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Buzzcocks <i>a different kind of tension</i> Reissued by Domino

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

Domino has just re-issued two of The Buzzcocks’ four albums with the sticker on the masterful classic a different kind of tension reading “Sourcing the original ¼” tapes for the first time since the original 1979 release.”
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Buzzcocks
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a different kind of tension
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Domino REWIGLP128 180g LP
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Martin Rushent
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Martin Rushent
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Martin Rushent
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Tim Debney at Fluid Mastering, London
Domino has just re-issued two of The Buzzcocks’ four albums with the sticker on the masterful classic a different kind of tension reading “Sourcing the original ¼” tapes for the first time since the original 1979 release.”
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Amazon Prime Day 2019: early deals on the Echo and Echo Dot live now

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

If you're looking to save money on some pre-Amazon Prime Day deals, then you've come to the right place. For a limited time, Amazon has the Echo Dot smart speaker on sale for $24.99. That's a 50% discount and only 0.99¢ more than the Black Friday price. Amazon also has the larger Echo smart speaker on sale for $69.99. If you're in the UK you can also find the Echo speakers on sale.

The best-selling Echo Dot smart speaker works with Amazon Alexa to play music, answer questions, make calls, and more.… Read the full article

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Music Man JP Majesty Red Sunrise

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

A smooth performer with real muscle. Words by Steve Henderson.

Note #1: This piece first appeared in Australian Guitar #133Subscribe to our print edition here!

Note #2: This review initially went to print with images of the JP Majesty in a Tiger Eye finish – not the Red Sunrise, as shown here – which isn’t yet being shipped by Music Man. Our apologies for any confusion!


For 45 years, Music Man has held a most unusual position in the industry.… Read the full article

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Sony Improves its Wireless Noise-Canceling Earbuds

By | July 5th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Sony today announced new wireless earbuds featuring improved noise canceling technology.
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Pre-Prime Day price cuts on the Fitbit Alta, Alta HR, and Blaze smartwatch at Amazon

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

Amazon Prime Day is a fantastic time to find savings on activity trackers, and we've discovered some pre-Prime Day deals from Fitbit that you can shop right now. You can get the popular Fitbit Alta on sale at Amazon for $75.49. That's a $54 discount and the best price we've found for the fitness tracker.

The lightweight Fitbit Alta is made for everyday wear, with an ultra-slim design and easy-to-read display. The fitness-focused Alta tracks activities such as steps, distance and running, and will even give you friendly reminders to stretch your legs and start moving.… Read the full article

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The New Apartment Lounge: When My Boat Comes In

By | July 5th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

In this installment of the New Apartment Lounge, Maurice Jeffries takes a long hard listen to the stunning Mola Mola amp/preamp suite, an almost affordable turntable from Kronos Audio, and some smooth-sounding new cables from Kubala-Sosna Research LLC. With a fresh set of ears and new insights, he also revisits an old and trusted friend.

Out of the Blue

Several months ago, I got a phone call out of the blue from none other than GTT Audio head Bill Parish.  Bill called to apologize (profusely, I might add) for having shamelessly repossessed my beloved Audionet WATT Integrated Amplifier a year earlier.… Read the full article

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With the Donatello Gold MC Cartridge Gold Note Plays “The Price Is Right”

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

The first item up for bids today on “The Price is Right” is Gold Note’s Donatello Gold moving coil cartridge! Vacuous bimbette hostess, tell us all about it!

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Audiophiles as Artists – Chris Morris

By | July 5th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

Twenty questions with an audiophile who is also an artist. For this premiere, we feature Chris Morris.

What’s your background?

I grew up on a farm in eastern Colorado. No town or major population to speak of, lots of time to myself and explore the world around me. It was a very typical small community, rural type of childhood. But I ended up traveling around the country a bit with my mother for her work when I was younger so I got exposed to more than just my little isolated country world.… Read the full article

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Price drops could be coming to AMD Navi graphics cards already

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

AMD Navi graphics cards aren't even out yet, but thanks to pressure from the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2060 Super, AMD is rumored to drop prices on the Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700. 

Right out of the gate, when the AMD Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards were revealed back at E3 2019, they were targeting the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 and RTX 2060. 

But, now that the Super cards have effectively lowered the price of entry to the RTX family, AMD may be planning to cut prices of the RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 to $399 (about £315, AU$580) and $349 (about £275, AU$500), respectively, according to a report from VideoCardz.… Read the full article

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Microsoft Outlook is getting a much-needed facelift

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

At last year's Ignite conference Microsoft announced an opt-in experience that would allow users to try out the new Outlook on the web and now after eight months of testing, the updated version is beginning to roll out.

With its new release, the software giant is aiming to make Outlook for the web faster and to deliver a more modern experience for its users both at work and at home.

Microsoft has been testing a slew of new features for its email service that are designed to increase productivity such as categories and improved search.… Read the full article

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