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Rafe Arnott  |  Dec 06, 2019  |  1 comments
Devialet has created a box unlike any other, and there’s no hyperbole in saying that the design caused a whirlwind of controversy and awe in the audiophile hobby when it was released almost 10 years ago.
Brian Hunter  |  Dec 04, 2019  |  1 comments
One of the more epic resume’s in digital hi-fi belongs to designer Gordon Rankin. Along with helping to develop asynchronous USB, his list of contributions read like an audiophile’s menu of success stories.
Grover Neville  |  Dec 02, 2019  |  5 comments
Software is a rather difficult thing to review for an audiophile publication. There’s endless discussion to be had about the sonic intricacies of digital software coding, but I don’t think that will be particularly interesting for any but the most technically obsessive amongst us. Instead, I decided a comparison of sorts would make for a more compelling write-up.
Stephen Mejias  |  Nov 29, 2019  |  0 comments

Only among audiophiles does the word “resolution” conjure some relationship between reproduced music and the live event, some measurable level of fidelity to the original audio signal. To the audiophile, then, resolution is another sort of promise: the promise of – of – what? 
Rafe Arnott  |  Nov 27, 2019  |  1 comments
Nothing can more quickly separate a spooky-good, digital-source fronted soundsystem from, well, lesser ones, than cavernous, soft velvet blacker-black backgrounds. The biggest difference? Almost always AC/EMI/RFI noise.
Grover Neville  |  Nov 23, 2019  |  1 comments
I’ve just recently moved to the West Coast, so when Focal reached out and informed Rafe and myself of a new store opening in Phoenix Arizona, it was a serendipitous coincidence of interest too good to pass up. I had a friend once who when asked if she believed in coincidences replied ‘well of course, somebody has to plan them!’
Rafe Arnott  |  Nov 21, 2019  |  First Published: Nov 20, 2019  |  0 comments
The thing with 900-pound gorillas is you don’t want to mess with them. That part should be self-evident. Unless the 900-pound gorilla is Roon Labs, and then all bets are off because the gorilla just went all Skynet on you.
Grover Neville  |  Nov 20, 2019  |  4 comments
Capital AudioFest this year, as I’ve mentioned, was a show that was heavily skewed towards vinyl, but I think in a certain sense this emphasized the role digital plays in the life of many modern audiophiles.
Grover Neville  |  Nov 19, 2019  |  0 comments
Of the digital companies at CAF who had a presence that expanded beyond mere single rooms, Aurender and Mytek were among the leading brands.
Rafe Arnott  |  Nov 16, 2019  |  8 comments
I sent the picture opening this article to my father and he responded right away with, “When did you get the B&Ws?”

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