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Art Dudley  |  Jan 29, 2006  |  0 comments
There was once an Englishman named H.A. Hartley, who was a contemporary of H.G. Baerwald, P.G. Voigt, P.K. Turner, and other men whose first two names are lost to us. Hartley was a capable designer and audio theorist, not to mention a gifted lecturer and writer—his literary achievements include a book on astrology (footnote 1), of all things—and he's often credited with coining the expression high fidelity. Most important of all, in 1928 H.A. Hartley teamed up with the aforementioned P.K. Turner to create an audio manufacturing company known as Hartley Products, Ltd. The Hartley company made electronics and loudspeakers, the latter of which included full-range coaxial drivers using energized field coils and, later on, quite powerful permanent magnets—just like their countrymen at Lowther Loudspeakers, Ltd.
Kalman Rubinson  |  Jan 29, 2006  |  0 comments
In September 2005, for the first time, I attended the Expo of the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA), in Indianapolis. Although I saw many familiar faces and companies, it was apparent that the event was dominated by a spirit very different from the one that pervades this magazine or the high-end exhibitions at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). That spirit, however, does suffuse the rest of CES, and is well represented at Primedia's own Home Entertainment shows. That spirit encompasses video, and a view of audio that differs significantly from that of traditional audiophiles. Multichannel surround sound is taken as read, and novel technologies are prized higher than the proverbial "straight wire with gain."
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 28, 2006  |  0 comments
Burmester: Burmester Audio Systems has a new distributor, Soundquest LLC, which has been distributing Audio Physic for some time. Tel: (212) 731-0729. Fax: (212) 731-0730.
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 28, 2006  |  0 comments
As we reported last week, the Senate Commerce Committee (SCC) held hearings on January 24 exploring regulations to insert "Broadcast Flags" and "Audio Flags" into broadcast signals and audio recordings—markers that would prevent electronic devices from recording the flagged material. What we did not anticipate last week was that the hearings would trigger an outpouring of common sense.
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 27, 2006  |  1 comments
She totally pwns the Cat-Dancer.
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 27, 2006  |  1 comments
Huckleberry personally inspects every box before it leaves mi casa.
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 27, 2006  |  0 comments
Or should it be Coq au Blam? Some recipes make life a lot more interesting than others.
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 27, 2006  |  1 comments
Not the usual "ain't they cute?" discussion, but a look into Toxoplasma, a parasite that has a strange behavioral action on rats—and perhaps on men and women as well.
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 27, 2006  |  0 comments
Huge database of animated .GIFs that demonstrate mathematic concepts. Need to explain the Conchoid of Nicomedes? Poincaré Hyperbolic Disks? Semicubical Parabola Involutes? Sweat no more—just point and click.
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 27, 2006  |  3 comments
No, but it behaves like one, according to researchers who used an internet game called www.wheresgeorge.com to predict the geographical spread of epidemics. How's that work? Money, like viruses, is spread by people and, since people travel great distances these days, coming up with a way to chart how far and fast an epidemic can travel has been nigh on to impossible.

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