Welcome to what I like to think of as a pinnacle of editorial writing in my small world, as it combines two of my favourite things to do: Have a glass of whisky, and kick back to listen to a couple of albums. A pastime I’m sure some of you out there can identify with. How on Earth did I stumble into such remarkable luck to turn this into a monthly article moving ahead? It’s possible because of the forward-thinking mind of Edward Ku at Element Acoustics.… Read the full article
There is nothing like grabbing a prized LP, dropping the needle in the groove, and having the events of the day get whisked away. Nothing else matters at that exact moment, only that you are sensing every emotion and every note… cue relaxation.
But now more than ever, times are a-changing. Digital music reproduction, the growing availability of high-resolution content, combined with better software is making this something audiophiles need to pay more attention to. The debate of Analog vs.… Read the full article
By John Richardson
I miss Sam Tellig. I always read Sam’s column in Stereophile as soon as the newest edition hit my mailbox; I found him to be an entertaining and informative writer. It was great to read about his European adventures, and the offbeat audio personalities he hung out with (Roy Hall included). I also learned an important lesson about audio reviewers from Sam: We don’t always agree.
This lesson I learned the hard way.… Read the full article
RA: Can you explain what Roon does, in basic terms for a computer audio neophyte?
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RD & EV: At the basic level, Roon is music player software… you tell it where your files
live and supply your TIDAL login information, and it gives you an interface for browsing and playing music. But this interface is far more powerful and engaging than any other you’ve used. Roon finds tons of data about your collection – credits, bios, release dates, labels, lyrics, composers, compositions – and weaves it all into a link-filled, surfable, searchable digital magazine about your collection.
Are lifestyle, and audiophile exclusive design terms from one another?
Is it a form vs. function debate?
I’ve been struggling a bit with the concept lately in the strictest sense of the words, and the BeoLab 90 I’m writing about here brought the question to the forefront for me again. The 90 is about as far as you can get from a conventional audiophile loudspeaker design, yet with it’s $90,000 USD ($118,000 CAN) price tag it is firmly planted in ultra high-end audio territory.… Read the full article