The sound of CD transports

The Sugden folks know from long experience that the transport used in a CD player greatly affects the sound quality of CD playback due to noise issues. Intriguingly, Redgum Audio in Australia use a standard PC drive for their CD players. I’m hoping to try one soon for a review in TNT-Audio.

Un-mastered albums

Here’s a short review of an SACD album reissue in which there is intentionally no intervention by a mastering engineer. The sound quality is exactly what the recording engineer accomplished in the studio. Mastering is done after recording and mixing, and can involve a number of ‘unbiased’ interventions to alter the production prior to mass […]

Gary Moore revealed he still had the blues

Gary Moore’s 1990 album “Still Got the Blues” was a career-defining return to his roots, in the blues of John Mayall, Eric Clapton, and Peter Green. He may have looked like he was side-stepping his rock guitar hero reputation, but the backstory shows that he came up with the blues from an early age.