39: Big Room Subwoofer Solutions, Choosing Speaker Wire, A RAD 4k Projector, and Speaker Break-In Redux

39: Big Room Subwoofer Solutions, Choosing Speaker Wire, A RAD 4k Projector, and Speaker Break-In Redux

On today’s episode Patrick Norton and Michael O’Neal chat about an innovative way to break in your new speakers, Michael Reviews the Optoma UHL55 4K Portable Projector, Patrick reviews the Monolith by Monoprice M565C Over Ear Closed Back Planar Magnetic Headphones, and we answer a few of your questions!

This episode is brought to you by SVS Sound.  From the Prime Wireless to their legendary subwoofers, SVS has what you need to absolutely transform your listening experience. Try their subwoofer matching tool at http://svsound.com.

38: True Wireless Earbud Bakeoff w/Sennheiser vs. Master & Dynamic, BlueSound Gear, and Your Questions

38: True Wireless Earbud Bakeoff w/Sennheiser vs. Master & Dynamic, BlueSound Gear, and Your Questions

Airpods?  Airpods, really?  What do you do when you want great sound in addition to the functionality of True Wireless Earbuds?  Today we find out, with this momentus showdown between the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless, and the Master & Dynamic MW07.  Both priced at $300, do they fit the bill of lifestyle vs. audiophile?  We unbox the Cleer NEXT and are very pleasantly surprised.  Then we talk about the BlueSound Vault 2i, PowerNode 2i, and Node 2i.  Finally, we dig into your questions and head out to listen to some great music.

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37: Interview with an Audiophile, with Matt Rockwell

37: Interview with an Audiophile, with Matt Rockwell

Today, 30 year audiophile (and one of the two guys that got me into the hobby) Matt Rockwell and I sit down for a chat in his house in Boulder.  When I met Matt, he had a $300k+ system.  Now, a few years later, he’s “pared it down” to a simple $36k system.  I know that sounds like a lot, but this was a fascinating conversation about audio, art, gear, and the true essence of the hobby.

Note…Matt speaks quite softly, so I’ve done my best with the audio.

Here’s Matt’s current system:

Speakers: Green Mountian Audio http://greenmountainaudio.com/eos-hd/

Subwoofer: Rel https://rel.net/shop/powered-subwoofers/serie-ti/t9i/

Integrated Amp: Jeff Rowland https://www.jeffrowlandgroup.com/continuum-s2/

DAC: http: Aesthetix Pandora with Signature Upgrade //aesthetix.net/digital.php
Digital Source: Custom Ubuntu 18.04 Linux, Real-Time Kernel.  Running Roon/Tidal and JRiver Media Player
Headphones: Speaker Man – Ether : https://www.mrspeakers.com/headphones-22/ether.html
Interconnects (RCA and XLR: Audo Magic Liquid-Air : https://www.audio-magic.com/files/128166265.pdf
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35: 2019 Audiophile Gear “Bargains”

35: 2019 Audiophile Gear “Bargains”

Today Dr. Paul Anderson and I go through the best “bargains”  (in quotes because some are quite pricey…but still relative bargains to the competition) in audio in 2019.  Please pardon my cough…I was nursing a bit of bronchitis on this episode!

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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…

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