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  • Analyzing a Stereo’s Frequency Response and Decay Times

    Many of us use our listening rooms as a place to escape the world and its problems, so that we may decompress and recharge our batteries. One thing I, as an audiophile, discovered is that the better the sound quality in my room, the more I’ve been able to connect emotionally with my music. That…

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  • Disco and Debauchery: A Night at Studio 54

    Studio 54 flung open its glamorous doors on April 26, 1977, and with its opening, it instantly cemented itself as the crown jewel of Manhattan’s nightlife. This wasn’t just a club; it was a nocturnal kingdom where the elites of Hollywood, fashion, art, and music came to play. The stories of its decadence, celebrities, and…

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  • Should You Get a Surround Sound System?

    “There’s plenty of quality content available in surround sound for music and movies. Why not take advantage of it?”

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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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  • “No, I have the best system in the world!”: The Musical Match Between Totem and McIntosh

    “Don’t lose sight of what’s most important,” he said. “The music.”

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  • The Dirtiest Trick In The Recording Industry Exposed

    And what you can do about it.

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  • The International Sweethearts’ Story

    In an era marked by stark racial divides and rigid gender roles, the International Sweethearts of Rhythm emerged as an audacious symphony of defiance and unity. Formed in the late 1930s, this all-women Swing orchestra not only challenged the prevailing societal norms but also painted a canvas of cultural diversity that was rare for its…

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  • The Room Acoustics Series: Reflecting on Sidewall First Reflections

    A room acoustics expert tells us all we need to know about the subject, starting with this first installment in the Room Acoustics Series.

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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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  • TAF2023: Innuos, Fonica, CEN.grand, Analysis Plus

    Prices listed in CA$. I’m just old enough to be able to say that when I was young, I listened to music on cassettes and vinyl. Today, I enjoy the modern technology that companies like Innuos bring to music streaming and storage solutions. Innuos, in particular, makes what I consider to be products that are…

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  • TAF2023: PSB Speaker, NAD, AudioQuest

    Prices listed are in CA$. You might assume that my mood darkened when a bass beat began pounding through my hotel room wall from the adjacent room while I was trying to concentrate on my writing, but it was the opposite. My mood was lifted. Swayed by the music’s tribal pulsations and sense of immediacy,…

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  • An Interview with André Perry, legendary record producer and founder of the fabled Le Studio, Part 1

    This interview was initially released on June 25th 2022. Founder of Quebec’s fabled Le Studio music studio and recipient of the Order of Canada and an honorary doctorate from Laval University, André Perry has worked with a who’s who of musical icons: John Lennon, Rush, Cat Stevens, The Police, the Bee Gees, Keith Richards, Roberta…

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  • Simple Acoustics, Complicated Spouses

    This article first appeared in PS Audio’s Copper Magazine. When I was a teenager, I told my girlfriend that I loved her so much that I would die for her. She replied that if I died, her life would no longer be worth living. So if I lost my life pushing her out of the way of…

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  • Monitor Audio’s Creator series launched!

    Monitor Audio redefines custom installation with new Creator series.

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  • Rediscover Sound From Above: The Ceiling Sound System Revolution

    Are you weary of that old-fashioned, pedestrian approach to sound emanating from beneath your feet? Do the regular floor-standers seem a tad too… earthbound for your elevated tastes? Have you caught your neck complaining after hours of jamming to tunes from those towering behemoths we call standing speakers? Fear not, dear audiophiles, for an auditory…

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