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Audio News for July 12, 2016

Home Theater Turned Into Star Trek: The Next Generation – Over $1.5 million later, financier Marc Bell has turned sci-fi into reality in his home in Boca Raton FL. The home theater is patterned after the bridge on the USS Enterprise, the spaceship featured on the Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series that ran […]

Audio News for June 14, 2016

Pandora Adds Classical Music – Pandora has added classical music to the Music Genome Project, which places it ahead in this respect over other online music services. Pandora is known for its ability to figure out what listeners like based on a musical genetic code for each tune. Nowhere is a song’s musical genetic code […]

Audio News for June 10, 2016

Over Eight Billion Connected Devices Globally Now – According to a new Business Wire article, number of connected AV devices worldwide is now 8.1 billion. This includes smartphones, tablets, PCs, TVs, TV-attached devices and audio hardware. On average this equates to an amazing four devices per household. Smartphones outnumber tablets by five to one and […]

Audio News for June 7, 2016

On Panasonic Giving Up On Plasma TVs – The TV set made Panasonic a household name from Singapore to San Francisco. Their TV engineers pointed out that though plasma flat-panel technology gave a better picture, consumers preferred the lighter, durable rival: liquid LCD TVs. When the new president Kazuhiro Tsuga took over in 2012, he […]

Kaleidoscope = MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition; RAVEL: La Valse; STRAVINSKY: Three Movements from Petrushka – Khatia Buniatishvili, p. – Sony

Kaleidoscope = MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition; RAVEL: La Valse; STRAVINSKY: Three Movements from Petrushka – Khatia Buniatishvili, p. – Sony

A personal recital devoted to the art of keyboard coloration marks this Buniatishvili program from 2015. Kaleidoscope = MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition; RAVEL: La Valse; STRAVINSKY: Three Movements from Petrushka – Khatia Buniatishvili, p. – Sony 88875170032, 57:00 (3/11/16) ****:
 If slinky dresses and a Hedy Lamarr persona guarantee a virtuoso piano keyboardist, Khatia […]

Audio News for May 10, 2016

Adoptions Increase After Shelters Play Classical – The Rescue Animal MP3 Project in North Carolina is one of two shelters, humane societies and rescues across the state which has begun playing classical music in December to help cut the adjustment period for animals. The dogs are much calmer when families come to the shelter. The […]

Bill Frisell – When You Wish Upon a Star – OKeh/Sony Music – OKeh/Sony

Bill Frisell – When You Wish Upon a Star – OKeh/Sony Music – OKeh/Sony

The magic of movies and television as heard via Bill Frisell’s imagination. Bill Frisell – When You Wish Upon a Star [TrackList follows] – OKeh/Sony Music Masterworks 88875142212, 63:26 [1/29/16] ****1/2: (Bill Frisell – electric and acoustic guitar, arranger; Petra Haden – voice; Eyvind Kang – viola; Thomas Morgan – bass; Rudy Royston – drums, […]

Audio News for February 16, 2016

First Headphones With Choice of Open or Closed Back; Stream Your Tablet to the TV With Chromecast; Sony’s PlayStation 4 Led January 2016 Hardware & Software Sales; See Mars Sand Dunes With NASA Video; How to Shop for Music on Vinyl

Audio News for January 12, 2016

Three Important B’s of Music Die – Paul Bley was a Canadian pianist known for his contributions to the free jazz movement of the 1960s as well as his innovations and influence on trio playing. Bley was a fanstistic jazz pianist and a long-time resident of the United States. He died last week at age […]

Audio News for October 9, 2015

Yamaha Brings MusicCast Wireless to Many Home Products; New Yamaha Preamp Has Immersive Audio Tech; nkyo Has New Hi-Res Audio Gear; Sony Celebrates Six Awards at 2015 EISA; Russound Launches Hi-Res Audio Streaming Products

Audio News for July 24, 2015

Sony Brings Android TV & Hi-Res to Australia; Test of Hearing Hi-Res Improvement; Fringe Festival in Kansas City; Kickstarter Adapter Connects Chromecast to Any Stereo System

Audio News for July 10, 2015

Loudness in Movie Theaters; Sony Teams with Foo Fighters to Promote Hi-Res Audio; Retailers Lose 1.4% of Sales to Shrinkage; Pair of Reasonably-Priced Headphone Amps and DACs; Tidal’s Problems

Audio News for June 30, 2015

Sony and Best Buy Plan Hi-Res Music Demos in 70 Stores; Interesting Article on “Audio Overkill”; High Ranking of Samsung HDTVs; PS Audio Launches PCM/DSD DAC for $1299; Jasco GE Chargers to Untangle the Nest of Wires