THE ORIGINAL EXPERIENCE: Dialing it in with Tim de Paravicini

  John Atkinson writes:  “Meeting Englishman Tim de Paravicini for the first time, you start to wonder if your mind has slipped a gear, whether premature brain fade has cut in. The conversation seems not only to be racing by unexpectedly quickly, but also subjects you hadn’t even realized were subjects are being examined in […]

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CARMEN LUNDY: In conversation

Singer Carmen Lundy has returned to the scene with an album that can easily be categorized as one of her best yet. With music that is both consistent and a pleasure to listen to, this nine-track collection is entitled ‘Changes’ and features eight original compositions. It is a CD that will charm you, encourage you […]

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Sweeping statements

Paul McGowan … Here’s a subject I am perhaps more guilty of than most. The practice of making a sweeping statement about how everything is one way or the other. This is wrong and this is right. This matters and that does not. This guy’s a liar, and this one always tells the truth. The problem with this line of communication is two-fold: nothing is always one […]

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NELSON PASS: An interview

Gray Bread (Positive Feedback) writes: He of All Things Deeply Biased… He is an audio engineer extraordinaire and has the medal, golden sash and purple hat plume to prove it. His best friend was the Most Interesting Man in the World until he got tired of supplying all the beer and told him to go […]

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Building your own

When I was 15 years old I built my own HiFi system. I swear it sounded better than anything else I had ever heard. I wonder how much of that was because I built it? I think that when we handcraft something there’s a certain level of customization—personal attention—that not only makes the final result […]

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A One-click iTunes Alternative to Transfer Music/Video/Photo from iPhone to Mac

There’s no getting around it: transferring content between your iPhone and your Mac can be an effort. It’s also a necessity. iPhone storage doesn’t come cheap, and the more we shoot 12 megapixel photos and 4K video, download high-resolution audio or play graphically-intensive games, the faster it’s going to run out. Some events, like a […]

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How to write the perfect album review

A few months back, the Daily Express took it upon themselves to review PJ Harvey’s most recent album, Let England Shake. They must have noted that it had been hailed elsewhere as not merely a good album, a highlight of an already stellar career, but an important work that underlined the matchless power wielded by […]

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OPINIONS DIFFER: Trying to decouple speakers from the room

 Just wondering if anyone else has suspended their speakers. My first attempt was with an old pair of infinity’s which I placed on top of a bicycle tube. I was wondering if manufacturers would design a speaker with this in mind? My main purpose is to keep the floor from resonating, IMHO it works well […]

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