Rafe Arnott  |  Mar 14, 2020  |  10 comments
Creating a radical, future-forward digital-platform/power-supply/chassis design born in the crush of 21st-century electronic advancement that still resonates with futurists and traditionalists alike 10 years on is no easy feat.
Stephen Mejias  |  Mar 11, 2020  |  2 comments
Our daughter Veronica, who turns one next week, is gaining more balance and growing more curious by the second. She likes to turn the volume knob on our Arcam A19 integrated amplifier – always up, never down.
Rafe Arnott  |  Mar 09, 2020  |  0 comments
Organizers of North America’s largest audio show have today announced that AXPONA 2020, which was originally scheduled for April 17–19 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Chicago, will be postponed to August 7-9, 2020.
Rafe Arnott  |  Mar 07, 2020  |  1 comments
The only place I can seem to find solace from the impending viral menace is when I’m streaming music, or dropping the needle in a groove.
Rafe Arnott  |  Mar 05, 2020  |  4 comments
As I sat and watched my one-year-old daughter desperately try to prise out a plastic AC-outlet blocker so she could jam a chopstick into it, I was reminded of audiophiles and their relationship with all things power related.
Rafe Arnott  |  Mar 02, 2020  |  0 comments
Modern software and hardware handshakes have a firm grip in hi-fi as manufacturers like Cambridge Audio continue to recognize the importance of Roon Labs as the music player of choice for streaming cloud-based digital audio or accessing local-area high-resolution files.
Rafe Arnott  |  Feb 28, 2020  |  4 comments
What has undoubtedly become the largest and premier high-fidelity and audio trade show in the world – High End Munich – has been formally cancelled by High End organizers over fears of worsening health conditions amid the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Rafe Arnott  |  Feb 27, 2020  |  17 comments
The lady doth protest too much, methinks. By lady, I mean my lower back. By protest I’m referring to the dull ache radiating from said area. It was not happy at the end of this week after the uncrating and moving of several 100-pound plus components as I mix things up at AudioStream’s winter liar situated on the periphery of Desolation Sound.
Scott Eastlick  |  Feb 24, 2020  |  5 comments
I freely admit that I have rarely loved a digital album as much as the analog ones I would take an hour-long bus ride to find and then spend all of my money on to buy. As deeply as I lament this romantic lure, this selective purity shouldn’t nullify the value of having access to an infinite amount of music with a minimal amount of effort.
Rafe Arnott  |  Feb 20, 2020  |  1 comments
A couple of years ago, to get all the technology that the $499 USD SVS Prime Wireless Soundbase packs into its chassis you’d be spending considerably more.