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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | February 20, 1997
What's the most important component in your stereo?It isn't the amplifier or the speakers, though both are clearly crucial. Nor is it the CD player or tuner, even though each should be chosen with care. And though the quality of the cables can make a difference in your system's performance, even they won't affect the sound as much as the component you're least likely to think about: the room itself.Most of us, of course, don't even think of the room as part of the sound system; it's just the place where the stereo goes.
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Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
Just before 11 p.m., the night's first dancer entered the floor. A young woman dressed in a white top and black pants earnestly bopped her blonde hair back and forth while motioning to some nearby friends to join her. By the bar, a couple of guys smoked e-hookahs and e-cigarettes as a relentlessly propulsive house song boomed from the speakers. This was the new Torrent Nightclub on a recent Thursday night. If anyone wondered how recognizable the former Recher Theatre would be after nearly a year of construction and renovation to the old rock venue, the answer was plain to see: Not at all. Since the February 2013 announcement of the new Torrent, there has been much debate over whether or not the Recher family's decision to shift from alternative-rock hall to electronic dance music nightclub was sound, and how much the move was driven by trend-hopping in the name of survival.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | April 12, 1996
Flickering lights, a malfunctioning sound system, and tattered curtains.Those are a few of the items the Chesapeake Senior High School Theater Group wants to replace in the school theater. But each comes with a hefty price tag; $6,000 for a light board, $8,000 for a sound system and $3,700 for stage curtains.To help raise some of that money, the group is sponsoring a Fabulous '50s Dance from 7 p.m. to 10: 30 p.m. April 26 at the high school. Music will be provided by the Fabulous Hubcaps, a seven-member oldies band that played for President Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton in July at the White House.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2013
Citing numerous accounts of neighborhood disturbances, the Baltimore Board of Liquor License Commissioners ruled not to renew the license of the Museum Restaurant and Lounge in Mount Vernon after four hours of deliberation Thursday night. Liquor board chairman Steve Fogleman said management of the Museum - which set up in the former Brass Elephant space - presented the business as an “upscale restaurant” when applying for the license, but it was in reality a nightclub. He refuted Museum owner Walter Webb's claims from earlier this month that Webb had been unfairly targeted because he is one of the few African American business owners in Mount Vernon.
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,SUN STAFF | May 29, 1999
Thirty-four years ago, four lads from Liverpool took the postage-stamp stage at second base in Shea Stadium. The group sang a dozen songs that were barely heard. The stage's four VOX amplifiers could not compete with the screaming. The New York crowd just wanted to see the Beatles. The sound really didn't matter. In today's concerts, sound is nearly everything. At today's 10th annual HFStival at PSINet Stadium, the sound system takes center stage on three stages. The 30 acts scheduled to perform will be only as good as they sound.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kevin Washington | August 1, 2002
Console gamers can spend upward of $500 on a sound system to hear every high and low offered by Halo. But what if you want to blow your extra cash on other peripherals like controllers or games rather than on a top-of-the-line sound system? Interact Accessories has the answer for you: the DSS-900 5.1 Speaker System -- Gaming Series. Its list price is $150 (though an Internet search will turn up vendors selling it for $100). We tried the DSS-900 on the Xbox, PC and PlayStation2 and discovered that while it won't produce the sound a $500 system will, you won't be disappointed.
BUSINESS
By Knight-Ridder News Service | December 28, 1992
Q. The tiny speaker in my Macintosh just doesn't do it for me. It sounds fantastic when I connect the Mac to my home stereo system, but my wife doesn't like the trail of exposed wires. Do you know of a wireless way I can hook things up?A. Fortunately, there is a wireless way to connect the audio from the Mac to your stereo system. Acrotech Inc.'s $199.95 MacStereo can send the stereophonic audio output to any sound system up to 50 feet away.Simply plug the MacStereo box into the Mac's external audio jack and set your stereo system's FM tuner to the designated frequency.
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July 25, 2011
On July 11, at 9 a.m., 40 women joined together with three instructors to participate in (what we think is) the first Zumbathon held in Catonsville to benefit the Susan G. Komen 3-Day 60-Mile Walk for the Cure. With these participants, our team raised over $600 towards our walk. Zumba is a Latin-style dance/workout. We would like to thank the following people for their contributions to door prizes: Opie's, Six Mile Coffee and Catonsville Hair Co. We would also like to thank Maggie Schorr and her bootcamp for hosting our event and our Zumba instructors Katie Banta, of the Catonsville Y, and Marlene Scott and Sue Hays, who donated their time for the fundraiser.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kevin E. Washington | July 22, 2004
Altec Lansing sets offer good 2.1 sound at very sound prices Some of my best friends are audiophiles. But for the life of me, I don't understand why they spend thousands of dollars to get sound to their ears. Sure, I can hear the difference between their speakers and mine, but I wonder if it's worth all of that money. I guess it is if it makes you happy. However, I'm no great fan of 5.1 sound systems. I love the sound they provide, and regular stereo just doesn't compare to a solid surround-sound experience.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2013
Citing numerous accounts of neighborhood disturbances, the Baltimore Board of Liquor License Commissioners ruled not to renew the license of the Museum Restaurant and Lounge in Mount Vernon after four hours of deliberation Thursday night. Liquor board chairman Steve Fogleman said management of the Museum - which set up in the former Brass Elephant space - presented the business as an “upscale restaurant” when applying for the license, but it was in reality a nightclub. He refuted Museum owner Walter Webb's claims from earlier this month that Webb had been unfairly targeted because he is one of the few African American business owners in Mount Vernon.
