Meridian (UK) has appointed Melbourne-based distributor Noisy Motel as the Australian distributor for its line of personal audio products including the award-winning Explorer² USB DAC—the world’s first MQA-ready product.
I wrote an article that appeared in the March/April 2015 issue of Australian HI-FI Magazine (Volume 46 No 2) suggesting that a good way to start to understand the differences between 16-bit and 24-bit audio is to listen to the differences between 8-bit and 16-bit audio. To everyone who read that article, you will here find all the sounds mentioned in it in a form easier to access than typing in the URLs from the magazine.
Len Wallis says the hi-fi industry has been turned on its head by recent developments including the introduction of high-end components, the rise in audio streaming products, and the fact that hi-fi buyers no longer shop the same way they once did. Interview by Greg Borrowman.
Are hi-res music files on a fast track to hell in a handbasket? Not only are many hi-res music files not hi-res at all, others have insurmountable technical failings. Here, Stephen Dawson looks at one tip of the iceberg…