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For reviews of gear including and related to the playback of digital audio, including transports, DACs, computers, streamers, and “silver disc spinners”.

Review: PS Audio LAN Rover

March 11, 2017

The PS Audio LAN Rover seems like a weird little device. Well, two devices, actually, but the point stands: weird. Not ‘weird’ as in “ha ha, that’s funny” or ‘weird’ as in “it is beyond natural [...]

MQA: A Canvas of The Future

March 5, 2017

by Eric Franklin Shook Sometimes paranoia is having all the facts. In the hierarchy of arts, writers are classed a smidge below clowns and a little above trained seals. So ready your skepticism as this is my attempt at writing about something I have [...]

Review: LampizatOr Atlantic DAC

September 3, 2016

Fans of Part-Time Audiophile will recall my (on going) love affair with the Polish DAC wonder called LampizatOr. Just to recall some of my highlights — once upon a time, I met up with the PCM-only Gen 3/Level 4 Lampi, and swooned. I ended up [...]

Devialet screams out 1,000-watt Expert 1000

July 1, 2016

Oh, Devialet. When will you ever stop being so smart, and cheeky? Hopefully never. The French digital amplification centrale company launched their latest iteration of the bleeding edge of audiophile technology, the Expert 1000, on July 1st. My [...]

Ifi iPower for the Raspberry streamer

April 13, 2016

If there is one major question that I get all the time is how to improve the Raspberry Pi streamer performance. The most obvious choice is to upgrade the power supply. What the RaspberryPi.org suggests is to go with a 2.0 Ampere 5V switching mode [...]