We know that technological progress can outpace the law. The music industry is one such poster child where existing copyright law is as old as the hills, with some legislation dating back to 1909. The last major re-visit occurred in 1998, which is still B.S. (Before Streaming), so we are long overdue for a big catch-up. The Music Modernization Act
My friend (and one of my favorite writers on all things hifi) Art Dudley voices his views on streaming in this month’s Stereophile. I quote, “Then again, maybe it’s time to heave ourselves up out of our Lay-Z-Boys, find the switch that controls the sodastream of abundant everything, and turn it the fuck off.”
TM Select: Desktop System ($5,786)
You have to have room for this system but if you do, and the price is right, you need look no further.
TM Select: Desktop System ($422)
There’s no better way to improve your desktop listening experience than adding a pair of external speakers, except by adding a DAC and speakers. Of course there are billions of choices but if you want the scoop on just one recommended setup that comes in at $422, you’ve come to the right place.
TM Select: Desktop System ($249)
Simple and great-sounding describes this recommended desktop system.
TM Select: Recommended Roon HiFi
Once you understand Roon’s hardware requirements (see Roon-ology: Hardware Basics) and you’re ready to shop, check this list.
TM Select: DACs
If you want to know what Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) I’d buy if I was you, here’s the list. Short and sweet (I’m going to add a few more to sweeten the pot).