Cello


  • The Hifi Podcast with Darren and Duncan episodes 61-65

    Episode 61 This week, a listener question once again prompts the podcast topic, and while the guys don’t exactly agree with the premise, its a great excuse to talk about the subject matter: How to optimize and get the best from a low-cost audio system. Questions about intermodulation and power round out the early segment,…

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  • TAF2023: Goldmund, Entreq, Crystal Cable, Kalista, Thiele, Karan Acoustics, Tidal Audio, Critical Mass Systems, Fono Acustica

    Prices listed in CA$. There are few exhibits at an audio show that immediately elicit a sense of prestigious luxury. Wynn Audio, which has Swarovski-style jewelry cases displaying some of the  highest quality audio products, had definitely one of those exhibits. The company had two systems on active demo this year. Wynn of Wynn Audio…

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  • TAF2023: Audio Note UK

    Regular visitors to the Toronto or Montreal Audiofest have come to expect something unique and special at an Audio Note UK exhibit: a live cello performance by the company’s music ambassador, Vincent BĂ©langer, who plays his instrument while accompanied by instrumental music played back by an all-Audio Note system. As usual with one of these…

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  • TAF2023: Triangle, EverSolo, Perreaux, XLO, Tidal

    Prices listed in CA$. Something most of us can relate to is how important speaker placement is. When I entered retailer Elite Audio’s room, it was immediately apparent the folks setting up this system knew how to position speakers in a difficult room. The speakers — the chic-looking Triangle Magellan Cello 40th Anniversary Edition in…

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  • Bassist Ron Carter: 60 Years of Jazz – and Counting

    This article first appeared in PS Audio’s Copper Magazine. According to reliable sources, bassist Ron Carter has well over 2,000 recording credits. On the majority of those he’s a sideman for other people’s albums, but it’s still a staggering sign of esteem that hundreds of the top musicians in jazz pick up the phone and call him…

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  • Florida Audio Expo, 2023

    This year’s edition boasted 77 exhibits, with over 180 brands on display.

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  • Triangle launches MAGELLAN 40th Anniversary loudspeaker range 

    Designed from the ground up, featuring several new audio innovations, this range of speakers from the renowned French manufacturer is limited to 500 pairs per model. The MAGELLAN 40th Anniversary range comprises two floor-standing speakers, the Quatuor 40th and Cello 40th; the Duetto 40th bookshelf speakers; and the Voce 40th centre speaker. The new S08…

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  • One on One with Vincent BĂ©langer, cellist virtuoso

    They don’t come more musical family than the spanning-four-generations family of 42-year-old cellist Vincent BĂ©langer. His relatives’ musical accomplishments are too many to be enumerated here, but suffice to say that the musical career that Vincent chose for himself, and the success he achieved in it, are not uncharacteristic of his lineage. Among his own…

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  • A Tribute to the First Lady of Love, Donna Summer (1948-2012), Queen of Disco, Pt 2

    Read Part 1 here “Once upon a time, there was a girl”… and once upon a time there was a singer named Donna Summer and a writer-producer duo by the name of Moroder-Bellotte who, working together, and having already pushed the boundaries of the disco genre, would do so again, this time with the album…

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  • A family affair: great new jazz by Pat Metheny Group’s Lyle Mays and Aubrey Johnson

    To fans of the Pat Metheny Group, he was the quiet, long-haired dude behind racks of keyboards. And while Metheny in his striped shirts and unruly mane was always the frontman, fans often added a crucial “and” to the PMG equation: Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays.  Mays was a huge part of the PMG sound.…

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