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Steinway & Sons Streaming: An Excellent No-Cost Music Source

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

Our good friend John Marks of The Tannhauser Gate continues his collection of re-published essays here at Positive Feedback. In this one, he makes us aware of a wonderful musical resource in the online archive of recordings from none other than Steinway. What a fine and generous opportunity this is!

Many thanks to John for bringing this to our attention.

Dr. David W. Robinson, Ye Olde Editor

Steinway & Sons’ Spirio Playback Piano. Image courtesy of Steinway.

I felt a rueful twinge when legendary piano builder Steinway & Sons took itself private and as a result was de-listed from the New York Stock Exchange.… Read the full article

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First Look Sunday – Hagermann Audio Labs Tuba

By | October 12th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: This is part of our new First Look Sunday series, where we give our first impressions of new gear in the queue.

I’m running a very interesting product through its paces at the moment for an upcoming review. It’s the ‘Tuba’ vacuum tube headphone amplifier, from Hawaiian manufacturer Hagerman Audio Labs.

Owner Jim Hagerman has been producing a range of analogue audio gear for the pro / audiophile market for 25 years out of his small Honolulu operation. Hagerman’s products are named after musical instruments, such as the ‘Oboe Pro’ Preamplifier, and his well-regarded ‘Trumpet’ Phono Pre-amplifier.… Read the full article

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HIFIMAN HE1000se Headphone Review

By | October 12th, 2019|Categories: Innerfidelity|

Raise your hand if you’re a sucker for slick industrial design mixed with luxurious accents of leather and chrome.

I’ve got two hands up because this could mean not only headphones, but hi-fi, motorcycles, automobiles or watches – all things in which I value style, performance and most of all; the improvement to the quality of life these objects can bring when you enjoy what it is they’re built to beautifully translate (music for example with hi-fi or headphones) rather than merely coveting them for being nothing more than objects.… Read the full article

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Think electric cars take too long to charge? Vauxhall wants to change your mind

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

Vauxhall’s new Corsa-e will likely make a lot of friends with impatient types who are open to the idea of an all-electric car, but lack the time or inclination to get its battery charged.

Why? It’s going to arrive in April next year with the capacity for fast DC 100kW charging to replenish the 50kW battery. The feature isn’t an extra either, and it could pull in a lot of people who would otherwise pass on the chore of having to charge a battery over popping into a filling station for fuel.… Read the full article

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Disney Plus and Hulu – should you get both?

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

Hulu and Disney Plus are two names you're going to hear together a lot in the near future. Ever since Disney took over full control of the Hulu streaming service back in May 2019, Disney has clearly seen it as a cornerstone of its streaming strategy, and a strong relationship between Hulu and Disney Plus is a huge component of that. As a sign of Hulu's healthy future, for example, it recently announced a partnership with cable network FX, which will make original content for the streaming service.… Read the full article

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New Pixel 4 leaks reveal images, specs… and perhaps some special offers for buyers

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

Few phones have ever leaked in advance quite so completely as the Pixel 4 has, and of course Google itself got the ball rolling early on. We've got some more specs and images to share with you, plus details of a deal we haven't heard about before.

First some high-quality renders of the phones courtesy of tech tipsters Ishan Agarwal and Brandon Lee: these match up with previous pictures we've seen but show off the phone in a high-resolution and in all three colors.… Read the full article

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St Helens vs Salford live stream: how to watch Super League Grand Final 2019 rugby league from anywhere

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

The 2019 Super League season curtain closer is finally upon us! You can watch all the action live, not matter where you are in the world, by following our St Helens vs Salford 2019 Super League Grand Final live stream guide below.

St Helens go into today's game at Old Trafford having lost just three times during the season. A win today would see them claim what would be only their second Super League title since 2006. Salford, meanwhile, will be out to pull off a fairytale turnaround, with the club  marked out as 150/1 outsiders to reach the final at the start of the campaign, having narrowly missed relegation last season.… Read the full article

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Troy Roberts, Days Like These | The Vinyl Anachronist

By | October 12th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Saxophone players aren’t known for being shy or demure, but Troy Roberts takes extroversion to another level. He’s known as a young lion in today’s jazz scene, a musician who really stands out with a bold, passionate style. Every note he plays is a statement, one that stems from who he is and where he’s been. He’s an ambitious sax player, so much so that after ten albums he founded his own jazz label, Toy Robot Music. The first release is this, Days Like These, and future releases will focus on the performers who join him here: Hammond B-3 players Joey DeFrancesco and Emmet Cohen and drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts.… Read the full article

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Meze Rai Penta – First Contact

By | October 12th, 2019|Categories: Headfonics|Tags: , , , , , |

The Meze Rai Penta is the company’s flagship Penta-hybrid universal monitor featuring a single dynamic driver and a quad BA driver design. It is priced at $1099. Disclaimer: The Meze Rai Penta sent to us for this review is a purchased unit. We thank Meze for this opportunity. To learn more about Meze reviews on Headfonics […]

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Can you build a gaming PC at Best Buy on Black Friday?

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

When I was growing up, Best Buy was pretty much never really a place you could go to build a new PC. Sure, you could capitalize on some Best Buy Black Friday deals to pick up a new hard drive if you were running out of storage, but you could never use it as a one stop shop, like you could in a place like Micro Center. However, Best Buy is slowly becoming a better, well-stocked place to pick up all things PC. 

Now, obviously, you won't find the same degree of variety as you will in a more specialist retailer or online at Newegg, but if you're living in the suburbs and a big box store is all you have available to you, its still possible to get most of your computer shopping in one spot. 

Best Buy PC Components

Not the best selection but still everything you need

Let's take a trip down to Best Buy

Because I have these memories of Best Buy being a PC component desert, I've been increasingly surprised when seeing some pretty decent deals come out of its online store, especially during seasonal shopping events like Black Friday.… Read the full article

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