Much like legendary American industrial designers Charles and Ray Eames influenced all things midcentury modern, so too did Paul Klipsch impact high fidelity. Few, if any, modern audio engineers could profess ignorance of Klipsch’s groundbreaking folded-horn, corner-loading, three-way Klipschorn loudspeaker.
In 1984 Cyndi Lauper achieved what Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Patti Smith before her had not: she became the first female artist to chart four Top 5 singles off one album. A heady space to occupy considering the size of the craters that musical heavyweights like Tapestry, Blue and Horses had left on the industry the previous decade.
Described by some as the second coming of machine learning for computer audio, music playback platform Roon has released its 1.8 update. Hot-rodded with coding updates under the hood, Roon 1.8 also received an eye-pleasing GUI makeover reminiscent of Saul Bass at his best.