Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Which is better, Toslink digital or S/PDIF?

The Nordost Blue Heaven Balanced Interconnects.  I'm not into the snake oil of cable mystique, but I did hear a difference—though minor—in my system...

Did the iPod Kill the Boom Box?

Credit: Steve Gutenberg/CNET In his "Audiohphiliac" column, Steve Guttenberg asks a question that those of us with grey hair or balding heads long to know:...
Audiophile talk over coffee becomes heated when the topic of exotic cables comes up.

An Audiophile’s Blind Obsession With Cables: A misguided focus can ruin your system

I was sitting with some friends over drinks a few weeks ago when one of them shared details about his newest acquisition, a pair of speakers....

Why do we have a lack of meaningful loudspeaker specifications?

Smooth. Silky. Chocolaty. If you think I'm talking about food, you're wrong. I'm talking about speakers.* Yes, loudspeakers. Those...

Which is Better for Loudspeakers, Metal or Silk Soft-Dome Tweeters?

  When Revel launched their Ultima2 line of speakers, they went with a beryllium-domed tweeter. We audiophiles are oftentimes a strange bunch.  The...

Reader Questions: Speaker Upgrade on a budget—used Paradigm Studio or Magnepan MMG?

I occasionally get reader questions via email. If those question are of broader interest, I like to address them here.  I received an...

Is there a difference between cheap and expensive HDMI Cables?

  I'm sure you've gone into a store and someone's tried to sell you an expensive HDMI cable....

In Memoriam: Roger Ebert and his Smack Down of the Last Airbender

Today, Roger Ebert passed away.  Anyone in America who was even remotely interested in movies not only knew Roger Ebert but had at one...

What Makes a Good Audio Reviewer? It’s all about the tweaks isn’t it…or...

I was reading up on some newly announced audio gear.  One click led to another and I ended up on fellow...

Decisions, Decisions

I haven't had much occasion to enjoy music or movies much this week, let alone move ahead with any acoustic treatments or Blu-ray acquisitions....

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