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Val A. Villanueva
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Sentimental journey
by Val A. Villanueva - January 1, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s not every day that you receive a signed copy of an album from one of your favorite OPM bands.
Let the show begin
by Val A. Villanueva - November 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Time really flies in supersonic speed. On Nov. 4, I will mark my 13th year of writing about this hobby, now being embraced by hundreds of thousands of Filipinos, a growing number of whom come from the millennial...
‘Le Cid’ and the power of love
by Val A. Villanueva - October 2, 2018 - 12:00am
This four-act opera lay in near-oblivion for almost a century before it was resurrected in New York’s Carnegie Hall on March 8, 1976.
The Firebird
by Val A. Villanueva - June 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Maybe it’s the child in me that got me hooked on fantasy ballet music.
Get into the groove
by Val A. Villanueva - April 24, 2018 - 12:00am
‘T is always a visual, aural and gastronomical treat to visit the picture-perfect abode in San Pablo, Laguna, owned by environmentalist and consummate audiophile Mandy Mariño (who is fondly called Señor...
Do you hear what I hear?
by Val A. Villanueva - February 27, 2018 - 12:00am
An explosion of online audio groups and sites, especially on Facebook, has created intense interest in the audiophile hobby.
‘Fly Me to the Moon’ in living mono
by Val A. Villanueva - April 29, 2017 - 12:00am
Most of you have heard this song many times before. Chances are you’ve heard it sung by different artists and in different rhythms.
Spinning wheel
by Val A. Villanueva - March 25, 2017 - 12:00am
An interesting development has been happening in the online local audio market.
Only yesterday
by Val A. Villanueva - February 18, 2017 - 10:59pm
The revival of vacuum tubes, horn speakers and turntables to amplify sound has spawned upgraded designs based on old schematic platforms.
Where to find fantastic beasts
by Val A. Villanueva - January 14, 2017 - 12:00am
J.K. Rowling is best known for the Harry Potter series which exemplifies her literally magical storytelling skills.
It’s time for the show
by Val A. Villanueva - November 12, 2016 - 12:00am
The Philippine STAR and AudioFile are again collaborating in this year’s November Hi-Fi Show to showcase the best of locally made audio system.
Thank you for the music
by Val A. Villanueva - July 23, 2016 - 12:00am
Those familiar with Reference Audio and RB Audio must also know Rody Apolinario, who also owns the chain of Gerry’s Grill restaurants.
Yesterday once more
by Val A. Villanueva - May 28, 2016 - 12:00am
After more than 10 years of writing about the beauty of analog music, I can now safely declare that the once-forgotten vinyl is now back in the mainstream.
Fly me to the moon
by Val A. Villanueva - May 13, 2016 - 10:00am
Most of you have heard this song many times before.
How insensitive
by Val A. Villanueva - April 1, 2016 - 10:00am
Last Tuesday, I had an interesting web chat with our online readers in New York, Jimmy Hunter and Harold Matthews.
DAC to the future
by Val A. Villanueva - January 29, 2016 - 9:00am
You may ask: If all of these devices already have Digital to Analog Converters (DACs), why would you need an external one? More to the point, could you actually use it and make a difference?
Simply irresistible
by Val A. Villanueva - December 4, 2015 - 9:00am
A movie writer friend once told me that life as we know it wouldn’t be the same without the razzle dazzle world of cinema.
It’s entertainment
by Val A. Villanueva - November 13, 2015 - 9:00am
Audiophiles and music lovers have today (Nov. 14) and tomorrow (Nov. 15) to marvel at the impressive audio and video gadgets on display in this year’s staging of the November Hi-Fi Show at the Citadines Apart’hotel...
Nowhere man
by Val A. Villanueva - October 23, 2015 - 10:00am
Sign of the times. One proof that people nowadays stay much longer in their cars than in the comfort of their homes is the number of inquiries I have been receiving from harassed readers on how they can improve the...
Phantom of the opera
by Val A. Villanueva - September 25, 2015 - 10:00am
If you attended the staging of last year’s November Hi-Fi Show, you must have come across the Devialet Expert line in the showroom of Audio Visual Drivers International Inc. (AVDI).
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