There’s just something about a tube amplifier that is incredibly wonderful. I could be the lovely orange glow from the power tubes, or the classic retro styling of many tube amplifiers. Maybe it’s the lovely, harmonically rich sound of good tube amps. Whatever lights your fire, tube amps are fantastic, even for those of us who mostly fire up electrons in a solid state. 

I’d like to introduce you to two of the best tube amplifier manufacturers on the planet:  PrimaLuna and Audio Research.… ›› READ MORE

Unless you are one of the precious few who gets to listen to music on large speakers that cost $200,000+, you are missing critical information from your music. In this article I will explain why this information is so critical to the performance of live music and recordings and why adding a REL Subwoofer may be the single best thing you ever do for your hifi stereo system.

If a tree falls in a forest and you are around to hear it, how did you know it was a tree?

Smart Home Automation

Use Home Automation to turn your house into a Smart Home

If you mention home automation or Smart Home to almost anyone and immediately visions of the Jetsons come to mind.  We may not have flying cars and a conveyor belts to get us dressed in the morning, but home technology has definitely come a long way.  Home automation has grown to focus more on giving comfort and convenience instead of the glitz and glamour.  Much of the available smart home technology is designed to make your life easier while adding a level of safety and security to your home.… ›› READ MORE

The Secret Behind Listening Fatigue/Not Another Speaker Setup Article



Listening fatigue is something we’ve all experienced.  You sit down to listen to your favorite piece of music.  You start to really jam out.  The lead singer or lead guitar goes for a solo and it hits you.  Your ears start to tell you that something is wrong.  Sometimes it only lasts for a split second or only on certain notes.  In some cases whole songs become bright and flat-out unlistenable. … ›› READ MORE

Vinyl Records Turntable Record Player DenverIt’s quite the trend these days to pay for intangible digital audio “files” that are compressed and stored on an all-purpose entertainment device.  Convenience is an ever increasing fixation, and has come a long way since the dawn of the first stereo system. Convenience, however, should never be prioritized so as to completely trump the quality and substance of the music being played.

Vinyl records are experiencing a global resurgence. Sales of vinyl records are the highest they have been in 15 years and turntable production has seen a huge increase over the past 5 years which begs the question….… ›› READ MORE