AUDIOFILE
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...
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.
Rody gov’t open to better ties with US under Trump
by Christina Mendez - January 15, 2017 - 12:05am
The Philippines is expected to have better relations with the United States under the administration of incoming president Donald Trump, despite President Duterte’s verbal attacks against the superpower and...
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.
Limited US role in new Army, Navy exercises
by Jaime Laude - November 16, 2016 - 12:00am
The Philippine Army and Philippine Navy are launching their yearly exercises with limited United States involvement in line with President Duterte’s statement against holding war exercises with the US.
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.
What does it mean to be humble?
October 23, 2016 - 12:00am
It is the hollow in a cylindrical piece of wood that makes it a flute and enables it to produce music.
Still crazy after all these years
September 17, 2016 - 12:00am
I believe that if there is one person to be credited with the growth of the hi-fi industry and the way the world spun during and after World War II, it is none other than Saul Bernard Marantz.
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).
D’ sound
by Val A. Villanueva - September 11, 2015 - 10:00am
When I do critical listening to audition audio gadgets or review music, I cocoon myself in the comfort of my listening room.
Oh that Stradivarius
by Val A. Villanueva - August 28, 2015 - 10:00am
Alaska-based Linda Rosenthal owns and uses a violin handcrafted by Italian J.B. Guadagnini in Turin sometime in 1772.
Organ music from Westminster
by Val A. Villanueva - July 31, 2015 - 10:00am
Why is the pipe organ considered the king of all musical instruments?
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