Mambo Media Player reviewed

My latest review for TNT-Audio is here. This is a low-cost, high-definition media player, and the sound quality and ease-of-use are exceptionally good. Update 6th November – using the JRiver Remote app on my iPad gives ease of use and faultless playback from the Mamboberry every time. I love it.

The expanding web of music connections

Today I have been looking up an artist who I was listening to and didn’t know anything about. Of course, I used Wikipedia. I love finding out about working relationships and the growing web of connections among writers, players, studios, engineers, producers, and even recording and playback technologies. On my bookshelf, among my collection of music […]


Is this hip hype, or is Marillion’s latest album their best? I’ve heard every studio album this band has issued, and this one doesn’t grab me like Clutching at Straws and others did/do. Will it grow in me?

MQA-encoded music playback

I understand that music encoded with MQA can be played back without a decoder, and sounds “better than CD”. With a decoder, it is “as the performer and recorder intended”. That, I would like to hear (both cases).