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ARCHIVES Please note that the information below may no longer be up to date. I am keeping them for reference only. Reference Class – Cost no object Candidate 1: The Mytek Booklyn DAC (Amazon DE Link) (Amazon UK Link) (advertisement links) is the most recent masterpiece of Mytek Digital. Although it only comes with the […] Read more

Ladies and gentlemen, now we’ve got another player entering the lossless streaming business. Amazon has recently started its own music streaming subscription in “high definition”. According to Amazon, they don’t just give youl ossless 16bit, 44.1 kHz material but the full high-resolution experience that costs a pretty penny for Qobuz and Tidal subscribers. High definition […] Read more

Introduction Some time has passed since I published my first articles on Roon which must have been in 2016 or 2017. Anyway, I have decided to create some kind of collective information hub for all Roon knowledge that I’ve accumulated over the years. Since you’re coming to this page, I assume you already have a […] Read more

Introduction The Raspberry PI model 3 is an ultra-capable miniature sized computer that I still use to this day for my audio applications. At the time of this publication (February 2019), I probably went through a dozen Linux distributions, using the PI as a source for my DAC. It has worked wonderfully ever since. And […] Read more

Introduction I’m a strong believer in full balanced topology. Compared to single-ended circuits having RCA connectors, a true balanced signal source will typically output the music and a completely phase-shifted representation thereof. As a result, the receiver can reject anything that both signals have in common. This behavior is also known as common-mode noise rejection. […] Read more

Why Upgrade My Phono Preamp?! That’s a damned good question since I already own the very decent Schiit Mani which I purchased with my Marantz TT15 S1 turntable. See my earlier post to read the full story. I attribute the desire to get something “better” to my curiosity. I wanted to test what factors contribute […] Read more

Introduction Pre-Disclosure: I’m an active, paying Roon Labs subscriber (annual subscription) so my article is based on my personal experiences with the Roon Labs service and its applications. I’ve probably mentioned it a thousand times and I won’t stop telling folks how I think Roon Labs is THE easiest to use and most elegant music […] Read more

Introduction Although I’m personally a raving fan of TIDAL as my main audiophile streaming service, I can understand why Spotify is such a popular choice among the younger generation. First of all, the stability and ease of use of their smartphone apps is unbeatable (although TIDAL has been catching up lately). In addition, you have […] Read more

I just noticed that I’ve recently not been posting a lot to my blog. This has been primarily for work reasons. I have a busy main job in the IT industry. I’m sure some of you can relate to that :) Couple of months ago, I felt the desire to own a speaker rig. Don’t […] Read more

Introduction If you’ve spent a considerable amount of time ripping, archiving and possibly tagging your precious music library, the last thing on earth you want is a storage disaster. Unfortunately, spinning hard disks are not the most secure way to store your music collection for an extended period of time. In the computer industry, failure […] Read more