MidPriced DAC Survey — Part Deux

Hey folks, Around Black Friday, I put together a survey of some mid–priced DACs to use with your computer and hi–fi system. Since the original posting, I’ve found a few more to add so, instead of updating the original post, I’m going to continue to update the stand-alone table; one chart to rule them all! Take […]

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HR Playback Host

On Dec 8, 2012, Marco, one of my TS&G readers in Italy, wrote me with the following: “Hello! I’m reading your book today, and It’s very easy to read, complete and interesting. Next year, I’ll be buying an iMac and I’m undecided which of the following configurations to go with: Configuration 1 – iMac 21,5″ […]

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Happy HoliDACs!

This blog entry was first published as Happy HoliDACs on Blogcritics… It’s Black Friday and, at least in my neighborhood, it should be White Friday. It started snowing late yesterday afternoon and, by this morning, we had a nice white covering. This weekend, it’s your duty as a conspicuous consumer to go out there and do your […]

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TS&G Hardbound Arrives • Part One

…took a heckofalot o’ time, almost a month. I’m more than happy to report that the hardbound version of  To Serve & Groove: A Comprehensive Compendium of Numerically Disposed Mellifluous Servitude is out and in the wild. About 200 pages, a perfectbound A5 (148 x 210 mm or 5.8 x 8.3″). Color cover, black and […]

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New Book Due – To Serve & Groove

Hello dear reader, In case you’ve been wondering why the tumbleweeds have been tumblin’ here at The Bitstream, read on…

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Product Review: Soundmatters foxLv2 Hi-Fi Bluetooth Speaker

An edited version of this article was first published as Product Review: Soundmatters foxLv2 Hi-Fi Bluetooth Speaker on Blogcritics. Soundmatters foxLv2 Bluetooth You may well be shopping this week, attempting to get a head start on your holidaze. A popular item are iPod docks which, while being a great idea, have a major problem; They’re […]

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Microphone Review: Blue’s Mikey 2G

Less than half the size of my iPod Touch, the Mikey 2G is an external coincident stereo microphone for most iPods. Mikey 2G is designed for musicians, cub reporters, students and anyone who needs to capture high quality audio on the spot.

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Ah, Which Bus Should I Take?

Hallo hoppy reader, Several times this month, I’ve been asked about USB, FireWire and which is “better” for audio. Because of the recent jive about Apple “dropping” FireWire to control costs on some of their consumer products, I cannah take it any longer and this Bitstream installment is a response.

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Fletcher Rings the Bell

Hallo hoppy Reader, Just a quick installment of the Bitstream regarding the perception of loudness and the origins of the Equal–loudness curves…

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Acoustical Anachronism

Jello happy reader, A recent posting in Gizmodo, carrying an inane headline, incited me to post. Now, I don’t expect insightful journalism either here at The Bitstream or from Gizmodo but, the piece was about a practical application of psychoacoustics and basic physics, so I decided to dive into this subject a bit as the […]

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MacWorld 09 — A Particular View

Hello happy reader, This time around, I’m writing about some of the stuff I found interesting at the show; storage, IT infrastructure, tools to aid creatives, and just plain fun stuff. Here we go… First up, The Omni Group had current versions of their apps at show special prices. I use their OmniOutliner and OmniGraffle […]

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Tektoberfest

Yikes, been really busy of late, sorry for the slacking post–wise…First off, a bit more on 3D video tech. Back in March, I blogged about Dolby 3D Digital Cinema. Last month, I was lucky enough to get down to San Jose for a SMPTE meeting at Sony. They had set up a pair of extra large […]

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