Here they are: my favorite albums of the year—all 215 of them. And still I know I’m forgetting something important. What is it? What am I missing?
Witch. Prophet. Healer. So says Ayo Leilani’s Bandcamp page, otherwise known as Witch Prophet. The Golden Octave is her debut album but it bears no resemblance to one because The Golden Octave is mature beyond its years, slipping into some big shoes ever so comfortably.
Proper care and feeding. We all need it and loudspeakers are no different.
Are you a WARP fan? I am as their roster includes Aphex Twin, Oneohtrix Point Never, Boards Of Canada, Clark, Autechre, Flying Lotus and many more. Bleep & WARP are offering 50% off, that’s nearly 1/2 price!, digital downloads from the WARP catalog for Boxing […]
A Synology 412+ Network Attached Storage device (NAS) holds all of the my file-based music, i.e. all of the downloads I’ve purchased and all the CDs I’ve purchased and ripped. Like any library, that represents a significant investment in $ and time. The 412+ has […]
According to the CES Floor Plan for the Venetian Hotel, where “High-End HiFi” lives during CES, there are 12 hifi companies exhibiting. In total. Am I going to CES? Why would I?
Here’s the text that goes along with the image: Can’t bear to send your old stand-alone speakers to the Island of Misfit Toys? Connect:Amp allows you to incorporate your favorite bookshelf or floor-standing speakers into the Sonos experience. Stream music or use line-in to connect […]
Dali Callisto 6 C Wireless Active Speakers ($5,750/system).
Each Friday, Stephen Mejias, AudioQuest’s Director of Communications and former Stereophile and Audiostream.com columnist, will browse through the many exciting albums released that day and select 15 worth a closer listen.
“And you’ll never hear surf music again” Jimi Hendrix from “Third Stone From the Sun”. Every regular reader knows I adore Jimi but in this case I’ll have to disagree. La Luz is Shana Cleveland (guitar), Marian Li Pino (drums), Alice Sandahl (keyboard) and Lena […]
Does this DAC look like a seductress? That’s the scenario Jon Iverson paints in his review and follow up (and follow up ASWI) about the BorderPatrol DAC SE. In John Atkinson’s recent As We See It, he also muses on the Border Patrol DAC SE […]
Are sins of omission really sins when it comes to hifi? The correct answer is “No”. I’ve been playing with the ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 speakers for months, on and off, with a variety of amplifiers and they are a delight to listen through.
Twittering Machines took its name from the Paul Klee work “Twittering Machine” (Die Zwitscher-Maschine), from 1929. Today is the anniversary of Mr. Klee’s birth, December 18, 1879, so an appreciation is in order. Enjoy!
Each Friday, Stephen Mejias, AudioQuest’s Director of Communications and former Stereophile and Audiostream.com columnist, will browse through the many exciting albums released that day and select 15 worth a closer listen. La Caminadora by Orkesta Mendoza Orquesta Mendoza: La Caninadora (Glitterbeat Records) Lunar Ascension by […]
Beauty can be elusive, so says Captain Obvious. In music, our mood can swing and sway beauty so much so it becomes a pendulum-like target. At least for me.