How great gear can make great music sound gooder

Build Your Digital House…With Bricks!

Posted on by Mike Quinn

Regular readers of this site know that, when it comes to digital reproduction of music, my attitude is a bit icy. With good reason, since, especially with sloppy CD mastering, and particularly today’s current trend toward ultra-compressed MP3s, the sound … Read More

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Twelve Inches of Pure Pleasure!

Posted on by Mike Quinn

The other night I was listening to records, yes, the black vinyl ones, on my marvelous audio system. It was late, midnight, at least, and I was groovin’ to Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring…several versions of that monumental work, in fact. … Read More

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The Making Of A Jazz Audiophile

Posted on by Mike Quinn

“It can be a dangerous thing to have a good system,” says bass legend Ron Carter of his own recent home audio experiences. Hmmmm. We’ve tried in our ramblings on this site to show that having a great stereo rig … Read More

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DeVore Fidelity’s Mid-Sized Monkey: Dressed to The Nines!

Posted on by Mike Quinn

Remember those old TV ads for Remington electric razors, the ones where the guy proclaimed he liked the razor so much, he bought the company? Well, I heard some speakers a few years ago I liked so much that I … Read More

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Earing is believing….in all things musical.

Posted on by Mike Quinn

A few years ago, after a few relaxing few days at the beach, I developed an inner-ear infection which resulted in a temporary, but frightening, very severe hearing loss in my left ear. Weeks went by with no self-induced improvement, … Read More

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