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Doug Adams and Kirk McElhearn discuss music and musicians, and how we listen to music, whether it be analog or digital, downloaded or streamed, audio, or video.

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Doug Adams and Kirk McElhearn discuss music and musicians, and how we listen to music, whether it be analog or digital, downloaded or streamed, audio, or video.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

nrcyclist ,

Death of the Stereo?

As a single "thing" to buy, you are right that the "stereo" is dead. In my home, I have the video system setup in living room. We have streaming through the home, but single speakers. Its the new 'radio' in our home. Then I have a 2-channel system with streamer, DAC and integrated amp. There is a second input from the PC. This is a near field setup... $2,500 of components. The new stereo and the best sound in the house. Thanks for the show. Great exchanged between the two of you.

NJ Guitarhack ,

You’re too hard on Amazon HD!

I get the marketing terminology mixup and it’s not great. But having their 50M song catalog available at CD quality at a minimum is great and well worth the upgrade. I hear artifacts in the compressed versions on a lowly iPhone that I don’t have to put up with anymore. I appreciate 24 bit files, but I’m fine with CD resolution. iPhones can do 24 bit. The benefits of higher than 48 kHz are debatable. I’m enjoying not hearing the compressed phasing on every cymbals hit!

Stevarn ,

I'm Done

I've actually been a subscriber to this show since the very beginning. Lately though I think they've gotten away from the show's original intent; to be a show about "how people listen to music today." As of late for the most part, its become a show about Doug and Kirk's love of progressive rock. In my opinion, they've turned into one-trick ponies that never do any shows on say jazz, for example.

The final straw for me came when Kirk mocked Rachmaninoff as a composer. This from a guy who is obsessed with the Grateful Dead.

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