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  • How a $1 Million System Changed Me

    I’ve listened to many audio setups over the years but I only recently heard a “cost-no-object” system. It happened in the Focal-Naim showroom at Montreal Audiofest 2024. Its cost? Close to $1 million dollars if you include cables and acoustic treatment. My verdict? Mind-blowingly good, and I’m not someone who would naturally equate higher price…

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  • Feng-Shui Hi-Fi’s Sound Revolution: Harmonizing Music & Chi

    Feng-Shui Hi-Fi Debuts Cutting-Edge Audio Tech: Because Chi is the New High Fidelity Ever paused your favorite track to consider if your speakers might prefer facing the door rather than your sofa? Or if your subwoofer wants to align with the room’s energy flow? Welcome to the world of Feng-Shui Hi-Fi, where the traditional audio…

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  • Review: Fezz Audio Mira Ceti 300B Amplifier

    “As more expensive designs appeared in Fezz’s catalogue, a revolution was underway.”

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  • A Star-Studded Spectacle: The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness

    On April 20, 1992, Wembley Stadium in London transformed into a pulsating heart of rock ‘n’ roll reverence and remembrance, hosting the monumental Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness. This wasn’t just any tribute. This was a seismic, guitar-strumming, vocal-cord-straining homage to Freddie Mercury, the electrifying frontman of Queen whose life was tragically cut…

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  • MAF 2024: Studio Economik / Kii, Wattson Audio

    Prices listed in CA$. This was probably the most different room from the others of the entire show. There was no stack of electronics in sight, just a small Wattson Audio Emerson Digital network streamer ($2095) connected to all-in-one speakers outfitted with every signal input you can imagine. One component made up 90% of the…

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  • Tuning Into the Future: The Day KMPX-FM Redefined Radio

    In the electric haze of the 1960s, when tie-dye was more than a fashion statement and the air was thick with the promise of revolution, a seismic shift was happening in the heart of San Francisco. This was not just any cultural tremor, but a musical metamorphosis that would change the airwaves forever. On April…

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  • From Opening Night to Global Limelight: The Vienna Philharmonic’s Timeless Tale

    On the eve of March 28, 1842, Vienna—a city already buzzing with the whispers of musical innovation and cultural renaissance—was about to witness an event that would carve a new cornerstone into its artistic edifice. The Imperial Opera Theater, a beacon of operatic and symphonic excellence, set the stage for a concert that would mark…

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  • Zero-Gravity Listening Chambers: The Weightless Sound Experience

    In a world where the quest for the perfect sound experience has reached dizzying heights, a revolutionary breakthrough has emerged, captivating the hearts and wallets of audiophiles everywhere: the Zero-Gravity Listening Chambers. This avant-garde concept, hailed as the “Weightless Sound Experience,” has taken the high-fidelity community by storm, promising an auditory journey that’s quite literally…

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  • Steven Stone’s Super Budget Components: Aiyima, Topping, xDuuo

    “One of the comments I expected after my first installment on budget components was ‘How much does the Chinese government pay you for these reviews?’”

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  • Diving Into Disco – Rediscovering the Soul of a Generation

    Hi, my name is Claude and I’m a… disco addict. There I said it. Now that wasn’t so awful after all. Truth be told, I never shied away from admitting my lifelong disco dependency to strangers. I was always an unabashed member of the disco brigade, but from what I’ve gathered from friends and acquaintances,…

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  • Review: Pylon Audio Diamond 25 mkII Loudspeaker

    “It’s a completely new, vastly superior design that I hope heralds a new direction for Pylon Audio.”

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  • When Michael Jackson Met Bob Marley

    In the annals of music history, few moments shimmer with the kind of star-studded, genre-blending brilliance as the day when the future King of Pop met the Reggae Revolutionary. Picture this: a sunny day in Kingston, Jamaica, 1975, a setting so ripe for a musical crossover, it could have been scripted in Hollywood. Yet, this…

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  • Bose Before Noise: The Amar Bose Story

    In the heart of Philadelphia, amid the echoes of American history, Amar Gopal Bose’s journey into the world of sound and acoustics began on November 2, 1929. His childhood was a tapestry woven with threads of intellectual curiosity, inspired by his father, an Indian freedom fighter, and his mother, with her French and German heritage.…

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  • The Day The Beatles Decided to Let It Be on a London Rooftop

    On a chilly afternoon in London, January 30, 1969, the air in Savile Row was sharper than usual, the kind that bites at your cheeks and makes your breath visible. Little did anyone know, history was about to be serenaded by the unexpected. It was on this day, atop the Apple Records building, that The…

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  • Icons at Twilight: The Sinatra Soirée

    In the neon-lit heart of Las Vegas, where the desert meets decadence and the nights are longer than the odds, a photograph was snapped in 1969 that would freeze time in a frame, capturing a confluence of kings, a chairman, and a hoofer. This wasn’t just any night; this was the opening night shindig for…

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