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68 YEARS AGO

The

BIRTH

OF

EUROVISION

68 YEARS AGO

the

BIRTH

OF

EUROVISION

In the twilight of post-war Europe, a revolution was brewing—not in the streets, but on the airwaves. It was 1956, and amid the rolling hills of Lugano, Switzerland, a spectacle was about to unfold that would change the face of European entertainment forever. The Teatro Kursaal, an elegant theater nestled in this picturesque city, became the birthplace of the Eurovision Song Contest, a musical behemoth that has since grown into a dazzling, sometimes dizzying, celebration of song and spectacle.

Festi Jazz Mont-Tremblant—Why You Should Go

I go every year to the Montreal International Jazz Festival—I love it. But if you don’t like crowds, or you don’t mind them and just like to go to outdoor music festivals in general, might I suggest a visit to Festi Jazz Mont-Tremblant, a smaller, cozier, more laid-back version of…

Listening to Luxman’s New Centennial Products

“Rob, you’ve got to check out Luxman’s new products,” Audiophile Experts’ Stacy wrote in the invitation he sent me to his store’s upcoming Luxman event. “They mark the company’s 100th birthday in 2025.”  I thought to myself, “I guess Luxman was so excited they couldn’t wait until next year to…

Denon Perl Review: The Earbuds That Adapt To How YOU Hear

“The Denon Perl wireless earbuds offer a unique combination of features, including personalized listening with Masimo Adaptive Acoustic Technology (AAT), active noise cancellation, and long battery life.”…

Ten Albums to Get You Started on Your Classical Music Journey, Part 2

“The sound quality is simply mind-blowing. Go to track 10 of the first disc, turn up the volume, and close your eyes…”…

Is Class-D Amplification Now Better than Class-A/B and Class-A?

A couple of years ago, a designer of high-end tube equipment said something to me that left such an impact it eventually led me, now that the conditions seem right, to write this article. That mind-bomb was set off when I asked the designer if he’d ever consider making a…

Jazz Kissa and the Rise of Hi-Fi Havens

Welcome to the inaugural feature of our new column, Hi-Fi Havens, where we’ll explore the world’s most captivating high-fidelity cafĂ©s, lounges and listening places. Each edition will take us to a new city, uncovering the local spots where music isn’t just background noise but the main event, played on systems…

Review: Fezz Audio Mira Ceti 300B Amplifier

“As more expensive designs appeared in Fezz’s catalogue, a revolution was underway.”…

Closing The Gap Between Analogue and Digital

“I believe we’re living in a golden age of digital, where the differences between digital and analogue playback are becoming vanishingly low.”…

Festi Jazz Mont-Tremblant—Why You Should Go

I go every year to the Montreal International Jazz Festival—I love it. But if you don’t like crowds, or you…

Listening to Luxman’s New Centennial Products

“Rob, you’ve got to check out Luxman’s new products,” Audiophile Experts’ Stacy wrote in the invitation he sent me to…

Denon Perl Review: The Earbuds That Adapt To How YOU Hear

“The Denon Perl wireless earbuds offer a unique combination of features, including personalized listening with Masimo Adaptive Acoustic Technology (AAT)…

Ten Albums to Get You Started on Your Classical Music Journey, Part 2

“The sound quality is simply mind-blowing. Go to track 10 of the first disc, turn up the volume, and close…

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