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Review: Sonarworks True-Fi

By | July 26th, 2018|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , |

While signal EQ doesn’t run very deep into typical audiophile setups, some products like Schiit’s 4-band Loki are pulling together traction for a product category that seems like it should already be an established element. Purists may pull away, but so much of music production is already EQ’d before it reaches the transducer that a little more along the way couldn’t hurt, right?

One company that has been working with these very same production studios already is Sonarworks. Seeking to create a better, flatter monitoring experience across multiple setups, SW has created a product that adjusts the incoming signal so playback sound more identical, no matter where the owner listens to their tracks.… Read the full article

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KIH #53 – Flying blind

By | January 22nd, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , |

Location. Say it three times. Fast. Voilà, the famous real-estate mantra. My wife and I recently visited Athlone, a quite central Irish town with the mighty Shannon river through it which heavy seasonal rains had bloated. The owner of a men’s clothing shoppe right across from the old castle explained how location applied to their 70-year old business. They’re in the old part of town. It’s nearly exclusively populated by pubs and restaurants. It gets beaucoup evening but very little day-time traffic.… Read the full article

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RMAF 2017: Sanders creates electrostatic bliss

By | November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |


There were a lot of impressive-looking rooms at the 2017 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest – special mood lighting, huge product posters, rented greenery. There also were loud after-hours listening sessions, cocktail parties and even some swag.

While this promotional frenzy was going on during the three days of the event, the owner of one small high-end company was sitting patiently in a corner room on the somewhat isolated fifth-floor atrium. There weren’t any attractive greeters outside his door or banners and LED spotlights inside.… Read the full article

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