Pink Floyd's Atom Heart Mother is an album that runs forever; The drip-dripping of a kitchen tap at the end of the its last song, Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast, is cut into the run-off groove, making the record play indefinitely until the listener chooses removes the stylus from the vinyl, ending the song.
With the vinyl becoming a relic of past times, the run-on groove as we knew it was rendered obsolete and the effect was tragically lost on the CD. The joy of collecting and playing vinyl faded away in a culture that had no time for the kind of active, participatory listening that the record demands.
However, the End-September launch the Fiftysix® collection for Vacheron Constantin gave us the perfect opportunity to rekindle our passion and bring the joy of vinyl to a wonderfully classy location.
Hosted at the NCO's Club, the Fiftysix® collection pays tribute to the 1950’s, a time marked by easy to wear and elegantly designed watches, bringing back the best of the period while embracing the present time and modern expectations.
Few things can beat the warmth and clarity of listening to a record with a pair of headphones. With the resurgence in the popularity of records outstripping the growth of digital music in 2017, it seems as if present-day music lovers are unable to resist the call of the beauty of the physical artifact of music made manifest.
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DITA Audio Spent the past 3 days in the Munich High End / Canjam Europe 2018, held in the deliciously stylish but functional Kohlebunker. It's really been quite the eye-opener, so we're sharing some of our highlights and favourites from the show!
We would like to thank everyone who turned up at the Hpfes DITA booth to support us last weekend! We're very touched by the responses we garnered from our friends in Japan. Thank you for making this show a beautiful one for us!
Tinkering with Tidal on a Monday afternoon yielded interesting results when we decided to tap on an unfamiliar album entitled "Convergence" by an equally unfamiliar artist named Malia, making for a very interesting afternoon of music in the office.
Malia is a buttery-voiced songstress from Malawi. Equipped with what the internet tells us is her trademark winning smile, each note that emerges from her seems to channel Nina Simone, her vocals are smooth and husky and her music run the gamut from covers of classics, to strange, strong, almost tribal beats laced with addictive bassy undertones.
Kickstarting today's two-track listening session is Celestial Echo, the first track on her album "Convergence". Celestial Echo is a bassy, bluesy and frankly all-round magical track with some pretty, mystery synth chords. It probably helps that Convergence was made in conjunction with Boris Blank, who build and layers his music beautifully.
Carrying the smokey, bassy notes over from the previous track, although perhaps in a lighter dose, the next tune in line is Little Willie John's Fever, which, admittedly, has been covered to death. Malia's version retains a lot of its bounce-in-your-seat charm while still remaining strong and quite mysterious.
As much as these two tracks are lovely in themselves, we strongly recommend checking the out on Tidal, or even better, supporting the artist by buying her albums.
We've also received in-office feedback that this album sound absolutely stunning when paired with the (now discontinued) DITA Dream so we'd recommend the lucky folks who own a pair to pop them in and enjoy yourselves.
For the folks who don't own the Dream but have been keeping a lookout for any new DITA releases. DITA is unveiling it's double release, the DITA Twins, at the Headphone Festival 2018 held in Tokyo at the end of the month. The new DITA Twins: Fealty and Fidelity is built from technology trickled down from the Dream, making it literally the next closest thing to hearing the DITA Dream for yourself
Every single day hundreds around the world sit down at microphones and cameras and whisper to their setups while a million more people tune in. That's a part of the undeniably weird but undeniably addictive phenomena known as ASMR. In which audio and visual stimuli supposedly produce a tingling sensation in the listener. This sensation usually occurs in the spine and/or the scalp. We know it exists, except that, according to science, it doesn't (yet).
There is presently a dearth of scientific evidence behind the ASMR phenomena. It's something we only know exists because multiple people have experienced it independently and reported it in the same way.
