There’s a sea of hifi gear out there, more than any one, two, or three (or more) people can cover. While we have our ideas and interests, I’d love to hear from you about what […]
Audirvana Plus: The audiophile player for Mac and PC (Windows 10) ($74.00).
Ayre EX-8 Integrated Hub (starts at $5,990.00 / $7,850.00 with optional network board). I like to call this type of component a Streaming Integrated Amplifier because it offers a Roon-Ready Ethernet input (and DAC) so […]
Here’s a current list of the gear that’s headed to the Barn for review:
Google Chromecast Ultra ($69.00). In addition to its TV chops (I want the Criterion Chanel), Google’s Chromecast devices are now Roon-Ready making them prime candidates for a TM review.
PS Audio Sprout100 integrated amplifier/DAC ($599.00).
Alta Audio Io speakers ($3,495/pair).
Think of Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) as the genus and DAC types as the species.
Roon, the music player software (think iTunes but 1 million-times better), is more than a beautiful interface to your music. It is an ecosystem that relies on hardware, software, and a network. As such, there […]