TECH TALK

High-Resolution: Does it matter? Part IV Finale

I read a recent post from a fellow member of an audiophile FB group looking for any reasonable explanation as to why high-resolution audio might be better than CD spec. As someone that advocates for 96 [...]

High-Resolution: Does it matter? Part II

The music industry has a vested interest in promoting “so-called” hi-res music. Hardware manufacturers want you to believe that increasing the sampling rate to 192 – 384 kHz and lengthening word lengths to 32-bits will transform [...]

High-Resolution: Does it matter? Part I

I am a member of several audiophile FB groups and regularly post comments when I think I have something to offer. Recently, someone asked whether high-resolution was really worth it? Several others chimed in taking a [...]

MQA: Archimago Adds a “Final” Nail to the Coffin!

Every interested audiophile, equipment manufacturer, audio engineer, and content supplier should carefully read “MQA: A Review of controversies, concerns, and cautions” by Archimago, which was posted on the Computer Audiophile site back in March. I hold [...]

Hearing Is Believing! YARRA 3DX Demo Tour!

I’ve been offline over these past few weeks again. There have been pressures associated with my university position, some family medical challenges (not my own thankfully), management of the book, and the demands of the YARRA [...]

Impressive Technology at AXPONA & Binaural Sound Part 1

It was certainly nice to see returning attendees and meet new faces at the recent AXPONA audio show in Chicago a few weeks ago. As I said in my previous post, it will probably be the [...]

Digital Errors Don’t Affect Fidelity

I’m back from Chicago. The 2017 edition of the AXPONA is behind me and will most likely be the last time I assemble a real high-resolution, surround music system. We were unique in offering a room [...]

A New Chapter

I know there’s been a long pause between this post and the previous one. I’ve been exceptionally busy, took a long weekend in Big Sky, Montana to ski with some close friends, started a new semester, [...]

Acoustic Treatment For Your Listening Room: Part I

The construction of three new studios in the AIX building is almost complete. After over 6 months of work, the solid maple floors are installed, the sound proof laminated glass is in place, the door frames [...]

Hi-Res Music Streaming: Same Issues

Nothing is what you expect. The news this week included an announcement about Warner Music Group signing on as the first major label to license MQA, Robert Stuart’s process for delivering master quality audio in CD [...]