Steven Novella, the Director of General Neurology at the Yale School of Medicine and a Very Important Person in the field, posits that it might be a type of pleasure response. Or even a pleasure seizure. Terminology aside, various scientists have realised that, despite the multitude of brain imaging technologies,
Either way, for the folks that do experience it, soothing, relaxing and sleep-inducing have been words used to describe this phenomena. Listeners hook themselves up to their earphones before bed, allowing the crinkling and tapping to lull them to sleep.
While it has always been the preference of some to listen to their favourite tracks before bed, the demand for sleeping earphones have seen an increase after the advent of ASMR.
To some, a dedicated pair of sleeping earphones is an indispensable for a night of comfortable sleep. Petite unobtrusive earbuds ensure that you can toss and turn painlessly, and good sound isolation. Thankfully, a speedy google search for “sleep earphones” turns up myriad results. But an affordable option often turns up in the search results.
The Final E2000 and E3000 seems to be a sleeper favourite (pun entirely intended), often turning up in the honourable mentions of a few of these lists, while never explicitly stated to be a “sleep-only” pair of earphones, these slim all-rounders can be used through the day and taken to bed with their dimunitive size. Perfect for the audiophile who’s unwilling to risk getting some of their more expensive builds entangled in the sheets, or for the beginner who’s looking to explore the magic of ASMR on a wider soundstage.
Our sound design satellite event for Singapore Design Week 2018. A wonderful morning of hands-on tinkering with our friends from Forests and HULS Gallery Singapore.
We'll be holding more of these workshops from time to time! Like our Facebook Page for up-to-date information on more events, workshops and promotions.
Canjam SG saw DITA Audio bring their new prototypes, the Fealty and the Fidelity to Canjam SG 2018 where event goers got a chance to audition them for the first time.
This twin release will officially be out in the market at the end of April, in conjunction with Japan's Fujiya Avic Headphone show.
Manufacturers often find themselves in the position of having to serve two masters: The Music and the Listener.
From the very beginning, it has been DITA’s goals to serve both the Music and the Listener: And to this end, we present, Fealty & Fidelity.
Fealty, refers to DITA’s sworn loyalty to reproducing that captivates and draws the Listener in, while Fidelity refers to the product being faithful to the source, the Music.
Both together and in juxtaposition, Fealty and Fidelity reflects our goals to please the individual and provide them with greater immersion and enjoyment.
Fealty and Fidelity invokes the dynamics of duality in all that is important to the soul. Neither Fealty or Fidelity is skewed, preferences are left to the individual to decide, as are their loyalties.
Stay tuned for more snippets of information to be released throughout the months of March and April!
The D8000 is housed in machine aluminium magnesium alloy and sports a pliable and durable headband. Unfortunately for fans of lightweight construction, the D8000 weighs a hefty 523g, luckily. word on the street is that it performs its worth in weight.
Pros and Peculiarites
The D8000 brings Final's signature warmth to the table once again. It has thick and warm low frequencies, and a relaxed, but nevertheless again, warm, mid-range. smooth sound, However, the treble in the D8000 takes the background so treble fans might want to audition this pair at a retailer's before making a purchase.
The width of the soundstage is beautifully expansive, sound placement is accurate, and the entire construction is quite easy to drive.
The only thing some listeners might find iffy is the headphone's 523g weight, which can become increasingly apparent as a listening session draws on.
The D8000 presently retails for $4999 SGD, catch them at our Final Audio Retailers here!
Project Perfection presents STAX's new portable driver unit with chargeable lithium ion batteries for an all new on-the-go STAX experience!
Audition it at Ocean 10 at Canjam Singapore only with Project Perfection!
Pan Pacific Hotel
DITA celebrates our local illustrators and the Relationships that define our world through a night of drawing, music, wine and cheese.
On 10th March, Dita Audio invited 10 local illustrators to interpret the theme of "Relationships" using their new Fealty and Fidelity boxes as the canvas.
DITA and Project Perfection thank all the absolutely wonderful artists who turned up for this event! The world is made brighter by you. Over the next 10 Weeks, we will be featuring the artists and their individual boxes.
Catch these wonderful boxes in the flesh at Canjam SG over the next weekend!