Monthly Archives: January 2011

Earing is believing….in all things musical.

Posted on by Mike Quinn
The ear is the most important audio component we can possess.

A few years ago, after a few relaxing few days at the beach, I developed an inner-ear infection which resulted in a temporary, but frightening, very severe hearing loss in my left ear. Weeks went by with no self-induced improvement, … Read More


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Argentine Singer Sosa’s Power Outlasted Political Tyranny

Posted on by Mike Quinn
Mercedes Sosa playing the Argentine bombo

Mercedes Sosa was often called the “Voice of the Americas.” At one time her voice could have gotten her tortured, probably murdered:  though as seductively sweet and full of emotion as the aroma of your mother’s best holiday meal, it … Read More


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Jazz Archeology

Posted on by Mike Quinn
Producer Michael Cuscuna

How lucky we are as humans to be able to so often solve the mystery of history. The Rosetta Stone was the key that unlocked the secrets of Egyptian hieroglyphics, while the skull of Lucy, an unknown woman from ancient … Read More


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Not-Quite-Perfect Sound Forever?

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Plato himself might have been able to help Sony and Philips from painting themselves into a digital corner when, back in the early eighties upon the introduction of their new music format, the Compact Disc, they declared that the shiny … Read More


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Noted Audio Critics Fess Up!

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ArtDudleySelf

“What more irrelevant thing could you do for a living than write about hi-fi? It’s a pretty goofy thing to do.” Wow! I certainly hope none of our wonderful advertisers actually reads that quote, maybe it’ll slip right by. In … Read More


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