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Listening to Dynamic Music – HD-Audio Challenge II

By | November 18th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The HD-Audio Challenge II has launched. Over 250 audio enthusiasts have already signed up and more are signing up everyday. Please feel free to encourage others to participate in this new research project by linking to this page. Anyone interested […]

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Capitol Audio Fest & NY Audio Show Reports | HD-Audio Challenge Update

By | November 13th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My timing was pretty much right on. As the east coast gets hammered by frigid air and winter’s first snowfall, I was winging my way back to Los Angeles last Monday morning. I spent 10 days participating in Gary Gill’s […]

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Amazon Music HD – Revisited

By | October 30th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The new Amazon Music HD service was the subject of a post a few weeks ago (click here). While not exactly viral, my comments did bring a few thousand visitors to the Real HD-Audio site. Today, as I sit and […]

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A Couple of Crazy Audio Products: DYI Vinyl?

By | October 25th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Making 10-minute Vinyl discs at home? You simply can’t make this stuff up. As an alum of the Kickstarter platform, I get their promotional emails and happened to notice a new audio related campaign yesterday — and a very successful […]

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Two Upcoming Audio Shows

By | October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The shipping company showed up Monday to haul off a pallet of boxes containing my Music and Audio book, a suitcase full of AIX Records discs, and a couple promotional roll up banners. There was a time when I simply […]

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The Audio Chain: Reel to Reel Tape

By | October 17th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

An old idiom states, “a chain is only as strong as its weakest link”. As audiophiles, we are constantly striving to improve the fidelity of our playback systems by identifying the weakest links in our systems and looking at equipment […]

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Rocky Mountain Audio High

By | August 31st, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Earlier morning, I attached 50 copies of the Music and Audio demo Blu-ray disc to the inside cover of my Music and Audio: A User Guide to Better Sound book in preparation for the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest next weekend. […]

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The Audio Chain: Classic Vinyl

By | August 25th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A New Semester — and An Old Problem! A new semester begins on Monday at CSU Dominguez Hills tomorrow. I’ve taught audio recording, digital media, and production for over 25 years at this institution and have enjoyed working with students […]

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Apple Digital Masters: More Hi-Res Nonsense

By | August 15th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On August 7, 2019, Apple announced that iTunes was being replaced by Apple Music and that “Mastered for iTunes” — their high quality moniker for ultimate fidelity begun in 2012 — would be known as “Apple Digital Masters” going forward. […]

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YARRA 3DX Has Arrived…Finally!

By | August 5th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Backers of the YARRA 3DX Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns have begun to receive their production units. As a key member of the effort to bring this product to several thousand backers, I was especially pleased to see my own two […]

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