The Most Popular Music Platform? You Might Be Surprised.

There is no doubt streaming is the future of music consumption. But it’s also safe to say that the world of streaming is a bit of the Wild West right now. From what artists get paid (as opposed to what the streaming platforms and record labels get paid) to which service offers the best quality and depth of library is all very fluid.

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Why You Need A Phono Pre-Amp

There are two commonly asked questions when it comes to turntables: Do I need a phono pre-amp? and Why do I need a phono pre-amp?  The answer to the former is yes and the answer to the latter is (as usual) complicated.

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Which Is Better: Analog or Digital?

With the hard resurgence of vinyl, there has been a lot of debate among music fans as to which format is "better." Each format has its own plusses and minuses when it comes to the user experience, as opposed to the listening experience (they're not the same thing). But what about the listening experience and the actual scientific difference between the two formats? Is there a clear-cut winner?

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The Whispering Gallery

The term Whispering Gallery Wave was coined by John William Strutt (Lord Rayleigh) in 1878 after he dispelled a common misconception that you could hear whispers from across the room in any part of the dome at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Strutt, an English physicist and pioneer in the field of interaural audio dynamics, found that sound waves traveled along the edge of the smooth surface of the arch of the dome without dissipating as they would in air, hence arriving at a listener's ear placed near the smooth edge of the arch on the opposite side of the dome with much the same volume as when they left the speaker's mouth. 

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