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Don’t Play That!

By | March 20th, 2015|Categories: Oswalds Mill Audio|Tags: |


When people visit the OMA showroom in Dumbo, Brooklyn, they rightfully expect to listen to music. Sometimes they bring their own music, vinyl, CD’s or a hard drive with digital files. We even have a tiny device that allows anyone with a smartphone to use Bluetooth to play anything they have on their phone. I encourage people to play or request whatever music they like- there’s no point in putting on a very impressive classical LP for someone who wants to hear pop, rock, rap or punk (I have not had any punk requests yet, I must say).… Read the full article

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Piega Premium 3 Speakers – Review

By | March 11th, 2015|Categories: Speakers - Headmania|Tags: , , , |

I’ve been meaning to write a review about Piega for a while now. During the last 2 years I had the chance to listen to some of their speakers and every time I’ve been struck by their wonderful sound. Actually, one of the best sound experience I have ever lived was with Piega Coax 120.2.

Unfortunately, this is not a review of the 120.2 , but I do have a wonderful pair of Premium 3 speakers in my living room.… Read the full article

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Simaudio Moon 430HA Headphone Amplifier – Review

By | March 8th, 2015|Categories: Amplifier - Headmania|Tags: , , , |

I have been watching this amplifier for a while now and I was really curious on how it will perform. Moon  impressed me with some of their products over the years and the 430HA really got my attention. I am also glad they realized that headphones are a big slice of the audiophile pie.

General Presentation & Specs

Simaudio Moon 430HA review

The 430HA headphone amplifier first impressed me with its good looks. It has a typical Simaudio design and build quality. Looking at the front panel I noticed I did not have a xlr balanced output, just a 6.3 single ended one.… Read the full article

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Where wine meets audio

By | March 1st, 2015|Categories: Oswalds Mill Audio|Tags: |


A glass of Malbec, at a winery in Salta province, Argentina. Altitude 2512 meters.
(photo © Cynthia van Elk)

I’m in Argentina. It’s supposed to be a break from work, but I’ll confess that I met with a person in the industry today. He told me something interesting, that he doesn’t really trust his ears when it comes to “high end” audio components. He wants to audition them side by side. Then you really know which is better, he said.

Of course this is impossible in Argentina as it is almost anyplace else.… Read the full article

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