57 episodes

For Music-First Audiophiles.

Darko.Audio podcast John Darko

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 39 Ratings

For Music-First Audiophiles.

    KEF's KC62 subwoofer in plain English with Jack Oclee-Brown

    KEF's KC62 subwoofer in plain English with Jack Oclee-Brown

    With KEF's VP of Technology Jack Oclee-Brown.

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    Producer: Nick McCorriston
    Music: Ben Pitt

    • 1 hr 1 min
    EXPERT OPINION: Jonathan Novick (Audio Precision) on measuring audio gear

    EXPERT OPINION: Jonathan Novick (Audio Precision) on measuring audio gear

    RMAF '15: What The Specs Don’t Tell You… And Why
    https://youtu.be/2V6YN-mshmY

    Upcoming Meeting: AES SGS Research Colloquium #5: Listening Tests vs. Measurements:
    https://www.aes.org/sections/southgerman/blog/2021/4/meeting-2021-4-20

    Audio Precision:
    https://www.ap.com/

    Audio Engineering Society:
    https://www.aes.org/

    Consumer Technology Association:
    https://www.cta.tech/

    Mother, should I build a wall?
    https://darko.audio/2021/03/mother-should-i-build-a-wall/

    Producer: Nick McCorriston
    Music: Ben Pit

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Future-Fi Now! Sonos x Qobuz, Bang & Olufsen, Cambridge x Tidal

    Future-Fi Now! Sonos x Qobuz, Bang & Olufsen, Cambridge x Tidal

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    Cambridge Audio x Tidal Connect:
    https://cambridgeaudionewsroom.co.uk/2021/03/22/cambridge-audio-updates-its-award-winning-network-audio-streamers-to-include-tidal-connect/

    Cambridge adds Tidal Connect to the CXN (V2), Edge NQ & more:
    https://darko.audio/2021/03/cambridge-adds-tidal-connect-to-the-cxn-v2-edge-nq-more/

    Hi-res streaming comes to Sonos via Qobuz (sort of):
    https://darko.audio/2021/03/hi-res-streaming-comes-to-sonos-via-qobuz-sort-of/

    Sonos S2?:
    https://support.sonos.com/s/article/4786?language=en_US

    Bang & Olufsen Beoplay HX:
    https://www.bang-olufsen.com/en/headphones/beoplay-hx

    Qualcomm aptX Adaptive:
    https://www.aptx.com/aptx-adaptive

    Sony LDAC:
    https://www.sony.net/Products/LDAC/

    The ultimate guide to Bluetooth headphones: LDAC isn’t Hi-res:
    https://www.soundguys.com/ldac-ultimate-bluetooth-guide-20026/

    No, Bluetooth cannot deliver hi-res audio:
    https://darko.audio/2020/11/no-bluetooth-cannot-deliver-hi-res-audio/

    • 12 min
    Karl Wallinger on World Party's vinyl reissues

    Karl Wallinger on World Party's vinyl reissues

    Karl Wallinger discusses his glorious five-album run as World Party (a run that was brought to an abrupt halt by an aneurysm in 2001), his time in The Waterboys, *that* Robbie Williams cover and what's coming next...

    https://www.discogs.com/label/60608-Seaview-Records-Ltd

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    Producer: Nick McCorriston
    Music: Ben Pitt

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Future-Fi Now! Focal, Astell & Kern, MOON by Simaudio & Munich

    Future-Fi Now! Focal, Astell & Kern, MOON by Simaudio & Munich

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    Astell & Kern AK USB-C Dual DAC:
    http://aknewsroom.armourhome.co.uk/2021/03/19/astellkerns-ak-usb-c-dual-dac-cable-will-transform-the-sonic-performance-from-your-mobile-device/

    Focal Mg:
    https://www.focal.com/en/clear-mg-exceptional-headphones-for-the-home

    MOON by Simaudio 280D:
    https://simaudio.com/en/product/280d-streaming-dac/

    Munich High-End 2021: Achtung, Baby!:
    https://darko.audio/2021/03/munich-high-end-2021-achtung-baby/

    • 12 min
    Future-Fi Now! Cambridge, Meze, Goldmund & Superbooth

    Future-Fi Now! Cambridge, Meze, Goldmund & Superbooth

    This episode is brought to you by Roon: https://land.roonlabs.com/introducing-1-8

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    Cambridge Audio Melomania 1+:
    https://www.cambridgeaudio.com/deu/en/products/headphones/melomania-1-plus

    Meze Art Gallery Empyrean Phoenix:
    https://mezeaudio.com/
    https://darko.audio/2019/02/a-short-film-about-the-meze-empyrean/

    Goldmund Eidos Reference:
    https://goldmund.com/eidos-reference-sacd/

    Superbooth '21:
    https://www.matrixsynth.com/2021/03/superbooth21-safety-first-edition-moved.html
    https://darko.audio/2017/04/superbooth-17-sights-sounds/
    https://darko.audio/2018/05/superbooth-18-sights-sounds/

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Mr Mo. ,

Consistently Thought Provoking Debate

I have only just found this Podcast, but have listened to all the episodes over the last few weeks. The diverse range of guests and the detailed discussions are just so thought provoking. Having been into this hobby for more than 35 years I have expanded my knowledge massively and am constantly questioning my perceptions of hifi as a result. Keep up the great debate and discussion, a podcast for every hifi enthusiast wether your new to the hobby or long time listener.

tomasznowicki ,

Great

Good podcast. One of the best about HIFI and audio.

gpg24772 ,

Top podcast

Excellent and thought provoking!

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