Yearly Archives: 2019

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

Posted in Audio/Video Hardware

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

Posted in Music

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

Posted in Music