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Disc resurfacing - What is really happening
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Disc Resurfacing: What Is Really Happening?

If you have a disc with scratches on it, the playback it provides could be affected. You’ll notice skipping and pausing in music, lag on the video, and a refusal for some machines to recognize the medium. This issue occurs because an optical disc has a laser light shined onto […]

Musical Scale Finder Tool
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Musical Scale Finder Tool

One of the best ways to warm up your voice or to start playing an instrument is to learn the musical scales. Most people learn the bass and treble clef scales as part of their initial orientation to singing or playing. If you’ve gone through those steps already, you might […]

What happened to AudioKarma
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What Happened to AudioKarma?

AudioKarma is an audio forum that continues to run on a subscriber membership platform. In 2007, the group behind the site unveiled a $25 annual fee to become a regular member. It was initially created to allow PayPal payments only to become a subscriber, but the group offered to perform […]

Colored Vinyl vs. Black
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Colored Vinyl vs. Black

If you look at most vinyl records from the 1950s and 1960s, you’ll see that almost all of them are colored black. Although the technology was available to create colored vinyl, the products typically offered more hissing and background noise than the traditional black records. Record companies stayed as far […]

How is US Audio Mart for used equipment
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How Is US Audio Mart for Used Equipment?

US Audio Mart (USAM) launched in 2012 to provide audio enthusiasts with a specialized platform to buy, sell, or trade hi-fi and audio equipment. The website is the largest free classifieds site in the United States of its type. With over 250,000 unique monthly visitors coming to the platform, over […]