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Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Portable Loudspeakers

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Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Portable Loudspeakers

Posted Nov. 23, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
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As the good ole shock jock Plato so eloquently put it, music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue. Loudspeakers are instrumental for that kind of education. A crossover network, transducers, an enclosure, additional parts and the complicated interactions of the aforementioned parts form the system of a loudspeaker. A system more complex than the aforementioned paragraph would have you think: Each and every facet of a loudspeaker’s performance and the resulting cost comes with a trade-off, which makes it difficult to come loudspeakers from different manufacturers. Sure, one might be able to compare single specifications, but then again it does not speak for the performance as a whole. As I ...

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Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Portable Turntables

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Posted Aug. 6, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
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I do travel. A bit. An iPod or portable device is a great, convenient yet soulless asset to have. It fits your music collection into ...

Guest Column: T (Vegas) -  A Hot Sauce Tour

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Posted May 16, 2017, 1:51 a.m.
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SPB contributor T is a global traveler. In visiting countries he’s a fan of music (that is the Scene Point Blank focus), but also ...

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Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Cure My Heart From Beating

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Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Cure My Heart From Beating

Posted April 3, 2016, 3:20 p.m.
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CURE MY HEART FROM BEATING.(...)every time I close my eyes I pray for your demise(...) Did you know that in Beijing, where in 2009 the fragrance of cooking oil and wood-fired kitchens had been supplanted by a less identifiable photochemical smell and smog, the approaching bullet train sings a song? It sings a four-note, metal-on-metal dirge. Low-high-lower-low: “I will never forget.” In this pork-loving patriarchal world where guanxi rules supreme, I am listening to the train’s song of abandonment. Like the Forbidden City in China: Behind high-rise vermillion walls with a yellow tinge of pollution on the horizon ...

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Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Fruition

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Posted May 20, 2016, 3:43 p.m.
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FRUITION. ( . . . ) I can hear it fading / fading like gas. ( . . . )I am having a hard time figuring out what you came ...

Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Cure My Heart From Beating

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Posted April 3, 2016, 3:20 p.m.
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CURE MY HEART FROM BEATING.(...)every time I close my eyes I pray for your demise(...) Did you know that ...

Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Inner Sanctum

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Posted Oct. 6, 2015, 4:47 p.m.
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INNER SANCTUM. line has been drawn / headed for the big death / your everywhere is my nowhere / some things are better ...

Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Die en route

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Posted Aug. 9, 2015, 3:45 p.m.
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Chaos, contradictions, and confrontations are a rite of passage. Charles Dickens said that we begin to forgive a place as ...

Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Wake

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Posted May 11, 2015, 2:16 a.m.
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(…) tunnel vision's tightening its grip - beat by mutual denial (…) During the Double Ninth Festival in China cemeteries get crowded ...

Guest Column: T (Vegas) - G.I.S.M.

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Posted Feb. 1, 2015, 4:50 p.m.
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Japan. A near flawless culture of hospitality, design, cuisines, architecture, and a wonderful sense of ritual that pervades its society ...

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