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  1. marty

    A new analog technology- better than vinyl?

    https://variety.com/2022/music/news/bob-dylan-records-classic-tracks-t-bone-burnett-new-audio-analog-medium-1235241159/ Does anyone have any idea what this is all about? Seems to be a new analogue medium brought to you by Bob Dylan and NeoFidelity, a Korean technology company.
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    2022 is off to a great start

    Let's see. Mike told us about the Wadax gear that floats his boat, Steve is having a Lampifest this weekend for the Horizon debut, and Emile came out with a revised OS for the Extreme that is getting raves. But the best news...is that I haven't spent any money in the New Year thus far!! Can't...
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    M-Noise: A new measurement standard for loudspeaker output

    There are many different tests and standards out there for evaluating the output of loudspeakers, but not all are adhered to by all manufacturers. Meyer Sound has introduced M-Noise, a new test signal that will promote standardized measurement of a loudspeaker system’s maximum linear output. A...
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    West Side Story

    Finally got to see the long awaited Spielberg remake of West Side Story yesterday. It did not disappoint. Spielberg remained true to the original with a few artistic licenses that were very reasonable. The choreography was superb. I can't tell you how many times I had tears in my eyes...
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    Who gets paid the most in orchestras?

    Interesting article. Unfortunately, not everyone can do as well as Zubin Mehta. https://www.cmuse.org/who-gets-paid-the-most-in-an-orchestra/
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    Led Zeppelin and 50 years of reflection

    Have you noticed there have been a lot of "50 year reflection" editorials about rock music recently? A Long Time Since ‘Zeppelin IV’ Even now, half a century later, there’s still time to change the road you’re on. By Andy Kessler Nov. 7, 2021 1:01 pm ET John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and...
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    Say what? A Fender turntable!!

    This will be viewed as either interesting, heretical, or just laughable. I never thought I'd live long enough to see a sunburst colored turntable! Fad or new trend? I guess we'll just have to see if Wilson and Magico start offering a sunburst finish on their speakers.
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    Summer of Soul

    The Feature documentary Summer of Soul is now available in the theaters and on Hulu. This film about 'the Black Woodstock" is spectacular and will surely earn it's director Questlove (Ahmir Thompson) an Oscar nomination for best director. Everything about this movie is superb, from the film...
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    Nelson Riddle

    I’m a big fan of jazz arrangers who did the charts for scores of famous singers and big bands. Names like Billy May, Gordon Jenkins, Marty Paich and Neal Hefti (who did about 50% of Count Basie’s charts) come to mind. The most famous of all was arguably Nelson Riddle. We will likely not see the...
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    Alexx V arrive in NJ

    4 months after ordering, the Alexx V speakers arrived in my home yesterday. My Alexandria S2's departed with some tears after arriving on October 2016 and providing countless hours of musical pleasure. I'm looking forward to the same joy from the new speakers . . Fabio and Marcel...
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    When does your system hit it's "sweet spot" after turn-on?

    Let's assume there's a point after you turn-on your system that everything "sings". Let's call that point "100%". How long does that take for your system? (We're not talking about break-in here, but the time for a fully broken in system to reach its peak after turn-on.) Even if you leave one or...
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    "Lean back" or "Lean in" listening?

    An Op-Ed appeared today in the WSJ called "Streaming for Audiophiles" with the subheading: Spotify announced it would begin offering higher-resolution sound. But will you really be able to hear the difference, or care...
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    Square to Buy Majority Stake in Jay-Z’s Tidal Music Streaming Platform

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/square-to-buy-majority-stake-in-jay-zs-tidal-platform-11614866575?mod=hp_lista_pos1
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    Chick Corea, winner of 23 Grammy Awards, dies at age 79

    I'm at a complete loss for words. Chick Corea was not just a jazz legend who I have enjoyed countless times in concert, but was one of the musicians who contributed deeply to the foundation jazz sound track of my life. Too profound a loss to articulate for now. I know what I will be playing...
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    One of the greatest Opera performances of all time

    I'm a fan of the Great Performances Series on PBS. One of the best shows in this series that I have seen is the legendary performance of Maria Callas in a documentary detailing her 1964 comeback at London’s Royal Covent Garden Opera House in “Tosca”. Act two is widely considered to be the best...
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    The best vocal performance of the year!

    Finally, a purely entertaining vocal performance. No audiophile stuff. No politics. Just fun. Might be the best I've ever seen. http://www.rulesdontapply.com/fator.htm
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    Hillbilly Elegy

    Usually, this forum is filled with movie reviews and Oscar chat this time of year. But this year is obviously different. Still, even though theaters are closed, there are many films being released for screening. Many are worth watching. This is one of them. Ron Howard doesn't make bad movies...
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    Seasons Greetings

    Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus, etc. A seriously beautiful piece of music
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    Doc Severinsen documentary

    Just fabulous and enjoyable. He's 93 and still playing well. One of the very best who ever played the trumpet. https://watch.showandtell.film/watch/never-too-late-hso/b3809e28-2dd6-11eb-ad95-0fd73ad4e37d?fbclid=IwAR33vzZvF6H5gnOXNUnAKZJwnDx9_BboNxf7Ib569HHXdLO-eqkMdyiLEZ0
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    Bernstein's Beethoven Remastered DGG set

    Anybody have any direct experience with the highly acclaimed half-speed remastered DGG set (DGG 4798721) of the 9 Beethoven symphonies originally released in 1980 with the Vienna Philharmonic?
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    When will COVID end?

    https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/healthcare-systems-and-services/our-insights/when-will-the-covid-19-pandemic-end# Q: What does this have to do with audio? A: This troubling report suggests that spending your time indoors listening to your audio system may be a productive use of your time...
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    Everybody needs one of these

    https://slippedisc.com/2020/09/ivan-fischer-adopts-covid-acoustic-mask/
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    Taj Farrant-rock guitar prodigy

    I never heard of this kid until recently. Australian. 11 years old For an encore- here he is playing w Carlos Santana when he was 10.
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    Itzhak Perlman on making music

    A lesson for us all
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    The Unstoppable Power of Music

    A good read from today's WSJ The Unstoppable Power of Music Recordings and streams of classical performances have exploded in popularity in the time of social distancing. By Barbara Jepson May 19, 2020 4:59 pm ET Kurt Masur leads the New York Philharmonic in Brahms’s ‘German Requiem’ PHOTO...
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    A tough time for musicians

    A sad story. Probably occurring everywhere more or less. https://van-us.atavist.com/survive-the-furlough
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    Innuous, Lampizator and DSD512 files in Roon

    For quite some time, I've had difficulty playing DSD512 files in Roon through my Innuos ZENith Mk III and my Lampizator GG2. Nobody was quite able to pinpoint the reason why. It appeared that the problem was either in the firmware of the Innuous, the Lampizator, or the Linux driver (Amanero)...
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    Coronavirus + Music = Feel Good

    Enough bickering. Let's remember that this is basically a music and audio thread. How's about some feel good stuff? Here's one that moved me: Now I don't know this guy as I never watched "The Office" but I have heard of his wife, Emily Blunt (who played Mary Poppins in the recent movie)...
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    VPI is helping to fight coronavirus

    Got to give Mat and Harry kudos for this. https://www.psaudio.com/article/vpi-to-the-rescue/
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    Alma Deutscher: Composer, Pianist, Violinist

    Too bad I didn't see this article before she played at Carnegie last December. I probably would have gone. Looks like I'll have plenty of time at home over the next few weeks to explore her works. OPINION THE WEEKEND INTERVIEW A Girl Makes Music Without Irony or Ugliness This youthful composer...

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