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This home really confirms the personality that was Dave Brubeck – what a magnificent house. https://www.townandcountrymag.com/style/home-decor/a28396899/dave-brubeck-midcentury-connecticut-house/?fbclid=IwAR3XLoXO9uFrlY35GSZph_ul6BKzcdyHZiWE6xRQX2ZeU_oEfliybhS0aMI
Here’s a seemingly easy and low-cost project to make effective acoustic absorption panels …. out of old towels.
I’ve done this on three records successfully. It really is this easy to remove clicks, jumps, and sticks due to something lodged in the grooves of a record. With x60 illuminated magnification, it’s surprising how much you can see in the grooves, even after thorough cleaning with Spin Clean. Even a 2 cm long mark […]
Today’s thrift shop music hunt was the unplanned follow-up to a trip to The Warehouse (large shed discount store) in search of a ‘Buy 1, Get 1 Half-price’ deal on records. Not only was the offer only for online sales, but I discovered that the record section has shrunk yet again, despite this being one […]
Ethan Winer answers ….. and recommends that we get the treatment. https://www.audioxpress.com/article/why-doesn-t-my-stereo-sound-like-a-live-concert
Philosophically speaking. https://www.psaudio.com/article/the-sound-of-music/
Today I’ve installed my new turntable, supplied by Eric Poon (Soundwe NZ). It’s fitted with an AT-95E cartridge, which sounds pretty good for a “budget” pickup, and it will be replaced with an upgrade soon. I’ve used $1000+ cartridges, and this $75 Audio Technica impresses. The turntable and arm have several refinements. It runs silently […]
“Home Taping Is Killing Music” was the slogan of a 1980s anti-copyright infringement propaganda campaign by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), a British music industry trade group. Forget magnetic tape cassettes. I’m talking about parcel tape. Three edges of the sleeve covered in tape, and not even split. My question is WHY DO THIS UGLY BRUTAL THING […]
“SoundDome is an acousmatic instrument of 25 speakers arrayed in a geodesic dome. It brings to life a three-dimensional sound world previously conceivable only in the imagination of the composer.” https://sounddome.org/
In search of more music goodies, we wandered in to another op shop today. It looked just like a secondhand book shop. That’s different, I thought. The woman at the cash desk wore an orange beret. That’s different, I thought. Some nice jazz was playing in the background. The LPs were outside in wire baskets. […]
A Google images search for “music listening” returns only pictures of young people using headphones, in-ear-monitors, or earphones. Where are the loudspeakers?
The apparent continuing love affair with special/extended editions, reissues, and superior disc formats, is mostly driven by the sellers. CDs are extremely expensive in Japan, to the point that it’s cheaper for a music fan to buy an album from North America or Europe. Japanese labels and publishers add something extra to the Japanese version […]
Dogs and cats have music tastes, we are told. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-38757761?fbclid=IwAR32qy9tG2bONMTsV0z9r7tgaKMDSE4hw8iESFoOks1Pf7JI_JXU1UJ5Z5Q
I’ve auditioned a couple of excellent digital preamplifiers and my review is up on Witchdoctor ….
As I await the imminent delivery of my new turntable, I’m seeking interesting record curiosities. This 1968 collection of current pop songs played by a string quartet, four flutes, and a wind quartet, with drums, bass, guitar, percussion, piano, organ, and harpsichord, seems to fit the bill. It appeared to be an ex-library copy, but […]