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Masters of Sound with Rainey Qualley

The week before her debut at the Grand Ole Opry, Rainey Qualley gave us her thoughts on music, being a singer-songwriter and what it's like to prepare for arguably the biggest night in the career of a performer on the country scene. We would like to offer our sincere thanks to Rainey and her team for allowing us a behind-the-scenes look at her life and music.

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Blade – The Technology Behind the World’s First Single-Apparent Source Speaker

In 2011, KEF introduced the world to the Blade – the world’s first single-apparent source speaker. In 2014, we introduced the Blade Two – a slightly smaller version of the original. The Blade is truly a magnificent re-producer of sound and music and this article will attempt to shed some light on the technology behind the Blade (and Blade Two).

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SoundStage! Insights Presents: KEF and the Uni-Q

Thanks to the great team at SoundStage! Insights for this excellent video on the design and manufacture of our Uni-Q and the products the Uni-Q goes in to.

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KEF EGG - Taking Wireless Desktop Audio To An Entirely New Level

Simply put, there is too much good music out there to relegate our listening experiences to cheap and under-performing desktop speakers; the EGG elevates your music to levels previously only found in music systems costing thousands of dollars. The EGG Wireless Digital Music System offers the most sophisticated and acoustically accomplished desktop speakers around with a choice between Bluetooth aptX functionality and high-resolution music compatibility via USB.

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A Brief History of Surround Sound

You could win a bar bet by knowing that Quadraphonic sound (surround-sound as we call it now) first became available in 1969. In 1970, RCA Records released Quad-8 tapes which were 8-Track tapes that played discrete quadraphonic sound. If you played them on a standard stereo 8-Track you would only get half the sound, so this lack of backward compatibility meant you had to buy a specific Quad-8 player. Again, expensive with not a lot of demand. Quad-8 tapes were available until 1978, but demand was never strong.

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The Presumed Demise of Tidal: Are We Worrying About the Wrong Thing?

Maybe we’re all concerned with the wrong thing. Maybe the size of a service is not the bellwether of that service’s viability. Maybe there’s room for a service with a vast audience of 20,000,000 listeners as well as a service that provides a high-quality product specifically for people who care about that sort of thing.

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