Thirty-two years after it was recorded, pianist Keith Jarrett’s live reading of J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, has seen the light of day. Performed in the fabled acoustic of the Troy Saving Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York—a favorite venue of the early Dorian recording team—and recorded well by ECM New Series, the performance is now available on two CDs, downloadable in 24/44.1 from multiple sites (Acoustic Sounds, HDTracks, and Pro Studio Masters, for starters), and streamable in MQA on Tidal and in 24/44.1 FLAC on Qobuz.… Read the full article
A new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus photo has leaked out, this one giving us a look at the top of the phone ahead of its official launch on August 7 – as well as a look at the Galaxy Watch Active 2.
This early look comes courtesy of notable leaker Evan Blass, and the phone it depicts matches the Note 10 rumors we’ve heard before – especially the renders that came out a couple days ago that gave us a first look at the larger Galaxy Note 10 Plus.
This image gives us an overhead look from the top of the Note 10 Plus, which shows the long-rumored central front-facing selfie camera and insight into the phone’s design.… Read the full article
Original version published Feb 20, 2015. Revised after stumbling onto Positive Feedback’s Carol Clark’s recent post, My Journey into Audio
Pandora, Carol Clark (image by David Clark, Positive Feedback)
It looked like Carol recently had a similar experience as I did in 2015 that “left [her] stewing.” We have been friends with Dave and Carol for years with shared interests outside of audio: wine tasting, child-brain education, and of late, art. I adore Dave’s smarts, his dry humor with quick wit, and his meticulous attention to subjects he is interested in, while Carol’s quiet and calm intellect captivates me.… Read the full article
Deutsche Grammophon releases series of 24bit/96kHz Blu-ray collections in commemorations of Herbert von Karajan and Carlos Kleiber
Celebrating the Legacy of Herbert von Karajan
Thirty years ago next Tuesday (7/16/2019), the classical music world lost one of its foremost champions in the digital age, Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989).
Deutsche Grammophon is commemorating the legacy of the maestro with the re-release of two of his renowned symphony cycles, of Tchaikovsky and Bruckner: “Remastered at 24bit / 96kHz from original analogue sources, these are released on Blu-ray audio for the first time accompanying 4- and 9-CD sets of the same re-masterings respectively.… Read the full article
Text to switch is a name that aptly describes an initiative thataims to make switching phone provider – while keeping your number – easier than ever. The text to switch system must be used by all networks after regulator Ofcom announced the new way of changing networks. The idea is to make it easier than ever to switch phone network so the best mobile phone deals are available to everyone, with no fears about switching hassles.
As the name suggests, text to switch is a system that uses SMS messaging to give customers their vital details to make switching simple, without needing to wait around on a call like the old days – or put up with attempts to convince you to stay.… Read the full article
Amir Khan will be hoping for a confidence boosting win tonight, in this his first fight since suffering a demoralising defeat to WBC welterweight champion Terence Crawford back in April. You can watch all the boxing for free and from anywhere with this Amir Khan vs Billy Dib live stream guide.
Tonight should on paper be an easy night's work for Khan – Australia's Billy ‘The Kid’ Dib having been elevated from the undercard as stand-in for Neeraj Goyat, who was forced to pull out after being injured in a car crash.… Read the full article
Do you ever type a streaming query in Roon for a classical work and are overwhelmed by the choices? Rather than clicking on any old recording or the first one you see, Audiophilia will make things a little easier for you and do the heavy listening.
These choices are for streaming only. Is the best in streaming also the best vinyl recording and performance? That’s for another article.
A few criteria:
Recording must be on both Qobuz and Tidal HiFi.
It does not have to be HiRes or MQA.
Sprint’s 5G network for phones just went live yesterday in what’s becoming the biggest competitive market for 5G: Chicago. And, it’s offering a very different package from what we’ve seen from Verizon’s 5G network.
The rollout makes Sprint’s 5G network massive. In Chicago alone, it’s estimated to cover as many as 700,000 people. That’s because it’s available in many areas of the city. From the center of downtown Chicago (“The Loop”) out to Humboldt Park, north past Montrose Beach, and south beyond Chinatown, the signal is available.… Read the full article