Well, it's about that time of year when I simplify my system. Why? Think cool as in cool-running. Think summer. I love the heat and I want my windows wide open. I want to smell the rain and fresh-cut grass. Yeah, I'm one of those people and honestly, I really dislike air conditioning. The only … Continue reading Hot damn!
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
Like many an audiophile I've had way too many components pass through my doors over the years. Here's a list of gear I simply don't want to part with. While packed away for now, each will see the light of day again at some point. Why hold onto such excess? What holds my interest? The speaker collection, … Continue reading Storage wars
Suffice it to say wire is contentious and divisive in much of audiophilia. Visit one of the many online audio forums and you'll quickly find lengthy debate (i.e., arguments) on the subject. Opinions abound. Cables are still a necessity in our growing wireless world and we need them to be neutral and transparent. The big … Continue reading Wired
The pursuit of good sound has resulted in many changes to my 2-channel system over the years. Simple curiosity (e.g., loudspeaker designs, amplifier topologies) has been a big factor in a majority of these changes. Presently the system looks like this: Bluesound Node 2 I got rid of my well-appointed Mac mini and took a … Continue reading The gear
Recently, I found myself in need of some new speaker cables. After much looking around online and not finding the right cable at a price I was happy with, I decided it was time for a project. It’s been a while since I went the DIY cable route so I needed to research a bit and … Continue reading For the loudspeakers
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