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Keith Jarrett’s Live Well-Tempered Clavier Resurrected

By | July 12th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

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

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This is the clearest Samsung Galaxy Note 10 leak yet

By | July 12th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

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

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My Journey Into Audio – Pandora Pang

By | July 12th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

Original version published Feb 20, 2015. Revised after stumbling onto Positive Feedback’s Carol Clark’s recent post, My Journey into Audio

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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

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Deutsche Grammophon releases series of 24bit/96kHz Blu-ray collections in commemorations of Herbert von Karajan and Carlos Kleiber

By | July 12th, 2019|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|Tags: , |

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.

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

By | July 12th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

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The village of Berk is now the overcrowded home not only of our favorite Viking clan, now led by a grown-up Hiccup, but also a huge and motley assortment of friendly dragons. After they encounter a revived gang of dragon-hunters led by the ruthless Grimmel, Hiccup decides that their only solution is to evacuate Berk, where they’re an obvious target, and search for a new home where they’ll be safe.

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Text to switch: what is it and how do I switch phone deals?

By | July 12th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

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

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Khan vs Dib live stream: how to watch the fight online from anywhere

By | July 12th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

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

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McIntosh C53 Preamplifier Announced: New DA2 Digital Module

By | July 12th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

TIDAL and Qobuz music streamers take note, a next generation Quad-Balanced eight-channel, 32-bit/384kHz DAC is at the heart of McIntosh’s new upgradeable DA2 digital-audio module in their just-announced $8,000 USD C53 preamplifier.

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Streaming the Classics—2/Beethoven: The 9 Symphonies—Box Sets

By | July 12th, 2019|Categories: Audiophillia|

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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:

  1. Recording must be on both Qobuz and Tidal HiFi.

  2. It does not have to be HiRes or MQA.

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Sprint 5G arrives where people actually live

By | July 12th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

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

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