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Tom's Diner and the Birth of the mp3

Sometime between 1989 and 1990, at the AT&T labs in Murray Hill, NJ, a scientist heard a song. That scientist, Karlheinz Brandenburg, was just your average, every day audio engineering genius who also happened to be working on the codec for a new digital music format.

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The History Of How Music Is Written and Produced For the Way We Listen

Music has also been described as the “universal language,” but that’s not necessarily true. Rhythm may be universal, but music is the product of the culture from which it comes, and each culture has its own vocabulary, idiom and story-telling rules. Music is also written for the way the audience is going to listen to it. 

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The KF92 Subwoofer Goes to Eleven

We've packed a lot of technology and innovation into our new KF92 Subwoofer, and the result is a beautiful piece of gear that can easily pressurize a room all the way down to 11 Hertz. 

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International KEF Month - IKM 2019

They say fifty-eight is the new 35 or something, but when you design some of the world’s best loudspeakers using cutting edge technology and advanced design techniques, 58 is a number to be super proud of.

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The STAX Sound - The Cornerstone of American Soul Music

If you’re a fan of funk and soul music and you’ve never spent time digging into the STAX/Volt catalog, do yourself a favor and put some time aside. If you’re familiar with the STAX/Volt sound but haven’t listened in a while, here’s some background on why those records sound so great, even 50+ years later.

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The Railroad, The Radio and the Record: Three Technologies That Gave Birth to American Music

The very history of America, and the rest of the world after World War One, is told through the music of sharecroppers, itinerant laborers, the Southern church, former slaves, immigrants and settlers, and the three technological advances that brought it all to the rest of the world.

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