MidPriced DACs – Part Trois

Hey folks, As I dredge up more DACs for your comparison pleasure, I add ’em to the table. The updated version adds the current version of the Music Hall dac25, an easily upgradable DAC that takes kindly to better voltage regulators and op amps… Enjoy! OMas

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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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Product Review: Tetrax Handheld Electronics Mounting System

This article was first published as Hardware Review: Tetrax Handheld Electronics Mounting System on Blogcritics… When you think of industrial design, Italy and a sleek modern aesthetic often comes to mind. Walmec S.p.A., in the Sarano suburb of Conegliano, is better known for their spray gun technology than mobile platform widgets. That hasn’t stopped then […]

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Earphone Review: Sennheiser’s IE7 & Klipsch’s X10i

For this review, I’ve chosen as earphone examples two moderately priced but very hi–fi products from companies with very differing views of what’s “right.” In the German corner, we have Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG, a manufacturer of audio gear since 1946. In the American corner, we have Klipsch Group, a loudspeaker manufacturer also since 1946. Each firm is quintessentially true to their home country and their products reflect that background.

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eReaders…An Overview

You see, your average MID, netbook or iPhone may be portable but they aren’t designed to do one thing well. They’re general purpose, all singing, all dancing designs able to handle smooth video playback, read your e–mail, and throw up seventeen suggestions for restaurants within two blocks of your location, all in glorious color. Can most traditional books do that? No but, what a book can provide is a highly legible, usually black and white “display” that requires no power to maintain…

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DAT320: Zombie Format Surfaces in Frankfurt

It’s official: The DAT format isn’t dead yet. It’s still shuffling around, attempting to find a place at the backup table. Trouble is, more capacious and sweeter smelling formats have taken all the seats. This past week, Tandberg Data was previewing the latest generation of the DAT digital data format at the SNW Europe 2009 […]

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TV Is (Really) Dead, Long Live DTV

Hallo hoppy reader, Back in April of last year, I blogged about the DTV transition and, since today is the Big Day, aka the Analog Cutoff, I thought I’d devote this Bitstream post to over–the–air reception, and some tips and tricks for better TV fun.

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Web 2.0 SF09

Hallo hoppy reader, Once again, it’s Thursday and I’m at the Web 2.0 show listening to keynotes.

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Mea Culpa

Hallo hoppy readers, This Bitstream post is an apology to the folks at RealD for a previous posting. Back in October of last year, I said that, “…for digital cinema, the RealD process is just plain weak. With too much inter–ocular crosstalk for my taste, it detracts from the experience by constantly reminding you that […]

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