Category Archives: Music, Video & Print

Master category for all “media” posts.

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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Soundbar: Martin Logan Vision

With a 65 inch 4K screen, I knew going in that the built-in speakers would be lacking. They are in reality not too bad, but still can’t touch a dedicated soundbar. I searched. I tried researching all of my favorite … Continue reading

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MQA Is Dead

Maybe I’m the first to say it. But let’s face it:  That lossy digital audio codec known as MQA is dead. Sure, the pundits will point to streaming MQA titles on Tidal. And that’s all fine and dandy, until you … Continue reading

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Opinion: Carpenters with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Let me begin with a brief background.  We had Carpenters in the house while growing up. I’ve always liked parts of their earliest albums the best, and have long felt that A Song For You is their masterpiece.  It captures the … Continue reading

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Phono stage changes

I have used a Musical Surroundings Phonomena II+ as my phono stage for about two years now, I’m thinking.  My preamp is a line stage, as most today are. When I originally was shopping for tube preamps, I was leaning … Continue reading

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