“Power, like sex or air, is only important when you’re not getting any.” I think this a pretty common feeling amongst cash-strapped audiophiles. The reasons are pretty (psychologically) obvious — if you don’t know, you […]
What is an audiophile? Good question, but more interestingly, how do you think your friends would answer that question? Okay — don’t answer that [shudder]. Back to you — what’s your mental picture of the […]
I was cruising the web today and found this on the new HPSoundings: Unfortunately, this show was not the most awe-inspiring in terms of overall sound. What show is? Mostly, I was left wanting something, […]
Found this on AudioCircle this weekend — Lot3f. Tell me this isn’t the hottest LP storage bin you’ve seen? I’m loving this look! I remember all those hours spent flipping around in the Tower Records […]
Walking through CanJam here at RMAF has always felt a little like walking into another world. The energy has always been a little different that what you’d find upstairs — maybe more enthusiastic, more friendly, […]
Single ended amplifiers and single-driver loudspeakers = purist audio. For those of us raised on solid-state amps and big multi-driver loudspeakers, this purist camp doesn’t make a lot of sense. Not at first. But, for […]
I first heard a Zellaton loudspeaker courtesy of Audio Arts at NYAV this past spring. Big. Black and silver. Striking — definitely striking. If you’ve ever seen (much less heard) a Zellaton loudspeaker, you’d remember […]
Prototype loudspeakers from Sony? With over/under super-tweeters? That’s cool! That’s … style? Style … Sony style. Uh oh.
I had serious problems with the Emerald Physics room. Not the sound. Not the gear. Not the affable Underwood Wally running the show. No, my problem was getting in. In short, I couldn’t.
I’ve been using Dr. Rob Robinson’s “Pure Music” software program for a couple of years now. I prefer it, one, because it works as advertised, and two, because it was vastly less expensive than its […]
Before this show, my experience with Vapor Sound was pretty much exactly nothing. Vapor, if you will. In fact, in my day job, to describe something as “vapor” would be tantamount to saying it ain’t […]
Wilson Audio’s Alexia was, arguably, the hottest news of the show. It was also, arguably, one of the best sounding rooms. All that aside, the Alexia loudspeakers in the room simply weren’t as cool as […]