Jason Victor Serinus

Jason Victor Serinus  |  Mar 27, 2020  |  14 comments
Some people might say that I’ve gone to extremes to minimize noise and maximize resolution. I, however, feel that I’ve only done what’s necessary.
Jason Victor Serinus  |  May 02, 2019  |  0 comments
Primephonic, one of the two music streaming services devoted exclusively to classical music, announced on May 1 that its iOS and Android customers can now use the Primephonic phone/pad app to download tracks to play offline without need of an internet connection or cellular data.
Jason Victor Serinus  |  Feb 01, 2019  |  2 comments
Idagio, one of the two streaming services that specializes in CD-quality classical music, is now in the midst of a big launch push in the United States. Begun in Germany in 2014 by a group of young classical music lovers who had grown frustrated with struggling to conduct adequate classical music searches on the major streaming services, Idagio is geared specifically to the needs, wants, desires, and curiosity of classical music lovers worldwide.
Jason Victor Serinus  |  Aug 28, 2018  |  6 comments
The birth centennial of Leonard Bernstein (1900-1978), the best known American classical composer, conductor, pianist, educator, and activist of the twentieth century, arrived on August 24.
Jason Victor Serinus  |  Nov 13, 2013  |  1 comments
UK-based digital music pioneer dCS (Data Conversion Systems, ltd.) has long been known as a company whose products reflect cutting edge digital technology. Yet one of the big paradoxes in the 25-year history of an organization that was part of the original working groups that developed the SACD format, and that originated DoP (DSD over PCM), the protocol that enables transfer and playback of DSD music files packed into a PCM frame, is that it has been slow to incorporate DSD file playback into its products.
Jason Victor Serinus  |  Jul 30, 2013  |  14 comments
M2TECH’s Game Changer
When I learned that TEAC America now distributes M2TECH’s hiFace DAC, a palm-fitting, plug-and-play, Italian-made baby that, for $46 more than Audioquest’s 96kHz/24 bit Dragonfly, delivers up to 384kHz/32 bit performance, my curiosity was piqued. As someone with champagne tastes and a bargain outlet budget, I had to find out if the little baby with the preciously spelled name and the enticing slogan, “Sound quality better than you may expect,” amounted to anything more than an object of idle amusement.
Jason Victor Serinus  |  Feb 26, 2013  |  29 comments
Flamenco guitarist Jason McGuire

If ever an audio event were in living color, it was the Bay Area Audiophile Society’s (BAAS) February 23 live / DSD event at Blue Coast Studios in Belmont, CA. Jointly hosted by Blue Coast Records founder Cookie Marenco, a long-time proponent of DSD who has engineered or produced five Grammy nominated records, and the dedicated president of BAAS, Bob Walters, the two-session event prefaced comparisons of four DSD-capable DACs at three different price points with intimate, live-to-DSD recording sessions with Flamenco guitarist Jason McGuire.