Chord Poly

After setting up Roon I searched for the best way to use Roon and be sort of mobile with my Sennheiser HD 660 S. With mobile I mean having high quality audio that I can move around the house with relative ease. I started out with my iPhone connected to the Chord Mojo. This was […]

Roon outage

It seems it’s the second time this week that Roon is have trouble with their systems. I’m playing Bob Dylan’s Desire as we speak over Tidal and Roon, but I’m reading lots of articles about an outage. I also can’t reach their knowledge base. I’ve just read it’s due to a Google Cloud Platform outage. […]

Roon

About a month ago I tried out Roon on the fastest NUC I had, a 6th generation i5. Not exactly a recent machine. It had 32GB memory and a 256GB M.2 hard drive. I downloaded Roon ROCK, the Roon distribution specifically made for the NUC and burnt it to a USB stick. In less than […]

The dumbest thing

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, Hegel

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 […]

Kii THREE BTX

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 […]

Elac Navis ARB-51

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 […]