronation opera Gloriana had its early performances in the gilded splendour of the Royal Opera House. The new monarch herself attended the premiere on June 8 1953.  Two months later, the work had its next outing, in Bulawayo, second […]

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PS AUDIO: The bassaholic

Paul McGowan writes:  Ok, I’ll admit it – I am a Bassaholic and instead of trying to cure myself, I am most comfortable embracing and supporting my addiction.  Yup, a system without deep, low and impressive bass isn’t my cup of tea and as many of my reader know, I believe the only way to […]

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