DSD vs. PCM: Myth vs. Truth

DSD vs. PCM: Myth vs. Truth

Introduction Direct Stream Digital (DSD) has become the big thing in high-end audio. Simplified encoding and decoding, along with ultra-high sampling frequencies, promise unparalleled performance. I…
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The 24-Bit Delusion

The 24-Bit Delusion

Updated: 8/17/2015 Introduction In the past decade, more and more music has become available in “high-definition” (HD) digital formats, such as 24-bit 192KHz and DSD. Now I hear talk about deve…
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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 gea…
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Optimizing OS X For Audio & Video

Optimizing OS X For Audio & Video

Introduction: So you have an Apple computer running OS X Yosemite and you want to optimize performance. I’ve got you covered. If you prefer to run an older version of OS X, I have another optimizati…
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Computer Audio Misconceptions

Computer Audio Misconceptions

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 customers make statements like these…
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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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