December, 2014

Neil Young, Pono, HRA at CEA Marketplace

It’s official! I just received an email announcing that, “Rock icon Neil Young and PonoMusic will hold a special press briefing on High Resolution Audio on Tuesday, January 6 from 3:30-4:30 PM at the Hi-Res Audio [...]

Looking Back at 2014 and HRA

We’ve almost reached the end of 2014. As we consider what the New Year might bring to our high-end musical lives, I thought it might be fun to take a look back at 2014 and the [...]

Why Does High Resolution Sound Better Than CD?

I took this quote from the opening of the introduction page of, the German digital music download site that features most of the tracks offered through their license deals with the big three labels. You [...]

The Road to High-Resolution Audio: Step 2

The second step in achieving true high-resolution audio playback is to acquire discs or files that are actually high-resolution. This seems like it should be simple, right? You go to Amazon or one of the high-res [...]

The Road to High-Resolution Audio in Three Steps

You can’t experience real high-resolution audio unless you can have three things: actual high-resolution audio recordings (which are extremely rare…there are less than 1000 in the world…none on PONO), a format that is capable of delivering [...]

A Plus For Meyer and Moran

I’ve had a revelation. Thanks to a comment by a reader, I’ve discovered that the Meyer and Moran research and AES paper did actually produce something meaningful. It certainly wasn’t what they thought they established (that [...]

Merry Christmas!

Today is Christmas and I would like to wish all of you a very happy holiday season. It’s always a festive time of year with visits from the kids, lots of great food, and family activities. [...]

Meyer and Moran: It’s Time To Let Go

Continuation from yesterday… He continues with a discussion about the midrange improvements that high-resolution audio was supposed to offer. He states, “it was not in any way dependent on extended dynamic range.” After more than 7 [...]

Meyer and Moran: It’s All About the Midrange

The Meyer and Moran AES paper was published in 2007. The high-resolution era was well under way having been launched in 2000 with the arrival of SACD and DVD-Audio. I have a pdf of their paper, [...]

Meyer and Moran: Let’s Change the Focus

I have been highly critical of the study by Dave Meyer and E. Brad Moran on the “Audibility of a CD-Standard A/D/A Loop Inserted into High-Resolution Audio Playback”. Their AES paper has been quoted as “proof” [...]