: ' HD Downloads'

MQA: Avoiding Confrontation

MQA continues to spin their thread of sonic improvements through “origami” and removing “time smear” with high-end equipment manufacturers, audiophile reviewers, and streaming services. Among professional audio engineers and equipment designers, the jury is still out [...]

The YARRA 3DX Kickstarter Launch is a Success!

The first 36 hours of the YARRA 3DX Kickstarter campaign are behind us and the support has been beyond our wildest dreams. We topped our initial funding goal of $50,000 in less than 4 hours and [...]

YARRA 3DX Campaign Launches!

What can I say? I have no excuses for the past few months of blog silence. During the intervening months, I have completed the Music and Audio: A Guide to Better Sound, which is welcome news. [...]

LA Audio 2017 Show Opens

The LA Audio show opened its doors at 10 am yesterday to eager throngs of audio enthusiasts. This is the inaugural show for the organizers, which include that Los Angeles and Orange Country Audiophile Society run [...]

Sgt. Peppers in Surround 5.1 – Amazing! Part I

Summer has arrived. I gave my final lecture and final exams, turned in all my grades, and attended graduation to send off another crop of audio/media engineers a couple of weeks ago. The class of 2017 [...]

The Writer’s New Clothes?

I read a guest editorial called “The Emperor’s New Server” at the Absolute Sound’s website today written by Jonathan Valin. Steven Stone posted the link on his FB feed and I couldn’t resist. You can check [...]

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 [...]

AXPONA Show Report Day 2

It’s been really challenging to provide endless demos of my recordings through the system we’ve assembled at APXONA with my badly swollen left knee. Yep, my post 7th LA Marathon run may be catching up with [...]

AXPONA Show Report Day 1

As I write the title above, I have to admit that this isn’t a show report at all. How can it be when I was stuck in the Lakeshore B ballroom or out front at the [...]