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July 25, 2011
On July 11, at 9 a.m., 40 women joined together with three instructors to participate in (what we think is) the first Zumbathon held in Catonsville to benefit the Susan G. Komen 3-Day 60-Mile Walk for the Cure. With these participants, our team raised over $600 towards our walk. Zumba is a Latin-style dance/workout. We would like to thank the following people for their contributions to door prizes: Opie's, Six Mile Coffee and Catonsville Hair Co. We would also like to thank Maggie Schorr and her bootcamp for hosting our event and our Zumba instructors Katie Banta, of the Catonsville Y, and Marlene Scott and Sue Hays, who donated their time for the fundraiser.
NEWS
By KEVIN HUNT and KEVIN HUNT,Hartford Courant | December 30, 2008
We're in the midst of a digital conversion, a coast-to-coast switcheroo, but this one hasn't been dreamed up by the federal government, no one's scrambling for rebate coupons and it has nothing to do with HDTV. In this fully volunteer conversion, people are saying so long to their CD players and connecting either an iPod or a computer stocked with a music library directly to a sound system. It's a digital-for-digital swap, CD for PC, born of convenience and the iTunes-fueled method of purchasing new music, digital downloads.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN REPORTER | December 21, 2007
Normally, having 12 men earns a defense a quick penalty. But this Sunday, the Ravens will be dealing with a 12th man like no other. Seattle Seahawks fans are renowned for their boisterous support and have contributed significantly to the home-field advantage the team has enjoyed at Qwest Field. Since 2005, Seahawks opponents have been flagged an NFL-high 68 times for false starts - an average of 2.96 per game. The next closest is at the Metrodome, where Minnesota Vikings opponents have incurred 54 false starts.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kevin E. Washington | July 22, 2004
Altec Lansing sets offer good 2.1 sound at very sound prices Some of my best friends are audiophiles. But for the life of me, I don't understand why they spend thousands of dollars to get sound to their ears. Sure, I can hear the difference between their speakers and mine, but I wonder if it's worth all of that money. I guess it is if it makes you happy. However, I'm no great fan of 5.1 sound systems. I love the sound they provide, and regular stereo just doesn't compare to a solid surround-sound experience.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kevin Washington | August 1, 2002
Console gamers can spend upward of $500 on a sound system to hear every high and low offered by Halo. But what if you want to blow your extra cash on other peripherals like controllers or games rather than on a top-of-the-line sound system? Interact Accessories has the answer for you: the DSS-900 5.1 Speaker System -- Gaming Series. Its list price is $150 (though an Internet search will turn up vendors selling it for $100). We tried the DSS-900 on the Xbox, PC and PlayStation2 and discovered that while it won't produce the sound a $500 system will, you won't be disappointed.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zeiler and David Zeiler,SUN STAFF | September 3, 2001
Compared with a Windows PC's dedicated sound card and an external sound system, the Macintosh's built-in sound - even in some newer models that boast custom-designed speakers - no longer cuts the mustard for users who yearn for the sounds of MP3 files and the latest games. A decade ago, Apple's sound-system set-up was adequate for system beeps and primitive game sounds, but advances in sound card technology in recent years have put the Mac's once-venerable sound capabilities to shame. While professional musicians could buy high-end audio add-ons, those were beyond the budgets of most Mac users.
ENTERTAINMENT
Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
Just before 11 p.m., the night's first dancer entered the floor. A young woman dressed in a white top and black pants earnestly bopped her blonde hair back and forth while motioning to some nearby friends to join her. By the bar, a couple of guys smoked e-hookahs and e-cigarettes as a relentlessly propulsive house song boomed from the speakers. This was the new Torrent Nightclub on a recent Thursday night. If anyone wondered how recognizable the former Recher Theatre would be after nearly a year of construction and renovation to the old rock venue, the answer was plain to see: Not at all. Since the February 2013 announcement of the new Torrent, there has been much debate over whether or not the Recher family's decision to shift from alternative-rock hall to electronic dance music nightclub was sound, and how much the move was driven by trend-hopping in the name of survival.
FEATURES
By Hans Fantel and Hans Fantel,New York Times News Service | December 2, 1990
Having roamed through stereo's bargain basement last week, our annual pre-Christmas shopping guide now climbs up to the middle class.Prices in this group are roughly double those of low-budget models. This difference prompts the question of whether they are twice as good.However, the notion of twice as good is problematic. What is to be doubled? The quality of sound or the listener's pleasure?And even if we assume the two to be roughly identical, neither can be precisely measured.But if you'll settle for metaphor in place of exactitude, be assured that the costlier systems, thanks to richer bass, lend heft to massive scores -- especially in passages where cellos and basses play in octaves to put a deep, sonorous foundation under the musical structure.
NEWS
By Pepper Ballard and Pepper Ballard,SUN STAFF | March 6, 2001
Brad Wentworth remembers how noise - the tapping of a pencil, the rustling of papers, the chattering of children - easily distracted him when he was a pupil at Elmer Wolfe Elementary School in Union Bridge. Wentworth, a surgical technician at Baltimore's Sinai Hospital, struggled through school, and although he knew something was wrong, he didn't learn he had attention deficit disorder until he was 21 and in the military. Mindful of the challenges he had to overcome, Wentworth, father of five children - three of whom attend Elmer Wolfe - has taken a step to help all pupils who might struggle as he did in the classroom.
FEATURES
By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,SUN STAFF | May 29, 1999
Thirty-four years ago, four lads from Liverpool took the postage-stamp stage at second base in Shea Stadium. The group sang a dozen songs that were barely heard. The stage's four VOX amplifiers could not compete with the screaming. The New York crowd just wanted to see the Beatles. The sound really didn't matter. In today's concerts, sound is nearly everything. At today's 10th annual HFStival at PSINet Stadium, the sound system takes center stage on three stages. The 30 acts scheduled to perform will be only as good as they sound.
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