With so much of our technology expected to multitask these days we often expect a lot of the new devices we bring into our homes. I had a very specific list of requirements when I started researching equipment to power my Dali speakers. Connectivity and sound quality being the two primary needs. The NA6005 delivers both in spades. Multiple options to connect via network streaming or bluetooth for wireless devices and a healthy span of ports on the back for wired connections. Its pretty straightforward to operate and gets fairly regular updates from Marantz – some more successful than others it should be said.Read More
Well this week is a bit of a nostalgia trip – which really doesn’t distinguish it too much from all the other weeks I suppose. However, the theme is 1990. The year I became a teenager. A momentous avalanche of change and complicated thoughts about stuff I didn’t really understand.Read More
I’m a little fussy when it comes to sound quality but I don’t think I quite fall into the category of Audiophile. If you were to compare my level of ‘connoisseurism’ to that of a wine expert I would say I’m a $40 bottle guy. When I was looking to replace my home sound system I did a lot of research. I can recommend building a playlist of diverse tunes that you think are going to stretch the ranges of a speaker and taking that with you when you go shopping. Read More
It should probably be said that my running style is not particularly elegant. It is a bit like a hurried lumber and the revolving track of the treadmill takes a lot of punishment during the process. All this vibration means I need headphones that are going to stay in place and survive a torrent of perspiration at the same time. Having owned a number of different forms of Senheiser equipment over the years, I can say that you rarely go wrong in terms of sound quality and these sports headphones are no exception. Read More
This week I have been on a mission to dig into Japan and bring you 4 tunes from Japanese artists. So much of Japanese culture is inaccessible to the non Japanese-speaking world. There are many things that Japan has brought to the rest of the world, from its food to literature and art but still there are many examples in the arts where the language barrier is too hard to climb. This is a shame of course as Japan has much to offer in is musical repertoire. What tends to be exposed on a global stage is the kitsch, the bizarre or the unfathomable. Read More
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FourTunes is a selection of 4 songs, loosely coupled to a theme of my choosing. New music, beloved classics and rediscovered gems of joy. I use Spotify to compile the playlists and have included some product reviews of audio equipment I have found to be good! if you like what you hear, please subscribe and feel free to leave me comments or suggestions.
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