Author Archives: Philip O'Hanlon

Philip’s Demo Playlists on Qobuz & Tidal

Are you looking for some great music that sounds terrific?  People have certain genres and different preferences.  We have a wide interest and one basic criteria – it has to be music worth listening to, over & over again.​ While we really enjoy the use of the digital streaming services like Qobuz and TIDAL, we […]

“Harsh treble” in your system? HiFi Advice magazine shares one trick to get audible improvement that “cannot be larger” with Artesania decoupling discs

Standard (Finite Elemente) spike Disc on the left; Artesania Improved Decoupling Disc on the right

We recently ran across an article by Christiaan Punter of Hifi Advice about the huge sonic improvements that can be made by changing just the footers on your equipment racks. Punter had a Solid Tech equipment rack that he was going to sell because he didn’t like its effects on his system. He decided to […]

SoundStage’s Doug Schneider attends G1 Spirit launch—”greater depth and slam in the bass than even the G1 can muster”

Vivid Audio G1 Spirit loudspeaker

Doug Schneider published his thoughts on Vivid’s new loudspeaker—the G1 Spirit after attending the debut in Chicago, praising the new flagship speaker for going above and beyond the award-winning G1. “…All told, it’s rare for me to find a speaker that gets the sound out into the room as easily and effortlessly as Vivid’s speakers […]

Hi-Fi News reviews Merging+NADAC—”does it offer something special?”

Hi-Fi News Merging+NADAC review November 2016

Andrew Everard reviewed the Merging+NADAC in the November 2016 issue of Hi-Fi News. He addresses whether the Merging+NADAC really brings anything special to the table, besides sheer number of connectivity choices. “…using this unusual DAC with my usual ‘computer audio’ rig was no trickier than with any conventional USB-connected digital audio device. However, what does […]