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AMG Viella Forte Turntable Makes U.S. Debut At Audio Connection Saturday June 8th

By | June 4th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

Audio Connection in Verona New Jersey welcomes Garth Leerer of Musical Surroundings on Saturday, June 8th from Noon to 5pm for our 9th annual Analog Open House.

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Audio Research Reference 160S

By | June 4th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Audio Research has launched its Reference 160S stereo power amplifier. (Click on image to enlarge.)

Basically a stereo version of the Reference 160M mono power amplifier introduced in 2018, the new 160S has the same feature set, which includes Audio Research’s own auto-bias circuitry, switchable triode/ultra linear operation modes, balanced and single-ended inputs, and an output valve condition monitor. It isn’t only the circuitry that’s basically identical, the look is also similar, with the dual transparent power meters on the front fascia through which the eight KT150 output valves can be seen.… Read the full article

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Audeze Mobius Gaming Headphones

By | June 4th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Audeze has launched Mobius, a pair of premium planar magnetic high-end, 3D audio head-tracking-enabled headphones designed specifically for gamers. (Click image to enlarge).

Mobius features full 3D emulation with support for surround sound modes along with a fully integrated 3D head-tracking system that interfaces seamlessly with most video games. ‘Coupled with state-of-the-art room emulation technology and anatomy calibration, Mobius is truly optimised for the way the brain processes sound, in a manner consistent with real-world listening,’ said George Poutakidis of BusiSoft AV, which distributes Audeze in Australia.… Read the full article

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BBC investigation reveals UK universities under cyberattack

By | June 4th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

While businesses are often the target of cyberattacks, new research from BBC's Radio 4 has revealed that two thirds of UK universities have been hacked over the past four years.

In addition to obtaining data on students and staff, the hackers behind the attacks also acquired valuable university research.

According to EfficientIP, UK universities and the public sector as a whole don't understand the value in the data they hold leaving IT infrastructures' highly vulnerable to cyberattacks especially lesser known attacks on Domain Name Systems (DNS).… Read the full article

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iPadOS puts Apple’s tablets on the road toward being computer killers

By | June 4th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The iPad has been a laptop-replacement in waiting since its unveiling by Steve Jobs in 2010, but hasn’t been capable of truly doing so – until now. 

Nine years later, and thanks to a new, customized operating system called iPadOS introduced at WWDC 2019, the iPad may finally be ready to be a computer replacement, not just a supplemental machine.

People working independently or in less traditional workplaces were some of the first folks to utilize the iPad and its extreme portability.… Read the full article

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Apple iTunes is dead: Should Audiophiles Care?

By | June 4th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

With Monday’s formal announcement from Tim Cook at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote speech in San Jose that the company was knifing iTunes and slicing it into three separate applications, many users of the dated service breathed a sigh of relief.

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GR Research, Dodd Audio | Lone Star Audio Fest 2019

By | June 4th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

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Danny Richie of GR Research had the largest room at the Lone Star Audio Fest. Mr. Richie’s NX-Treme loudspeakers, and triple servo woofer stacks in concert with Dodd Audio’s off-grid electronics also had the largest sound at the show.

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The NX-Treme loudspeaker from GR Research is Danny’s extreme statement version of what already was a world-beating open-baffle loudspeaker. The NX-Treme builds off of the NX-Otica loudspeaker, by doubling the amount of woofers used, and placing those additional woofers at the top of the loudspeaker architecture.… Read the full article

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Magento ecommerce sites at ‘high risk’ of cyberattack

By | June 4th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

SME websites using the Magento ecommerce platform are currently at high risk from cyberattacks according to new research from Foregenix.

The firm analyzed almost 9m websites worldwide, including 2m in Europe, to discover that 87 percent of SME  websites using the Magento platform are currently at high risk from cyberattacks.

However, just under 10 percent of websites using other major ecommerce platforms surveyed register in the same high risk category.

The analysis was carried out between April and May by Forgenix's Threat Intelligence Group using its website security solution WebScan.… Read the full article

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Basking in the Big Easy with Sound United

By | June 4th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

We go behind-the-scenes at Sound United’s annual dealer/rep get-together in New Orleans.
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Exposure CD Player

By | June 4th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

Exposure owner/designer John Farlowe graduated from the UK’s University of Sussex at the end of the swinging ’60s. He put his B.Sc in electronic engineering to use at HiWatt, manufacturers of tube guitar amplifiers. His keen interest in pro audio, particularly in sound reinforcement for rock bands, led him to Midas (studio mixing desks and systems), where, as director and designer, he designed and built mixing desks and got together with the late Dave Martin of Martin Audio. They became heavily involved in sound systems for Pink Floyd.… Read the full article

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