34 YEARS AGO

ROGER

WATERS’

HISTORIC

BERLIN

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34 YEARS AGO

ROGER

WATERS’

HISTORIC

BERLIN

CONCERT

Before the Berlin Wall fell, it wasn’t just a physical barrier; it was a scar running through the heart of a divided city. For nearly three decades, it symbolized the ideological conflict between East and West, splitting families and friends, and casting a shadow over Berlin. Potsdamer Platz, the concert’s location, held heavy symbolism from 20th-century German history. Invigorated by the international atmosphere of 1920s Berlin, the square became more than the city’s traffic hub

Deciphering a Stereo’s Acoustical Measurements and Taking Corrective Actions

In my previous article, entitled “Analyzing a Stereo’s Frequency Response and Decay Times”, I suggested measurement tips and the use of important variables to do with frequency response and decay times. This article begins with a measurement baseline of a 2-channel stereo with two subwoofers within a typical domestic living room…

Historians Baffled: Stonehenge Found to Be World’s First Hi-Fi Setup

Stonehenge, that iconic ring of monoliths, has baffled historians and archaeologists for centuries. Was it an ancient calendar? A druidic temple? A colossal game of rock-paper-scissors that got out of hand? Turns out, we’ve been overthinking it. Stonehenge was the world’s first hi-fi setup, or as its creators dubbed it…

The Vinyl Beat

The Vinyl Beat is a new column that will dig up notable vinyl nuggets, past and present…

Is Class-D Technology About As Good As It’ll Ever Get?

As an audiophile on a journey of perpetually better sound, I was left slightly disconcerted by class-D trailblazer Bruno Putzeys’s assertion, in my previous class-D article, that, as he put it, well-done class-D amplification was now so good that “the amplifier part is basically a solved problem”. I understood the…

Symphony of a Great City: 5 Hi-Fi Hangouts in Berlin

Berlin, a city renowned for its vibrant music scene and cultural diversity, has embraced the audiophile movement with several venues dedicated to high-fidelity sound experiences. Here, we explore five of the city’s premier hi-fi havens: Anima, Bar Neiro, Rhinoçéros, Unkompress, and Bankert Vinyl Café. 1. Anima Location: Friedrichshain (East Side…

The Bone-Chilling Melody of the Aztec Death Whistle

The Sinister Symphony of the Aztec Death Whistle In the pantheon of historical artifacts that both fascinate and frighten, few can match the eerie allure of the Aztec death whistle. Often misunderstood and underestimated, this small, skull-shaped instrument was a marvel of ancient sound engineering, capable of emitting a scream…

Chi-Fi: The Harbinger of Doom, or Bringing High-End Sound to the Masses?

“I’ve grown to appreciate not only how they function as a company, but also how they manage to produce such remarkably beautiful and functional products that are all essentially hand-built.”…

The Patents of… Paul W. Klipsch

Paul W. Klipsch, a visionary in the field of audio engineering, made significant contributions through a series of innovative patents. These patents not only advanced the technology of their time but also laid the groundwork for future developments in loudspeaker design and acoustic engineering. Here’s an exploration of five of…

Deciphering a Stereo’s Acoustical Measurements and Taking Corrective Actions

In my previous article, entitled “Analyzing a Stereo’s Frequency Response and Decay Times”, I suggested measurement tips and the use…

Historians Baffled: Stonehenge Found to Be World’s First Hi-Fi Setup

Stonehenge, that iconic ring of monoliths, has baffled historians and archaeologists for centuries. Was it an ancient calendar? A druidic…

The Vinyl Beat

The Vinyl Beat is a new column that will dig up notable vinyl nuggets, past and present…

Is Class-D Technology About As Good As It’ll Ever Get?

As an audiophile on a journey of perpetually better sound, I was left slightly disconcerted by class-D trailblazer Bruno Putzeys’s…

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