SERIOUSLY: What might not be measurable, but make a difference?

  First of all this thread has not been put up to provide another vehicle for cyclic gainsay posting so please respect that intent. I’m just wondering if anyone has any ideas as to what might not be measureable, either at all, or readily using equipment typically used by electrical and acoustic engineers day to […]

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Newport Folk Festival 1989 (3CD)

We are told: The Newport Folk Festival takes place at Fort Adams State Park in Newport Rhode Island, a beautiful setting and a favourite of many acts. This gem saw stunning performances by John Hiatt, Laura Nyro, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, John Lee Hooker, BB King all captured & broadcast by KGNU-FM.

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Line sources

Kevin in Wappinger Falls New York (wherever that is) asked me an interesting question recently. “Arnie Nudell popularized the line source loudspeaker design and many of his most revered speakers such as the Quantum Line Source, the IRS 1B, the IRS V, and the Genesis 1 (and apparently at least the two larger members of your […]

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JAMES MARSHALL HENDRIX: Live at Cologne 13/1/69 (2LP) Track listings too.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live In Cologne, originally the twelfth release in the Dagger Records official bootleg series released as an LP and now on CD, documents this spirited, January 13, 1969 performance at the Sporthalle in Cologne, Germany. Hendrix kicked off the proceedings with a scalding “Come On (Let the Good Times Roll)” from Electric […]

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ACTIVE SPEAKERS: The box-swapper’s biggest nightmare?

I’m thinking about taking the plunge and going active but I’m not sure how I would connect the speakers to my amp. I use a Marantz Pearl Lite integrated, which has RCA outputs galore but no XLR sockets. Most active speakers seem to use XLR connections or TS sockets (whatever they are). How do I […]

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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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THE PROMS: The last night …

Katie Derham hosts the climax of the world’s greatest classical music festival, the Last Night of the Proms, live from the Royal Albert Hall, drawing a unique season of live performances to a celebratory close. Soprano Golda Schultz and violinist Lisa Batiashvili join Dalia Stasevska, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Singers in a […]

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PREMATURE DEATH: Is the Audiophile dying in the UK … or not?

Hi guys…this question I’m going to pose is not intended to russel up anyone’s feathers, moreover, I ask this question because I have (in recent years) noticed a significant change in the downward trend of attitude/outlook/customer service/passion/integrity/motivation/product knowledge/politeness, and so many other elements from the very people who are serving to sell companies products to […]

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Parallel vs. series

PAUL MCGOWAN: There is a fundamental difference between projects worked in parallel or in series yet both have their merits. In the former, multiple tasks and projects are tackled at the same time while with the latter, every step follows the next. Each of us operates at different levels with respect to how we handle […]

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BRAHMS: Leonidas Kavakos discusses Brahms’s Violin Concerto

From the archives: His first concerto recording for Decca has just been released. The Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos, newly signed to Decca, has just released his first concerto recording for the label: Brahms’s Violin Concerto. Gramophone’s editor-in-chief James Jolly caught up with Kavakos when he was in London to perform the work at the Barbican […]

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Judy Dyble and Andy Lewis’s psychedelic folk collaboration:Summer Dancing (Vinyl LP with download card)

Acid Jazz present Judy Dyble and Andy Lewis’spsychedelic folk collaboration ‘Summer Dancing’.  Dyble was the original vocalist in FairportConvention, appearing on their self-titled debut,before joining Giles, Giles and Fripp and thenrecording the awesome UK psych masterpiece‘Morning Way’ under the name Trader Horne withher then boyfriend Ian McDonald.  Andy Lewis was the original DJ […]

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IF: If we cannot hear above 20kHz why do engineers insist on building amplifiers with ever higher bandwidths?

While I can’t tell you why designers other than our own like to extend amplifier bandwidth into the ultrasonic regions I can explain why we do. It’s called the Rule of 10. The rule of 10 is a lofty engineering goal that simply states we should strive to build products with 10 times the required […]

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Ring Of Changes: (CD Remastered and Expanded Edition) by Gary Wright’s Wonderwheel

Official edition of the classic ‘lost” 1972 album by gary wright’s wonderwheel Featuring george harrison as guest on several previously unreleased tracks Remastered from the original master tapes Fully restored artwork and liner notes Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a genuine “lost” classic album from 1972, “Ring of Changes” by Gary […]

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