Rafe Arnott

Rafe Arnott  |  Sep 26, 2019  |  3 comments
There’s something to be said for big monitors hooked up to hi-fi racks bursting with gleaming alloy boxes in a chic, modern, designer showroom.
Rafe Arnott  |  Sep 23, 2019  |  1 comments
It was touch-and-go for awhile. Except I kept wanting to touch and not go. I wanted to touch and stay and listen. It wasn’t like I couldn’t stop myself. What am I talking about? The main control dial on the top of the Linn Selekt DSM Katalyst with Integrated Power Amplifier of course.
Rafe Arnott  |  Sep 17, 2019  |  2 comments
It was only a matter of time until, arguably, the biggest service provider on the planet brought Thor’s hammer down on the competition.
Rafe Arnott  |  Sep 16, 2019  |  1 comments
Bands with “Crystal” in their name. That’s the LP section at Redcat Records where I stumbled across the self-titled album Crystal Castles, around which these musings are based.
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.

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