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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 1963 Tour That Catapulted The Beatles into Stardom

    In the spring of 1963, The Beatles embarked on a tour that would irrevocably change not only their careers but also the cultural landscape of the 1960s. Starting on May 18 at the Adelphi Cinema in Slough, England, this tour was more than just another series of concerts; it was the genesis of Beatlemania and…

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  • 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 release these products.” Stacy co-owns…

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  • David Gilmour: First US Live Shows in Eight Years

    (New York) May 13, 2024 David Gilmour today announced his first live shows in eight years in Los Angeles, CA, and New York, NY, in support of his new album Luck and Strange, to be released on September 6 on Sony Music.

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  • The Electrifying Debut of The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    In the spring of 1967, a seismic shift occurred in the rock music panorama with the release of “Are You Experienced,” the debut album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. This album didn’t merely enter the music scene; it exploded into it, bringing with it a new era of sound innovation and cultural expression that would…

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  • 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…”

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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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  • 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.”

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  • Impex Reissues the Bossa Nova Jazz Classic Getz/Gilberto (and an Interview With Nick Getz and Abey Fonn)

    Frank Doris interviews Nick Getz, son of sax legend Stan Getz, and Abey Fonn of Impex Records, about the new Getz/Gilberto LP reissue of the bossa nova classic.

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  • Review: PS Audio AirLens Network Streamer

    The PS Audio AirLens Network Streamer is building a huge following. This review explains why.

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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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  • Reviewed—Audiophile Analog Collection Vol.2

    “Not only is this double-LP compilation outstanding in sound, it is also excellent musically and performance-wise—surprisingly so, perhaps, given the poor history of audiophile-oriented releases.”

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  • Luxman introduces Its first network transport: NT-07

    “The NT-07 supports streaming services, USB, and network file playback via connection to outboard D/A converters.”

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  • MAF 2024: Villeneuve Audio Vidéo, Marchand Audio Vidéo / Fyne Audio, Luxman, AudioQuest

    Prices listed in CA$. If there had been an award given out at the Audiofest for “Most Vintage-Looking Component”, the Fyne Classic Fifteen speakers ($50,000/pr) in the Villeneuve Audio Vidéo / Marchand Audio Vidéo room probably would have won it. The design is a point-source system whereby a bass/midrange cone is coupled to a high…

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  • When Four Became One: McCartney’s Melodic Farewell

    On this day in history, the tapestry of modern music was forever altered by a seismic shift that sent ripples through the realm of pop culture and beyond. April 10, 1970, stands as a cornerstone moment, not just in rock ‘n’ roll lore but in the annals of artistic endeavors at large. It was on…

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