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Audioquest Nighthawk Part2 – It’s Secret Hot

Audioquest Nighthawk Part2 – It’s Secret Hot

Oct 8, 2015

Audioquest recommends 150 hours of play to allow the Nighthawk to settle in. Mine were purchased used, so I can’t provide a number – though I suspect I am close. I can say they have opened up in the week I’ve been listening to them. And, tonight they have started to vanish…

Audioquest Nighthawk – Early Impressions

Audioquest Nighthawk – Early Impressions

Oct 7, 2015

I purchased these used, from an excellent Head-fi seller. Good bunch of folks there. Thanks James. Based on my experience with headphones, and the reading currently available on the Nighthawk, I was confident this would be a great pairing for me. And, since they came with approximately 100 hours of play, I’ll not need but another week of […]

Stian Westerhus/Pale Horses – Maelstrom

Stian Westerhus/Pale Horses – Maelstrom

Sep 26, 2015

Stian Westerhus was a new discovery for me in 2014. A master solo improviser, Westerhus exists on the fringe of music’s mainstream culture. Known for his solo live performances, and ambient landscapes driven by incredible guitar, effects and production chops, he’s done something different with this release. With Maelstrom he created what you might call a […]

It’s A Wonderful Life

It’s A Wonderful Life

Sep 22, 2015

Mark Linkous is among my favorite artists. Writer of strange and beautiful songs, he often created experimental sounding bits, though melody was always a focus. His choice of instrumentation grounded these odd tunes, and makes them familiar. And, though his voice isn’t technically strong, and he himself often masked it with effects (and had guest vocalists), […]

Low – Ones and Sixes

Low – Ones and Sixes

Sep 20, 2015

Low released a new record on September 11. The early 90’s ‘slowcore’ trailblazers have consistently output great music for 20+ years. This record is full of great songs, their trademark vocals/harmonies and is a textured and dynamic production. Industrial tinged electronics have been worked into their sound, and damn if it isn’t a welcome addition. In […]

Schiit Audio Gungnir Multibit DAC

Schiit Audio Gungnir Multibit DAC

Sep 18, 2015

Schiit Audio is a company I have admired for some time. Their stance in the audio arena is remarkable, and, they’ve got the chops to back it up. They make intriguing products that are highly regarded by a dedicated customer base, and receive reviews to match. They like to do things their way and, apparently, do […]

Alps Blue Velvet

Alps Blue Velvet

Sep 16, 2015

I picked up an Alps blue potentiometer this week. I had read that they track better at very low volumes when compared to the stock pot. Heh. Makes me want soup. So, I’ll install it this week, and update this post with my findings. 09/17: Ok, I’ve installed pot, and I’m experiencing a much more […]

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