Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Are Set To Be Required In Culver City

CULVER CITY, CA — Newly constructed buildings in Culver City are set to be required to include gender-neutral bathrooms — rather than separate men’s and women’s rooms — following a unanimous vote of the City Council this week. The new law, which requires a second vote at an upcoming council meeting to take effect, appliesRead moreRead more

Treehaus Audiolab

Rich Pinto of Treehaus Audiolab, which is based in Southport, Connecticut, has been dedicated to developing SET amplifiers and high-efficiency speakers since 2017. Here at AXPONA, he introduces the A/Machines monoblock amplifiers ($39,000/pair), which showcase his commitment to classic design, in the sound and the aesthetics. Engineered and built by Radu Tarta (of simplepleasuretubeamps), theRead moreRead more

Beyoncé, Tracy Chapman, and Country Music

One of my coolest radio-related experiences happened just a few months ago, when, churning through FM stations in my car, I encountered a country-inflected male voice singing “Fast Car,” the Tracy Chapman song. Rolling Stone dubbed “Fast Car” the 168th best song of all time. It has audiophile cred because its simple sonics (predominantly voiceRead moreRead more

SD Weekend: Foodie Fest; Fringe Festival; Flower Fields; Kite Fest

SAN DIEGO, CA — To keep your weekend fun and lively, Patch has rounded up some entertaining events going on throughout the San Diego region — from the southern border, to East County, through beach towns, to the uppermost points of North County and communities in between. Some are free. Some have a fee. WhetherRead moreRead more

EC3 says when he was in WWE, everyone was walking on eggshells and bending at the knee to Vince, talks up his transition to main evening now for the NWA

SPOTLIGHTED PODCAST ALERT (YOUR ARTICLE BEGINS A FEW INCHES DOWN)… The following are highlights of EC3’s interview with PWMania discussing his time in WWE, moving from WWE to the NWA, and what’s next for him. (Quotes are courtesy of PWMania, supplied directly to PWTorch.) Click Here: Wojciech Szczesny Jersey Sale His time in WWE andRead moreRead more

Yamaha, 70 Years Young, Blends Past and Present

At audio shows, we don’t look back much. AXPONA is mostly about what’s new, what’s hot, what’s happening. Yamaha proudly bucked the trend and delved into the past. In two adjoining rooms on the 14th floor, the Japanese brand celebrated its 70th anniversary as a hi-fi company. The room on the right had been transformedRead moreRead more

Spoilers For May 18th Episodes Of AEW Collision & Rampage

Last night AEW held television tapings for this week’s Collision and Rampage programs from the Modo Center in Portland, Oregon. This will air on Saturday May 18th on TNT. FULL SPOILERS BELOW.   COLLISION: – Will Ospreay defeated Shane Taylor – Bryan Danielson & FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler) defeated Lance Archer & TheRead moreRead more

Budget, Bond Ordinance Approved In Stafford Despite Some Opposition

STAFFORD, NJ — After some contention from a councilman and residents, the Stafford Township Council approved the $56 million budget and a $14.7 million bond ordinance at the latest meeting. Part of the budget controversy stems from the fact that while the tax rate is going down, the tax levy is increasing in order toRead moreRead more

Window, Furniture Smashed At Mexican Restaurant In Concord

CONCORD, NH — Concord police were sent to the El Rodeo Restaurant on Loudon Road on Wednesday night for a vandalism incident. Shortly after 11 p.m., a witness at the Shell gas station adjacent to the restaurant reported the incident to police dispatch. The caller claimed they heard shattering glass and witnessed two people hastilyRead moreRead more

Sadurni Acoustics with Wolf Systems and House of Stereo

Jorge Sadurni, whose impressive horn speakers I first encountered at AXPONA during its pre-Schaumberg years, introduced his Spherical Dual loudspeakers ($4600/pair with integrated stands—see driver in the photo.) Each Spherical Dual contains two high-damped cast-metal modules with 5″ cone dynamic drivers. These drivers operate full range without crossovers and connect directly to an amplifier. EachRead moreRead more