HD-AUDIO

Meridian’s MQA: Swapping Rectangles for Triangles

You can call if what you want, but the new technology that Meridian announced last week is a data reduction technique that requires both encoding and decoding. In Robert Stuart’s AES paper he uses the term [...]

MQA: Meridian Delivers New Format

I hinted at the coming announcement from high-end equipment manufacturer in yesterday’s post. Today, the veil has been removed and we’re learning more about what MQA is. First, there’s the acronym. It stands for Master Quality [...]

Tubas, Christmas, & Interleaving 5.1 WAVs

I’m working getting a new Christmas release ready for iTrax. Scott Wilkinson, the Home Theater Geek who is a brass player himself, suggested that Jim Self contact me about making a high-resolution version of his, “‘Tis [...]

4K Blu-ray Announced at IFA in Berlin

It’s been going on since the Internet first allowed the transmission of media…the struggle between downloads/streaming vs. physical media. On September 5, 2014, Victor Matsuda, Chairman of the Blu-ray Disc Association Global Promotions Committee, announced another [...]

Science Is Folly: Empiricism Wins The Day! Part II

Yesterday, I started a discussion about the specifics of a statement made by an admitted non-engineer and non-computer geek who happens to be the founder and head of Montana-based Baetis audio, John Mingo. I wanted to [...]

Baetis Audio: Fun With The Facts Part I

I was standing at my product tables in San Francisco at the California Audio Show and one of the members of the newly formed (or reformed following the demise of the Bay Area Audio Society) SF [...]

35 Million High-Resolution Tracks..Not!

Ponomusic is planning to make available “high-resolution” audio tracks in October. Neil Young is now the CEO having replaced John Hamm a few weeks ago. John was the one who dreamed up the Kickstarter idea and [...]

Capitol Audiofest Day 1

It’s really easy to participate in an audio show when you don’t have to load in a bunch of high-end gear, unpack everything, arrange a room and get great sound to happen. I don’t set up [...]

On The Road to the Capitol Audio Fest in DC

Gary Gill’s Capitol Audiofest is happening in Washington DC this weekend from July 25-27 at the Sheraton Hotel in Silver Spring, MD…and once more I’m packing up a couple of suitcases and heading east. My Southwest [...]

Bass, Midrange, Treble and Trouble.

There are a lot to things that can be done to alter the ones and zeros of a digital file. We’re not quite at the point where a satellite image taken from 100 miles above the [...]