Articles tagged 'Audio'

Modern Nasty Recordings

or Why Did Everyone Go So Terribly Wrong?

Modern Nasty Recordings

or Why Did Everyone Go So Terribly Wrong?

Hobby? Ha!

I believe that the audiophile’s passions fall as far from a hobby as it’s possible to get this side of running amok.

Hobby? Ha!

I believe that the audiophile’s passions fall as far from a hobby as it’s possible to get this side of running amok.

Why Classical Sound is Better These Days

In issue 136 of The Absolute Sound, Robert Harley tackles a topic that has fascinated me for years. Harley contends that classical recording has become better of late for a curiously ironic reason.

Why Classical Sound is Better These Days

In issue 136 of The Absolute Sound, Robert Harley tackles a topic that has fascinated me for years. Harley contends that classical recording has become better of late for a curiously ironic reason.

The Ugly Truth about Film Sound

My film sound students at an attempted university get upset when I reveal to them that the mono soundtrack of their precious student film has a frequency response from 80 Hz (cycles-per-second) to 8 kHz (8 thousand cycles), slightly better than AM radio, but only slightly.

The Ugly Truth about Film Sound

My film sound students at an attempted university get upset when I reveal to them that the mono soundtrack of their precious student film has a frequency response from 80 Hz (cycles-per-second) to 8 kHz (8 thousand cycles), slightly better than AM radio, but only slightly.

Caruso on Stage

I have lately been revisiting my small, but now growing, collection of very old (circa 1916) acoustic Victor Red Seal vocal 78’s of Caruso, Galli-Curci, Melba, Schumann-Heink, and Tetrazzini.

Caruso on Stage

I have lately been revisiting my small, but now growing, collection of very old (circa 1916) acoustic Victor Red Seal vocal 78’s of Caruso, Galli-Curci, Melba, Schumann-Heink, and Tetrazzini.

Bring Back the Rotary Dial!

The Confessions of a Reactionary.

Bring Back the Rotary Dial!

The Confessions of a Reactionary.

Channel Classics: Audiophile Nirvana

…. start rejoicing, folks: Jared Sacks, the engineer/producer of Holland’s Channel Classics, is now sending us Early Musique that is unusual and off-beat, superbly performed and even more/most superbestly (?) recorded.

Channel Classics: Audiophile Nirvana

…. start rejoicing, folks: Jared Sacks, the engineer/producer of Holland’s Channel Classics, is now sending us Early Musique that is unusual and off-beat, superbly performed and even more/most superbestly (?) recorded.

Dear La Folia 2.

I apologize for not writing sooner but I have been so busy meditating on suffering, old age and death, trying to fathom the meaning of my unlikely existence in a universe that is even more unlikely (and increasingly appears to be composed not of quarks or strings, but of imagination), that I’ve had precious little time for the really important things, like whether SACD will become the de facto new standard, or whether the Spectron Digital One amplifier is truly digital in nature.

Dear La Folia 2.

I apologize for not writing sooner but I have been so busy meditating on suffering, old age and death, trying to fathom the meaning of my unlikely existence in a universe that is even more unlikely (and increasingly appears to be composed not of quarks or strings, but of imagination), that I’ve had precious little time for the really important things, like whether SACD will become the de facto new standard, or whether the Spectron Digital One amplifier is truly digital in nature.

Dear La Folia 1.

The world of audiophiles, music lovers all no doubt, can be roughly divided into three camps: those who like the sound of MLP recordings, those who do not like the sound of MLP recordings, and those who have never heard MLP recordings, for whatever reason.

Dear La Folia 1.

The world of audiophiles, music lovers all no doubt, can be roughly divided into three camps: those who like the sound of MLP recordings, those who do not like the sound of MLP recordings, and those who have never heard MLP recordings, for whatever reason.

Harmonic Technology: Initial Impressions

Conspicuous consumption. Thorsten Veblen named the behavior a century ago, when the carriage trade actually rode about in horse-drawn carriages.

Harmonic Technology: Initial Impressions

Conspicuous consumption. Thorsten Veblen named the behavior a century ago, when the carriage trade actually rode about in horse-drawn carriages.