HD-AUDIO

Dr. AIX's POSTSHD-AUDIOTECH TALK

An Intro To Streaming Hi-Fi Audio

One of the three primary areas of focus in my upcoming user guide is streaming high-fidelity audio. In today’s blog post, I’d like to delve into the basics of this exciting and relatively new way to listen to music and explore a couple of approaches to hardware and software. I guess the best place to start is by defining a few terms. Streaming audio is delivered via a network…

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Dr. AIX's POSTSHD-AUDIONEWS

Whom Can You Trust?

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece about the “cozy” relationship between some reviewers, audiophile websites, and the manufacturers that pay for the advertising on those sites or otherwise “sponsor” them. I heard from a number of readers who agreed that finding a trustworthy source of information can be very challenging. They asked what sources or websites I trust and would recommend. So I’ve listed a few of the best sources…

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Getting Paid for Reviews?

About a month ago, I read a piece on another audiophile website complaining about the fact that the reviewer was pissed off that he hadn’t been compensated by the manufacturer for having written a positive review on a pricey set of speakers they make. Really?!? The author — also the operator of the site — believed that he was due a commission or finder’s fee or at least a new ad buy for having driven a few new customers to the manufacturer. He justified his position…

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To Hi-Res or Not to Hig-Res?

It’s been just short of a month since my last post. Even in times when I remain pretty close to home, I’m still pretty busy. I managed to get my 15 year old Euphonix System 5 digital console up and running for a new studio tenant. About 4 years ago, I disassembled it and put all of the modules up in the attic area of my building after a different tenant failed to learn how to use it…

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