Micromega MyDAC

Hi kidz, The good folks at Audio Plus Services, the North American representative for  Micromega, have lent me their new almost entry level DAC. I say “almost” as it’s not spendy enough to make it into my DAC survey, but yet inexpensive enough (US$370 on Froogle) to compete with all but the bottom feeder products […]

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MidPriced DACs — Part VII

Hello Digiphiles, There seems to never be enough midpriced DACs out there for your dancing and dining pleasure. I’m up to 89 now! An example of one of the new entries is the DSD-capable ARK MX+ DAC from AURALiC. In related news, the 13th edition of Hifi Zine is out, and I have a piece […]

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MidPriced DACs — Part VI

Hello Digiphiles, I’m up to a frankly incredible 86 DACs in my list of mid–priced DACs. In related news, the 12th edition of Hifi Zine is out, and I have a piece in there about shopping for DAC. It’s a 10,000 foot view, but you may find it interesting. An example of one of the […]

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MidPriced DACs – Part V

Fresh off a recent presentation on computer audio for Analog Audio of MN, welcome to version five of my mid-priced DAC survey…The updated version adds several new products, so I’ve added an asterisk to those that are new to v5. Once of the new entries is RATOC Systems’     I want to again thank everyone for […]

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MidPriced DACs – Part IV

OK, enough with the French, am switching to roman numerals! Welcome to number four of my mid-priced DAC survey…The updated version adds Audiolab’s $900 M-DAC;   Hey all you übergeek audiophiles out there, send me suggestions for new additions to the list! Until the next revision… Enjoy! OMas

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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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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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