If a new piece of hifi gear brings more enjoyment, is it worth it? Some people think the answer depends on a number.
I had to know. How would it work to have my rack between the speakers?
What better way to spend the time between December 25th and January 1st than listening to one’s own hifi?
Picture this: You’re alone in your home listening to that new favorite record, slowly easing out of the cares of the day and into the effortless weightless beauty that is the music experience.
I always kinda cringe when an audio reviewer calls the thing they’re reviewing a DUT (Device Under Test). First off, it sounds horrible and secondly reviewing hifi gear is not a test.
When it comes to picking pieces for my system, I like to take my time.
Of all the Darko.Audio podcasts I’ve had the pleasure to be a part of, The Real Value of Measurements is among my favorites. Why?
Let’s have a look around the Barn, the place where I spend my days (and some nights) living with the gear I review here at Twittering Machines.
“Why you can’t trust audio measurements” is the title of GoldenSound’s latest video and it handily illustrates, in exquisite detail, how and why measurement results don’t match and why they cannot be trusted out of hand. Is it my birthday? Christmas in May?
I sat in on a seminar at Axpona 2022 called Reviewers on Reviewing. After moderator Julie Mullins (Stereophile) finished her questions for Marc Phillips (Part-Time Audiophile), Greg Weaver (the audio analyst), and I, Julie opened the discussion up to questions from the audience.
In the course of human endeavors, we make choices. Lots of choices most days, and we use any number of internal criteria to inform these decisions.
My dear friend and colleague Herb Reichert’s recent piece for Stereophile got me thinking. I love when that happens.
99 times out of 10, people who complain about the lack of a certain kind of music being made today or, even worse, the quality of today’s music, typically haven’t put in the time to listen.
I’ll keep this one short and sour — once again, we have two sets of measurements for the same piece of hifi gear that tell very different stories.
I had sold nearly all of my records. Again. I had sold nearly all of my books. I’m buying more records. I’m buying more books. And so it begins, again.
The original Sony PlayStation was a fun CD player, back when you could pick one up for less than $20.
What better way to share a thought than to share a thought on video. So that’s what I’ve gone about doing.
Looking back, something I try not to dwell on, can be informative when looking to grow. To move on. To move ahead.
Road Tours, like my recent trip to Goodwins High End, can be intense.
This is a question that pops up every so often, like a mole in the Whac-A-Mole game —why aren’t there more reviews of bad products?
I join John Darko for Episode #27, the latest in his ongoing Podcast series, where we talk about a host of matters including the likelihood of Placebo Effect infecting hifi. Boo!
A little something to tickle your spooky tooth. Boo!
In hifi we strive for the same goal — namely the reproduction of music in as captivating a manner as possible.
Totem Tribe Towers Meet Raime.
Many an audiophile suffers from premature evaluation. Here’s a list of the top ten symptoms: