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CEDIA 2018: QOBUZ launching in USA, Roon support coming

By | September 8th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We are making our first trip to CEDIA to mix it up this year. CEDIA is home to more than 20,000 home tech pros and 500+ exhibitors who convene to geek out on the latest in connected technology. Internet of things (IoT) devices are invading our homes and more and more all of our prized audio systems are getting connected. In my house it is “Alexa turn on turntable” to get some tunes rolling on my control system.

Our first CEDIA stop, paying a visit to David Solomon, Chief Hi-Res Music Evangelist at QOBUZ.… Read the full article

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Review: dCS Network Bridge – The Swiss Army Knife of Streamers

By | November 5th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

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dCS brings on MQA

By | October 19th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Let there be MQA…

dCS products age like a fine wine, getting better over the years as the dCS team adds a flurry of new capabilities to keep their products fresh and current.  Most of these updates are accomplished with a firmware update building on a flexible architecture.

This week dCS announced the release of a software update that provides MQA compatibility to many of their current products specifically the: dCS Rossini, Vivaldi One, Vivaldi DAC, and Network Bridge.Read the full article

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MQA update for AudioQuest Dragonfly Black and Red coming May 17 – new partnerships announced

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Coming to a laptop near you very soon.

The MQA freight train keeps rolling down the tracks of high-fidelity seemingly without resistance. A press release just announced that portable USB DAC wünderkind AudioQuest will be releasing a free, and highly-anticipated MQA firmware update to its award-winning, and crazy good/affordable/popular Dragonfly Black and Red on May 17.

This is something that Dragonfly owners who are Tidal HiFi subscribers have been eagerly waiting for – full hardware decoding/unfolding of the original MQA studio masters that have been streaming on Tidal for the last four months in their 24/16 origami wrappers.… Read the full article

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