AUDIO SHOWS

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 [...]

High-End Mischief — Again!

Thanks so much to everyone that has participated in the High-Resolution Challenge. And thanks for being patient while attempting to download the files…there was a bit of a bottleneck when hundreds of people wanted to download [...]

T.H.E. Show Report and Wrap Up

In spite of some confusion on the run up to T.H.E. Show held this past weekend and the relatively small number of vendors, I can report that it was very successful from my perspective. The AIX [...]

T.H.E. Show – Coming Next Weekend

There are a lot of audio shows. As the owner of a high-end record label and the author of Music and Audio: A User Guide to Better Sound, I’m obligated to attend most of them. I [...]

Munich High End 2018 – Looking Back

It’s been about 10 days since I returned from Munich and my first High End Show. I had to race back to Los Angeles to give final exams to my anxious students, grade papers, calculate grades, [...]

Headed to Munich High End Show!

It was a tough decision but my wife and I — AND 200 pounds of books and Blu-ray discs are headed to Munich later today. This will be the first time that I have traveled to [...]

Do You Hear What I Hear? AXPONA Part II

I was heartened to learn from several other vendors that MQA is not a regular topic of conversation and audiophiles aren’t asking whether this or that DAC will include this completely unnecessary technology. But I do [...]

AXPONA 2018 Show Report – Part I

As a former Michigander, I can appreciate that the weather really sucks for three months in the midwest. But I wasn’t really prepared for the onslaught of high winds, hail, and even snow at this year’s [...]

Chicago AXPONA Show is Next Week!

Many of you might be wondering what I have been doing over these past few months. Obviously, I haven’t been writing new blog posts and to those readers that miss them and asked what’s up, I’m [...]