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  • De-Kloss-ified: Decoding the Genius of Henry Kloss

    In the sleepy town of Altoona, Pennsylvania, during the twilight of the Roaring Twenties, a future luminary of sound, Henry Kloss, entered the world. Born on February 21, 1929, Kloss was handy with tools from a young age. In his childhood, he was known for his precocious building skills, adding fixtures and even rooms to…

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  • What Is Spatial Audio on Apple Music? Also, How To Turn It On!

    Curious about spatial audio on Apple Music? Find out how to activate this cutting-edge technology and enjoy a new level of audio immersion.

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  • Cutting-Edge Home Theater Performance at High End Munich 2023

    Dirac, StormAudio, and Perlisten Team Up to Showcase the Cutting-Edge of Home Theater Performance at High End Munich 2023. MUNICH, GERMANY, May 11, 2023 — Swedish audio pioneer Dirac has teamed up with luxury audio heavyweights StormAudio and Perlisten to showcase the most high-performing and immersive home theater demo ever delivered at High End Munich.…

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  • Introducing Focal’s new Theva line of loudspeakers

    Designed for your first foray into pure high-fidelity sound. Axpona (Shaumburg, IL) – April 12, 2023 – Focal introduces Theva; a new range of loudspeakers combining pure hi-fi sound, design and accessibility. Renowned for its savoir-faire in sound, the French brand has designed, developed and manufactured the six-model range to span the spectrum of Hi-Fi…

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  • KEF releases latest generation R Series

    Now featuring the ground-breaking Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT™) Marlboro, NJ – February 7, 2023: Once again, KEF is redefining soundscapes with the latest generation of the R Series HiFi Speakers, now featuring the ground-breaking Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MATTM). The R Series is an exceptional seven-model range engineered to provide superior performance with more detail, deeper…

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  • The new Beatles Revolver Special Edition remaster. Just wow.

    The Beatles had suddenly disappointed me. Sure, in 1966 I was just a kid, but I’d been a fan of the group since the beginning. I’d spent hours hunched over my little blue and white 45 RPM record player playing the 7-inch singles of “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “She Loves You” over…

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  • In Search of audio at CEDIA Expo 2022

    Long ago are the days when CEDIA could be considered, among other things, a high-end audio industry show. Now it’s mostly for designers, sellers, and installers of various home and commercial electronics products that revolve around home automation—the Smart Home segment.

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  • The MontrĂ©al Audiofest—an American in Montreal

    Audio show enthusiast and writer Mike Harkins travelled from his home in Austin, Texas, to the Canadian province of Quebec to visit the MontrĂ©al Audiofest, where he found the temperature in March to be a bit nippy. Welcome up North, Mike. Mike took down notes and took pictures at the show which he graciously allowed…

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  • Beatles Let It Be Reissue—how good is this album, really?

    The Beatles will never be irrelevant. Ask any question about John, Paul, George, and Ringo and you’ll instantly have six people who wanna know the answer, six who think it’s absurd to even have to ask, and six more who think they have a much better question. It’s a never-ending cyclone that has insinuated itself…

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  • Music streaming — are we at the beginning of the end?

    The shifting of the Earth’s tectonic plates often causes disturbances or, in worse case scenarios, natural disasters like tsunamis or volcanic eruptions. In my first column, I mentioned that the digital world is changing rapidly, well, until now I didn’t know to what extent. Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon recently announced their commitment to gradually…

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