Dissonant dynamic range

Over the past two years I’ve become increasingly sensitised to dynamic range discord on recorded music discs. Three contributors come together to raise my awareness of certain source discs as the most likely weak link in the rendering of recorded music. I have the pleasure of enjoying using Viganoni Sachem Pure preamplifier and v2 monoblock […]

Two channels – pure and simple

Here at HiFi Auditions, I am focused on sound quality and the experience of music. No automated multi-zone gadgetry here, just authentic recorded music playback of the highest quality. Stereo equipment, including computer-based sources, and careful matching and setup of components in systems, appropriate for the room. That’s the way to euphonic rendition of music. […]

Some home truths about home audio

Peter Aczel is a long-time audiophile and highly reputed scientist. This is a summary of his conclusions from decades of home audio experience. For upgrade value, speakers are the first point of attention. Then setup and room treatment. For system extension, components must be well matched.