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RIAA’s Top Selling Albums – Justified or Irrelevant?

On February 15, 2013

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It’s said that “there’s no accounting for taste,” and the Recording Industry Association of America’s list of Top Selling Albums of All Time is proof.  There’s probably at least one title on the list that will leave you scratching your head.  It’s nearly impossible to compile the “Best” Albums of All Time, so it would […]

Top Ten Most Valuable Records

On February 12, 2013

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Who’s ready for garage sale season to start up again?  For audio enthusiasts in the US, nice weather means waking up at dawn on Saturday mornings to prepare for a few hours of stopping by garage and estate sales in hopes of finding gently used vinyl.   Most of the time, there will be worn […]

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What do you do with your CDs?

On February 8, 2013

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With computers, MP3 players, smartphones, cloud drives and more, keeping physical copies of music is becoming a thing of the past.  This leaves us with an intriguing dilemma.  What do you do with all of your CDs? As Audiogon user, Rhanson739, asked in our Forum, “So, you’ve ripped your entire collection of CDs to the […]

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iRocke: Live Streaming Concerts to Your Computer

On February 6, 2013

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While it’s not physically possible to attend every concert and music festival all over the world, these days that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on a performance.  Live streaming has been around for a while, but in the last year, it has become a common practice and almost a guarantee for the biggest […]

Remixed, Remastered, or Reissued…What does it all mean?

On January 28, 2013

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With today’s technology, there are many possibilities in how engineers and producers can go back to enhance or change the sound of old favorites.  It is easy to confuse the terms remixed, remastered, and reissued since they all sound alike.  However, it is important to be able to distinguish the differences between these three terms […]

What is the best quality music streaming service?

On December 3, 2012

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Spotify, MOG, Grooveshark, and other similar services are gaining popularity in the world of music streaming. With these services, you essentially “rent” songs.  You can listen to almost anything without having to purchase it.  Sitting through an occasional ad is the “price” you pay for the free option, but you can subscribe (for a monthly […]

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Album Cover Landmarks

On December 3, 2012

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Back in the days before everything was digital, album cover art left a big impression.  You’d look at it and examine it while listening to that album over and over again.  Ever wondered where these famous shots were taken? Bob Egan, a real estate agent in NYC, used his knowledge of the city to find […]

5 Reasons to Buy Original Pressings

On November 27, 2012

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When buying vinyl, deciding which pressing, issue, or version to buy can be a bit of a dilemma.  While many audiophiles are strict believers in original or first pressings, reissues and newer versions can be much cheaper and easier to get your hands on.  With today’s technology, you would think the quality of sound may […]

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