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!)

29:  Hi-Res Music on Your iPhone, Marantz SR8012 Review, How To Build Your System, and More…

29: Hi-Res Music on Your iPhone, Marantz SR8012 Review, How To Build Your System, and More…

On today’s episode Michael O’Neal (@solohour, @beginneraudiophile) starts by talking about how to get Hi Res music to play on an iPhone.  (It’s not as simple as you might think!) Then Patrick Norton (@patricknorton) jumps on to talk amplifiers.  Mike reviews the SR8012 Receiver, and they wrap up with a couple of listener questions, including how to build your system…speakers first or front end first?

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28: Home Theater, Automation, Cool Speakers, Rad TV’s, and MORE at CEDIA 2018!

28: Home Theater, Automation, Cool Speakers, Rad TV’s, and MORE at CEDIA 2018!

We’ve just gotten back from the CEDIA show, displaying the latest in home theater, automation, commercial installs, lighting, in-wall speaker systems, projectors, TV’s, and more!

Patrick Norton (of Tekthing and The Screen Savers) and Michael O’Neal (The Solopreneur Hour Podcast) spend the show discussing the highlights of CEDIA, in no particular order.

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27: The State of The Audiophile | Klipsch “The Sixes” Review | Jabra Elite Sport Earbuds

27: The State of The Audiophile | Klipsch “The Sixes” Review | Jabra Elite Sport Earbuds

Audiophilia: Is it on the rise, or is it declining?  Well…both, kinda.  Join Patrick Norton and Michael O’Neal as they discuss how, in some ways, the industry is on the rise, and in some ways, on the decline.  We also talk about T.H.E. Show, Newport, and Patrick is reviewing the Sennheiser HD1 Headphones.

Then, Michael reviews the Klipsch “The Sixes” bookshelf speakers, and wraps up with the Jabra Sport Elite True Wireless Earbuds.

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26: Nice Speaker Setup Vs. Nice Headphone Setup…Which is Better?

26: Nice Speaker Setup Vs. Nice Headphone Setup…Which is Better?

Today’s theme: Good headphones vs. “Good Stereo”

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Micca MB 42X

  • Balanced Woven carbon fiber woofer for enhanced transient and impactful bass
  • High performance Silk dome tweeter for smooth treble and accurate imaging and Frequency Response: 60Hz-20kHz (Typical In-Room)
  • Highly optimized 12Db crossover with Zobel network and baffle step compensation
  • Ported enclosure delivers extended bass response with low distortion
  • Dramatically transformed sound signature that is incredibly open, balanced, and dynamic
  • Sensitivity: 85dB 1W/1M
  • $89.95
  • 9.5 (H) x 5.8 (W) x 6.5 (D)
  • Micca MB 42X Speakers on Amazon
  • Micca Mb42x Bookshelf Speakers Black Review at Fakespot

 

Listener Questions

Paul
Hello Michael, I emailed you a couple of weeks ago in regards to your opinion if I should upgrade my polk subs to an SVS 13 ultra. Well, I took your advice and I purchased the SVS SB 16 ultra. Not just one,  but two SVS SB 16 ultras. I absolutely Love both of them, it was a great upgrade. Thank you for the great advice, I will keep these for a very long time. I do have another question. You mention the benefits of buying gear from Craigs list or ebay. I read on several sites to be aware of counterfeits. Is counterfeits something to worry about in the Audiophile world . If so, which audio items would you not buy from craigs list or ebay.

Thanks for such a great podcast!

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TRON Soundtrack by Daft Punk

Amber Rubarth – Sessions from the 17th Ward

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Another Gem Ruined By Rick Rubin and Vlado Meller (RATM)

25: Bookshelves + Sub VS. Tower Speakers, and KEF LS50 Wireless First Impressions

25: Bookshelves + Sub VS. Tower Speakers, and KEF LS50 Wireless First Impressions

Dude.  We’re getting the BAND back together!!  Dr. Paul Anderson and I (The OG!) are back for episode 25 of BA.  After catching up, we chat about the incredible KEF LS50 Wireless, and offer our first impressions.  Then, we dive into a few of your questions before the GREAT BOOKSHELVES + SUB VS. TOWER SPEAKERS BAKE OFF.  (The results might not be what you think…)

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