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McIntosh Unleashes Its Brand New Monster Power Amplifier With A Hefty 450W Per Channel

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A case in point is the new MC462 Quad Balanced Power Amplifier from venerable US audio manufacturer McIntosh. This grand old brand has been producing high-end amplification since 1949 from the company's Binghamton factory in New York. Starting out with tube-based amplifiers, the company has evolved its offerings to include high-end audio components such as tuners, preamplifiers, power amplifiers, CD decks and even vinyl turntables. The company's price tags are never small but the performance is large and a McIntosh set-up is often an audiophile's idea of Nirvana.

Deep Learning A.I. Can Imitate The Sound Of Iconic Guitar Amps Digital Trends


Music making is increasingly digitized here in 2020, but some analog audio effects are still very difficult to reproduce in this way. One of those effects is the kind of screeching guitar distortion favored by rock gods everywhere. Up to now, these effects, which involve guitar amplifiers, have been next to impossible to re-create digitally. That's now changed thanks to the work of researchers in the department of signal processing and acoustics at Finland's Aalto University. Using deep learning artificial intelligence (A.I.), they have created a neural network for guitar distortion modeling that, for the first time, can fool blind-test listeners into thinking it's the genuine article.

HCI Bibliography : About the HCI Bibliography

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The HCI Bibliography is a free-access, searchable online bibliographic database on Human-Computer Interaction. The basic goal of the Project is to put an electronic bibliography for most of HCI on the screens of all researchers, developers, educators and students in the field through the World-Wide Web.

Pioneer Launches New And Affordable Amplifier For Budding Audiophiles

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The Pioneer A-40E is a new integrated stereo amplifier aimed at audiophiles on a budget and includes a DAC for Hi-Res music and connecting TVs. An amplifier is at the heart of any audio system and in this age of digital music its ability to handle digital inputs and streaming music is vital. Pioneer is addressing this central part of the hi-fi market with the launch of a brand new mid-range integrated amplifier designed to reflect the latest trends in stereo music playback. Costing just £399.99, the A-40AE should appeal both to newcomers to audio wishing to build a solid sound system as well as more experienced audiophiles. The Pioneer A-40E has a comprehensive range of features, high quality components and a crisp, well-defined sound.