Author Archives: Rudy

A few months with the KEF LS50

Just before the shitshow shutdown, I was debating improving my desktop system with a new amp and set of speakers.  I’ve gotten the amp taken care of, as a previous article mentions.  I looked at a handful of smaller speakers … Continue reading

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TubeCube heading to retirement; Reisong A10 replacement on the way

I have an opportunity to test out a better pair of speakers for my desktop system, and felt I needed a change from the dulled character of the TubeCube 7. As an experiment, I used the DSP in Roon to … Continue reading

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Digital audio reboot

It costs a bit, but it takes a heck of a DAC to get me to like digital music.  I admired some of its attributes, but there were others I could never get around.  After using typical mass market CD … Continue reading

Posted in Audio/Video Hardware, Media Server

Distributed bass array, Part 1

I read about a distributed bass array (DBA) a couple of years ago, and the concept was intriguing and made a lot of sense.  Bass in a listening room is affected by standing waves/room modes.  The distributed bass array alleviates … Continue reading

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My “30 days of Roon” trial

The only apparently sane way I could get bit perfect audio into my DirectStream from both my server and from Qobuz was to use Roon.  I waited until my schedule was somewhat clear, bit the bullet and installed it. Roon’s … Continue reading

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