Everyday Musings

Let’s talk about Vacuum Tubes (and why I love them)

In recent years, it’s become ever apparent that vacuum tubes have become a topic of much contention in the audio world. The primary driver behind this, in my opinion, is the rising popularity of “data driven audiophiles” as I like to call them. I would, in fact, put myself in partially in this group as …

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Selah Audio Ritorno in the system

State of the System – Selah Audio Ritorno joins the fray

As I start to get into a cadence of reviewing gear, I thought it’d be nice to post the current “state of the system”. As items enter and leave, I’ll post updates. This serves two great purposes. First, it lets everybody know what’s going on. As I go deeper down the rabbit hole of reviews, …

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The Data-Driven Audiophile: Part Deux

This is a small follow-up to my previous post. I’ve had some time to reflect. The question we need to be asking is “gut feeling or measurements, what’s more important?” This of course only applies to electronics. I don’t think anyone would disagree that all well-engineered speakers should sound the same. I honestly think there …

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The Paradox of being a Data-Driven Audiophile

I’ll say up front that this isn’t a full equipment review. This is merely me talking about my two sides when it comes to choosing audio equipment. My full-time job is as a software engineer. More specifically, I manage the mobile applications. This includes (but usually isn’t limited to), planning what we’re working on, working …

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The power of kids (and a review of the Klipsch RP-8000F)

Looking back on before kids, I have to admit that I was far too optimistic. When my first kid was born, my wife turned to me and asked “What are you going to do about your speakers?”. “What do you mean? He’ll learn to appreciate expensive things and not touch them.” Boy was I wrong. …

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