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Quest for Great Audio Using the CC WiFi 3 – By Bob Crane

I remember laying down in the perfect position with my head in front of a large Packard Bell Console with a brand-new vinyl Jimi Hendrix album to take in all the audio subtleties. The position was a bit awkward, but the audio was superb. I also noticed a slight degradation of audio quality with vinyl after only three plays. I was so lucky to see Hendrix “live” a few times including his Rainbow Maui visit with 300 other people. I also saw performances by the Beatles, Stones, Grateful Dead and a few other lesser known, groups but equally good. It is interesting these groups have a smaller but clear following of a younger audience too. Edward Bulwer Lytton once said, “Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.”

To me a musical reproduction goal is to sound like the original live performance. Audio systems can run well past $100,000 but this does not guarantee you will like the results. Quality is important but some of my chosen music was never recorded in high quality, like Cat Stevens. Normal differences in recordings means you could adjust the audio settings for each song . . . the song itself is more important. I prefer diverse and well-crafted music by talented musicians. For example, the CC WiFi 3 Internet Radio makes it easy to search for African classic music compared to your cell phone.

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For the Love of the Game – Play Ball

For the Love of the Game - Play Ball

There may not be another time in history where baseball has been looked forward to more than this year. When something terrible happens, many of us turn to sports to provide some level of comfort, some normalcy. I think back to the first game in New York after 9/11 and what that meant to so many. We continue to watch sports because there is no guarantee on the outcome of the game. The championship team can lose to the team with the worst record. Upsets are the drama that keep us on the edge of our seats.

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Solutions for the Sleepless

We’ve all been there. It’s bed time and you look at the clock and 15 minutes have passed but you’re still wide awake. Tick-tock, tick- tock, you look at the clock again…..10 minutes have passed and you’re no closer to sleep. Now you’re getting frustrated and anxious. You need to fall asleep and the more […]

12 Days of Give Aways!

Today’s giveaway: Handheld CC LED Spot XB Spotlight For a chance to win, all you have to do is comment on today’s question. Today’s question: Dog or cat lover or neither? Congratulations ridingonfumes winner of this day’s give away! The winner will be selected in a random drawing and will be announced the following business day. One entry […]

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Halloween is Almost Here If the real world isn’t scary enough, there are plenty of shows that are willing to help spook you into staying awake all night. Coast to Coast will offer their legendary Ghost to Ghost show, you can view some archives here NPR has some Halloween tricks and audio treats we love […]

Public Radio Is Important

C. Crane recently exhibited at the Public Media Conference 2017 in beautiful San Francisco #PMDMC17 (Public Media Development and Marketing Conference). We previously exhibited in 2013. Once again we were blown away at the awareness these stations have in relation to their listeners. It’s much different than we see and experience in other environments where […]

Gift Guide for Dad

It’s almost that time again – Father’s Day! We have some ideas to help you score a big win in the gift category. The CC LED Spot XB Spotlight is great for any dad. We’ve had folks buy it for night time walking, camping, working under the house or to keep in the car. It’s bright, […]

Top Gift Picks for Mother’s Day 2017

Mother’s day is just around the corner and C. Crane is here to help you find a gift that will actually be used! CC Radio-EP – Bob Crane designed this radio for his Mom. It’s the easiest radio to use and has great reception and sound. CC Pocket – This radio is perfect for the […]

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