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Rafe Arnott  |  Mar 04, 2019  |  0 comments
Streamlining your box count to get something that can do most or all of what the bulk of those separates do is fast becoming the holy grail of digital audio for many.
Rafe Arnott  |  Mar 01, 2019  |  5 comments
The email came as no great surprise, but even though I was aware that John Atkinson was making preparations to leave the bridge as captain of Stereophile, seeing it in black and white on my laptop screen this morning gave me a bit of a jolt.
Brian Hunter  |  Feb 28, 2019  |  2 comments
Welcome to the sixth episode of the AudioStream Podcast and host Brian Hunter brings you Rob Darling of Roon Labs. Darling has made his way from the production end of music all the way to the heavyweight audiophile streaming-software company Roon. His time in the studio helped hone his digital skillset which he now wields as a rich tapestry along with a keen sense of listening. In our interview Darling walks us through the new digital lifestyle of high-end audio, tuning-in to the current touchstones of the hobby with a critical ear and discusses what the future holds for Roon Labs.
Rafe Arnott  |  Feb 26, 2019  |  1 comments
Remote updates strike again. Twenty years ago, the very idea that we’d allow a corporation unfettered access to our digital entertainment products, music hardware, or our refrigerators or televisions would have seemed positively Orwellian.
Rafe Arnott  |  Feb 24, 2019  |  0 comments
Atmospheric.

at·mos·pher·ic – /ˌatməsˈfirik,ˌatməsˈferik/ Adjective 1.Relating to the atmosphere of the Earth or (occasionally) another planet. “Atmospheric conditions such as fog, snow, rain.” 2. Creating a distinctive mood, typically of romance, mystery, or nostalgia.

Rafe Arnott  |  Feb 21, 2019  |  2 comments
We’ve been having a lot of visitors to our place following the birth of my second daughter two weeks ago, so when Harry and Sally Lee who founded and run Aurender asked if they could drop by and see us it was an added bonus because having previously only connected with Harry via email I was looking forward to meeting him and his wife in person.
Rafe Arnott  |  Feb 19, 2019  |  1 comments
T+A is a German hi-fi manufacturer I’ve heard about, on-and-off, for several years. Known for outstanding sonics, implementing high-quality components, with outstanding fit and finish, the company somehow always seemed to be flying under my radar.
Rafe Arnott  |  Feb 16, 2019  |  3 comments
Either you have lots of space or you don’t have enough of it – to me this is who the new $3,000 USD McIntosh RS200 Wireless Loudspeaker System is targeted at.
Rafe Arnott  |  Feb 14, 2019  |  19 comments
Will it be a knock-out, drag-em-down, bare-knuckled fight for audiophile-grade music-streaming supremacy or has TIDAL solidified its base in North America enough to weather any body blows from the French high-res streaming company Qobuz?
Rafe Arnott  |  Feb 12, 2019  |  7 comments
I had to wonder out loud to myself (I just had a baby girl with my partner last week, so I’m talking out loud to myself a fair amount these days because of sleep deprivation) about the coincidence of the musical/mental association I had after plugging in the $1,895 USD Chord Electronics Qutest DAC and its candy-colored ju-ju bean filter and input buttons glowed sweetly at me as it powered up.

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