Roon Done Right, A User Guide, by David Snyder

Oct 23, 2021

Two great articles by our own David Snyder.  Here’s the intro to part one and the links to both parts below:

Many people think of Roon as a media player or media server,

Absolute Phase, get it right

Sep 23, 2021


The Boston Audiophile has a YouTube video that relates to a recent question about absolute phase that came up in the latest issue of TAS.

The Use of Ferrites, Power Quality and It’s Affect on Sound Quality, by Fred Stanke

Jun 29, 2021

I think my obsession with clean power started with me noticing diurnal variation in sound quality, a fairly well recognized effect: things sound better at night when fewer people and businesses are drawing and corrupting PG&Es 60Hz feed. 

MQA Data Falsification Highlighted and Lossless Claims Retracted

May 30, 2021

The audio industry is filled with people who will tell you what you should like based upon what they know sounds best. In general, there may not be anything wrong with this.

Tech Talk: Yes, you can play your DSD files on an iPhone!

May 16, 2021

In my home stereo, everything digital runs through my phone (or ipad), which I attach to either a Dragonfly Cobalt and from there to the preamplifier,

John DeVore Delivers a Rant

Feb 01, 2021

If you own an amplifier and speakers, or you plan to, you should watch this highly educational and easy to understand video that explains the interaction between the two components that when mismatched results in degradation of the sound reproduction.

Please Get Your Noise Out of My Ears

Jan 01, 2021

From the folks at Freakonomics comes a podcast (Episode 439) that answers the question, Is an MP3 recording like a Halfalog conversation?- and is that why listening to MP3s bothers our brains?

A.I. Death Metal 24/7 Broadcast!

Nov 01, 2020

After my intro in the October Muse generated so much feedback from our readers requesting more ways that they could incorporate Death Metal music into their 78 minutes of daily music therapy to help them cope with personal anger issues,

Everything You Know About Skating Is Wrong!

Sep 01, 2020

No, this isn’t revisionist history concerning Nancy Kerrigan. It is instead, Michael Fremer’s column alerting you to the work that J.R. Boisclair is doing at WAM Engineering,

MSB Technology Factory Tour

Aug 01, 2020

After SFAS received a generous donation of HiFi equipment which included an older MSB DAC that needed repair, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit the MSB Technology factory while dropping off the DAC.