Speaker sound demos… wait for it… on YouTube. I am just not getting it. A lot of people actually seem to like these, but they are completely useless!! It really is the one of the dumbest things I have seen on YouTube. What are these people thinking? Do the viewers or makers of such videos […]
Harbeth has a cult status in the audio world. Some love them, some just shrug. Somehow the link with the BBC gives them something extra for some people. To me they just look old fashioned, but somehow stylish. I listened to them for a while. I think the first music I heard played on them […]
After I listened to the Elacs I had a chance to listen to this speaker, half of the Kii THREE BTX system. At over 30.000 euros, not exactly attainable for everybody. The owner of the shop wanted to impress and played some loud pop music with a lot of bass. I have never heard such […]
When you are looking for active speakers online, you quite quickly run into the Elac Navis ARB-51. I like the ideas behind it. You can use them wirelessly with the Discovery Connect module, but you can also turn off all the wireless bits in the speaker and feed them with an analog cabled source. The […]
In January of 2019 I also listened to KEF’s LS50 and R3. They were connected to an Arcam amplifier. I really liked the clear presentation and openness of both of these great looking speakers. The listening room was not optimal and maybe therefore they sounded quite alike. Maybe all I can say of what I […]
In January 2019, during my lunch break I walked to an audio store to get some info on what the audio world has to offer these days and I got to listen to these little speakers. I do not exactly remember what they were connected to, but I think it was a Nam Unity ATOM. […]
Steve Guttenburg (also known as the Audiophiliac) gives his take on this decade’s advances and trends in audio. No real surprises, but I think he makes some good points. What he had to say about active speakers I found the most interesting. He comes to the conclusion that active speakers are becoming more and more […]
It’s been a hell of a week. I did not sleep enough and the dreary, wet and windy weather was not helping either. On top of that the daily commute by train was quite a hassle. There were long delays and sometimes train service to my town was unavailable for hours.
Over the last year I have been getting back into audio hardware. I have always dabbled, bought the odd DAC or headphones, but for over two decades I have not bought anything really substantial. I haven’t even had a dedicated audio system in the house for close to a decade. Somewhere in the eighties I […]
After a prolongued period of not blogging I have started a blog again. Mostly because I could use a sort of public notebook and some items might be of interest to others. Expect items about Internet technology, programming, watches and audio.