Next step?

COVID-19 and the possible financial ramifications made me back off big investments in audio. The physical size of my home did not help either. An audio system made up of individual components takes up a lot of space. Something I tend to forget when I am listening to shiny speakers and a big stack of […]

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 […]