Significant Bits | 3.31.19

A completely random, not at all comprehensive, compendium of audio nuggets we’ve seen this week. John Darko talks to über tonearm designer Frank Schröder. Darko (a must read / watch for me in the realm of RealFi*) unearths Herr Schröder’s take on what creates the magic (tonearm/cartridge interaction), world’s best cartridge at the intersection of […]

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Significant Bits | 3.10.19

A completely random, not at all comprehensive, compendium of audio nuggets we’ve seen this week. Some new horns have materialized from upstate New York bespoke audio creator A for Ara. Spinning out from the former Wheel-Fi creative union of Jeffrey Jackson (EMIA & general awesomeness) and Etsy founder Rob Kalin it appears that AfA continues […]

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Significant Bits | 3.3.19

A completely random, not at all comprehensive, compendium of audio nuggets we’ve seen this week. John Atkinson, editor and guiding light of Stereophile for over 3 decades is stepping aside and yielding the post to Jim Austin. I admit to not being a heavily measurements-focused person but always appreciated John’s point of view and his […]

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Blue Note Reissues: The Tone Poet Series

From the Blue Note (Universal) Press Release: “In honor of Blue Note Records’ 80th Anniversary, the legendary Jazz label is launching the Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series. Blue Note President Don Was brought in “Tone Poet” Joe Harley—co-founder and co-producer of the acclaimed Music Matters audiophile vinyl series—to produce this new series of all-analog, mastered-from-the-original-master-tape 180g audiophile vinyl reissues in deluxe […]

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#DrinkFromTheStream

Serendipity. The source of many of life’s most unexpectedly joyful experiences. Thing is, you can never pursue it directly. But on the audio front you can stack the odds in your favor and increase the chance for a happy accident if you’re running a copy of Roon and your favorite streaming service. Clicking through various […]

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Godspeed Mark Hollis

Today we lost the great Mark Hollis, former Talk Talk lead singer and acclaimed solo artist. As a card carrying member of the MTV generation I certainly knew (or, more accurately, thought I knew) Talk Talk as video-driven synth pop artists and, to my detriment, dismissed them. My tastes at the time veered to the […]

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