Until purchasing a Bluesound Node 2 in April 2016 I used a well-appointed Mac mini (late 2012, quad-core i7, 256 SSD, 16GB RAM) for my 2-channel audio system and I was pretty happy with the sound quality using various apps. (I have licenses for Amarra, Audirvana Plus, Fidelia, HQPlayer, and Pure Music). As such, I … Continue reading Tranquility
Month: December 2017
Audiophiles take a lot of abuse. Why the hate? Perhaps it's the snobbery often associated with us that puts people off. I don't really know for sure. What I do know .. we love music and persue the fidelity of it to the extreme (at least by some standards). Like most hobbyists we enjoy focusing … Continue reading Audiophiles – a rant and a wish
I recently discovered this album (February 2017) on Deezer. I'll certainly pay closer attention to this talented trio from here on out. Wonderful.
In early July 2017 I stumbled across an interesting product on Kickstarter and decided to back it. The Radsone EarStudio Bluetooth Receiver is quite the little gadget and proved very timely for me. Anticipating my next mobile phone would likely come sans headphone jack I began looking for alternatives to Bluetooth headphones and the dreaded … Continue reading EarStudio by Radsone
While I've had some experience with vacuum tubes in the past, it's been extremely limited to say the least. I have a tubed CD player (Ah! Njoe Tjoeb 4000) which utilizes two 6922 tubes in the output stage and a tube/solid state hybrid integrated amp (Response Audio RAM 301) which utilizes two 12AU7 tubes for … Continue reading Vacuum tubes
I'm not so much a fan of Jazz orchestras but this most recent album from Stacey Kent is gorgeous. I love Ms. Kent's voice and she doesn't disappoint. A nice departure for her and as usual, the sound quality is wonderful.
Mr. Jamal's latest is simply brilliant .. 'nough said.