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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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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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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Music and Personality / What Does Your Taste In Music Reveal About Your Personality?

Could the playlists lurking on your iPod really reveal information about your personality? Research conducted by psychologists Jason Rentfrow and Sam Gosling suggests that knowing the type of music you listen to can actually lead to surprisingly accurate predictions about your personality. For example, researchers found that people could make accurate judgments about an individual’s […]

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THE DOORS: Backdoor Man: Seattle 1970 (CD)

Recorded in Seattle on the Doors’ final tour, just over a year before front man Jim Morrison’s untimely death, one of the most influential groups of the 1960s rolled into Seattle for what would become a legendary show. Morrison is in fine form, a perfect blend of controlled brilliance and unhinged madness, as he toys […]

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Rush – R40 Live (3CD+Blu-ray)

All roads have led to this. Forty-one years in the making, theR40 Live tour took a very real journey back through time. Beginning with the grand design: a state-of-the-art stage set that pivots, rolls and dives, and brings Clockwork Angels in to bombastic, colorful life before marching stridently back in time (through theatre stages, a panoply of band […]

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FAIRPORT CONVENTION: The Cropredy Box Old Boys XVI (3CD)

Recorded in 1997 during Fairport’s thirtieth anniversary concerts at the Cropredy Festival), it features all the surviving members of the band (with the exception of Ian Matthews) and presents them as individual line-ups. Every Fairport is represented, whether your own personal dream team is the dual-fiddle powerhouse featuring Ric Sanders and Chris Leslie or the […]

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Black Light (CD) – John McLaughlin

Expansive, emotionally charged album ‘Black Light’ showcases guitar legend John McLaughlin’s virtuoso 4th Dimension band. As a musician, composer, and bandleader, John McLaughlin’s vast contributions to contemporary improvisational music are only just beginning to be fully understood, appreciated, and absorbed by artists and enthusiasts alike. From Mahavishnu Orchestra, Shakti and his collaboration with Paco De […]

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DYNAVECTOR: Their DV SSP-5 6-channel SuperStereo processor and DV SSA-6 6-channel amplifier

  They say ….. The SSP-5 processor builds on the success of the Adp-2 SuperStereo processor by further enhancing the concert hall realism obtained from both recorded music and live broadcasts. The SSP-5 offers a choice of 4 different dispersion characteristics with a consequent greater match to recording auditoria acoustics. It can accept inputs from […]

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