Archive for May, 2010

Proof that high-end audio and an infant are not incompatible

Thanks, Aaron!

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 Humor Comments Off

Loudspeaker Burn-in: Fact or Fiction?

Our audiophile colleagues in Spain have taken an interesting approach to the question – they asked the manufacturers.

Here’s what top builders said.

Punch line: about 100 hours…give or take 100 hours!

(Check out Audioholics for another viewpoint.)

Thursday, May 13th, 2010 Audiophile, Bob, General, Technical 1 Comment

Fremer Laments HiFi as ‘Object of Scorn’

Today’s NY Times features a survey piece on the state of high fidelity.

Centerstage is the market movement from high-fidelity home systems to mobile lofi devices.

Key stat: The hifi market, now $1B annually, has shrunk to half of where it was 10 years ago.

Michael Fremer offers some insights as well.

Monday, May 10th, 2010 Audiophile, Bob, General, News Comments Off

Jaton Debuts REAL ‘DIY’ Speaker at BAAS Event

Last Saturday, high-end manufacturer Jaton hosted Bay Area Audiophile Society members at their Fremont facility.

The highlight for most was the very-cool REAL DIY (some would say ‘kit’) loudspeaker. A relatively petite floorstander, the vented boxes produced big, full-range sound in an acoustically-challenged room.

The highlight for three members might have been the substantial door prizes – three speaker systems.

The lunch was great too.

Thanks, Jaton!

Monday, May 3rd, 2010 Audiophile, Bob, Equipment, Events 1 Comment