Monthly Archives: October 2014

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Is there any value left in music?

The widening availability of streaming services is creating an expectation that music is free, and giving many writers and performers a tough time Whether the rot set in with the arrival of iTunes, or the earlier availability of music through illegal file-sharing sites, isn’t clear, but it seems that a whole generation now has the […]

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Tidal: the greatest thing ever, or just the latest wave?

The launch of a CD-quality streaming service from the Wimp people has the ‘tech’ press a-buzz, but is its success written in the sand? The latest and greatest music-streaming service appears to be Tidal, the newly-launched offering from the people behind the unfortunately-named (at least in English-speaking markets) Wimp. What’s not to like? It has […]

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Finding footfall: how audio companies are learning to go where the customers are

Bose in Argos, Naim in John Lewis – how the modern hi-fi retail landscape is changing When Naim announced its mu-so music system, there was a fair degree of spluttering from the faithful on the company’s forum: not only was the new product set to be made in China, but for the first time the […]

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Enterprising hi-fi retailer Infidelity takes the quality music message on the road

London hi-fi specialist exhibits at car launch event, attracts interest for latest audio technology So there I was last night, rubbing shoulders with the great and the good of South-West London – well, the Lexus-buying great and the good, anyway – at the launch of the new Lexus NX hybrid SUV. Held at the impressively-positioned […]