Issue 26

Opening Salvo: So Much for Punxsutawney Phil!
I would never overtly diss a legendary Groundhog, but six more weeks of winter? It's going to be 68 deg...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Style, Part 1
Okay, we’ve done some work with Rhythm and Melody. Time to tackle Style, right? Maybe not. Style is way more...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Steve Reich: Drumming
When I was 17, I discovered the compositional style called Minimalism. I remember the moment very well. It was 1974,...
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The Audio Cynic: The IoT is Not For Me
I've worked in tech fields most of my life: high-performance audio, racing engines, and medical imaging. In spite of that,...
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Quibbles and Bits: A Brief History of Life, The Universe, and Everything
Episode IX – Apocalypse Now? It is my contention that the music industry – by which I mean both the...
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Vintage Whine: Spica
There are some brands that linger in the memory with a special fondness: I've previously said that of Weathers, and...
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Music to My Ears: Steely Dan: Do It Again
No story about the Dan can be told without raising up Roger Nichols. Nichols won 4 Grammy awards for Best...
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Industry News: More Changes at McIntosh Group; CEDIA Show Bought---and Sold?
[As reported in last issue's Industry News, Mauro Grange, CEO of the McIntosh Group, departed. Longtime McIntosh President Charlie Randall...
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Featured: Audio Myths
I’ve been involved with audio technology since the 1960s, and I’m still surprised—and a bit dismayed—to see the same myths...
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Featured: Something to Talk About
Recently, I was thinking about the many topics that my Get Better Sound audio seminar attendees have liked most over...
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Featured: “CNC” Moving Magnet Cartridge Phono Stage Conclusion
In issues 21 and 23, we featured a DIY phonostage by Jim Langley known as the "CNC" Phono. After losing...
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In My Room: Room Tuning is Important!
Not only are room design and tuning important,  but having dedicated 30 amp circuits on the same phase are important...
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Parting Shot: Winter wolves
What better image to express winter than a wolf? I ran across this composite photo on a download site and...
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