Rafe Arnott

Rafe Arnott  |  Dec 11, 2019  |  3 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.
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.
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.
Rafe Arnott  |  Nov 21, 2019  |  First Published: Nov 20, 2019  |  0 comments
The thing with 900-pound gorillas is you don’t want to mess with them. That part should be self-evident. Unless the 900-pound gorilla is Roon Labs, and then all bets are off because the gorilla just went all Skynet on you.
Rafe Arnott  |  Nov 16, 2019  |  8 comments
I sent the picture opening this article to my father and he responded right away with, “When did you get the B&Ws?”
Rafe Arnott  |  Nov 12, 2019  |  1 comments
I used to religiously watch a sci-fi TV show called Space 1999 when I was kid. Who would have guessed that four decades later it would help inform my take on the current state of wireless high fidelity.
Rafe Arnott  |  Nov 09, 2019  |  7 comments
When I was growing up my father spoke to me about the danger of hyperbole – I was 11 or 12 years old at time. I bring it up because that moment popped into my consciousness again as I was transcribing the listening notes from my time with the Audio Note DAC 5 Special.
Rafe Arnott  |  Nov 08, 2019  |  1 comments
In a bold move that could rock TIDAL’s boat, Qobuz, the French high-resolution and CD-lossless music streaming and download service, has eliminated lossy, MP3 files from its paid catalog.
Rafe Arnott  |  Nov 07, 2019  |  0 comments
Traditional UK high-fidelity doesn’t have much more of a poster child than Naim Audio. With more than four decades of experience as a purveyor of audiophile sound, the company rolls out changes with thought, cadence and a nod to longevity and future-proofing.
Rafe Arnott  |  Nov 04, 2019  |  0 comments
If you we're on the fence about buying KEF’s multi-award winning LSX Wireless Music System, now might be the time to throw down. The LSX will be going on sale starting today (through the end of the year) for $999 USD, a $250 USD savings.

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