Author Archives: Dr. AIX

Real Time Fact Checking

In the United States, we're in the final stretch before the election on November 4. I've watched the debates, read plenty of online information, viewed plenty of interviews of both candidates, and walked my mail-in ballot to an official drop box by the local library. And lest you think I would dare to enter the political fray in my blog, no, this is not a political post. I just wish there were a real time fact checker...MORE
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An Intro To Streaming Hi-Fi Audio

One of the three primary areas of focus in my upcoming user guide is streaming high-fidelity audio. In today's blog post, I'd like to delve into the basics of this exciting and relatively new way to listen to music and explore a couple of approaches to hardware and software. I guess the best place to start is by defining a few terms. Streaming audio is delivered via a network...
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AES Show Fall 2020

Today was the deadline to complete and submit my AES Paper. It's been almost 12 months since I announced the launch of the HD-Audio Challenge II on this site (click here to see the original post). Since then over 13,000 people have visited the launch page, 2000 audiophiles requested the tracks, 1250 downloaded them, and 498 submitted their results. And more music lovers discover the challenge every day. As long as everyone agrees not to post the...
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Amazon Music HD News – More Nonsense!

It was all over the news this week! There were articles at the usual music industry websites and even at NASDAQ.com announcing the new partnership between Amazon Music HD and Universal Music/Warner Music. This new initiative lays out plans to […]
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Streaming, Downloads, and Personal Audio – NEW BOOK!

I’m very please to announce that the campaign for my new book on high-fidelity streaming, hi-res downloads, and headphone-based high-end audio will launch on Kickstarter on September 30, 2020 at 8:00 am PDT. The project has been underway for many […]
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To Hi-Res or Not to Hig-Res?

It’s been just short of a month since my last post. Even in times when I remain pretty close to home, I’m still pretty busy. I managed to get my 15 year old Euphonix System 5 digital console up and […]
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The HD-Audio Challenge II Was Accepted For Fall AES!

Another low key, sunny, summer Sunday in Southern California. I’d been attempting to repair one of my two PCs and was making progress until I accidentally blew up the power supply — operator error. Don’t try to plug in a […]
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Cable Controversies: A Recent Review and Promotion

I continue to be bombarded — and angered — with bogus cable reviews, audiophile FB group posts and comments about the merits of cables, and newsletters announcing special promotional offers from cable vendors. It’s crazy how much attention — and […]
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HD-Audio Survey Update

I know many of you have been waiting patiently for me to provide detailed, track by track results of the HD-Audio Challenge II. I’ve written in general terms about my findings but have not revealed a rigorous breakdown as promised. […]
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Researching HD-Audio: The Truth

It’s finished. The HD-Audio Challenge II, my sabbatical research project from last fall, has run its course. It’s time to start presenting the data and the analysis associated with almost 500 responses. Among those that submitted their results were audiophiles, […]
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