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Rafe Arnott  |  May 22, 2018  |  13 comments
A literal look at where I'm coming from.
Rafe Arnott  |  May 18, 2018  |  21 comments
Easing into the ones & zeros with Rafe Arnott
AudioStream Staff  |  May 16, 2018  |  17 comments
Rafe Arnott (previously Creative Director for Part-Time Audiophile & The Occasional Magazine) appointed to drive the editorial vision for AVTech Media Americas’ iconic websites
Steven Plaskin  |  Apr 26, 2018  |  1 comments
As an audio reviewer, there are times I find it necessary to pull back from over-analyzing the sound of a product and get back to the fundamentals that drew me into this hobby in the first place. Engaging musicality can often be lost to one that is focusing on specifics such as soundstage, bass, dynamics, and resolution. The Métronome Technologie C5+ DAC, a DAC designed and manufactured in France, is a high-end product that helped me get back to the audio place that all of us are ultimately seeking.
Herb Reichert  |  Apr 04, 2018  |  65 comments
Two Men Meet, Each Believing the Other to Be of Higher Rank, Paul Klee (Etching and tonal etching on zinc, 1903)

[Please join me in welcoming columnist Herb Reichert to AudioStream. Ed. (yay!!)]

"Knowledge" that a storm is a Level 5 hurricane with 200mph winds and 30-inches of potential rainfall is nothing more than a quasi-imaginable cultural abstraction compared to sitting on the roof of your house clutching your water-soaked cat - waiting to be rescued.

Michael Lavorgna  |  Apr 04, 2018  |  10 comments
Here we go again—a company that's never seen a profit and doesn't make its product has a big opening day on Wall St. making its owners wealthy (or wealthier). Gee, how great.
Joe Surdna  |  Apr 03, 2018  |  3 comments
I guess I could say this every month but there’s so much amazing stuff to share with you that it’s a little overwhelming. Many of these albums I’ve listened to several, even a dozen times already and can easily imagine them making the best of the 2018 list and it’s only April. A lot of intense and dark, mainly instrumental sounds with some rather light touches as well. Enjoy!
Michael Lavorgna  |  Apr 01, 2018  |  17 comments
Pull up a comfy chair and join us for a chat about some of our favorite things.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Mar 30, 2018  |  6 comments
Blame Stephen, again. Swedish singer, organist, and composer Anna von Hausswolff has made some dark magic on her latest album Dead Magic.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Mar 29, 2018  |  16 comments
and the winner is...

News Flash: Ethernet noise FOILed!

For readers who have been around since 2015, you may recall my review of the DJM Electronics GigaFOILv3 Ethernet Filter wherein I said:

The first change I made was to take the GigaFOILv3 out of the system. What I heard was a less refined sound, especially in the upper registers. This was a subtle change, and certainly not worth a grand, but the GigaFOILv3 clearly made my music sound less digital, less harsh, and more natural. While A/Bing is all well and good, having the GigaFOILv3 in my system for weeks was a better gauge of its effects since I very easily noticed a more relaxed and engaging sound over time.

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