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  • Taller Mountain : PS Audio DirectStream Windom update

    What’s it all about? Having a DAC that has firmware upgradeable software is a big bonus which is allowed with FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) DACs for they programme code into the system. Not like normal DACs which have no such flexibility. PS Audio have just brought out the Windom update. Something that is happening […] More

  • My Thoughts on the new Amazon HD/UHD service

    What’s offered? Amazon launched its new Amazon Music HD/UHD service recently which adds a lossless music tier to its existing lossy service, Amazon Music. It promises up to 50 million tracks in what it calls HD music. A bit misleading as this is not Hi-res but CD quality with a bit depth of 16 bits, […] More

  • Unjust Enrichment of HiFi Firms

    Firm Capitulates – Unjust Enrichment Update

    In my compelling tell all and eye catching post titled ‘The F*ck*d up nature of The Audiophile Audio Industry’ I told my story of how, many HiFi firms, whose products I reviewed, would not help with a contribution to this site. Despite evidencing sales, per people contacting me afterwards to tell me they bought based […] More

  • Munich High-End 2019 : PMC Fact 8 and 12 Signature

    Reference quality floor-standers PMC Fact 8 and 12 models have been a premium stalwart in the range for some time. Some customers were preferring the twenty5 range even with ‘Fact’ being the premium offering, so this is welcome news. So to the new PMC Fact 8 and Fact 12 signature models… These speakers have been […] More

  • Munich High-End 2019 : Chord Electronics Huei

    Phono Pre amp No the Qutest from Chord Electronics has not developed a disease! – this is a new Chord Electronics product coming out of Munich High-End 2019 – the Chord Electronics Huei. Pronounced Huey, with no common linguistics to ‘Huawei’, the problematic Chinese firm, it’s a new phono stage pre-amp in a miniature Chord […] More

  • The 13th Note stops

    The 13th Note stops, and what that says about the audio industry (Alpha-Audio)

    An article from Alpha Audio’s website (Netherlands) – which I have translated into English and placed comments in italics with my initials where the ‘Google Translate’ translation is not clear. The British audio platform The 13th Note has announced it is stopping. In a series of background articles it becomes clear what the main reason […] More