Category Archives: audio

audio: finding a Jambox replacement

I listen to music throughout the day on a Jawbone Big Jambox. This was one of the original “Bluetooth speakers” and the company is named Jawbone because it made Bluetooth wireless earpieces back when people debated whether using one made … Continue reading

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audio: music reproduction in reverse

TheScraper mused in response to Gizmodo’s post about reconstituting an early recording: I sometimes wonder if current audio recording techniques will ever improve. When we think we’ve hit a brick wall, something else comes around. I remember when I first … Continue reading

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audio: DSD digital nirvana approaches

Four years ago I blogged about wanting “the master tape,” the exact version that the musicians are hearing in the control room. Since then there’s been some progress. 1. High-res digital tracks for download Although Best Buy long ago junked … Continue reading

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audio: sometimes vinyl is way better

Switching between the CD and my original signed LP, the vinyl is decisively better: deeper bass, better piano, way more realistic speaking voice. Continue reading

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audio: a Walkman down cassette land

I was present at the birth of the Walkman and its pre-history. Continue reading

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