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HD Music Day at NAMM?

Every January the National Association of Music Merchants — the organization supporting music stores, musical instrument makers, synths, software, and related accessories — get together in Anaheim at the convention center, to show off their new [...]

Welcome to 2020: A New Decade for Audio Masters

“Master Quality” was the topic in a recent article written by my friend Steven Stone at Audiophile Review. His piece titled, “What Does Master Quality Mean to Me (or You)?” prompted a lively discussion and a [...]

2019: Another Year Ends

As we creep closer to the end of another year, I thought I would string together a few words reflecting some of the issues, trends, and observations that occurred during the past 12 months. As I [...]

Adding It All Up

Happy Holidays! The rainy season has arrived in Southern California and the temperature has dropped to below 50 degrees for the first time this year. Thankfully, my new roof was finished just in time and the [...]

HD-Audio Challenge II: Listening Approaches

Fixing a Hole Where the Rains Gets In Happy Thanksgiving! As I sit here is Southern California, it’s pouring rain outside. I know that many — if not most — the rest of the country is [...]

Nonsense, Trolling, and Personal Attacks

UltraHDtracks I had planned to write a blog today about the changing landscape of high-resolution audio and how participants in the HD-Audio Challenge II might approach listening to the multitude of files that I’ve made available. [...]

Listening to Dynamic Music – HD-Audio Challenge II

The HD-Audio Challenge II has launched. Over 250 audio enthusiasts have already signed up and more are signing up everyday. Please feel free to encourage others to participate in this new research project by linking to [...]

Capitol Audio Fest & NY Audio Show Reports | HD-Audio Challenge Update

My timing was pretty much right on. As the east coast gets hammered by frigid air and winter’s first snowfall, I was winging my way back to Los Angeles last Monday morning. I spent 10 days [...]

Amazon Music HD – Revisited

The new Amazon Music HD service was the subject of a post a few weeks ago (click here). While not exactly viral, my comments did bring a few thousand visitors to the Real HD-Audio site. Today, [...]

The HD-Audio Challenge II

A Little Wildfire Drama Just about every place one might choose to live, there’s a chance that mother nature will bring some sort of natural disaster to bear. At 2:30 am this morning my iPhone started [...]