Roger Skoff takes a look at some of audiophilia’s weirder aspects. http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/viewpoint/1018/Audiophile_The_Strangest_Hobby.htm On reading this, I’m reminded that I’m primarily a musicophile. See also the previous post featuring Nathan Haines and his views on hi-fi.
A nice article about Kiwi jazz musician Nathan Haines and his studio and home music systems, courtesy of Kiwi hi-fi makers Perreaux. “It’s about getting back to the original sound of the recordings” “I am not into ‘hi fi’ per se” “the music is the thing that is most important” https://www.perreaux.com/blog/2017/10/10/nathan-haines-an-analogue-thinker-in-a-digital-world
My latest article – a tale of system re-cabling – is now online at witchdoctor.co.nz https://witchdoctor.co.nz/index.php/2018/10/pure-revelling-in-a-supra-spring-clean/
An ebay survey of buying trends in November 2017 found that a quarter of 18-24 year-olds had bought a vinyl LP in the last month, and 83% in the last year, compared to 76% for all ages. Over 50% of “Generation Physical” prefer physical to digital formats, 60% listening regularly to CDs and 54% watching […]
Two questions posed and discussed on the Art of Sound forum. In my view, we can only realistically aspire to reproduction of the recording that is musically satisfying. https://theartofsound.net/forum/showthread.php?4835-Fidelity-to-what-Or-what-are-we-tying-to-achieve-with-all-our-expensive-gear This is well illustrated by this comment from Kiwi musician Luke Buda: As much as I love hearing just a person singing with an acoustic guitar, […]
This artwork, the acid jazz categorisation, and the limited edition of 5000 designation grabbed my attention. And that name – Kevorkian – seemed familiar somehow. It’s an unusual and also excellent jazz album, with some of the deepest bass I’ve heard from a CD. The band – the Morpheus Trio + two others – are […]
My latest review – of a novel mc/mm phono stage from Spain – is online at TNT-Audio http://www.tnt-audio.com/ampli/vinyl_phono_stage_e.html