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An Impromptu Acoustical Demonstration

On January 21, 2014

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  What happens when Harding University’s choir students visit the country’s oldest zoo building? They notice the acoustics and give an impromptu performance for the reptiles, of course!  (They just don’t build them like they used to.) The Cincinnati Zoo was founded in 1873; the Reptile House dates from 1875. For more info, visit their […]

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Revisiting George Martin: In My Life

On January 14, 2014

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  Not too long ago, a buddy posted a very dated group photo of some old friends.  Aside from the glorious 90’s fashion, the other striking thing about the picture were his mother’s Beatles’ records strewn about the floor.  Right around Thanksgiving 1995, many Americans weren’t concerned with the bird or shopping – we were […]

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Dream Theater fans – New Live Album free to torrent (Press Release)

On December 26, 2013

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 25th, 2013 – 6:00AM EST HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM DREAM THEATER TO OUR FANS ALL OVER THE WORLD! It is because of all of you that “A Dramatic Tour Of Events” was such a success. We enjoyed playing to you all each and every night on the road! As a special “Thank […]

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“Round Midnite” – The Challenge in a Jazz Classic

On December 18, 2013

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  The primary rule for cover songs is that they must as good, if not better, than the original.  With standards, however, there is far less room for an artist to put their own stamp on the tune.  So when Herbie Hancock was asked to cover Thelonius Monk’s “Round Midnite” for a film, he had […]

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Member Review – JBL Studio 530 Monitors

On December 16, 2013

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  JBL Studio 530 Monitor Member review by Txteabag caution: colorful language JBL Studio 530: About as good as it gets, or, the Willie Nelson of bookshelf speakers. “Looks like you’ve got a couple of big va-jay-jays there,” said the missus. “A couple of what?” I asked, hoping I hadn’t heard her quickie assessment correctly. […]

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Audiogoner Op-Ed: Tone Controls

On December 5, 2013

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  Tone Controls Can Be So Nice  Audiogon member Nonoise; op-ed Of all the ways to tame, tighten or tone the sound of our systems, cables are usually the first to come to mind. Preamps, amps, source and speakers are all chosen for what and how they contribute to the sound and each affect the […]

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Audiogoner Gammajo Reviews Master Built Signature Cables (VSA)

On November 4, 2013

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Review: Master Built by Dephi subsidiary Signature Speaker cable You may not believe what I am about to tell you, because I barely do and I am listening first-hand. I was willing to accept that wire (above high quality but non-stratospheric) made a small difference in mega systems, but that it was probably not as […]

Why HiFi Experts Disagree (written in 1963)

On October 22, 2013

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Written in ’63, read for a microphone test in 1990 – does it still hold true today?

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Which brand of cassette tape is best?

On October 17, 2013

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Audiogon member Sonyman64 asks, “What brand of tape between just these two would you consider to be the better brand for cassette tape in general across the board, not one specific year?”

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The Audiophile and the Frog: A True Story

On September 30, 2013

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by Davehrab, Audiogon Member An audiophile was crossing a road one day when a frog called out to him and said, “If you kiss me, I’ll turn into a beautiful princess.” He bent over, picked up the frog and put it in his pocket. The frog spoke up again and said, “If you kiss me and […]

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