1985


  • 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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  • Ten Albums to Get You Started on Your Classical Music Journey, Part 1

    Hi, my name is Pierre and I’m a compulsive record collector… That’s probably how I’d introduce myself if I belonged to a support group for hard-core record collectors. But fear not, my condition isn’t painful—it brings me immense joy, and I’m eager to share my passion for classical music in the pages of PMA Magazine.…

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  • The Innovations of the Steyning Research Establishment

    The Steyning Research Establishment, inaugurated by John Bowers in 1981, was not merely a research facility but the cornerstone of Bowers & Wilkins’ commitment to pioneering audio technology. Bowers envisioned SRE as a crucible for innovation, where theoretical acoustics and practical engineering would converge to push the boundaries of sound reproduction. This establishment was tasked…

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  • How Taylor Swift is Leading the Way

    Of all the reasons that Taylor Swift deserves to be Time magazine’s first ever musician Person of the Year, none are bigger than her smashing victories over misogyny and the music business’s malign way of swindling artists and stealing valuable intellectual property. The particulars of her creative predicament are well known. Once a shy, teenaged…

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  • The 1985 Effect

    In the ever-evolving landscape of hip-hop, a phenomenon reverberates with unwavering resonance – “The 1985 Effect.” This term is harvested from the seeds of J. Cole’s candid song “1985 (Intro to ‘The Fall Off’),” where wisdom intertwines with rhythm, creating a narrative that pierces the fabric of contemporary hip-hop culture. The song paints an authentic…

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