December, 2016

Upgrading Fidelity: Fact or Fiction?

Is it possible to “improve” the basic audio fidelity of a recording after the fact? I know audiophiles strive to get every last bit of tone color, spatial distribution, warmth, clarity, and detail out of their [...]

A Little Help From My Friends

I finished reading and grading three stacks of final exams (130 4-page exams), listened to dozens of homework assignments, watched 40 final DVD projects, tabulated totals for every one of my students, and submitted them online [...]

Hi-Res Audio Pavilion at CES 2017

During previous CES Shows, the good folks at the CTA, DEG, and NARAS put together a Hi-Res Audio “Tech Zone” in a ballroom at the Venetian Hotel. They invited hardware and software companies to participate with [...]

Pre-Emphasis Part II

Last time, I talked about the use of pre-emphasis (and de-emphasis) in the cutting of disc masters used in the creation of vinyl LPs. The RIAA curves dramatically alters the frequency contour on both the record [...]