1. M&K (Miller & Kreisel Sound) loudspeakers
has closed its doors after some 34+ years. See www.mksound.com
. Our BAS webmaster Barry Ober was Senior Audio Engineer, did all their websites,
handled all the tech support, and ran the online store. He writes: I was with
the company for 8+ years. All my focus will now be on Soundoctor (www.soundoctor.com
) which is the authorized export dealer for JL Audio Home products (Subwoofers).
Please see the special JL audio page here: www.soundoctor.com/jlaudio
. If you don't know about JL Products, I invite you to learn about the subwoofer
that is taking the world by storm.
2. Something of a scandal in the classical music
world: Are all the recordings of pianist Joyce Hatto stolen from other commercial
3. A federal jury ordered Microsoft Corp. to
pay $1.52 billion to Alcatel-Lucent SA for infringing patents on a fundamental
technology for digital music. The decision found that Microsoft's Windows Media
software had infringed two patents related to MP3, a software technology for recording
and playing digital audio. Microsoft hopes to get the ruling overturned by the
trial judge or an appeals court.
4. For BAS members out of town we have a special offer
for Jazz lovers. A package of 30 Jazz CDs, randomly picked from Ira Leonard's
collection, for $22 including shipping in the USA. To order, send a check, made
out to "Boston Audio Society", to David Hadaway, POB 460, Rindge NH
03461. These were donated to the Society by Ira's brother, Joe Leonard.
President, Boston Audio Society
email me HERE