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  1. North by Northwest is a 1959 American thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, and James Mason. The screenplay was by Ernest Lehman, who wanted to write "the Hitchcock picture to end all Hitchcock pictures". North by Northwest is a tale of mistaken identity, with an innocent man pursued across the United States by agents of a mysterious organization trying to prevent him from blocking their plan to smuggle out microfilm which contains government secrets. This is one of several Hitchcock films which feature a music score by Bernard Herrmann and an opening title sequence by graphic designer Saul Bass, and it is generally cited as the first to feature extended use of kinetic typography in its opening credits. North by Northwest is listed among the canonical Hitchcock films of the 1950s and is often listed among the greatest films of all time. It was selected in 1995 for preservation in the National Film Registry by the United States Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
  2. Hearing loss: early signs of damage in young adults who regularly attend loud clubs and concerts While the link between noise exposure and hearing loss is well known, it’s possible that the extent of hearing damage from noise exposure has been underestimated. This is because very subtle hearing damage can occur which is not detectable by pure-tone audiometry – the most commonly used hearing test by audiologists. This test measures our ability to detect very quiet sounds in a quiet environment. Most amplified concerts exceed 100 decibels – meaning we shouldn’t be exposed to this level of noise for more than 15 minutes in an eight-hour period without proper hearing protection. However, unlike work-related noise, there is no specific legislation setting noise limits for audience members. Studies showed that all participants had clinically normal hearing as measured by pure-tone audiometry. But those with the highest levels of noise exposure had poorer functioning of the minute hair cells in the inner-ear which are integral to hearing. We also found that people with higher levels of noise exposure had poorer conduction of sound signals from the hearing nerve towards the brain, which could negatively affect how the brain processes sounds.
  3. Great amp, (i'm biased of course)...& I have used speakers from PMC, JBL, Linn, Tannoy, & Unison Research (yes they make speakers, not just amps). Able to handle them all (some had better synergy of course than others), but all were musical & the L507uX was always in control...
  4. The Sennheiser RS 165 is what my partner uses, & when I have tried them they are quite comfortable & allow analog or digital connections to your TV (a lot of wireless headphones only have digital inputs). Also easy to use, press one button...
  5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) & Betty Blue (1986)
  6. A very Black Friday: how the fetish for vinyl is sending prices soaring, a mainstream article on this issue... "...there’s a diehard group of consumers who will continue to support this state of affairs. It’ll never go away because there’s always a market for it – it’s been so over-fetishised that it’s part of the culture now. That’s why the majors have adopted some of these silly pricing policies.”
  7. Item: Sennheiser RS175 Wireless Closed Back Headphones Location: Brisbane Price: $275 [RRP $319] Item Condition: NEW Reason for selling: selling on behalf of my father. Health issue prevents him to use the RS 175 headphones Payment Method: Cash, Paypal, Bank transfer Extra Info: Brand new, never been opened, RS 175 technical specifications Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  8. Sonic havens: how we use music to make ourselves feel at home Hi, I came across this research article about how non-audiophiles use music. It makes some interesting points about how people 'use' or 'consume' music that could help inform the audiophile community & perhaps bridge the gap between the general public & the audiophile community.
  9. OzAmazon has the CD version for $12.99 Cheers
  10. The Bris-Vegas Connection... Amp: Pass Labs HPA-1 Source: Luxman D 05u Earspeakers: Senn HD 800 & Oppo PM1 Power Conditioning: Isotek Sirius Rack: Quadraspire Bamboo
  11. Item: Gryphon Audio Diablo 120 Price Range: $7K Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: Diablo 120
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