President's Message
November 2006

1.  The National Geographic Society, the 118-year-old research, education, and publishing organization, is joining the online music revolution. "World Music," National Geographic's major new online venture, will offer thousands of songs from 116 countries and nearly as many genres, from Nordic folk to Arab classical to Senegalese pop. After previewing a song, visitors to the website,*, can purchase it in MP3 format for 99 cents. The same price Apple charges at its iTunes Music Store. The site offers streaming audio and video and extensive editorial content about the world's diverse musical traditions. Fifty percent of sales will go to the musicians.

2.  Disclaimer: This item bears no endorsement, explicit or implied: offers the Silver Rock Signature Knob for your volume control. "They are custom made with beech wood and bronze where the bronze is used as the insert to mount to the stem of the volume pot. The beech wood is coated several times with C37 lacquer for best sound as pointed out by Dieter Ennemoser. How can this make a difference??? Well, hearing is believing as we always say. The sound becomes much more open and free flowing with a nice improvement in resolution. Dynamics are better and overall naturalness is improved. Here is a test for all you Silver Rock owners. Try removing the bakelite knobs and listen. You will be shocked by this! The signature knobs will have an even greater effect really amazing! The point here is the micro vibrations created by the volume pots and knobs find their way into the delicate signal path and cause degradation (Bad vibrations equal bad sound). With the signature knobs micro vibrations from the C37 concept of wood, bronze and the lacquer itself compensate for the volume pots and provide (Good Vibrations) our ear/brain combination like to hear way better sound!!" Price $485. (ed. note: That's for the KNOB. The Volume Control is $6820.)


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