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  • High Fidelity or High Fantasy? 6 of the Snakiest Oils in Audio

    The HiFi world is notorious as an industry rife with superstitions, outlandish claims, and broken promises. It’s a realm where the pursuit of pristine sound often collides with the allure of pseudoscience and the mystical. In this article, we dive into some of the most eyebrow-raising products on the market—from quantum stickers that claim to…

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  • Please Tell Me It’s An April Fool’s Day Joke!

    This article presents the author’s personal perspective and does not necessarily reflect the endorsements or viewpoints of the editorial team. To submit your own opinions, please contact our editor-in-chief. A few days ago, I received a press release announcing that the Los Angeles Orange County Audiophile Society (LAOCAS) and the Chester Group from England are…

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  • Here’s The Trick to Dealing With “Unpleasant” People in Audio Forums

    “This is the most stupid thing I’ve heard in my life” This was a comment posted in a Facebook audio group referring to a piece I wrote for PMA Magazine. To my surprise, I wasn’t offended by it. But I would have been several years ago. Why then and not now? Because I’m better now…

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  • How Taylor Swift is Leading the Way

    Of all the reasons that Taylor Swift deserves to be Time magazine’s first ever musician Person of the Year, none are bigger than her smashing victories over misogyny and the music business’s malign way of swindling artists and stealing valuable intellectual property. The particulars of her creative predicament are well known. Once a shy, teenaged…

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  • Audio Research’s Val and Sheree Cora Tell All, Part 1

    I can’t think of any other piece of news in 2023 that was bigger in the audiophile community, at least not in North America, than that of Audio Research having been bought by AR Tube Audio Corporation, a company formed, for the occasion, by Valerio Cora of Acora Speakers. I recently sat down across from…

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  • Johnny Cash Flipping the Bird at San Quentin

    In 1969, in the concrete bowels of San Quentin State Prison, Johnny Cash raised his middle finger to the lens of photographer Jim Marshall. The image is rebellious, iconic, and transcendent, much like the Man in Black himself. But it’s not just a picture; it’s a complex narrative of America, of its music, its social…

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