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Rafe Arnott  |  Dec 22, 2019  |  0 comments
Choosing a Product of The Year for AudioStream is a balancing act; there’s a lot of pros and cons to weigh when making a decision that is distilling a year’s worth of high-fidelity listening time down to one product that made such a difference that it could qualify earning such a lofty title.
Rafe Arnott  |  Dec 20, 2019  |  4 comments
When you start talking about gear that edges into five-figures, you’re talking less about actual high-fidelity objects and more about emotional stimulation – at least in my opinion.
Rafe Arnott, Grover Neville  |  Dec 17, 2019  |  1 comments
The $500 to $2,500 USD range offers some of the best bang-for-buck in the digital-audio realm.
Rafe Arnott, Grover Neville  |  Dec 15, 2019  |  1 comments
2019 was a year that saw the further growth of digital audio as it continued to be embraced by streaming platforms for mass-market consumption. There’s plenty of upshot for audiophiles from this, not the least of which is the burgeoning budget DAC and digital-convenience sector crossover boom that the hobby is experiencing.
Rafe Arnott  |  Dec 12, 2019  |  11 comments
How is it two weeks until Christmas? I’ve done no holiday shopping and the side-eye I’m getting from family suggests that I need to get my gift-giving organized ASAP. I sigh, not because I’m hopelessly behind schedule, but because I’m thankful – I don’t have to buy for any audiophiles in my family.
Rafe Arnott  |  Dec 11, 2019  |  11 comments
Oh no, I love it. I love digital audio now, but there was a time when I was hating it. Weeks of my life lost to the mind-numbing process of ripping my CD collection years ago still haunt me.
Scott Eastlick  |  Dec 09, 2019  |  0 comments
The fact that my once casual endeavours to create music mixes has turned into an obsessive compulsive disorder represents something of a double-edged sword in my life.
Rafe Arnott  |  Dec 06, 2019  |  3 comments
Devialet has created a box unlike any other, and there’s no hyperbole in saying that the design caused a whirlwind of controversy and awe in the audiophile hobby when it was released almost 10 years ago.
Brian Hunter  |  Dec 04, 2019  |  2 comments
One of the more epic resume’s in digital hi-fi belongs to designer Gordon Rankin. Along with helping to develop asynchronous USB, his list of contributions read like an audiophile’s menu of success stories.
Grover Neville  |  Dec 02, 2019  |  7 comments
Software is a rather difficult thing to review for an audiophile publication. There’s endless discussion to be had about the sonic intricacies of digital software coding, but I don’t think that will be particularly interesting for any but the most technically obsessive amongst us. Instead, I decided a comparison of sorts would make for a more compelling write-up.

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