34: Setting Up A New Room | The Great DAC Bakeoff | Listener Questions

34: Setting Up A New Room | The Great DAC Bakeoff | Listener Questions

Dr. Paul Anderson is back on the show!  We are setting up his new place in LA, and spent many hours dialing in the room.  We chat about what it takes to set up a new room, in terms of speaker placement, what to listen for, etc.  We had some really surprising results, especially with subwoofer setup and what it did to Paul’s Harbreth monitors.

Then, we listened to a number of different DAC’s (digital audio converters) and the results were also REALLY surprising!  Everything matters…

Check out the new YouTube Channel as well! 

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33: Andrew Jones from ELAC | NAMM Rundown | Sennheiser Momentum

33: Andrew Jones from ELAC | NAMM Rundown | Sennheiser Momentum

Howdy! On this episode, we pin down Andrew Jones from Elac for a juicy interview on his philosophy behind creating speakers, and lots more.  Michael gives the rundown on NAMM, the North American Music Merchants show.  Those are the people that MAKE the music we listen to.

We have a brand new Youtube channel!  Click here to Subscribe and check out the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless Earbuds Unboxing! 

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32: Emotiva’s Founder, Dan Laufman | CES Quick Hits on AMT and True Wireless Earbuds

32: Emotiva’s Founder, Dan Laufman | CES Quick Hits on AMT and True Wireless Earbuds

Back from a week in Vegas, we’ve got a doozy for you this episode.  After a quick hit of CES (The Consumer Electronics Show) in Vegas (Check out pictures at @beginneraudiophile) Michael talks about Air Motion Transformers (which were a big theme this year) and True Wireless Earbuds.  Then we jump into a GREAT interview with Dan Laufman, founder of Emotiva.

31: New LG OLED 4k, Dolby ATMOS, Micca In-Ceiling/Wall Speakers, Your Questions…

31: New LG OLED 4k, Dolby ATMOS, Micca In-Ceiling/Wall Speakers, Your Questions…

In this episode, Michael O’Neal (@beginneraudiophile) and Patrick Norton (@patricknorton) catch up on some Black Friday (I know, I know…) purchases.  Michael talks about his home theater install, Pat talks about an amp and a set of gaming headphones he’s testing out, and we answer a few questions.

Question.  (reply on Instagram or at beginneraudiophile@gmail.com) Do you guys want to hear home theater/lifestyle content?  Or keep it strictly to 2 Channel?

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30: Talking Roon with Dipin Sehdev from Roon Labs

30: Talking Roon with Dipin Sehdev from Roon Labs

Roon.  What is it?  Do you need it?

The best way I can describe Roon is that it’s a simplifier. We have all of these disparate music sources and end points in our house, and Roon talks to them all, and puts them into one cohesive system.  Today we chat with Dipin Sehdev, VP of Marketing of roonlabs.com, and discuss how and why Roon originated, what it’s meant to do, and how easy it is to use.

Dipin was also nice enough to give us a free 30 day trial of Roon.  (Normally it’s 2 weeks, so double your pleasure!)