Articles tagged 'Audio'

Random Noise 3: The Bittersweet Spot

If you cohabit with a lower-case stereophile, you are accustomed to said specimen slouching about the premises with a pinched and earnest look. One never knows, he might even be you.

Random Noise 3: The Bittersweet Spot

If you cohabit with a lower-case stereophile, you are accustomed to said specimen slouching about the premises with a pinched and earnest look. One never knows, he might even be you.

Dear La Folia 12.

I don’t know that a month has elapsed in the past five years without periods of audiophile anguish over imaging.

Dear La Folia 12.

I don’t know that a month has elapsed in the past five years without periods of audiophile anguish over imaging.

Dear La Folia 11: This Time ’Round, Amplifiers

Perceived acoustic certainties appear like Venus on the half shell, only to crumble in a penumbra of doubt: Do these two amplifiers, a Bel Canto eVo2 and a Spectron Digital One, really sound different?

Dear La Folia 11: This Time ’Round, Amplifiers

Perceived acoustic certainties appear like Venus on the half shell, only to crumble in a penumbra of doubt: Do these two amplifiers, a Bel Canto eVo2 and a Spectron Digital One, really sound different?

Dear La Folia 9.

Thinking back to my last missive and your parenthetical comment, I withheld the brand name of the DAC I was auditioning…

Dear La Folia 9.

Thinking back to my last missive and your parenthetical comment, I withheld the brand name of the DAC I was auditioning…

Mark Levinson No. 390S CD Processor

Not long ago, an audio hardware reviewer noted an irony: As the vinyl medium wanders yet farther into its dusk, its playback hardware improves.

Mark Levinson No. 390S CD Processor

Not long ago, an audio hardware reviewer noted an irony: As the vinyl medium wanders yet farther into its dusk, its playback hardware improves.

In Response to Ian Masters

For a better understanding of these remarks, go… “Flights of High-End Audio Fancy” by Ian G. Masters. The title pretty well indicates on which side of the audio divide Masters stands.

In Response to Ian Masters

For a better understanding of these remarks, go… “Flights of High-End Audio Fancy” by Ian G. Masters. The title pretty well indicates on which side of the audio divide Masters stands.

It Never Ends: Twilight Reflections on the Compact Disc

The question remains, why the perceived need to apply an automotive refurbishing agent — or anything — to one’s compact discs?

It Never Ends: Twilight Reflections on the Compact Disc

The question remains, why the perceived need to apply an automotive refurbishing agent — or anything — to one’s compact discs?

Dear La Folia 8.

Lately I have been having fun playing around with a new DAC.

Dear La Folia 8.

Lately I have been having fun playing around with a new DAC.

Why Must Audiophiles Be So Predictable?

Shibboleth in its figurative sense encapsulates an aspect of human nature near to universal.

Why Must Audiophiles Be So Predictable?

Shibboleth in its figurative sense encapsulates an aspect of human nature near to universal.

Modern Nasty Recordings

or Why Did Everyone Go So Terribly Wrong?

Modern Nasty Recordings

or Why Did Everyone Go So Terribly Wrong?