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The Art & Science of Sound
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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Hacking Your Hearing to Create Dolby Atmos Enabled Speakers

In addition to our wide range of Ci Architectural speakers which are perfect for Atmos installations, KEF also offer the Q50a and R8a Atmos-Enabled speakers which can be wall-mounted or placed on top of an existing front speaker.

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The History Of How Music Is Written and Produced For the Way We Listen

Music has also been described as the “universal language,” but that’s not necessarily true. Rhythm may be universal, but music is the product of the culture from which it comes, and each culture has its own vocabulary, idiom and story-telling rules. Music is also written for the way the audience is going to listen to it. 

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What Exactly Is 'Hi-Fi' Anyway?

Back in the day, to the general consumer ‘hi-fi’ meant expensive equipment that let the neighbors know things were going quite well, thank you very much. To the discerning music fan ‘hi-fi’ became a differentiator between standard equipment and gear that did a superior job of replicating the sound, scope and power of a musical passage. Have the definitions changed all that much over time?

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Lo-Fi and Hi-Fi Today and Yesterday - A Look At the History of Fidelity
The definitions of low fidelity and high fidelity music have changed over the years, and we (and our friends the audiophile) have changed accordingly.
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Sensurround: A Startling New Multi-Dimensional Film Experience!

In a world where the movie spectacle is king, movie studios are constantly looking for ways to fill the local multiplex. Sensurround was one new technology that didn't last long, but foreever changed the way we listen to movies.

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