Category Archives: Music

Old rocker complains about new technology

According to Rolling Stone, Neil Young is pulling his catalog from all streaming music services over complaints about the sound quality. I don’t see this impacting me personally since I don’t listen to him and indeed can’t even name a … Continue reading

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Electronics, Meet Music

I got a chance to spend some hands-on time with a fascinating fusion of media produced by Tristan Perich, the 1-Bit Symphony. This project from the composer is unlike anything I’ve seen before. This fusion of music, electronics and traditional CD presentation … Continue reading

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1977 Yamaha CR-2020 Vintage Stereo Receiver Repair

If you’re looking for a repair for this particular model of receiver, sorry – Rain City Audio no longer takes Yamaha CR series for repairs due to them requiring such an extreme amount of work. This post is a good … Continue reading

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Klipschorn Meets Altec

I love old hi-fi stereo equipment, especially the larger stuff which really had a lot of personality. While doing some research on Klipschorns, I discovered a striking reinterpretation of the classic Klipsch design: An Altec Lansing multicell horn in place … Continue reading

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World’s Most Complicated FM Radio [RTL-SDR]

After many hours of trial and error, I’ve turned my computer into one of the most complicated FM radios imaginable – and it’s nearly free. With just a cheap ($11) TV tuner based on the Realtek RTL2383 chipset and some … Continue reading

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Buy the Album, Guys. [EVE 6 – Speak in Code: Audio Quality]

One of my favorite bands, EVE 6, recently got back together after a multi-year hiatus and put out a new album. “Speak in Code” came out a few weeks ago. I caught the band on their tour through Seattle just … Continue reading

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