Show Report

Dagogo’s CAS 2011

From the coverage I’ve read, this seemed like a fun show to hit. And if the quality of the vendor turnout is any indication, RMAF this year will set all manner of records. Some of […]


Magnepan Update: No News

Well, it looks like I failed to make the cut in the last 3.7 production run. Bummer. According to Magnepan, the next run should start up in about 3 weeks, and my slot will be […]

CAF 2011

CAF 2011: McIntosh

I’m not sure what to say about this room. I’ve heard the McIntosh speakers in several places, including the Gramophone in Columbia, MD, and I have to confess that I’ve never been partial to the […]

CAF 2011

CAF 2011: Tidal Audio, dCS and Argento

My biggest problem at CAF 2011 this year had nothing to do with audio quality, room acoustics, power delivery or crowds. It was products piano black finishes. They are absurdly difficult to photograph! Guess what? […]

Publishers Desk

Long Live the Local Audio Show

We just wrapped up Gary Gill’s Capital Audiofest this past weekend and next weekend there’s Dagogo’s California Audio Show. In fact, I think there’s been at least 6 shows this year: CES, two AXPONAs, SSI, […]

CAF 2011

CAF 2011: Sonist & Mapleshade

I am a fan of Sonist loudspeakers. They’re efficient, (relatively) affordable, well-made, and most importantly, sound great. At CAF 2011, the Sonist speakers were teamed up with Mapleshade. The room dimensions were … ah … […]


High Resolution or Not So Much?

Read a nice summary today on Computer Audiophile about some of the issues folks are having with (so-called) high resolution downloads: Many of us download our High-Resolution music from sites like “HDtracks” “High Definition Tape […]