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Graduation Day 2019!

By | May 19th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Class of 2019 walked across the riser at CSU Dominguez Hills at yesterday morning at the 9 am graduation ceremony. I couldn’t be more proud of the DMA Recording Arts students that received their degrees in Digital Media Art […]

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Hi-Res Audio HAS Specifications!

By | May 10th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My last post was about honesty in audio. And I’ve written extensively about trust and integrity in all things music and audio in previous articles. The topic is especially poignant in this age of blogs and “fake news”. But it’s […]

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Audio Honesty

By | May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A few days ago as I was surveying the latest posts on a familiar FB audiophile website, I responded to a post about an amazing — and very expensive — power cord with a “haha” instead of a “like”. The […]

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Hi-Res Music Challenge Again: Doing It Right!

By | April 26th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s been over a month since my last post. Time flies when there’s travel (Charlie and I had a road trip to the mountains of Colorado for some late season skiing), a weekend in Big Sky with friends, and a […]

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Streaming Hi-Res & MQA: Boon or Bust?

By | March 14th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I watched a 20-minute YouTube video this morning titled, “Battle of the Streams: Tidal vs. Qobuz!” produced and presented by The Seltzertron and was surprised to hear my name mentioned during the discussion of hi-res music. He participated in the […]

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Provenance, Pricing, PCM, and Profits!

By | March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I received an email from a long time reader this morning asking my thoughts about the album “The Ocean’s Breath – by Quo Continuum” a new project offered by Blue Coast Music featuring label owner, producer, engineer, and musician, Cookie […]

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Cables, Cables and More!

By | February 26th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

You want to guarantee lots of clicks or comments on your blog, audio site, or FB page? Write about cables. My last piece on the nonsense of power cables prompted a lot of responses and apparently inspired some other writers […]

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Cardas Audio Clear Beyond Power XL: 30 Years in the Making!

By | February 13th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

Cardas Audio Clear Beyond Power XL

I know George Cardas through his charming daughter, Mary Cardas. Angela, his other daughter, skillfully grows the company while George continues to do what he loves best:  explore, invent, and improve the ways we audiophiles may more fully enjoy our grand hobby. Though I have never owned Cardas Audio, I have been paying very close attention to their developments. 

The Clear Beyond Series of cables is only a year old, and the XL Power Cord even newer. It includes the most complex construction I know, of backed by pages of patents by George that make all other cables look bizarrely simplistic in construction.… Read the full article

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Furutech NanoFlux and LineFlux Cables and Power Products

By | December 31st, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , , |

When I first spoke with Scot Markwell, US Distributor of Furutech products, at Elite Audio Video Distribution in LA, and a longtime colleague of, and setup man for, the late Harry Pearson, about the opportunity to review a full loom of Furutech flagship cables and passive power devices, I admit to being more than a little interested.

I can’t imagine anyone motivated to read this evaluation could be unfamiliar with the name. The widespread acceptance and use of the Furutech brand of terminations by so many of the most recognized cable and speaker manufactures has made the name almost ubiquitous in today’s high-end cable game.… Read the full article

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The Acoustic Revive Chronicles, Chapter 14: The Absolute Power Cables, The RCA Absolute FM Interconnects, and the PC-TripleC/EX Headshell Leads

By | December 9th, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , |

I first became aware of Mr. Ken Ishiguro’s Acoustic Revive products in 2007 when they were recommended to me by Mr. Yoshi Hontani (The MuSon Project, Osaka, Japan), who exports hifi exotica from the Leben Hi-Fi Stereo Company, the Spec Corporationfo. QAudio ReplasKRYNA, SFORZAT, Murasakino Ltd, and of course, the subject of this article, Acoustic Revive. 

This is Chapter 14 of my series entitled the Acoustic Revive Chronicles, and it sort of amazes me to think that from my first review of the Acoustic Revive RR-77 Schumann Ultra Low-Frequency Pulse Generator (photo below), back in February of 2008, that with this article for Positive Feedback, I’ve now written fifteen different articles about Acoustic Revive products over the last ten years.… Read the full article

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