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The Audiophiliac

Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg covers high-end audio news and reviews.

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Why wait for the Pono portable high-resolution music player? The FiiO X5 is here now

The Pono player is due in October, but the X5 is cheaper, plays more types of file formats, and sounds sweet says the Audiophiliac.

By May 14, 2014

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Mastering engineer says the LP is the most accessible high-resolution music format

The Audiophiliac visits the Masterdisk studio to watch engineer Alex DeTurk at the record cutting lathe.

By January 18, 2014

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Sony gets serious about high-resolution audio, again

Sony unveils a new line of high-resolution players, but the Audiophiliac wonders if this is just a replay of the SACD saga.

By September 6, 2013

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Patent holders cut streaming fees for next-gen video tech

HEVC, a new standard for compressing 4K video, will be cheaper for many companies to use than its industry-dominating predecessor. Maybe Google's competition helped.

By September 30, 2014

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Is it possible to record the world's best-sounding music without a mountain of gear?

Todd Garfinkle's company, MA Recordings, makes astonishing-sounding albums of brilliant music with not much more than a pair of microphones and a recorder.

By September 13, 2014

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The LP revival gets its groove back at Blue Note

The venerable label celebrates its 75th anniversary with a slew of new and classic reissued LPs.

By April 23, 2014

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Neil Young's reality distortion field

As Neil Young's Pono Kickstarter campaign winds down, the future looks bright -- or does it?

By April 12, 2014

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Trace the past with NY Public Library's Open Access Maps Project

GPS can't quite capture the beauty of historical maps. Thanks to the Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division at the New York Public Library, 20,000 high-res maps are now available for download.

By April 7, 2014

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Sound bite: Despite Pono's promise, experts pan HD audio

By raising $4.3 million on Kickstarter, Neil Young's startup shows an appetite for better sound quality. The only hitch: experts say there's little point going beyond CD quality.

By March 20, 2014

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Poll: What's your favorite audio format?

Many, but not all, audiophiles are hard-core vinyl devotees, some are perfectly happy with FLAC files, and millions groove to iTunes. What's your choice?

By March 16, 2014