HD-AUDIO

A Power Cable Reality Check

I know, I know. Talking about cables is a sure fire way to start a protracted — and unruly — discussion among audiophiles. The subjectivists write flowery prosaic descriptions while those of use who prefer to [...]

Hi-Audio — Getting the Basics Wrong? Part II

It’s another rainy day in Southern California — time to follow up on the blog I started the other day. The first part is available at Hi-Res Audio — Getting the Basics Wrong? I was critical [...]

Hi-Res Audio — Getting the Basics Wrong?

How is it possible to get basic information about Hi-Res Audio so wrong as we usher in a new year — almost 20 years since the idea was considered in 2000? I happened on a recent [...]

Devon Allman & Duane Betts:Fast Forward to Yesterday

I’m typing with one eye swollen shut on this rainy Super Bow Sunday. After having a suspicious, discolored, quarter-sized portion of skin removed from above the right corner of my right eye the previous week, I [...]

Whom Can You Trust?

Recently, I wrote about the immense amount of misinformation in high-end audio. Some of the information is deliberately misleading — the cable companies and audiophile magazines and websites are the worst offenders — while other “experts” [...]

A Week of Live “Southern Rock”

My wife jokes that I once told her that if I ever went on a cruise that she should shoot me — really. And I guess thinking I knew what happens on a traditional cruise, I [...]

THE BEATLES “WHITE ALBUM” IN 5.1 IS AMAZING!

My wife would like to take credit for it (and she’s probably right because she does pay the credit card bills), but I some weeks ago ordered the 50th anniversary boxed set of the Beatles “White [...]

The HD-Audio Challenge Results

In the middle of June, I posted a blog titled the HD-Audio Challenge. Readers were encouraged to download six pairs of music tracks, do some careful listening to determine which was the original 96/24 master, and [...]

YARRA 3DX is in the House!

The Waldrep summer 2018 vacation is over. Mona, Charlie, and I returned to Southern California early last week after driving 5200 miles around the western U.S. — we visited Carmel, sped around Lake Tahoe in a [...]

Audiophile Societies – A True Story

A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article about an event that reported on some of the nonsense demos that happen at trade shows (you can visit the article by clicking here). I deliberately avoided [...]