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RMAF 2018 – World Debut Synergistic Research Galileo SX cables

Introducing Galileo SX cables The refinement of perfection. World Debut, Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, Room 5018 Galileo SX represents the pinnacle of what we currently know in the field of building audio cables for high-resolution audio systems. We start with complex hand built geometries with Air, Teflon, and Silk dielectrics, pure 99.9999% monofilament silver conductors, 4th generation Tricon…


Roon 1.5 (build 354) – Now with Displays and Real Time Lyrics

Displays Since our Chromecast release a few months ago, we’ve been asked over and over whether we’d it would be possible for Chromecast devices to show cover art and artist photos for the music that’s playing via otherdevices, like Roon Ready devices, Sonos, Airplay and more.   As of Build 354, that’s now possible. Any Chromecast…


Florida Audio Show – A Warm Oasis for Music Lovers

Tampa, Florida—September 2018—The Florida Audio Expo is happening Friday–Sunday, February 8–10, 2019, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore. This inaugural FAE offers exhibitors and attendees a fantastic venue with acoustically isolated rooms in which to experience the finest audio equipment in the world. Among the latest exhibitors to sign on include local…


Remembering Aretha Franklin (1942 – 2018)

At 76, Aretha Franklin has passed away from advanced pancreatic cancer. She was active from 1956 to 2017. FIVE decades. Let that sink in. If that isn’t a love and passion for the music, I don’t know what is. She was only in her 20’s when she became the Queen of Soul in the 60’s….


How Does It Sound? – Chord Electronics Hugo TT 2 and Hugo M Scaler

Ken Davis from Brooks Berdan invited me over for a quick discussion on Chord Electronics’ new products. I had such a wonderful time. Not too bad for 3 hours of sleep! This was the same room the world’s first Chord Electronics Blu Mk.2 review was written and it’s great to be back. I’ve written some…


A Visual Microphone: Music from a Video of a Bag of Chips

Researchers at MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe have developed an algorithm that can reconstruct an audio signal by analyzing minute vibrations of objects depicted in video. In one set of experiments, they were able to recover intelligible speech from the vibrations of a potato-chip bag photographed from 15 feet away through soundproof glass. In other experiments,…


The Chord Electronics Hugo M Scaler – Your Prayers Have Been Answered

The Chord Electronics Hugo M Scaler makes its debut at CanJam London 2018! Those who have heard the Chord Electronics Blu Mk.2 M- caler claim it to be the best digital transport/upscaler on the planet. I’d have to agree. However, at its price ($10,500 USD), many won’t be able to experience M-Scaler technology in their…


Oh Glorious Day! Roon Now Supports Chromecast Devices!

Yes, I do actually have all those Chromecast devices… The long-awaited feature has now arrived! With Roon 1.5 (build 333), you could now stream your Roon library to all your Google Chromecast devices – and pretty much everything else (when used with a Chromecast Audio). I use my Google Home to set reminders, alarms, control lighting,…


A Fresh Sound – SOtM Announces sMS-200 Neo and sMS-200ultra Neo

The sMS-200 Neo and sMS-200ultra Neo These updated versions of their award-winning sMS-200 and sMS-200ultra have a different sonic character: The Neo has a deeper midrange and better bass presence when compared to the original. The original version has a little more dynamics and presents brighter sound compared to Neo version. With such changes, the overall balance…