May 2011 Archives

The published the TAS Buyer's Guide to Digital Source Components, which is a well written resource. However, there were some major oversights that challenge the volume's relevancy. Read more

Rolling Your Own

The modern audiophile is different than he was fifty years ago. Not because methods of consumption have changed, but because a fundamental part of the hobby has gone missing. Read more
The Library of Congress has always been about preserving our past. Now they are turning to preserving musical recordings from the past. And making them available through a cloud-based system. Pretty cool stuff. Read more
Steven Stone likes to swap out his system seasonally, for very specific reason, but even though he swaps down price wise, it is interesting to note that he does not make a huge swap down in quality. Read more

Nelson Pass Interview

Nelson Pass is one of the most well known audio engineers in the industry. Audiophile Review conducted this exclusive interview with him to find out what he is up to and what his feelings are on the current state of the industry. Read more
It's easy get carried away with tweaking. Especially when the spring cleaning bug hits and you feel the need to do something. Here are a few tips that will satisfy that urge without forcing a second mortgage. Read more

Game-Changing Features

Everyone has a different idea of a revolutionary or game-changing feature. The idea that matters to one may not matter to another. The real question is at what cost do these features come. Read more
There can be a lot of equipment involved with setting up a subwoofer. Which also means a lot of time. However, there is an easy and quick way to do it. It is called the "quick and dirty flip flop." Read more
With all the components that seems to be standard in a modern system, there can be a lot of cables plugging into the back of the aforementioned components. Things can get crowded. So now Crystal Cable offers a solution to that. Read more
The Library of Congress has thousand upon thousands of music recording, which American taxpayers own, but copyrights may keep these owners from ever being able to experience the music for themselves. Read more
Sometimes it is hard to hear the differences when doing an A/B comparison between two components. Is that because the products sounds so similar they are indistinguishable, or are there other forces at play here? Read more

Recording "The Planets"

Steven Stone set up inside the Macky Auditorium to listen to and record the Boulder Philharmonic and The Ars Nova Singers perform "The Planets." It was a bit a harrowing process for a few involved. Read more
Everyone has a reference standard that is created by the best gear they can afford. That used to be it, the most expensive gear that can be afforded. However, it may be time to redefine the idea of a reference standard. Read more

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