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Audio systems for the house and home theaters

2 years, 4 months ago


It is the next material and series of transcripts of our podcast "Sound" [1, 2, 3]. Today we publish the fourth release (of 9.01.2014): Dmitry Kabanov and Timofey Shikolenkov discuss household appliances and speak about basic aspects of audio systems for the house, paying attention also to TVs, projectors and screens.

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Transcripts of other transfers

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Whether there is a pop music less intelligent?

2 years, 4 months ago


Recently I reflected much on how pop music changed. In particular, I wanted to understand whether there is a pop music in the USA less intelligent (it is a widespread subject for criticism from the senior generation). To prove or disprove this statement, I accepted determination "less intelligent", meaning existence in the text of less expressive and various words.

Studying pop music, it is possible to understand a lot of things, it affected culture of a large number of Americans. To claim that pop music is meaningless, means to call into question the intellectual level of the American population.

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Artful designs of thinking and feature of perception of a sound

2 years, 4 months ago


Evaluate, as your brain turns muffled mutter into the conscious sentence.

Listen to record above. Dzhayatri Das (Jayatri Das) was required to the chief specialist in the field of natural sciences of Franklinovsky institute only 50 seconds to show fundamental opportunities of your brain.

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Sound #24 — the Podcast about audio equipment and an ecosystem of a sound

2 years, 5 months ago
With you "Sound" – transfer for those who live works, has a rest and moves, listening to favourite music or podcasts. In this show we speak simple words about devices and technologies, we deal with the principles of their work and we acquaint you with an ecosystem of a good sound from And to I.

In the 24th release we speak about formats of audio and video with two speakers at once: Aleksey Choubin, Hi-Fi and Hi-end specialist to the equipment, and Timofey Shikolenkov, the marketing director and to development of business in Audiomaniya.

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Audio equipment for the house and actions

2 years, 5 months ago


We continue a series of transcripts of our podcast "Sound" [1, 2], and today in line the third release (of 19.12.2013) in which Dmitry Kabanov and Timofey Shikolenkov answer questions of listeners of a podcast, argue on distinctions between professional and household audio equipment and speak about audio systems for office parties and parties.

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House orchestra: the stereo history Hi-Fi in post-war America. Part 2

2 years, 5 months ago


[Part 1]

Good hearing


It became soon clear to impatient owners of high-quality stereosystems that for a reconstruction of truly stereophonic effect the new technology required special attention to surrounding space. Even those who never attached significance to an esthetics, building materials or the sizes of rooms began to investigate these questions now if they allowed to derive bigger pleasure from listening of Hi-Fi of system.

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House orchestra: the stereo history Hi-Fi in post-war America. Part 1

2 years, 5 months ago


In an episode of "Signal 30" of series "Madmen" which action takes place in 1966 several heroes meet during an evening dinner in the suburban house of Pete Campbell – the employee of the New York advertizing agency, and his wife Trudie. But Don Dreyper, the creative director of the Manhattan agency, the perspective does not seduce to spend evening in the Spits of Kobe, State of Connecticut. "Saturday evening in the suburbs? – Don speaks to the wife Meagen. – Yes it is possible just to die from boredom there!"

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The future 3D - a sound

2 years, 5 months ago

Modern audiotechnologies can cardinally change our idea of computer games, music and movies

I cannot believe the ears. I drove a normal gray cube around the head and was ready to swear that I hear how from it instrumental music reaches – as if it was the tiny loudspeaker. Violin sounds suddenly became very loud when the cube was close to an ear and calmed down when it was removed far away.

If the cube was located behind me, then it seemed that I turned a back to a string quartet. When I carried out by a cube over the head, on it ran goosebumps, and it seemed that music plays from where on top. But the cube in itself is silent. Music reached via earphones and when I removed them – all illusion disappeared.

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The person who impaired a little blood to musical business. Part 2

2 years, 5 months ago


It is the second (completing) part of transfer about illegal business on stealing and replication of "pre-release" audio recordings (and not only them) told through a prism of history of one of the most "active" thieves of music in the USA of the end the 90th – the beginning of the 2000th.

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The person who impaired a little blood to musical business. Part 1

2 years, 5 months ago


In Saturday day 1994 Benny Lidell Glover (Bennie Lydell Glover), the hired worker at factory of compact disks PolyGram located in Kings Mountain in the north of California came to a party to the house of one of colleagues. He wanted to get a job on a permanent basis, and this party was an excellent opportunity to communicate to heads. In the evening the host turned on the music and arranged a disco. Glover, though the frequenter of clubs of the city of Charlotte located in an hour of driving from his house never heard these songs, but recognized contractors because it liked creativity of these people.

Later Glover understood that the owner of a party played music which was stolen from factory and strongly was surprised. The policy of the company demanded from all permanent employees of signing of paper "about inadmissibility of theft". He knew that heads of the company were concerned by information leakages and heard that some employees were arrested for assignment of property. But here it was obvious that music from the stolen disks, despite presence of the manual plays. At that moment Glover was disturbed by scales of underground trade in music to its official release. "We are going to let out a product during a week, and it begins to be on sale on flea markets already during week-end, – he told. – From factory very often something "flows away".

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