In September, Montreal-based Totem Acoustic celebrated its 30th anniversary. When Vince Bruzzese founded the company in 1987, he was teaching high-school math and physics. A lifelong music-lover and audiophile, Bruzzese was dissatisfied with the speakers he had owned, so set out to create his own. His first commercially released product was the Totem Model 1, a two-way monitor.
McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. has announced its first-ever hybrid integrated amplifier. The MA252 combines a preamplifier stage employing two 12AX7 and 12AT7 vacuum tubes with a direct-coupled solid-state power amplifier stage rated at 2x100 watts into 8Ω or 2x160 watts into 4Ω. An all-analog design, the MA252 has two unbalanced RCA line-level inputs, one balanced XLR input, and moving-magnet phono input. Users can assign their own names to each input, which show on the amplifier's OLED display.
The California-based audiophile headphone maker Audeze LLC has announced a new addition to its acclaimed LCD-series line of magnetic planar headphones. The LCD-MX4 is an open circumaural design featuring Audeze's Fluxor technology. Instead of magnetizing the magnets surrounding the diaphragm horizontally or vertically, with Fluxor technology, the magnets are magnetized diagonally and arranged in pairs touching each other. This focuses almost all the magnetic field on the diaphragm.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".