When I listen to music on the hifi, I listen for the music. The closer, the better.
We’ve all read about the bargain DACs one can find on eBay, typically originating from China. Some, like the one I bought, use the venerable Philips TDA1543 converter chip which can be found in DACs […]
Generally speaking, it doesn’t make sense to generalize. You can think of generalizing as the soft cushy pillow of thought where it feels better to not work so hard. So we generalize instead of looking […]
Proper care and feeding. We all need it and loudspeakers are no different.
My great-grandmother on my father’s mother’s side loved Chiclets, especially the red ones. She didn’t speak much English, dressed only in black after her husband passed, and perpetually rolled rosaries between her thumb and fingers, […]
What kind of idea are you? The Analyst? Are you the detail hound looking to plumb the depths of your favorite recordings? Or maybe the Sensualist? You’re looking for a dynamic, captivating and more physical […]
Listen here: I like tubes, I like integrated amplifiers, I like integrated amplifiers with DACs, I like Bluetooth, and I like well-made stuff. Seeing as the Quad VA-One is all of the above (and more), […]
Last year, I reviewed and compared six streaming integrated amplifiers as Editor of AudioStream. I find value in these types of comparisons both as a doer and as a reader because comparative listening to like-components […]