SOtM’s First Audiophile Power Conditioner – The mT-1000

SOtM uses its innovative technology to block and/or reduce noise to achieve the best sound quality for your audio, and has now introduced the mT-1000 which uses technology not seen in many power strip units. Introduction The mT-1000 uses a unique noise reduction technique — a specially-shaped filter block installed around the power line. Because this technique…


Parasound Halo JC 5 Stereo Amplifier Review – A 400-Watt BEAST

Parasound has been one of those brands that, although have a huge following, somehow gets overlooked. As a kid reading those Audio Advisor catalogs, you idolize them a bit and hope to have their gear one day. Then as adults, we shoot into a really fast and hard ramp up the infinite list of other…


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….


Yoke Lore – Spotify’s Sexy and Intimate Fans First Event

Venue: No Vacancy Sexy lingerie, hidden staircases, and a unique stage. We were invited to the “Spotify’s Fans First” event featuring the indie pop artist Yoke Lore (Adrian Galvin). Yoke’s a pretty eccentric dude – but the crowd was loving it! It was a fantastically electric performance on banjo and drums. The guests were friendly and…


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…


The Audiophile’s Short List – The Best Digital Coaxial Cables

With the release of the Chord Electronics Blu Mk.2 and recently announced Chord Electronics Hugo M Scaler, I’ve gotten many inquiries about the best digital BNC cables to use. These digital products still sound great with stock cables but, as you’ll see, there are huge gains with a better digital cable. With a more affordable M…


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,…