Rafe Arnott  |  Aug 23, 2018  |  6 comments
Vincent Brient of totaldac is nothing if not persistent and the launch of his new three-box d1-twelve-mk2 flagship DAC offers further proof of that quality.
Rafe Arnott  |  Aug 22, 2018  |  1 comments
Some albums casually insert themselves into your life without you even noticing.
Rafe Arnott  |  Aug 17, 2018  |  7 comments
When a company as serious about music reproduction as the UK’s dCS (data Conversion Systems) sets out to replace one of their most popular and long-lasting DACs there is no room for error.
Rafe Arnott  |  Aug 14, 2018  |  10 comments
I’ve heard tell that subtlety is an art, but I feel that sometimes the art lies in not being subtle at all.
Rafe Arnott  |  Aug 03, 2018  |  4 comments
Musicality, resolution and realistic timbre to instruments seems to be the overarching focus of the engineering behind the proprietary FPGA-based digital decoding (with no digital filtering) and the discrete R2R ladder DAC design the newly-upgraded S3 now sports.
 |  Aug 01, 2018  |  0 comments
Due to a number of recent unauthorized solicitations to high-fidelity manufacturers, distributors and media-relations personnel for review equipment, we feel it necessary to post this policy reminder.
Scott Eastlick  |  Jul 31, 2018  |  1 comments
Where the best winter music celebrates solitude, summer selections should be generously inclusive: Like nachos, cold beer, and BBQs, this music is meant for sharing.
Rafe Arnott  |  Jul 26, 2018  |  37 comments
The goal of the system is to successfully allow me to interface — with you, the reader — through my writings what it is I am not only hearing, but physically experiencing.
Rafe Arnott  |  Jul 23, 2018  |  4 comments
We’ve all been in that awkward situation. You know the one. Where you’re chilling with your audiophile friends listening to tunes and the (1,015,808 WTA) tap comes on your shoulder (bad joke) followed by the inevitable question of “what resolution are you listening at bro?”
John DeVore  |  Jul 22, 2018  |  6 comments
This is not my attempt to rationalize Cassette Culture. Nor will I try to convince any skeptics to join me and the two readers like me in that culture. It's an attempt to explain why I still love the cassette tape as a format, and how that might dovetail with the surprise resurgence of a recording/playback technology that most of the world agrees to be utterly obsolete.