After many years pairing high-powered amps with low-efficiency loudspeakers I decided to go in the opposite direction. Why? Mainly curiosity. I've never had the opportunity to hear high-efficiency single-driver loudspeakers in my system and thought it was time. And tubes. I find tubes fascinating, single-ended triode in particular. Cost of these amps was always somewhat … Continue reading A new direction
I'm a fan. In fact, I subscribe to Tidal's $20/month Hi-Fi tier. I've also had paid subscriptions for other services including Apple Music, Spotify, and Pandora. Suffice it to say I've more than dabbled in this world of rented music. I still enjoy my own personal library and on occasion purchase music but streaming is … Continue reading Streaming
The 2006 debut album from gifted saxophonist and composer Bob Reynolds. Fantastic.
Geeks adore it. Audiophiles, not so much. Allow me to set a scene for you .. (music plays in the background) .. while enjoying some good food, drinks, and conversation with friends, someone says “I heard a great song today and saved it on my phone, can we play it on your system?”. Always happy to oblige … Continue reading Bluetooth
I love music and listen to it during much of my day whether at home, work, or in the car. Naturally, I have strong opinions about what I like and don't like, but do we need another music reviewer? No doubt there are many fine ones already so no, I will not be writing reviews. Instead, … Continue reading To review or not to review
Some great piano on this set from Josh Nelson. A recent discovery from 2009.
A great set of classic tunes from this fine quartet featuring the smooth tenor sax of Scott Hamilton. Is it obvious I like Mr. Hamilton?
I heard "Something for Red" from this Scott Hamilton album on The Jazz Groove recently and promptly searched for it on Tidal. A lesser know gem and well worth a listen. This nice little review at Jazz Times is spot-on.