Author: dsnyder
Just another amateur audiophile

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest – Friday, Part 2

The crowds were lighter than I expected on Friday. As a result, I covered more ground than expected, but with each room, my notes and publishing backlog grew. I’m expecting today to be actually busy, so that should give me

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest – Friday

I tried to take the best advantage of the two-hour headstart afforded to members of the press on the first day, but despite my best efforts, only visited half of the rooms on my list. The layout is good this

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest – Thursday

Before the Show I’ve been an audiophile for thirty years, but weirdly, this is my first time traveling to Denver for the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. It’s a little intimidating with 400 or so companies displaying products in over 160

Raspberry Pi 3 for Roon Bridge

Roon is an amazing piece of software for organizing your local digital music collection and seamlessly expanding your library via streaming selections from TIDAL. The v1.3 update of Roon has been covered well on many sites so I won’t dig

HOWTO: Streaming TIDAL via JRiver Media Center

I’m so excited! I just have to share…even though chances are slim that you will have any need for a setup like this. Before I get started, let me first explain my situation and why I’m excited. I have large loudspeakers

Can Digital Make a Room Correct?

TL;DR – modern FIR based digital room correction has a place in audiophile playback systems and within limitations can make just about any system more enjoyable; it is no substitute for proper room and system setup, but give it a try!   Ask

Purifying USB

Audiophiles love system tweaks. They are an essential part of the hobby. Get a playback system sounding just the way you like and pretty soon there’s nothing left to do but listen to music. Granted, that’s what the system is for,

How we listen

Most of us were brought up with music as a sort-of “soundtrack for our lives”–something that was on while we did other things. We might give it our full attention for a few moments or sing along during our favorite parts, but the concept of

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