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Tom's Diner and the Birth of the mp3

Sometime between 1989 and 1990, at the AT&T labs in Murray Hill, NJ, a scientist heard a song. That scientist, Karlheinz Brandenburg, was just your average, every day audio engineering genius who also happened to be working on the codec for a new digital music format.

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The Storage Revolution - Disk Drives and Music

The Miniaturization Revolution has done more to change the way we purchase, store and listen to music than any other invention since Thomas Edison's wax cylinder, yet most of us are hardly aware of it.

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Dear Record Labels: Believe It Or Not Music Fans Like Music That Sounds Good

We live in an amazing age of technology and music, but why are our choices so limited when it comes to enjoying high-resolution lossless digital music and the magic of vinyl?

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KEF High-Res Treasures: Duke Ellington - Afro Bossa

Duke Ellington's 1963 release Afro Bossa deserves more respect than it gets, and the 192kHz/24-bit FLAC release makes that point even more emphatically.

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How the CD Killed the Album

The format is dead, but what exactly killed the album? It might just be that streaming and dowloading didn't kill the album. It might have been something else.

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High-Res Treasures: The Carpenters - Singles 1969-1981

The Carpenters Singles 1969-1981 covers all of the hits with a few of their rarer songs mixed in for good measure. The mastering is accurate to the era they were originally recorded but the 96kHz/24-bit tracks opened up all of the light and shade of the original releases.

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