Digital

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Qobuz and Tidal – The New Battle of the Hi-Rez Streaming Services

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Steven Stone wonders if the U.S. is about to see a BETA/VHS deja-vu cage-match between Qobuz and Tidal…

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Analog to Digital Conversion – Then and Now

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Dave Collins dispels some popular misconceptions about digital processing......

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Downloads Are Dying, Almost…

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Steven Stone looks at the dwindling sales and downward spiral of downloaded music......

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The Ladder DAC or “Bits Ain’t Necessarily Bits”, Part II

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Andy Schaub continues his exploration of the technology behind Ladder DACs…

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Does the Multiplicity of Digital Formats Make Life Easier?

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Paul Wilson looks at how digital audio has become more complicated......

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The Ladder DAC or “Bits Ain’t Necessarily Bits”, Part I

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Andy Schaub explains the principles of Ladder-design DACs......

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Human’s Perceptions of Music

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Andy Schaub looks inside audiophile’s heads…

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MQA – It’s About Time, Not Frequency!

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Andy Schaub explains what he thinks MQA does better......

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Why iTunes is Dead to Me

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Matthew Pattrick's odyssey in search of the ideal digital music playback experience which culminates with Roon......

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Tidal Desktop App Changes – Surprise!

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Steven Stone looks at the newest Tidal app rebuild…

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MQA The Facts Versus the Fiction

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Andy Schaub looks at MQA realities......

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An Oppo-bituary: Some Parting Points On Oppo Digital’s Passing

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Mark Smotroff says farewell to an old friend... and hello to a possible new one......

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Some of the Why’s and How’s of Apple’s AIFF Music Files

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Andy Shaub leads readers in a Safari through the guts of Apple’s audio file system…

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Looking Into Amarra, Audirvana Plus, Pure Music, and Roon

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Andy Schaub looks at digital music player options......

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USB Cables, Noise, and Galvanic Isolation

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Andy Schaub looks at the analog nature of digital cables......

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Dedicated Roon Servers, Regular DSP, and “Special DSP”

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Andy Schaub looks at more modern digital phenomena…

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Is the Compact Disc Really Dead?

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Paul Wilson wonders about the future of the compact disc......

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Are Digital Audio Cables, Protocols, and Interfaces Also Analog?

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Andy Schaub looks at digital signals......

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My Home Server Network – Easy, Reliable, and Great Sound

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Andy Shaub explains his own Roon-based solutions for High-performance digital audio…

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How Many Ways Can You Play A Music File?

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Steven Stone converts a music file three generations away from the original......

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