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    by Published on 07-19-2014 12:41 PM  Number of Views: 3071 
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    What's the best way to convince the uninitiated that there are better musical experiences beyond their usual setup? For certain demographics it's not terribly hard to make an impression. For someone used to listening to heavily compressed AAC files on their iPod through a $2.00 pair of ear buds, it's not too difficult to impress them with a reasonably good stereo system. However it's much more challenging when the audience is comprised of real music fans...even audiophiles. ...
    by Published on 03-16-2014 12:18 PM  Number of Views: 3605 
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    2. Audiophilia,
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    I've just returned from a series of trips to the east coast. It's really good to be back home. First, the trip to Detroit for the Jimmy Buffet/Jackson Browne concert, then the Capitol Audio Fest in Silver Spring, Maryland and finally a few days in Boston visiting my son (with my wife and daughter) who is entering his second year of graduate school at MIT. It was a mixture of business and fun...but great all around. I flew home yesterday and am back at my familiar computer screen catching up on things.

    One of the emails I opened up this morning was from The Absolute Sound magazine which included a feature piece entitled, "2013 TAS Editor's Choice Award Disc Players $2000-$10,000". The list of units honored with recognition includes units that only play the CD format, a few that include the ability to play SACDs and one that extends the format list to Blu-ray as well. The description of that particular piece ends with the word "chameleonic". Who writes this stuff?
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