Danish film director, actor, and screenwriter Benjamin Christensen found a copy of Malleus Maleficarum, a 15th C treatise on witchcraft, in a Berlin bookshop that sent him on a 2-year journey resulting in the silent film classic Häxan.
Adrianne Lenker holed up in a one-room cabin in the woods of Western Massachusetts last Spring, sat down in front of a tape deck or Walkman and recorded two albums-worth of songs and instrumentals. The results are some of the most simply beautiful bitter tears […]
Is a piece of HiFi just a piece of HiFi? Can we reduce the value of a given thing down to those items listed in the accompanying spec sheet?
A few (more) weeks with Junior.
The Audio Note DAC 4 Signature, c.2002, is a non-oversampling, digital filterless DAC using premium parts, more silver than a Liberace concert, a tube rectified choke filtered power supply, and a pair of E182CC / 7119 dual triodes in the Class A output stage. It […]
I’ve heard plenty of Wharfdale speakers, certainly enough to know their warm and rich house sound.
Sterling Walter Hayden was born in Upper Montclair, NJ in 1916, about 6 miles from where I was born which is why we look so much alike.
SPAZA is a loose collective of musicians based in Johannesburg, South Africa — the idea of SPAZA is to jam around a concept rather than to coalesce into a fully-fledged band.
What does the 22 Watt per channel, point-to-point wired, pure Class A Line Magnetic Audio LM-845iA Integrated Amplifier sound like? Perhaps surprisingly, it doesn’t sound like much of anything except pure power.
Listening to music just got that much simpler. Plug, meet play.
I love me a good pair of powered speakers because it makes hifi life so simple. I like simple, too.
The Ensemble Solo B-50 Tiger Hybrid Integrated Amplifier comes to us from 1991, care of John DeVore of DeVore Fidelity.
Vintage digital! The California Audio Labs Alpha DAC was the third digital device I owned from CAL, preceded by the Icon and Tercet MKIII CD players. So this Flaskback-Fi hits home.
Darko and I shoot the breeze about “Work Experience” in his recently posted podcast where we cover taste, selflessness, judgement, ego, reviewing, comparisons, and more.
Guitars are like lovers. And hifi.