Ceiling


  • The Hifi Podcast with Darren and Duncan episodes 71-75

    Episode 71 After the usual intro segments, this is another hefty episode of listener questions. Topics covered include finding speakers that jibe with a hyperacusis condition, locally served music files versus streamed, updates on Darren’s server experience, and more. In the middle of the podcast somewhere, hosts Darren and Duncan point folks who want to…

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  • TAF2023: Innuos, Fonica, CEN.grand, Analysis Plus

    Prices listed in CA$. I’m just old enough to be able to say that when I was young, I listened to music on cassettes and vinyl. Today, I enjoy the modern technology that companies like Innuos bring to music streaming and storage solutions. Innuos, in particular, makes what I consider to be products that are…

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  • TAF2023: PSB Speaker, NAD, AudioQuest

    Prices listed are in CA$. You might assume that my mood darkened when a bass beat began pounding through my hotel room wall from the adjacent room while I was trying to concentrate on my writing, but it was the opposite. My mood was lifted. Swayed by the music’s tribal pulsations and sense of immediacy,…

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  • An Interview with André Perry, legendary record producer and founder of the fabled Le Studio, Part 1

    This interview was initially released on June 25th 2022. Founder of Quebec’s fabled Le Studio music studio and recipient of the Order of Canada and an honorary doctorate from Laval University, André Perry has worked with a who’s who of musical icons: John Lennon, Rush, Cat Stevens, The Police, the Bee Gees, Keith Richards, Roberta…

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  • Simple Acoustics, Complicated Spouses

    This article first appeared in PS Audio’s Copper Magazine. When I was a teenager, I told my girlfriend that I loved her so much that I would die for her. She replied that if I died, her life would no longer be worth living. So if I lost my life pushing her out of the way of…

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  • Monitor Audio’s Creator series launched!

    Monitor Audio redefines custom installation with new Creator series.

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  • Rediscover Sound From Above: The Ceiling Sound System Revolution

    Are you weary of that old-fashioned, pedestrian approach to sound emanating from beneath your feet? Do the regular floor-standers seem a tad too… earthbound for your elevated tastes? Have you caught your neck complaining after hours of jamming to tunes from those towering behemoths we call standing speakers? Fear not, dear audiophiles, for an auditory…

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  • Experiencing Esoteric’s new M1X monoblock

    Some moments in my audio listening journey are especially memorable, even remarkable. Moments that stick out and mark my journey like notches of sonic bliss on my bedpost. Such a moment happened recently, when I accepted to attend the official Canadian launch of Esoteric’s new M1X monoblock amplifier at audio retailer Audiophile Experts.

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  • 3 things I learned about… speakers

    This may seem like a radically bold statement, but here goes: The choice of speakers accounts for 12.5% of the sound quality in your room. ‘How the heck did he get to that number?’, you may ask. That number is a half of a half of a half, a calculation I’ll explain soon. I’ve owned…

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  • An Interview with André Perry, legendary record producer and founder of the fabled Le Studio, Part 2

    Founder of Le Studio, the iconic, pop-culture defining music studio tucked in the Canadian wilderness, André Perry worked with some of the biggest artists in the biz. Did he have any favourites?

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