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 [...]

CES 2017: TIDAL Masters brings MQA

January 6, 2017

A juicy tasting of MQA was experienced at T.H.E Show @ Newport on a Meridian Ultra DAC, and ever since we have anxiously awaited the arrival of more MQA content. The day has finally arrived…. At CES 2017, TIDAL announced it will [...]

High End 2016: Here we go

May 4, 2016

Scot is flying towards Munich; I will be doing the same at dawn. I hate flying that early and would do it for one reason only. It’s that time of the year. The biggest kermesse in this crazy audio world of hours, the High End Show of Munich, opens [...]

High End 2015: Meridian and MQA

May 22, 2015

Because he’s vastly more organized than I am, Panagiotis scheduled and then dragged us to a series of briefings on Day One, both of us stumbling around on a distinct lack of sleep. One of the first stops after our late lunch (and according to my [...]

NYIAS 2015: Jaguar with Meridian

April 17, 2015

In eyes of teen-me, the Jaguar XJS was pretty much the greatest car ever made. The whole 12-cylinder engine thing was awesome and all, but it was the visual — all those swoops and curves — that got the hormones all skitter-scatter. Mmm, [...]

Athens Headphone Festival, Part 1

October 8, 2014

The first Greek headphone fest has closed its doors only a few hours ago and the dust has not yet settled. Some 500+ visitors had the chance to see, touch and listen more than 40 complete set ups from some 80 different brands and the 9 official [...]