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Vinyl Me, Please Reissues Buddy Guy’s “Left My Blues In San Francisco”

By | June 5th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

Buddy Guy’s 1967 Chess release—his first— has nothing to do with San Francisco, nor was it recorded July of 1967 though the jacket says it was. No big deal. Someone (probably Leonard Chess) chose to reference San Francisco because “flower power” was happening and it seemed like a good way to grab the white kids’ interest. The recording date was chosen close to the original release date so it would sound current but in fact, this is a compilation that includes tracks recorded between 1962 and 1967.
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Review : Fearless Audio Crystal Pearl – We are the crystal gems

By | June 5th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

Disclaimer : The Fearless Audio Crystal Pearl was sent to us free of charge in exchange for our honest opinion by Linsoul. Their retail price is 199€/$ and you can find them in the Linsoul store directly.

About Fearless Audio

Founded in 2012, Fearless audio produces IEMs and CIEMs for professional users. I didn’t know the brand prior to this review, but thanks to Linsoul, I’m widening my range of knowledge every month.

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Even though they’ve been making IEMs for more than 7 years now, Fearless only began to experiment with 3D-printed model in 2016.… Read the full article

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EISA (Expert Imaging and Sound Association) 2019 Highlights

By | June 5th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

Founded in 1982 by the editors-in-chiefs from five European photography magazines to select the “camera of the year”, EISA has grown to international stature and now includes groups covering Hi-fi, home theater, mobile phones, in-car electronics and other categories

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Santa Monica's Definition AV hosts Cambridge Audio, B&W

By | June 5th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

On Saturday, June 15, 10am to 6pm, Definition AV (2934 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90403; 310 829 9888) will host an event featuring representatives from Cambridge Audio and Bowers and Wilkins and showcasing those companies’ latest products.

Cambridge Audio will show it’s Alva direct-drive turntable, the Edge A integrated amplifier, the Edge NQ preamplifier (with built-in network player), and Edge W power amplifier.

B&W will present the wireless Formation Audio suite, which includes the Duo, Wedge, Audio, Bar, and Bass.… Read the full article

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Highly Resolving Redux

By | June 5th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I’m really fortunate to have friends that are smarter than me. In many aspects of life, it’s great to be able to discuss and learn from people with different areas of expertise and life experiences. So when I authored a […]

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What can macOS Catalina tell us about the next MacBook Pro?

By | June 5th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Apple’s latest operating system for Macs, macOS Catalina, is not only exciting for owners of current Mac computers – it could hold major hints for the next major MacBook Pro

That is, the rumored MacBook Pro with a 16-inch display, not the first MacBook Pro with an 8-core processor that just launched in May 2019. All eyes are looking toward the revamp, not the refresh.

There are a few major features coming to Macs via macOS 10.15 Catalina that give us a solid idea of what to expect (read: hope for) from the next MacBook Pro.… Read the full article

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PlayStation CEO confirms PS5 backwards compatibility, SSD and 4K/120Hz output

By | June 5th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Sony PlayStation may not be a part of next week’s E3 2019 video game convention, but that won’t stop the company from making waves. In a recent interview, PlayStation’s new CEO Jim Ryan gave even more details about the company’s next home console, the PS5

In an interview with CNET, Ryan spoke about a number of new features Sony has planned for the PS5, which include the use of a custom-designed solid-state drive (SSD) as the default storage option, native 4K 120Hz gameplay with the possibility of playing games in 8K, plus backwards-compatibility with games released on the PS4

More interestingly, however, Ryan also spoke about the ability to start games on PS4, continue them on PS5 and then eventually take all that progress back to the PS4 as part of a “cross-generational play” feature that saves data to Sony servers and preserves your game state.… Read the full article

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Boulder 1108 Phono Preamp

By | June 5th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Boulder has released its 1108 phono preamplifier, which replaces the old 1108 and slots into Boulder’s line-up between the 508 and the 2108. (Click on image to enlarge.)

Although the amplifier looks different, because its cosmetics have been redesigned to match the other components in Boulder’s 1100 Series, and there have been some internal changes, most significantly a newly designed logic control system and a new power supply, the new 1108 has the same features as the previous model, including two inputs, two outputs, automatic servo null of d.c., four different phono equalisation options (RIAA, EMI,  London/Decca and Columbia), a high-pass filter to eliminate low-frequency noise, and two gain options: 70dB (for low-output cartridges) and 44dB (for high-output cartridges).… Read the full article

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Oracle and Microsoft team up to connect Azure and Oracle Cloud

By | June 5th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Microsoft and Oracle customers will soon be able to migrate and run mission-critical enterprise workloads across Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud thanks to a new cloud interoperability partnership between the two companies.

Enterprises will be able to seamlessly connect Azure services such as analytics and AI to Oracle Cloud services like Autonomous Database.

The new partnership between Microsoft and Oracle will even enable customers to run one part of a workload within Azure and another part of the same workload within the Oracle Cloud as part of a best-of-both-clouds experience.… Read the full article

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Laptop Mag’s brand rankings put HP at the top – with Apple far down

By | June 5th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Our friends at Laptop Mag have published their annual "Best Laptop Brands" report, ranking all of the major laptop makers on various criteria. 

When you're looking for the best laptop you can get, there's more to it than just finding one loaded with the best processor in a slick design. The value you're getting, the ways the brand has innovated in making the laptop, and the support they offer after your purchase all matter as well. This is what Laptop's rankings focus on.… Read the full article

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