Audiophile Grounding

Audiophile Grounding

FIRST INSTALLMENT Introduction: Our modern world is marinated in electronic noise. Our AC power lines are corrupted with surges, pulses, and switch-mode hash, and our air is filled with radio…
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DSD vs. PCM: Myth vs. Truth

DSD vs. PCM: Myth vs. Truth

UPDATED: 10.26.17 INCLUDING INFORMATION ON MQA Introduction: Direct Stream Digital (DSD) has become the big thing in high-end audio. Simplified encoding and decoding, along with ultra-high…
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The 24-Bit Delusion

The 24-Bit Delusion

UPDATED: 10.3.17 INCLUDING INFORMATION ON MQA Introduction: In the past decade, more and more music has become available in “high-definition” (HD) digital formats, such as 24-bit 192KHz d…
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Computer Audio Misconceptions

Computer Audio Misconceptions

UPDATED: 11.5.17 Introduction: If you’ve been involved in computer audio for any amount of time, you’ve likely heard all sorts of conflicting opinions. Over the years, I’ve heard audiophiles…
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Find Weak Links in Your Audio System

Find Weak Links in Your Audio System

Introduction: Here’s a question that customers ask me all the time: “What upgrades will improve my system the most?” In other words, they’re asking how to get rid of the weakest links in their system…
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Breaking in cables and components

Breaking in cables and components

Introduction: There seems to be a bit of controversy in regard to the performance of cables and components improving as they break-in. Some people claim to hear significant improvements in their ge…
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Optimizing OS X For Audio & Video

Optimizing OS X For Audio & Video

UPDATED: 11.29.17 OPTIMIZATIONS FOR OS X SNOW LEOPARD THROUGH SIERRA Introduction: So you have an Apple computer running OS X that you want to optimize for higher performance. We’ve got y…
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