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Who Watches the Watchers?

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

I’ve worked in the HighEnd Audio Industry and the Automotive Industry.

People, by and large, strongly prefer the non-intrusive character of MP3 ( Car audio ) type Music Playback Systems to our ( my ) HighEnd Audio Systems . The difference in popularity is probably 99.98% vs .02% annnnnnndddd I can prove it! ( but all of us already know it fully well )

There certainly are people that like Big Sound from time to time ( swimming pool parties ) but it’s an exception.… Read the full article

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Recording of May 2019: Never the Same

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

Francesco Diodati Yellow Squeeds: Never the Same
Francesco Diodati, electric & acoustic guitar, gongs; Francesco Lento, trumpet; Glauco Benedetti, tuba, valve trombone, flute; Enrico Zanisi, piano, Fender Rhodes, synths; Enrico Morello, drums, gongs
Auand AU9080 (CD). 2019. Francesco Diodati, Marco Valente, prods.; Stefano Del Vecchio, Roberto Lioli, engs. DDD. TT: 44:24
Performance ****½
Sonics ****

Guitarist Francesco Diodati is one of the freshest voices to enter jazz in the new millennium. If this news comes as a surprise, you probably live in the US.… Read the full article

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AXPONA 2019 – Andrew Quint on Loudspeakers under $20,000

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , |

AXPONA 2019 - Andrew Quint on Loudspeakers under $20,000

At the end of a major audio show, there’s often a sense of depletion, a let’s-pack-this-stuff-up-and-go-home kind of exhaustion. Not so at 4 p.m. on Sunday at AXPONA 2019. There was, instead, a vibe of slightly giddy accomplishment as the big loudspeakers were returned to their wooden crates and the unsold LPs re-boxed. The consumers, too, seemed happily weary, having had a comprehensive exposure to an industry that is flourishing as it adapts to new technologies and to the requirements of younger sound-conscious music-lovers.… Read the full article

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NHL live stream: how to watch the 2019 playoffs and Stanley Cup online from anywhere

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The regular 2019 NHL season has come to an end but for many hockey fans, that means they can finally get excited as no other sport does does playoff season quite like the NHL – and we're here to make sure you don't miss even a moment with TechRadar's guide to getting an NHL live stream for this year's playoffs.

The best 16 teams in the league (eight each from the Western and Eastern Conference) face off in a best-of-seven series.… Read the full article

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Best laptop for DJs 2019: The best laptops for music production

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Whether you’re a musician or a professional DJ, having one of the best laptops packed right next to your headphones is important. You’re going to need one of the best processors and plenty of fast RAM, as these will help the best laptops for musicians handle multiple music tracks. Also, a fast SSD, capacious hard drive or both is also recommended, as you’ll be working with large file sizes. 

And, if you have to travel from gig to gig all the time, you need a laptop that can handle a beating or two.… Read the full article

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Questyle Wireless Eco System

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Questyle, so far best-known for its portable audiophile digital audio players, has released its first Wireless Eco System, which comprises a new QP Master ($1,999) portable digital audio player, an SHB2 Super Source ($2,999) preamp/transmitter/dock, a CMA Twelve ($US2,299) and a headphone DAC/Amp. (Questyle also designed an RX200 wireless 200-watt monobloc power amplifier for this system). ‘Together these components make up the first ever completely lossless, uncompressed high-resolution, wireless, Eco system (transmitting over a 5GHz, closed frequency) on the market,’ said Philippe Luder of Audio Dynamics, which distributes Questyle in Australia.… Read the full article

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YouTube will return to Fire TV after Amazon and Google make amends

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

After a year of feuding, Amazon and Google have finally broken the virtual trade embargo between the two companies, Amazon has announced. Starting later this year, Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire TV Cube will have access to YouTube via the native YouTube app, and you’ll be able to watch Amazon Prime Video on Google Chromecast.

In broad terms, that means you’ll be able to watch everything available on Amazon’s video service on Android TV, Chromecast and Google Home Hub devices (as well as any other device that supports Chromecast Built-in), plus watch YouTube on Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire TV Edition Smart TVs, with support for the YouTube TV and YouTube Kids apps coming later this year.… Read the full article

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Sea Turtle hacking group goes after government domains

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Researchers at Cisco's Talos cybersecurity unit have discovered a new hacker group that has targeted 40 government and intelligence agencies, telecoms and internet giants in 13 countries for more than two years.

While the new campaign bears some similarities to DNSpionage, which rerouted users from legitimate websites to a malicious server to steal their passwords, the researchers have assessed with high confidence that the campaign they've dubbed “Sea Turtle” is a new, separate operation.

Sea Turtle targets companies by hijacking their DNS by pointing a target's domain name to malicious server instead of to its intended target.… Read the full article

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Onkyo and Pioneer Receivers Get AirPlay 2 Update

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Onkyo and Pioneer today announced the release of a firmware update that enables AV receivers from both brands to use Apple’s AirPlay 2 wireless platform to stream music from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac to speakers around the house and use Siri voice commands to control compatible products.
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Google lets Android users choose browsers to ease EU antitrust concerns

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

In an effort to address EU antitrust concerns, Google has announced that Android users in Europe will now be able to choose between five different web browsers and search engines on their devices.

Last year the EU hit the search giant with a record €4.34bn fine over how it used the market power of its mobile software to block competing services in search and web browsing

By pre-installing its Chrome browser and Google search app on Android smartphones, Google gained an unfair advantage on its rivals according to the European Commission.… Read the full article

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