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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.
Stephen Mejias  |  Nov 29, 2019  |  2 comments

Only among audiophiles does the word “resolution” conjure some relationship between reproduced music and the live event, some measurable level of fidelity to the original audio signal. To the audiophile, then, resolution is another sort of promise: the promise of – of – what? 
Rafe Arnott  |  Nov 27, 2019  |  1 comments
Nothing can more quickly separate a spooky-good, digital-source fronted soundsystem from, well, lesser ones, than cavernous, soft velvet blacker-black backgrounds. The biggest difference? Almost always AC/EMI/RFI noise.

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