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  • When the King of Pop Defied the Stasi: Michael Jackson’s 1988 Berlin Performance

    Michael Jackson’s Berlin Wall Concert: When Pop Met Politics In the annals of pop culture, Michael Jackson’s legacy is studded with iconic performances and groundbreaking achievements. Yet, one performance stands out not just for its musical brilliance but also for its geopolitical significance. On June 19, 1988, the King of Pop performed in West Berlin,…

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  • Introducing the iFi ZEN DAC 3

    Southport, England—April 15, 2024—iFi Audio, a trailblazer in high-fidelity audio components, proudly introduces its latest innovation: the iFi ZEN DAC 3. Featuring a refreshed design and updated features, this home-based DAC has been designed to electrify gaming, casual listening, and critical audiophile experiences. Amidst the hustle and bustle of modern life, the ZEN DAC 3…

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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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  • Streaming vs. Lossless: Understanding Audio Formats

    In the ever-evolving landscape of digital music, the quest for pristine sound quality amidst the convenience of digital formats has led to the creation of an array of lossless audio codecs. These formats serve as a beacon for audiophiles and music enthusiasts alike, offering a sanctuary where the integrity of sound is preserved in its…

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  • Echoes of Apollo: The Music of Ancient Greece

    Introduction: The Soul of Greek Culture In the heart of ancient Greece, music was the very pulse of society, intricately woven into the fabric of daily life and imbued with a significance that went far beyond mere entertainment. This deep integration of music in Greek culture manifested in various dimensions, from the sacred echoes in…

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  • Knowledge is Bowers (& Wilkins)

    John Bowers, Visionary of Sound In the quaint town of Worthing, West Sussex, a story of a remarkable individual began to unfold, a story that would eventually redefine the world of audio technology. John Bowers, the founder of Bowers & Wilkins, was born into a world where technology was rapidly evolving, yet the true potential…

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  • Stenheim to Officially Launch its New Loudspeaker at The Power Station Recording Studio, New York City

    Switzerland-based speaker company Stenheim will present its new Alumine Two.Five.

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  • The Last Waltz: The Band’s Final Curtain Call

    On November 25, 1976, The Band took the stage at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom for what would be their final performance, an event that would come to be known as “The Last Waltz.” This concert, however, was more than just a swan song for one of rock’s most influential groups; it was a monumental celebration…

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  • Introducing Spotifade: The Premium Choice of Musical Nomads

    In a world inundated with chart-toppers and viral tracks that infiltrate every earbud, a brave new frontier in music streaming is making waves—or perhaps more accurately, gentle ripples. Enter Spotifade, the esoteric cousin of the streaming giant we all know and occasionally love. This isn’t just another streaming platform; it’s a veritable resistance against the…

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  • Klipsch, Klipsch, Boom! The Explosive Brilliance of Paul W. Klipsch

    The Roaring Twenties was not just a decade of economic prosperity and cultural explosion; it was also an age of technological marvels. And even amidst this transformative era, Klipsch’s feats stood out. The 15-year-old, from the confines of his makeshift workspace, constructed a radio receiver. This was not just any youthful experiment; it was a…

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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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  • The Last Verse: Reflecting on Tupac Shakur’s Enduring Legacy

    Few names in hip-hop—or indeed, in popular culture at large—command as much reverence and intrigue as Tupac Amaru Shakur. As we mark the 27th year since his passing, it’s crucial to look beyond the legend, anchoring our understanding in the facts of his life and the undeniable goodness he championed. Born in 1971, Tupac’s life…

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  • HAVE FACEBOOK AUDIOPHILE GROUPS BEEN TAKEN HOSTAGE? Interview With An Ex-Moderator, Part 1

    “They’d get mad. I couldn’t understand why. It was just the audiophile hobby.”

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  • How To Improve Your Sound System With Your Mind, Part 2

    In Part 1, I mentioned the phenomenon of thinking overpowering listening as the main culprit that diminishes our music-listening pleasure. Three kinds of thoughts are most detrimental to our listening experiences, and they start with A, D, and E respectively. They are: Aversions, Desires, Expectations Let’s explore each. 1. Aversions Maybe you find the bass…

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  • In Search of audio at CEDIA Expo 2022

    Long ago are the days when CEDIA could be considered, among other things, a high-end audio industry show. Now it’s mostly for designers, sellers, and installers of various home and commercial electronics products that revolve around home automation—the Smart Home segment.

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