February, 2015

How Ridiculous Can It Get?

The curious world of audiophile craziness continues. Here are a couple of recent things that really make me question the pursuit of high-end audio and the sense of the people involved: Well-heeled audiophile enthusiasts (or just [...]

An Invitation and Challenge of My Own

If it’s on the web, then it must be true, right? This whole “I can hear it why can’t you?” debate is getting tiresome. On one side are those that believe that they can hear the [...]

First Experiences: Part II

Yesterday’s post talked about the use of standard definition tracks as demo material for new “high-resolution” devices. I’ve found many bundled tracks that sound really good…when we need really incredible sound! If the move from standard [...]

The First Experience

Sony is leading the pack when it comes to the marketing and delivery of high-resolution components. It’s their original logo that is showing up whenever HRA is mentioned. I dialed into the NHK nightly news a [...]

Shoveling Something…But Not Snow!

I grew up in a suburb outside of Detroit. I can appreciate the cold temperatures and piles of snow that are displayed nightly on the national news. Poor Boston…storm after storm has been dumping the fluffy [...]

e-Onkyo Is Coming to the U.S.

Onkyo, the Japanese consumer electronics giant, was the first company to offer “high-resolution” audio downloads in Japan. They introduced e-Onkyo in 2005 (two years ahead of iTrax, the first high-res site in the US) as the [...]

PS Audio and Blue Coast Records Challenge…Huh?

The recent flurry of articles/product reviews that continue to dismiss high-resolution audio has prompted Cookie Marenco of Blue Coast Records and Paul McGowan of PS Audioto issue a couple of similar challenges. We all responded to [...]

Stereo, 5.1 and Immersive Recordings

I can’t find the FaceBook post right now, but Morten Lynberg and his Norway-based 2L record label continue to push their Auro3D 9.1 productions. The post described three different types of music production: stereo, 5.1 surround [...]

Reaching for the Stars

I’m still exploring speaker options for the AXPONA demo room that will happen in April (I just confirmed my payment for the space) and for a rigorous study of high-resolution audio here at the studio. The [...]

A Step Closer To The AXPONA System

I’m still trying to figure out options for the system I want to set up in Chicago at the AXPONA Show 2015. Thanks to all of the contributions that I’ve received from readers and others…I’ve got [...]