May, 2014

Oppo Headphone Amplifier HA-1: Up Close 2

The Oppo HA-1 Headphone Amplifier is solidly built, easy to operate and features connectivity and flexibility far beyond its intended job of amplifying music for headphones. Yesterday’s lengthy post revealed all of the physical, electrical and [...]

Oppo Headphone Amplifier HA-1: Up Close

I’ve had the new Oppo HA-1 headphones amplifier for a few weeks now. It’s silver, substantial and sounds amazing. But is it really a “headphone amplifier” or something more? I promised to write a full review [...]

What the Pros Do?

It’s coming. Yes, the definition and “best practices” documents will be made public sometime around the third week of June…during the CE Week in New York. I wish I could tell that these past 6 months [...]

My First Server

You want to put together a “computer music” server? There are lots of ways to do it at lots of different cost levels. Today, I’m going to set up a simple high-resolution music server based on [...]

Random Noise

It disappeared. I just finished typing 600 words or so, pressed Save Draft in my Word Press sidebar and presto, all the work disappeared. In over a year, that hasn’t happened before…argh! So here’s the quick [...]

Led Zeppelin: ReReleases

One of my favorite albums of all time is the first Led Zepplin record. I can’t say I became a huge fan but I absolutely loved that record. The recording, the songs, the energy, the band [...]

Charting High-Resolution… For Real

Yesterday’s post about a couple of published charts prompted a few comments and a couple of private emails of concern about my recasting of the “resolution bars” from the HTR chart. Many of you have seen [...]

Charting High-Resolution Audio

One of the major challenges for a website or an online forum is to generate traffic. The all-important metric is Google Analytics, which provides all sorts of information about visitors. The higher the number of visitors [...]

Professional vs. Consumer Speakers?

As most of you know, I had a pair of one the world’s most expensive speakers in my demo room at the AXPONA 2014 show in Chicago. It turned out to be a great thing and [...]

A Field Trip To Harman: Part III

The last stage of my Harman tour took Sean E. Olive, Director of Acoustic Research, and I to areas that contain a few anechoic chambers. You may have seen one of these specially designed, super quiet [...]