The State of Sound


Philippe Teissier du Cros : A Sound Artist

This is my interview with Philippe Teissier du Cros, a sound engineer with thirty years of experience and over a thousand albums under his belt. We discussed his perspective on … Continue reading

30/05/2014 · Leave a comment

Devialet 110 and Atohm GT1 : Music in all its Splendor

If you have been faithfully following the blog over the last several months, you know that I pay painstaking attention to the many factors that can affect a HIFI audition, … Continue reading

04/04/2014 · 6 Comments

Focal Aria : A Connection Not to Be Missed

Playing dematerialized music on your HIFI system can quickly end in chaos; with the wide variety of streamers, NAS drives, and DACs that are out there, it is easy to … Continue reading

28/03/2014 · 1 Comment

Breaking in Your New Speakers

You’ve just bought yourself a beautiful new set of speakers, you hook them up to your amplifier, and then you are seized by doubt because the mid-range and low frequencies … Continue reading

07/02/2014 · 1 Comment

Tour de France

This week, I invite you to take part in the Tour de France of high-fidelity manufacturers. I thought it could be interesting for you to see where they are all … Continue reading

29/11/2013 · Leave a comment

Paris High End Show : More Sound than Music !

Saturday, November 9, 2013. The Marriott Hotel in Paris, where the High Fidelity Show is being held. As I walk into the large hotel, there is a spring in my … Continue reading

15/11/2013 · Leave a comment

Focal Aria 900 : Environmentally Conscious Innovation!

Environmentally friendly speakers? That qualifier is a bit hard to justify given the number of non-recyclable components contained in a speaker. However, Focal’s new Aria 900 speaker series shows that … Continue reading

06/09/2013 · Leave a comment