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  • INSIDER OUTLOOK #6: Audiophile Philosophy

    INSIDER OUTLOOK #6: Audiophile Philosophy

    Back in the early 1990s, when I had just started XLO, I got a phone call from someone who introduced himself as Roy Harris, and said that he wanted to ask me a question about cables. Not that it makes any difference — I certainly would have answered his questions anyway — but I knew […]
  • INSIDER OUTLOOK #4: Analog vs. Digital

    INSIDER OUTLOOK #4: Analog vs. Digital

    Did you ever wonder how it can be possible for just two speakers to sound like an entire symphony orchestra? Or, to turn it around, and assuming that we had the space (and the budget) for it, wouldn’t it be better if we could somehow have one dedicated speaker for each of the performers and ...
  • INSIDER OUTLOOK #3: Learn to Listen

    INSIDER OUTLOOK #3: Learn to Listen

    Roger Skoff writes about how to hear what you’re hearing If you follow the audiophile internet or even, to a substantial degree, the Hi-Fi press, you know that ours is a hobby of contention. It’s not just that we disagree on which things are better – that goes on everywhere, in every hobby or ...
  • INSIDER OUTLOOK #2: Is it Snake Oil or is it Memorex?

    INSIDER OUTLOOK #2: Is it Snake Oil or is it Memorex?

    Roger Skoff Writes about what you can believe in audio Back in 1972, as part of what may have been the most famous adverting program our industry has ever known, the makers of Memorex recording tapes ran a TV commercial featuring jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald that asked the question “Is it real ...
  • INSIDER OUTLOOK #1: Meet our newest writer

    INSIDER OUTLOOK #1: Meet our newest writer

    Hello, I’m Roger Skoff, writing here for the very first time. I’m complimented to have been asked to contribute to this outstanding publication, and I hope that you, its readers will find what I have to say to be fully up to its high standards, interesting, and, hopefully even helpful, as we ...