It’s all too infrequent, that beautiful mechanical construction and good sound come in the same audio connector. It had gotten to the point where I developed a prejudice against “pretty” connectors. ETIs new power connectors are one such instance where the twin stars of beauty and function align.
This was a transitional year for the Rocky Mountain Audiofest – a new, larger venue along with an earlier date. Upon first first-siting of the massive, Gaylord Hotel (the photo doesn’t convey the scale of this place), I experienced sensory overload, and visions of ‘Vegas swirled through my head, and with that, Johnny Depp and …
And now for something completely different … auditioning DACs. Our neighbor, friend, and Positive-Feedback reviewer Lynn Olson brought over two Exasound DACs for this analog diehard to sample (pun intended). I’m a turntable designer, and many think of me as an analog only kind of fellow, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
What do polyester leisure suits have to do with hi-fi cables, why are people returning to cotton underwear, and most importantly how could anyone wear such an ugly suit?
In part 1, we laid out a strategy for auditioning multiple tonearms and cartridges on both a Galibier Eiger prototype and our customer’s turntable (from another manufacturer). In this post, we finalize how we adapted the customer’s existing armboard to work correctly with his mis-specified Reed 2A tonearm. Mis-specified tonearm? Strong words, I know.
We’re remounting a Reed 2P tonearm for a good customer of ours. The ‘table is from another manufacturer and the individual who mounted it apparently didn’t understand the Reed’s many quirks which I describe in part-2. I can’t begin to tell you how many $30k to $60K turntable mounts I’ve had to correct – mounts …
The last of the Summer updates – adapting a first generation Gavia platter to TPI© / Carbon.
I’ve been thinking about guitar amplifiers lately, and their relationship to hi-fi amplifiers. The common “knowledge” is that they’re entirely different – with a guitar amplifier being a tone producer (even a “clean” jazz guitar amplifier) and a hi-fi amplifier being tone reproducer. Well, it’s not so simple …
If you’ve spoken with me over the past fifteen years or so, we’ve had this conversation – what a musical playback system means to you, and whether you’ve fallen into the trap of configuring a system that limits your musical enjoyment. Steve Guttenberg covers this in his “The Audiophiliac” YouTube video.
I had a conversation with a friend in the industry who challenged the premise of Galibier’s on-site setup model.