No Matter What


  • How Much Power Is Enough?

    “Almost all speaker damage is a result of speakers being played too loudly for too long.”

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  • Rock Chronicles, Part 9 — Badfinger’s Tragic Story Begins

    Badfinger’s new album was both falling behind schedule and becoming more expensive, and the label rejected the initial session tapes

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  • Volumio launches Volumio AI: AI Music Discovery with the power of ChatGPT

    Harnessing the power of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Volumio AI delivers a revolution in music discovery. Innovative Italian audio company, Volumio — creators of the award-winning Volumio Music Player ecosystem — introduce Volumio AI, the latest version of their award-winning Volumio Music player application. Launched in 2013, the Volumio Music Player ecosystem has been built from the…

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  • T.H.E Show 2023

    I’ve been reporting on T.H.E. Show for PMA Magazine for 3 years now and every year I’ve been selecting PMA’s Top 3 Rooms of the show.

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  • 3 Things I Learned About… Interconnects

    I’m of the opinion that cable design is a thing, which is why some audio cables perform better than others, and you can’t convince me otherwise. I’ve heard the differences.

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  • Metaxas & Sins: the Ferrari of audio

    If there’s a specialist audio company that better exemplifies the meeting point between high end audio performance and objet d’art aesthetic than Netherlands-based Metaxas & Sins, I don’t know about it.

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  • Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry: “It’s gotta find a way out.”

    Richard Reed Parry talks to PMA Magazine’s Mark Lepage about family, punk, and Arcade Fire. “I realized early on ‘I’m not like these other kids’,” Richard Reed Parry says. No. “They were not getting up at 5 a.m. on May Day morning to dance around the maypole and sing as the sun rises.” Yep, that’s…

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  • A conversation with my younger self—an audio fable

    Much younger, I used to listen to music without ever thinking about sound quality. It simply didn’t dawn on me that a better sound quality could translate into more elevated musical experiences. My younger self was purely a music lover and unaware of the importance of sound quality. As they say, you don’t know what…

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  • Hitting the right (audio) balance

    The human voice is an amazing thing. I can think of no other instrument that moves our emotions and soul as powerfully. The examples are endless: Freddie Mercury, Beyoncé, Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby McFerrin, Luciano Pavarotti, Ariana Grande… Just take your pick. And it’s not just singers’ voices that we respond strongly to. How about the…

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