RANTS ‘N RAVES: It’s not just sentiment or sound that keeps the man from clearing his shelves off his collection of CDs… patience and convenience have roles, too!
RANTS ‘N RAVES: Why crack your head over what is better, analogue or digital? Have both to make your audiophile journey more appealing and all-encompassing…
RANTS ‘N RAVES: A young chap’s perspective on how to prepare yourself for what is certain to be an arduous and frustrating journey into the heart of hi-fi…
RANTS ‘N RAVES: Our newest and youngest recruit makes no bones about what takes him closer to the music… that physical experience that only loudspeakers can deliver.
RANTS ‘N RAVES: Yeah, sure, vinyl is better, CD is better and all that jazz… but dedicated vinyl-heads who are into the technical side of things can extract a level of fun not found with other formats.
RANTS ‘N RAVES: Seeking refuge from an impending force of nature, our intrepid adventure stumbles into a house of sonic treasures instead.
RANTS ‘N RAVES: So it’s goodbye to the iPod Classic, Apple’s portable music player that changed the world… well, okay, so the Sony Walkman was there first, but you get the idea.
RANTS ‘N RAVES: Our resident vinyl eccentric – whose collection of record-playing gear is expanding as rapidly as his waistline – takes a tumble into a time when playing records was hassle-free. It is a languid, 16rpm tumble, mind you…
RANT ‘N RAVES: More on the Maggies as our jack of a few trades discusses his prolonged affair with panel speakers that compete with doors for room space … once a Maggie lover, forever in trouble!
RANTS ‘N RAVES: So caught up are many of us in the pursuit of new gear that the art of enjoying music seems to be neglected … our wistful writer delves into the past to relive how it used to be done.
RANTS ‘N RAVES: If you were stricken by a case of love at first listen with Magneplanar speakers, there’s no turning back. And who would know better than someone who has spent a good part of the past two decades living with them. Here’s the first installment of a multi-part dissertation.
RANTS ‘ N RAVES: Audiophiles are occasionally asked difficult questions by well-meaning friends. Sometimes, there’s just no straight answer … and this is one of those times.