Olivier Meunier-Plante

Olivier is the creative & technical mind behind this website. Beyond assisting with the magazine’s content, his expertise in web development combined with a genuine passion for the web underscores his contribution to PMA.


  • The ABCs of Audio: Exploring the Hi-Fi Lexicon

    Welcome to “The ABCs of Audio: Hi-Fi Lexicon,” your ultimate guide to understanding the fundamental terms and concepts in high-fidelity audio. Whether you’re a complete beginner or looking to expand your knowledge, this article breaks down complex audio jargon into simple explanations. We use two levels of simplicity: In the following sections, we’ll cover essential…

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  • The Festival Québec Jazz IN JUNE awaits you from the 20 to 30!

    It is well-known that Quebec has music in its veins, which is probably why it hosts a good hundred annual music festivals, the most famous of which is the Montreal International Jazz Festival, renowned worldwide. The magnificent city of Quebec is recognized for its Summer Festival (FEQ), which is practically sold out every year. However,…

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  • 5 HiFi Hangouts for the Golden-Eared Montrealer

    Exploring Montreal’s Premier Sound Havens For audiophiles seeking the ultimate auditory experience, Montreal offers a rich tapestry of venues that cater to the golden-eared. From cozy bistros blending gourmet cuisine with vinyl records to vibrant bars with custom sound systems, the city’s sound havens promise a unique and immersive listening experience. Join us as we…

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  • The Bass-First Audiophile Manifesto

    Inspired by John Darko’s The Music-First Audiophile Manifesto, The Bass-First Audiophile Manifesto is here to rumble your funny bone(s).

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  • Feng-Shui Hi-Fi’s Sound Revolution: Harmonizing Music & Chi

    Feng-Shui Hi-Fi Debuts Cutting-Edge Audio Tech: Because Chi is the New High Fidelity Ever paused your favorite track to consider if your speakers might prefer facing the door rather than your sofa? Or if your subwoofer wants to align with the room’s energy flow? Welcome to the world of Feng-Shui Hi-Fi, where the traditional audio…

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  • Rare Photos of Bowie from the 70s

    Picture this: it’s January 24, 1973. David Bowie, the chameleonic rock star, steps onto the SS Canberra cruise ship, embarking on yet another leg of his legendary Ziggy Stardust world tour. At his side, capturing every glittering moment, is his childhood chum, Geoff MacCormack. “I remember thinking how enormous the ship was,” MacCormack recalls, “which…

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  • The Patents of… Amar Bose

    Featured image by Chitose Suzuki | AP When it comes to the titans of audio technology, Amar Bose stands amongst the greats. His pioneering work at Bose Corporation has left an indelible mark on the world of sound. From groundbreaking loudspeaker systems to noise-cancelling headphones, Bose’s patents have reshaped how we experience audio. Here, we…

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  • 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 cafés, 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 that turn listening into a…

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  • High Fidelity or High Fantasy? 6 of the Snakiest Oils in Audio

    The HiFi world is notorious as an industry rife with superstitions, outlandish claims, and broken promises. It’s a realm where the pursuit of pristine sound often collides with the allure of pseudoscience and the mystical. In this article, we dive into some of the most eyebrow-raising products on the market—from quantum stickers that claim to…

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  • John & Paul’s Last Photos Together

    In March 1974, amidst the backdrop of a Santa Monica beach house with a storied past, a fleeting reunion between John Lennon and Paul McCartney was captured in photographs that spoke volumes about their complex friendship. These images, snapped by May Pang during what was infamously known as Lennon’s “Lost Weekend,” offered rare glimpses of…

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  • The Vinyl Frontier: A Spin Through Record Store Day

    Click here to jump to the highlights and special releases of the 2024 edition. On April 20th, vinyl enthusiasts and music aficionados around the globe unite for a celebration that spins beyond just a routine shopping spree—it’s Record Store Day, the annual event that’s been putting the needle back on the beloved grooves of vinyl…

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  • The Four Seasons: Vivaldi & Piazzolla Is My Favorite LP I’ve Ever Owned

    Seldom does an LP’s visual presentation rival the artistry of its music. Having seen the orchestra this past weekend at the Maison Symphonique in Montréal, where the album was recorded, I can attest that the quality of the recording matches the live presentation. In fact, the only thing that’s missing from the album is the…

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  • When Paris Met Tina

    In the whirlwind world of pop culture and high fashion, few images capture the essence of an era quite like Peter Lindbergh’s iconic photograph of Tina Turner in Paris, 1989. Dressed in the pinnacle of Haute Couture from that year, Tina Turner stands not just as a musical icon but as a timeless emblem of…

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  • Streaming vs. Lossless: Understanding Audio Formats

    In the ever-evolving landscape of digital music, the quest for pristine sound quality amidst the convenience of digital formats has led to the creation of an array of lossless audio codecs. These formats serve as a beacon for audiophiles and music enthusiasts alike, offering a sanctuary where the integrity of sound is preserved in its…

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  • Brico’s Baton: A Woman’s Whisper in the Roar of Men

    Early Crescendos: The Formative Years of Antonia Brico In the rich tapestry of classical music history, Antonia Louisa Brico’s narrative is a compelling saga of tenacity, pioneering spirit, and sublime artistry. Born under the shadow of societal constraints in Rotterdam on June 26, 1902, to an unmarried Dutch Catholic mother, Brico’s journey from an obscure…

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