September 2017
M T W T F S S
« Aug   Oct »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930  
>> Breadcrumb :///25

The new Sonos smart speaker just appeared in the wild

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: TechRadar|

It’s hard to keep a secret – especially if that secret is a new product collaboration between Sonos, one of the largest and most well-known audio manufacturers in the world, and Amazon, a company that needs no introduction.

The fruit of that collaboration is a still unannounced smart speaker that has the brains of Amazon’s Alexa and the audio brawn of a Sonos Play:1 speaker. 

And while the speaker has yet to be publicly recognized by either party, pictures of a sample unit have already started to make their way around the internet.… Read the full article

Comments Off on The new Sonos smart speaker just appeared in the wild

Internet Archive to make 25,000 old 78s available to hear

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: Audiomatters|

The wonderfully oddball Internet Archive, the Brewster Kahle-led effort to keep the digital past accessible has announced an effort to digitally release up to 400,000 old shellac recordings for free. The effort is being handled by George Blood in Philadelphia – read the local article about this project here, then take a listen to some of the music to get a sense of how far (or not) the recording arts have come. 

Read the full article

Comments Off on Internet Archive to make 25,000 old 78s available to hear

Hairersoft Amadeus Pro 2 Editing and Mastering Software, Part 5

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , , |

Below you’ll find part five of John Marks’ six-part series describing one method for digitizing LPs. John, he of the blog site The Tannhauser Gate, gives our readers a cost-effective and reasonably simple method for transferring your albums to PCM files for archiving and playback functions. As he points out in his footnote, this method does not encompass the use of DSD (Single, Double, or Quad rate DSD) as a format. For that, more sophisticated equipment is required (e.g., a Playback Designs Pinot A/D converter).Read the full article

Comments Off on Hairersoft Amadeus Pro 2 Editing and Mastering Software, Part 5

The best Bluetooth speaker of 2019 in the UAE: the best portable speakers for any budget

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: TechRadar|

Best Bluetooth Speakers Buying Guide: Welcome to TechRadar's expert round-up of the bluetooth speakers you can buy in 2019. 

Bluetooth speakers are a great gadget to take to days at the beach, nights out in the garden, and picnics at the park. However, that doesn't mean a great portable speaker isn't extremely useful to have on hand at home while you take a relaxing bath or work in the garden.

That means, for many of us, we need to find a Bluetooth speaker that'll see us through all kinds of occasions.… Read the full article

Comments Off on The best Bluetooth speaker of 2019 in the UAE: the best portable speakers for any budget

PureAudioProject Trio15 Horn1 Speaker Review

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: Dagogo|Tags: , |

PureAudioProject Horn1 (picture courtesy of the company)

It figures, the one category of speaker I thought I could safely ignore through the years is the one I should have been paying closer attention to. I had concluded through listening events at shows, dealers and audiophile friends’ homes that lower power and high efficiency speakers were not the way to go to attain SOTA. What was I thinking? That higher power equals superiority? Likely. That nothing tops an electrostatic when it comes to cleanness and detail?

Read the full article

Comments Off on PureAudioProject Trio15 Horn1 Speaker Review

Let the Revolution Begin

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , |

Let the Revolution Begin

“There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement.” —Lord Kelvin in 1900, five years before Einstein’s paper on relativity. The term “paradigm shift” was coined by Thomas S. Kuhn in his influential 1962 book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. According to Kuhn, a paradigm shift in the physical sciences occurs when a body of evidence accumulates that suggests the principles on which a scientific discipline is founded (the paradigm) is wrong, and a new paradigm replaces the old (the shift).… Read the full article

Comments Off on Let the Revolution Begin

The Last Concert Hall

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Picture your dream living room. We close our eyes and listen to the subtle nuances of our favorite recording. Luxurious speakers line the walls, a subwoofer discretely positioned in the sonically perfect corner. There’s nothing better than leaning back in a comfortable chair, spending hours listening to music. But the sad reality is that we don’t.
Read the full article

Comments Off on The Last Concert Hall

Lovely Recordings Hosted by Max Hollins

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: Audiostream|

A day rarely goes by that I don’t listen to music. I prefer to think of myself as a music lover rather than an audiophile, though I do love having audio gear that allows me to better enjoy the music I love. Lovely, no? If it gets me closer to the tunes, I probably want it. However, if I had to choose between having access to more music or mo’better (and better) equipment, I’d go for the former. I grew up listening to rock, prog rock and pop, as well as classical and opera (shudder!) on the radio my mom had on all day, almost every day.
Read the full article

Comments Off on Lovely Recordings Hosted by Max Hollins

Best headphones and speaker deals and offers at GITEX Shopper 2017

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: TechRadar|

If you’re looking for a comfortable pair of noise-cancelling headphones, then look no further than the Bose QuietComfort 35. With both wired and wireless capabilities, these headphones are great for long-haul flights or when you need a bit of focus when working in a noisy coffee shop.

Emax is currently selling the Bose QuietComfort 35 for a reduced price of AED 1,299, down from AED 1,449.

The Libratone Too might be small, but is capable of pumping out some seriously loud tunes.… Read the full article

Comments Off on Best headphones and speaker deals and offers at GITEX Shopper 2017

No Confusion Just Baffling!

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: , |

A good early article on speaker enclosures some good info here. This article doesn’t account for my open baffle rage. I don’t know why they bug me so much but they do. Maybe its because its just a speaker on a board and takes no skill… Or just irrational speaker hatred.

Comments Off on No Confusion Just Baffling!