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How Loud Is Too Loud?

Back in the day we had a rule of thumb about loud music: If your ears were ringing after you left a show, it was a good show and a good time, if your ears were ringing the next morning after a show, you did permanent hearing loss to yourself.

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The Mother of the MP3, Or, How A Great Song Helped Up-End the Music Business' Apple Cart

Fifteen years ago or so, as a point of marketing, it was not the quality of the music you could now carry around with you, it was the amount of music you could carry around with you. Today we are still using a format that was a cutting edge technology at the time it was developed, even though that format (and the storage capacities of the devices we now use) has long ago been surpassed with other compression codecs.

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KEF's Custom Install Speaker Placement Tool

To help make it even easier to use KEF's Custom Install products in your next project, our engineers have developed a software tool that allows you to easily enter your room dimensions, listening habits and desired sound level in order to calculate what type of speaker – and how many of each you – should use for the best quality sound.

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Dolby Atmos and Unbroken

Hopefully you've experienced Dolby Atmos in a theater, at a demo at your local audio/video dealer, or maybe even in a home installation. If you haven't experienced it yet, make it a point to do so because it really is spectacular.

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The Reference: Designing the Crossovers and Voicing the Loudspeakers

With the release of the new Reference Series last year, we raised the bar on our already lofty standards of audio reproduction. I know that sounds like marketing jibber-jabber, but the truth is, we're all very proud of how amazing The Reference line sounds. This was accomplished a number of different ways, not the least of which was the painstaking method we selected crossover components and voiced the loudspeakers themselves.

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Front-to-Back Album: Rodrigo y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive

2014 was a banner year for me musically – I bought more complete albums in 2014 than I did in probably the previous five years combined. There was just a lot of really good music released last year. If I was inclined to rate the albums I was exposed to last year (I'm not), 9 Dead Alive would certainly be in the top three.

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