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  • The King at the Garden: Elvis Presley’s 1972 Triumph

    June 10, 1972, was no ordinary day at Madison Square Garden. The hallowed halls, famous for hosting legendary sports battles and unforgettable music performances, were about to witness another momentous event. Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, was back in New York City for the first time since the ’50s. This wasn’t just…

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  • Hound Dog and the Hip Thrust Heard ‘Round the World: Elvis’s Iconic 1956 Performance

    On June 5, 1956, Elvis Presley stepped onto the stage of The Milton Berle Show, ready to perform his latest single, “Hound Dog.” Little did anyone know, this performance would become one of the most talked-about moments in television history and a defining point in the evolution of rock and roll. Presley, already a rising…

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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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  • 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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  • The Dirtiest Trick In The Recording Industry Exposed

    And what you can do about it.

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  • Jim Morrison’s last show with The Doors

    On December 12, 1970, The Doors, fronted by the enigmatic Jim Morrison, took the stage for what would be Morrison’s final performance with the band. The event, held at A Warehouse at 1820 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, promised to be a memorable night under the promotion of Beaver Productions, featuring also the band Kansas. The…

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  • The Hifi Podcast with Darren and Duncan episodes 86-90

    Episode 86 In this episode, Darren and Duncan reflect on their experiences with friend and mentor Bascom King, whose recent passing has taken a great mind from the HiFi community. Bascom was an audiophile engineering legend and responsible for many incredible amplification designs over a long career. Hear about how he inspired so many, and…

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  • The Hifi Podcast with Darren and Duncan episodes 71-75

    Episode 71 After the usual intro segments, this is another hefty episode of listener questions. Topics covered include finding speakers that jibe with a hyperacusis condition, locally served music files versus streamed, updates on Darren’s server experience, and more. In the middle of the podcast somewhere, hosts Darren and Duncan point folks who want to…

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  • The Hifi Podcast with Darren and Duncan episodes 66-70

    Episode 66 It’s beginning to look a lot like winter (finally), the chestnuts- er, questions are piling up, and the guys thought it would be fun to try to answer them all. In this episode, questions about capacitor burn-in, DIY projects, tube noise, outriggers and more are answered, and the album of the week is…

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  • The Hifi Podcast with Darren and Duncan episodes 06-10

    Episode 06 If you’ve ever looked at a calculus equation as it relates to DIY audio and wondered just how the heck is that going to correlate with the sound signature you want to achieve, you’re not alone. Darren talks about his experiences going through school to get his Electrical Engineering degree (EE), in the…

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  • The Hifi Podcast with Darren and Duncan episodes 01-05

    Episode 01 Darren and Duncan break down their opinions on single ended triode amplifiers and their use with speakers with no crossover — single driver full range speakers. Duncan talks about his DIY corner horns and his latest amplifier purchase – a Decware Mini Torii SEP (pentode) 3.9 Watt tube amplifier and how good it…

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  • TAF2023: Le Studio du Son, XTZ, Tough Nut Audio, Zidoo, Sona

    Prices listed are in CA$. You want a simple-to-use system that sounds great, doesn’t clutter your room, and won’t break the bank? If you’re nodding yes, then the system being demoed in Le Studio du Son’s room just might be up your alley, especially if you don’t like big, heavy, inefficient amplification but do want…

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  • Talkies Take the Stage: ‘The Jazz Singer’ and the Dawn of a New Era

    1927’s New York City, a hive of invention, jazz, and burgeoning cultural changes, played host to the premiere of a film that would shake the pillars of the entertainment industry. Released on October 6th, “The Jazz Singer,” headlined by the charismatic Al Jolson, was not just another movie – it was a clarion call announcing…

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  • Zu Audio Soul 6 Loudspeaker Review

    The Zu Audio Soul 6 Loudspeaker is taken for a spin with Doug Moore.

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  • DALI EPIKORE 11 global launch in September

    4½-Way Floorstanders with Ultra-Low Distortion SMC Gen-2 Technology.

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