Category Archives: Music, Video & Print

Master category for all “media” posts.

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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The day that McIntosh jumped the shark…

Yes, it finally happened. McIntosh has jumped the shark. Known for decades as a manufacturer of power amplifiers, preamplifiers, tuners and integrated amps (with a few speakers along the way), McIntosh was not into the source end of audio equipment. … Continue reading

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Using the LG Magic Remote with the Martin Logan Motion Vision Soundbar

I lucked into a good deal on a lightly used Martin Logan Motion Vision soundbar.  The flaw in my new LG TV is that the digital output is constant, not variable via the remote control.  I did not want the … Continue reading

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