With COVID and social distancing restrictions, we’re more reliant on feedback from our beta testers, other trusted individuals, and of course our customers through our 30-day approval program for our cable designs. The results have been encouraging, and there have been a few “anticipated surprises” along the way. Is there such a thing as an …
Through the years, Verdier and Redpoint owners (as well as owners of other turntables) have been persistent in their requests for a Galibier drive system (we’re flattered). Leveraging lessons learned from our recent drive system update, we have streamlined our production capabilities, and we’re proud to announce that we have re-instituted our drive system retrofit/upgrade …
Recently, I’ve seen an increase in orders for longer interconnects. This has puzzled me – both statistically (why the change) as well as for reasons of optimum sound (why would you compromise your system).
Time for a musical performance and a brief rant. In the early days, hi-fi writers would talk about “goosebump experiences” … the hair standing up on the back of their neck. This performance by Sarah Rogo captures it better than I can write, and I’ll let her do most of the talking.
Sean Carroll holds the Richard Feynman chair in physics at CalTech , and hosts a multi-disciplinary podcast named “Mindscape”. In this episode, he interviews two jazz musicians who have been exploring the neuroscience of music and creativity – both from the perspective of the performer as well as the listener.
As we all work through adapting to new social norms during this period, I got to thinking about how our expressions are masked by our … masks. My thoughts shifted to how we pick up visual and aural cues in general, and specifically with respect to music and hi-fi.
One of my diversions involves building and rebuilding Fender style guitars. This particular project has been ongoing for quite some time, and as I’ll explain, it’s been fraught with pitfalls, much like trying to dial in your hi-fi system. So you might ask … other than this being a musical instrument, what this has to …
We’ve all been there … a component upgrade and suddenly, your system sounds “off”. Sometimes it’s a case of shooting the messenger (the “upgrade”), and this can leave you scratching your head, especially if you’re evaluating the changes through your analog rig.
Steve Guttenberg interviewed one of my customers (Mark) who is a location sound engineer. My customers are some of the smartest and happiest people. Mark discusses his job, how it relates to his audio hobby, his system (including his hybrid Galibier turntable), and his generally happy approach to both life and his hi-fi.
But I like it (with apologies to the Rolling Stones) … We just returned from tuning a customer’s system – a visit which brought up the age-old discussion about the validity of dialing in your system with rock music.