Archive for August, 2008

…I’ve bought maybe 49 amplifiers – in the past year…

aphile.jpgSo says one of the audiophiles in this humorous video – but is it a Greek tragedy or comedy?

“…I think he hasn’t told me the truth [about the expenditures]…,” says the spouse.

Indeed.   <g>

Saturday, August 30th, 2008 Bob, General Comments Off

Pictures from Guru / Tonian Event

Thanks to Keith, Chris, and Carl from Bay Area Audio.

Here are some images from the event (click on pic to zoom, then hit “Back” button to return):

tonian_tony.JPG    guru_lars_2.JPG

tonian_main.JPG   tonian_el84.JPG

tonian_nirvana.JPG   guru_room.JPG

guru_system.JPG   guru_lars_1.JPG

Monday, August 18th, 2008 Bob, Events Comments Off

Latest in DIY Reference Music Servers

alpha-dac.jpg

Those of you that attended Saturday’s event, heard high-quality music from a Mac supplemented by a Slim Devices Transporter. I personally consider this reference-quality, and it’s relatively easy to implement.

(Note: it’s only reference quality if you rip the disk correctly and use a reference-quality DAC.)

However, this setup will not currently play high-resolution music (e.g., the 24/192 RR HrX material).

If you want the truly best, you have to get your hands a bit dirty (pardon the pun). This article from the excellent “Computer Audiophile” blog explains how – both for a Mac and a PC.

The reference DAC on both systems is the fine Berkeley Audio Alpha DAC. Some of you will remember this DAC from the HrX sessions at Jason’s house.

Enjoy!

Monday, August 18th, 2008 Bob, Equipment Comments Off
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