Rafe Arnott

Rafe Arnott  |  Oct 09, 2019  |  21 comments
He was worried. My friend, you see, was worried. He was worried because he’d been listening to some high-resolution audio files and found he preferred them to standard CD-quality. He called me and asked if I could come over.
Rafe Arnott  |  Oct 07, 2019  |  0 comments
We’ve all seen the person shaking their head at the Apple Store’s Genius Bar, or at a local computer repair shop. Gesturing futilely at a laptop, or PC because hardware has gone wrong or they can’t figure out a software problem.
Rafe Arnott  |  Oct 03, 2019  |  11 comments
Hello darkness, my old friend. Sigh. It was inevitable, really. Using Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” as a metaphor for the Aurender W20 Music Server. As soon as I switched over to it from the Aurender N10 the difference was noticeable enough that the song leapt to the fore of mind and I blurted out. “Shit.”
Rafe Arnott  |  Oct 02, 2019  |  1 comments
Never a company to rest on their laurels, PS Audio today made available another Operating System update – Windom – for their DirectStream DAC and DirectStream Junior DAC.
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.

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