This section is all about life as an audiophile – find a local Audio Club to join, get to know other audiophiles in Audio Phios, find likeminded individuals to discuss gear in our Chat Rooms, imagine yourself in another listening room’s sweet spot in Featured Rooms or Staff Pics, vote in our weekly Opinion Poll, read Member Reviews, and check out the most interesting audio related Videos.

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Featured Member – Luiegueb362

On September 3, 2013

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Our latest Featured Member, Luiegueb362, is the proud owner of systems that speak for themselves.  From a tube lover’s escape at his home to the compact beachside set-up, he’s always searching for the best mods and willing to help a fellow audiophile. Preview his collection below and follow the links at the end to check out […]

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How a Record Is Made – Video

On August 12, 2013

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Check out this cool video from “Factory Made!”

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Featured Sampler Artist – John Hammond

On August 1, 2013

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  About John Hammond This week’s Featured Artist from our Wake Up Your Ears sampler is John Hammond.  From coffeehouses to concert halls, festivals and beyond, John Hammond has spent forty years entertaining blues, folk and rock audiences around the world, performing intense solo-acoustic blues.  A Grammy Award winner and four time nominee, Hammond is […]

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Featured Sampler Artist – Louise Rogers

On July 26, 2013

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  About Louise Rogers This week’s Featured Artist from our Wake Up Your Ears sampler is Louise Rogers.  Since arriving in New York City in 1997, Ms. Rogers has appeared on stage with jazz greats Clark Terry, Tito Puente, Al Grey, New York Voices (including subbing for the soprano,) Jon Faddis, Lionel Hampton, Jackie and […]

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Featured Sampler Artist – Seamus Blake, Ari Hoenig, Mike Moreno, and Sam Yahel

On July 18, 2013

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  About Seamus Blake, Ari Hoenig, Mike Moreno, and Sam Yahel Returning anew to the original record, it’s fascinating to re-discover how provocative Pink Floyd’s classic remains, and to hear how well this quartet’s collective interplay served that music.  And how beautifully Sam Yahel’s organ-while not the dominant voice, surely a prominent presence-sets the aesthetic […]

Headphone Implants

On July 8, 2013

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We all know the joke that technology is getting so advanced, that pretty soon we’ll just have to click the roof our mouth to answer the phone, right?  Well, this guy, Rich Lee, likes to experiment with techy body modification.  He’s already had a magnet implanted in his finger, and since he’s losing sight in […]

Who Is Your Favorite Cinematic Composer?

On July 2, 2013

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Cinematic music sets the tone for the movie.  It moves the plot forward, helps you understand what the characters are feeling, and the argument can be made that it’s more evocative than non-cinematic music.  A good composer can make or break a movie, or even write a tune that becomes more iconic than the movie […]

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Featured Sampler Artist – The Larry Coryell Organ Trio

On June 27, 2013

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  About The Larry Coryell Organ Trio This week’s Featured Artist from our Wake Up Your Ears sampler is The Larry Coryell Organ Trio.  Larry Coryell was born April 2, 1943 in Galveston, Texas.  As a child he studied and played piano, switching to guitar (acoustic and then electric) in his teens.  After studying journalism […]

Cleaning Potentiometers on Vintage Equipment

On June 26, 2013

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If you’ve ever had the luck of finding an old stereo in a thrift store, you know those knobs have a tendency to get sticky or gritty, or even feel like they’ve been welded in place.   In this brief video by the ExpertVillage channel, we get a few tips on cleaning and replacing vintage […]

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Featured Sampler Artist – Jen Chapin

On June 20, 2013

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  About Jen Chapin This week’s Featured Artist from our Wake Up Your Ears sampler is Jen Chapin.  Her music is urban folk — story songs that search for community and shared meaning, powered by the funk, soul and improvisation of the city.  Critics have hailed her work on her albums Linger (2004) and Ready […]

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