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The Art & Science of Sound
Deconstructing Paul Simon's You Can Call Me Al

This week I’m going to de-construct the soundstage on Paul Simon’s groundbreaking 1986 hit You Can Call Me Al. I used a pair of KEF R900’s powered by a Parasound J1/J2 monoblock/preamp pairing and a Musical Fidelity A1008 CD player.

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Deconstructing 'Sunny' - Glen Burtnik's Inside Look At A Pop Standard

Guest contributor rock & roll legend Glen Burtnik deconstructs a cool 60s pop standard and gives us some insight into the background and what the song meant to him.

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Deconstructing Bohemian Rhapsody

The soundstage for Bohemian Rhapsody varies from being quite simple and straight forward to terrifyingly complex, but let's try to deconstruct it anyway.

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7 Myths That Are Destroying the Live Music Experience

This is just not just another rant about cheap earbuds, mp3s and the ubiquity of music to the point we are desensitized to it. No, I’m afraid it’s much worse than that. That bastion of the music lover – the live concert – is now pretty much a waste of time.

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The Resurgence Of Vinyl From A Human Point-of-View

In the last twenty years if you wanted to own a business with flat growth in the best of years and steeply declining revenue in every other year, you would have owned a record pressing plant. That's why by the dawn of this century there were only half a dozen or so pressing plants in the US cranking out vinyl for DJs and the occasional nostalgia piece.

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It Sounds the Same! Hipsters and Audiophiles Are Just #@$)&*^$

Let music mean whatever it means to you, but I guarantee you that once you start to listen differently the world opens up a little bit.

 

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