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Brian Hunter  |  Sep 08, 2019  |  0 comments
Aside from the usual show conversation pieces, Rocky Mountain Audio Fest was proceeding in Denver as planned. The new digs included a much larger overall space, sprawling across multiple convention-type halls. By the end of the Thursday media day, it was clear that it would take no effort to reach 10,000 steps in your Fitbit.
Rafe Arnott  |  Sep 05, 2019  |  7 comments
I had a friend who would chuckle at me every time I put an LP on my turntable. I would use a soft dust-brush to wipe down the record, then give it a zap with an antistatic gun before I dropped the just-cleaned stylus… this he thought was humorous because of my preoccupation with keeping the album as quiet as possible for playback.
Rafe Arnott  |  Sep 03, 2019  |  0 comments
This year sees a venue change and a scheduling change for the always popular Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. RMAF has moved from familiar digs at the Denver Marriott Tech Centre to the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Centre and upped its timeline from October to September 6-8 for 2019.
Rafe Arnott  |  Aug 31, 2019  |  2 comments
The North American distributors for LampizatOr DACs/servers and Final Touch Audio products – Destination Sound Group (DSG) – has announced it is bringing in the AudioNec loudspeaker line from France.
Rafe Arnott  |  Aug 29, 2019  |  0 comments
Announced today, if you live in the United States, moving forward you will now be dealing exclusively with PS Audio – no more dealer showrooms.
Rafe Arnott  |  Aug 26, 2019  |  0 comments
The T+A MP 2000 R MKII utilizes four PCM1795 D/A chipsets in the 2000 R MKII which offers up a total of eight 32-bit/384kSps Sigma-Delta DACs to tap for conversion duties (four per channel) in what T+A calls a “double-differential quadruple-converter” setup with separate and individually optimized PCM and DSD (true one-bit DSD512) pathways within the circuit architecture.
Rafe Arnott  |  Aug 23, 2019  |  4 comments
I thought LPs were getting pricey. I mean, I was kinda counting on my album collection going up in value over the next several years, but not my CD collection. Who could have guessed in 2003 that box set of six CDs by the British experimental electronic duo Coil would be going for more than $3k – $3,226 USD to be exact – in 2019 on the audio recordings database/marketplace website Discogs.
Rafe Arnott  |  Aug 21, 2019  |  3 comments
In what has become a crowded digital network-streamer marketplace, a new product launch can struggle for recognition as it can be difficult to break through the signal-to-noise ratio. Less so if you’re Meridian Audio, whose award-winning and pioneering CD, DAC and DSP engineering designs are the stuff of legend in the audiophile world and were in no small part integral to the digital infrastructure that we find ourselves enmeshed in now.
Rafe Arnott  |  Aug 16, 2019  |  4 comments
This is the second half of a two-part interview with Zach Cowie, the Emmy-nominated music supervisor, former record label man and band manager, DJ, slow-music entrepreneur and audiophile with bonafides. I traveled to Los Angeles in June for work and was able to connect with Cowie in person to not only meet in a shady hotel room to record a podcast with him and Brian Hunter (included below), but also to spend an afternoon at his loft in downtown LA and check out his Shindo-based hi-fi rig.
Rafe Arnott  |  Aug 13, 2019  |  4 comments
I’m into science fiction in a big way, so that means that by default I’m a Trekkie – a Star Trek fan for those sci-fi challenged out there – which means that when I first saw Naim’s Mu-so Qb design a few years ago I instantly associated it with the Borg Collective’s ships from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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