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Music experience: August 2014

Music experience: August 2014 | Music Experience | Scoop.it
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My music experience blog is at www.musicexperienceonblogger.blogspot.co.nz 

 

See also my Pinterest board on loudspeakers that inspire at www.pinterest.com/richard3265/

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Scientists Discovered Something Amazing About Musicians’ Brains

Scientists Discovered Something Amazing About Musicians’ Brains | Music Experience | Scoop.it
Yet another reason to play an instrument.
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Long-term benefits from playing a musical instrument have been demonstrated by researchers.
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Audio File 01: Bit Depth & The 24 Bit Audio Myth

24 bit audio for music files is pointless. Here's why! ● MORE INFO: http://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html http://xiph.org/video/vid2.shtm
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Music lovers with crappy audio systems, maybe they're right after all?

Music lovers with crappy audio systems, maybe they're right after all? | Music Experience | Scoop.it
The Audiophiliac ponders why so many music fans have terrible systems.
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Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up | Music Experience | Scoop.it
Hey all, Give me another day or two to finish up this week's chapter...a bit of a left turn! All the best, Jason
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This is Chapter 5, on the subjectivity and objectivity of music listening.
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Needle work: Incredible photos of turntable styli under the microscope

Needle work: Incredible photos of turntable styli under the microscope | Music Experience | Scoop.it
The secret world of the turntable stylus.

Last week, artist and DJ Trevor Jackson unveiled a
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Get to know your needles.

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Why We Still Need Specialist Hifi Shops | Hifi Pig

Why We Still Need Specialist Hifi Shops | Hifi Pig | Music Experience | Scoop.it
Birds Eye View - Linette Smith discusses wy we still need specialist hifi and music shops
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Why Argue?

Why Argue? | Music Experience | Scoop.it
While we were preparing our list of specifications for our perfectionist's tape recorder discussed elsewhere in this issue, we suddenly came to a screeching halt at the spec which started "Scrape flutter less than .
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Use your auditory acuity - if it sounds good, it is good.
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Computer Audiophile - Streaming Around The Globe Or Around The Home With JRiver Media Center

Computer Audiophile - Streaming Around The Globe Or Around The Home With JRiver Media Center | Music Experience | Scoop.it
Streaming Around The Globe Or Around The Home With JRiver Media Center chromecast audio

I recently received a message from a service touting online storage of one's music files and streaming of those files to almost any device.
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Listening #159

Listening #159 | Music Experience | Scoop.it
No one likes to be fooled, least of all those of us whose job it is to sort the real from the imagined: a tightrope walk, the audience for which reliably contains one or two rustics who delight in the occasional splat.
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Fools like being fooled - isn't that what defines a fool?
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Archimago's Musings: Audiophiles "Us vs. Them" (Objectivists vs. Subjectivists) Attitudes and Envy!?

Archimago's Musings: Audiophiles "Us vs. Them" (Objectivists vs. Subjectivists) Attitudes and Envy!? | Music Experience | Scoop.it
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Truth, Lies and Fraud in the Audiophile World

Truth, Lies and Fraud in the Audiophile World | Music Experience | Scoop.it
I’ve always loved music. I remember going to sleep as a 5 year old listening to music on a small AM transistor radio nex…
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Hifi Auditions

Hifi Auditions | Music Experience | Scoop.it
A great audio system is a cherished friend, presenting your music with presence and realism: the musicians' inspiration and emotion is palpably communicated. There's a feeling with great music - a feeling that's different.
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Great home audio equipment for musos, in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty.
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Speaker Placement Calculator

Speaker Placement Calculator | Music Experience | Scoop.it
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Easy way to find best placement of speakers - you just need to know the size of your room.
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How Well Can You Hear Audio Quality?

How Well Can You Hear Audio Quality? | Music Experience | Scoop.it
A hi-def test for your ears (and your audio equipment): Listen to these songs and see if you can tell the difference between an MP3 and an uncompressed audio file.
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This seems to be presenting the quality problem as one of something missing or being removed from sound, whereas most playback equipment adds (e.g. harmonics) or modifies some part of the signal passing through it (e.g. emphasises) - that's what transducers do.
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In Shift to Streaming, Music Business Has Lost Billions

In Shift to Streaming, Music Business Has Lost Billions | Music Experience | Scoop.it
Streaming and vinyl sales surge, but the big moneymaker, CDs, has been gradually abandoned.
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Music, Not Sound: Why High-Resolution Music Is a Marketing Ploy

Music, Not Sound: Why High-Resolution Music Is a Marketing Ploy | Music Experience | Scoop.it
Writings about Macs, music and more by Kirk McElhearn
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Listen to the music, not the sound of the equipment, I say.
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Christopher Coleman's curator insight, March 24, 3:41 PM

Listen to the music, not the sound of the equipment, I say.

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Serving the music - the future of home audio - Technology - NZ Herald News

Serving the music - the future of home audio - Technology - NZ Herald News | Music Experience | Scoop.it
As you try to decide which media or download format to use for your latest music fix, be relieved that scientists at Harvard Medical School may have come up with the ultimate data - New Zealand Herald...
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A New Zealand perspective
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Christopher Coleman's curator insight, March 16, 3:42 PM

A New Zealand perspective

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A New Zealand perspective

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Cary Audio Takes the Direct Sales Route (Kinda Sorta)

Cary Audio Takes the Direct Sales Route (Kinda Sorta) | Music Experience | Scoop.it
Two weeks shy of the Ides of March, Cary Audio has announced its transition from an all-dealer sales model to a direct-to-consumer web store in the U.S.
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Reasons Why Accurate Sound Isn't Always "Good" Sound

Reasons Why Accurate Sound Isn't Always "Good" Sound | Music Experience | Scoop.it
Steven Stone looks at why high-resolution recording and playback is blamed for failings that really isn't its fault...
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