Blogs & Little Things

In-Ceiling Speaker Buyer’s Guide

In-ceiling speakers are becoming a staple of today’s smart-home and are being installed more often than ever. Because of this, it seems like every speaker manufacturer out there is making some sort of in-ceiling product. Many sizes and options are...

30 Days With Sonos

30 Days With Sonos

After personally testing both Sonos and Denon Heos audio systems, I decided that for my house, I could get music everywhere I wanted using just three Sonos PLAY:1s, which is exactly what I did.

Buying Your First HiFi

I want to show you a no-snake-oil approach to building an affordable, good sounding hi-fi system. When I was 16, I built the system shown below, with parts I bought off eBay and Audiogon. It cost less than $1000, but sounded better than anything you could...

Little Things: Go with the flow

Little Things: Go with the flow

Let me start with a disclaimer: In no way is this meant to be an all-encompasing primer on the electrical properties of copper, nor to compare super-cable “X” to super-cable “Y”. To me, one of the quickest and biggest audio “bangs for the buck” is upgrading the wire connecting...

Little Things: Arcam Music Boost for the iPhone 6

In less than 10 years the average person has had the ability to move their physical music library from CDs, tapes and records to music files carried in their shirt pockets. Unfortunately, the iPhone was never really designed for audiophilia and though the built-in DAC is good, it is not the very best for serious music lovers. Enter Arcam’s Music Boost.