MQA to be released on Compact Disc

March 16, 2017

MQA continues to find new, and surprising ways to place itself into the mainstream music marketplace with it’s announcement today that the first CD to feature MQA mastering, and encoding technology is to be released on the Ottava label [...]

Top album picks for 2016 (updated)

December 27, 2016

Music. The lifeblood of audiophiles. Or is it? I’ve had this conversation several times with friends, a number of whom have thrown their head back and laughed in derision. “No way,” they snort, “it’s all about the gear, [...]

The Vinyl Grouch: NEW! from ECM

January 27, 2016

By Ken Micallef Manufactured in Germany at PALLAS and branded with a “180g Audiophile High Quality Pressing” sticker on every jacket, ECM’s current vinyl releases align with label boss/producer Manfred Eicher’s long-standing commitment to [...]