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  • July 13, 1973: The Day Rock Got a New Monarch

    On July 13, 1973, the tectonic plates of rock music shifted dramatically. On that day, an unassuming yet audacious British band named Queen unleashed their self-titled debut album, “Queen.” This seismic release marked the genesis of a band destined to transcend the boundaries of rock, etching their indomitable legacy into the annals of music history.…

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  • Magnat Signature Edelstein Loudspeakers Reviewed

    “Wonderful loudspeakers that deserve to be front and centre of a two-channel system. These are mini speakers with a massive sound and which represent something unusual in audio – genuine value for money.”

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  • Unveiling Chord ULTIMA Integrated and Rega NAIA at AXPONA

    The Sound Organisation Brings Chord Electronics, Rega Research, Chord Company and ProAc to AXPONA 2024

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  • MAF 2024: Art et Son, Chord Company / Neat Acoustics, Exposure, Chord Electronics, Innuos, English Electric

    Prices listed in Canadian dollars. Chord Company makes cables and is not to be confused with Chord Electronics known for making bestselling DACs. And Chord Company’s cables have quite the following, which includes me. I have tried 16 pairs of various interconnects and would include their Anthem cables in my top 3 cable products. In…

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  • Books, Beats, and Buds: Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Purple Haze’

    In the swirling, electric year of 1967, a groundbreaking track reverberated through the UK, soon to envelop the US in its mesmerizing sound waves. This wasn’t just any song—it was “Purple Haze” by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, a sonic masterpiece that would redefine the boundaries of rock music. But beyond its revolutionary guitar riffs and…

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  • From Stadiums to Taverns: The Night The Stones Rolled into El Mocambo

    In the annals of rock ‘n’ roll history, few moments shimmer with the kind of raw, unfiltered magic that The Rolling Stones conjured on March 4th, 1977 at Toronto’s El Mocambo Tavern. Picture this: the world’s most gargantuan rock band, known for their stadium-shaking spectacles, downsizing their colossal presence to the cozy confines of a…

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  • From Bandmates to Court Dates: The Beatles’ Dissolution Story

    In the waning days of 1970, under the grey skies of London’s legal district, Paul McCartney made a move that would forever change the landscape of rock ‘n’ roll history. On December 31, 1970, McCartney filed a lawsuit against his bandmates – Lennon, Harrison, and Starr – and their shared entity, Apple Corps. This wasn’t…

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  • Prince’s Purple Rain: A Melody that Defined a Decade and Beyond

    The 1980s: a canvas painted with a kaleidoscope of sonic hues. Amidst the dazzling array of musical moments, one anthem casts a resplendent purple shadow even today – Prince’s “Purple Rain.” Released on September 26th, this piece by the virtuoso, Prince Rogers Nelson, encapsulated the spirit of the ’80s with its melancholic yet enchanting tune.…

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  • ‘Definitely Maybe’: Oasis and the Birth of Britpop

    On August 29, 1994, Oasis burst onto the global music scene with the release of their debut album, “Definitely Maybe.” At a time when the grunge movement had brought a darker, introspective mood to rock music, five lads from Manchester brought an audacious, youthful energy that dared to dream big, invoking the aura of the…

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  • Sammy Davis Jr. at Elvis’ Stage Comeback

    In the kaleidoscopic universe of Las Vegas, where neon lights pierce the desert night and every high note echoes the clink of a jackpot, legends Sammy Davis Jr. and Elvis Presley found a friendship as enduring as their tunes. It all came into focus on July 31, 1969—Elvis’s comeback night at the International Hotel. There,…

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  • Hendrix’s Guitar Inferno at Monterey

    The stage, lit only by spotlights and the soft glow of amplifiers, became his canvas. From the opening riffs, the audience was entranced. Each note, each chord was not just heard but felt

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  • AXPONA 2023, Part 1

    The last AXPONA I attended was five years ago. Much has since changed. The good news is that AXPONA was bustling this year.

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  • Florida Audio Expo, 2023

    This year’s edition boasted 77 exhibits, with over 180 brands on display.

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