Analog Tape: Doing It Right the First Time!

In October of 2019, I wrote an article on probably the single most important link in the long chain of production steps required to bring a classic analog master tape into our digital music world. The importance of maximizing the fidelity of the tape playback using a state-of-the-art reproducer and associated electronics cannot be overstated.

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The Continuing Myth of Hi-Res: Streaming Upgrades

The news this week included the announcement by Spotify is upgrading the fidelity of their music streams to “CD-quality.” I watched a video by John Darko, read the press release about Spotify Hi-Fi and another article on CEPro by Robert Archer, and was so thoroughly disgusted at the inaccuracies included in a piece titled “High-resolution audio: everything you need to know” written by Verity Burns and Becky Roberts on WhatHiFi that I had to post a lengthy comment pointing out a few of the issues…

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A Few Nice Things in Difficult Times…

The world has changed. Priorities have been reordered and difficult decisions are being made. It’s a time to be concerned

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A Very Inconvenient Truth…Indeed!

I apologize for failing to issue a post in over a month. Since the first of the year, life has

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The Audio Chain: Reel to Reel Tape

An old idiom states, “a chain is only as strong as its weakest link”. As audiophiles, we are constantly striving

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Hi-Audio — Getting the Basics Wrong? Part II

It’s another rainy day in Southern California — time to follow up on the blog I started the other day.

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Dissecting Dynamic Range: Does It Matter?

The high-resolution challenge page had been pinged almost 1500 times and over 400 people have contacted me about downloading the

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Fidelity vs. Sound: Which Is Better?

During the recent T.H.E. Show I told several attendees that I intended to write a post comparing fidelity vs. sound.

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MQA: Archimago Adds a “Final” Nail to the Coffin!

Every interested audiophile, equipment manufacturer, audio engineer, and content supplier should carefully read “MQA: A Review of controversies, concerns, and

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Taming the Terminology: Lossy vs. Lossless

Can a PCM digital audio file at any sampling rate and word length ever level be considered “lossy”? Despite a

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