32 episodes

For Music-First Audiophiles.

Darko.Audio podcast John Darko

    • Technology
    • 5.0, 22 Ratings

For Music-First Audiophiles.

    Who the hell is Chris Whitten?

    Who the hell is Chris Whitten?

    Chris Whitten has a fascinating story: he's played drums for The Waterboys, Paul McCartney, Dire Straits, Edie Brickell and Julian Cope but he's just released a melodic techno EP on Kirk Degiorgio's ART label under the name Circles & Ellipses.

    Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/artist/11716309
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5tv01E3QhVPE6MI45NpU9E?si=kXyzgnayS4-weOZWfk0vIQ

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chriswhittenmusic/

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Is Alessandro Cortini an audiophile?

    Is Alessandro Cortini an audiophile?

    Musical excerpts from Alessandro Cortini’s PRE​-​AVANTI - Berghain - live 1​/​1​/​16:
    https://cortini.bandcamp.com/album/pre-avanti-berghain-live-1-1-16

    Mentioned in this podcast...

    Barefoot MM27
    https://barefootsound.com/micromain27/

    AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt
    https://www.audioquest.com/dacs/dragonfly/dragonfly-cobalt

    Chord Mojo
    https://chordelectronics.co.uk/product/mojo/

    Astell & Kern SP1000
    https://us.astellnkern.com/products/a-ultima-sp1000

    Sony WM1A
    https://www.sony.com/electronics/walkman/nw-wm1a

    Campfire Audio Solaris
    https://campfireaudio.com/shop/solaris/

    Campfire Audio Solaris SE
    https://campfireaudio.com/shop/solaris-special-edition/

    Campfire Audio Andromeda
    https://campfireaudio.com/shop/andromeda/

    Sonarworks
    https://www.sonarworks.com/

    Qobuz
    https://www.qobuz.com/

    ELAC
    https://www.elac.com/

    Spacehall
    https://www.spacehall.de/

    Campfire Audio Solstice
    https://campfireaudio.com/shop/solstice/

    Grado RS-1
    https://gradolabs.com/headphones/reference-series/item/6-rs1e

    HEDDphone
    https://www.hedd.audio/en/heddphone/

    Aztec Camera - Knife
    https://www.discogs.com/Aztec-Camera-Knife/master/36430

    Alessandro Cortini’s Bandcamp
    https://cortini.bandcamp.com/

    Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I - IV
    https://archive.org/details/nineinchnails_ghosts_I_IV

    • 1 hr 17 min
    How to sell hi-fi when high street stores are closed?

    How to sell hi-fi when high street stores are closed?

    With Markolf Heimann of ATR Audio Trade.

    (Recorded Friday 27th March)

    • 12 min
    #20 - Snake Oil

    #20 - Snake Oil

    With Jeff Dorgay of TONEAudio.

    In this episode...

    Furutech DeMag:
    https://www.musicdirect.com/equipment/furutech-demag-lp-demagnetizer

    JBL L100 Classic:
    https://www.tonepublications.com/old-school/jbl-l-100-century-loudspeakers/
    https://darko.audio/2019/09/retro-sound-with-jbls-l100-classic-loudspeaker/

    Floyd Toole YouTube lecture:
    https://youtu.be/zrpUDuUtxPM

    Ben Salter - The Cat:
    https://bensaltermusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-cat-album

    Music: “Snake Oil” by Frook:
    https://open.spotify.com/track/7zJV2H5UIGz3RQhJ3dFNYE?si=YF3Wt-nGR0emyXvY5tBHuQ

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Munich High-End 2020 - what happened?

    Munich High-End 2020 - what happened?

    With Stefan Dreischärf of Germany's High-End Society: organisers of the Munich High-End show whose 2020 edition was cancelled due to the Coronavirus.

    https://www.highendsociety.de/home.html

    • 31 min
    #19 - The future of hi-fi show music

    #19 - The future of hi-fi show music

    With TONEAudio's Jeff Dorgay.

    In this episode, Jeff and I discuss audio/hi-fi show music choices, how those same choices talk only to a narrow range of established audiophiles and what needs to change in order to get new people to take more of an interest in high-end audio.

    Jeff's editorial:
    https://www.tonepublications.com/blog/an-answer-to-one-of-audios-ultimate-questions/

    Anthony Rother - Simulationzeitaler
    https://anthonyrother.bandcamp.com/album/simulationszeitalter
    https://www.discogs.com/Anthony-Rother-Simulationszeitalter/master/12493

    Smog (Bill Callahan) - "I Was a Stranger":
    https://open.spotify.com/album/7eTzaJ4xVuJnDpvlxUSOtA?highlight=spotify:track:4YHhyILeIIR5RqAx0gWSWm

    • 54 min

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22 Ratings

22 Ratings

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