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$18,500 TIE Fighter music box hides surprising tunes

Only 99 of these pricey music boxes will be made, each playing six movie and TV themes including -- of course -- the theme to "Star Wars."

By July 14, 2015

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The secret art of cutting music into records, one disc at a time

Peek under the veil of an underground group of musicians and sound engineers who own record lathes, machines that cut music records from blank discs.

By June 24, 2015

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A brilliant new turntable from a 100-plus-year-old company

As the vinyl sales boom soars, Thorens releases a new turntable, the TD 203.

By April 25, 2015

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CT scan finds mummified monk inside 1,000-year-old Buddha

A Chinese statue of the Buddha dating back to around 1100 AD is more than just a statue -- it's the final resting place of a Buddhist master.

By February 22, 2015

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At last: Beautiful sound tiles that look like art

Tame your room's harsh acoustics with Baux sound-absorbing tiles.

By May 7, 2014

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Mastering engineer says the LP is the most accessible high-resolution music format

The Audiophiliac visits the Masterdisk studio to watch engineer Alex DeTurk at the record cutting lathe.

By January 18, 2014

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Action figures immortalized in artsy lamps

Do you yearn for some geek-gaudy home decor that truly shows off your affection for the nerdy? If so, these lamps should turn you on.

By June 14, 2012

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Nothing to sneeze at: Paper napkin iPhone cases

If you are one of the many case junkies who is always looking for something new, cool, or interesting to wrap around your iPhone, Etsy store Nap Page may be for you.

By March 19, 2012

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MinuSkull speakers add some creepiness to your audio

French design firm has come up with some cool but creepy speakers. The scariest thing about them, however, might be the price.

By February 1, 2012

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The LP comes of age: Quieter and better-sounding than ever

Quality Record Pressings, in Salina, Kansas, is making the world's best-sounding LPs!

By August 28, 2011