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Wes Phillips Posted: Jul 30, 2008 4 comments
Every time I passed the parts bin with this bad boy in it, I did a double take. Man, that's big!
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Wes Phillips Posted: Jul 30, 2008 1 comments
This precision sander puts the lovely exterior finish on the Anat's panels. Yes, the machine does the grunt work, but factory manager Roger Wertz supervises the entire time with his hand on a deadman's switch.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Jul 30, 2008 3 comments
It's an acoustic fourth-order Linkwitz-Riley, crossing over at 1.75kHz, if you're keeping score at home.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Jul 30, 2008 0 comments
More crossover naughty bits.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Jul 30, 2008 5 comments
YGA gets its open air measurements by lifting the speaker under measurement away from that pesky floor boundary with a forklift.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Jul 28, 2008 0 comments
PSB came to New York in late July to debut its new line of loudspeakers, giving journos an advance peek at them before the official launch at the CEDIA Conference in early September. Paul Barton, showing a lot of emotion for a normally reserved Canadian, was frankly in love with the four new loudspeakers.
Wes Phillips Posted: Jul 24, 2008 0 comments
In the waning days of 2007, I delivered some small audio doohickey to John Atkinson one weekend afternoon. "Come down to the listening room," he said. "I want you to hear something."
Wes Phillips Posted: Jun 28, 2008 0 comments
After using Bel Canto's e.One DAC3 with the McIntosh Laboratory MS750 music server, I was so impressed that I wanted to hear Bel Canto's CD transports as well. But willing as Bel Canto president and CEO John Stronczer was to supply me with a CD-2, he suggested I audition the S300iu ($2195, footnote 1).
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Wes Phillips Posted: Jun 17, 2008 0 comments
At Waterstone's website, Neil Gaiman interviews Terry Pratchett. If that isn't enough to whet your interest, the interview is accompanied by excellent Paul Kidby illustrations.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Jun 16, 2008 0 comments
When I visited The Louis Armstrong Archives a few years ago to visit archivist Michael Cogswell, Cogswell escorted me back into the stacks to show me Armstrong's collection of 650 open-reel tapes, almost all of which sported collages assembled by the great trumpeter. More than touching his trumpet, I felt a direct connection to Armstrong viewing (and hearing) his mix tapes—Satchmo was one of us!


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