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Gary Alan Barker

What’s New On Qobuz – HiFiAudio.Guru Top Ten Songs for April

At the beginning of the COVID pandemic, Toyah Willcox & Robert Fripp began doing a Sunday Lunch video on YouTube

Gary Alan Barker

What’s New On Qobuz – HiFiAudio.Guru Top Ten Songs for March

It has been a busy and eventful month for me, and given recent world events music is about all there

Gary Alan Barker

What’s New On Qobuz – HiFiAudio.Guru Top Ten Songs for February

It seems that almost every time I went to Qobuz working on a review this month there was new music

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It’s About The Music – What’s New On Qobuz? Pt. 12

Happy Holidays to everyone. I decided to run my review a little early this month since I decided to theme

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It’s About The Music – What’s New On Qobuz? Pt. 11

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! In the spirit of Ben Franklin it is time to be thankful for the good things (not

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It’s About The Music – What’s New On Qobuz? Pt. 10

There were a lot of interesting offerings to choose from this month, a couple of obvious classical recordings, a bunch

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It’s About The Music – What’s New On Qobuz? Pt. 9

“Fly to the Rainbow” was the first Scorpions album I ever heard and it was admittedly a mess, so much

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It’s About The Music – What’s New On Qobuz? Pt. 8

It’s been a rough month with our sister site being hacked and all, but there is one constant that offers

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It’s About The Music – What’s New On Qobuz? Pt. 7

Captain Beefheart is either a genius capable of composing and performing the most intricate and complex rhythms or he is

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It’s About The Music – What’s New On Qobuz? Pt. 6

My first selection this month is a recording I discovered while performing a review for our sister magazine Headphone.Guru, it

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It’s About The Music – What’s New On Qobuz? Pt. 5

Once again, I find Qobuz has launched something exciting from something old, in this case, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s

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It’s About The Music – What’s New On Qobuz? Pt. 4

One of the more exciting developments on Qobuz recently was the release of nine of Frank Zappa’s albums in “Hi-Res”

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It’s About The Music – What’s New On Qobuz? Pt. 3

The wonderful thing about Qobuz is it is a great way to catch up with old friends. Kayak is one

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It’s About The Music – What’s New On Qobuz? Pt. 2

A Little Old A Little New The first thing to catch my eye this month was Steve Hackett’s new album

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It’s About The Music

With the coming of the new year 2021, I decided it was time to switch up my monthly article with

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Why HiFi? pt. 11

As the end of 2020 shuffles in I find that it has been over a year since we started HiFiAudio.Guru

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Why HiFi? pt. 10

Soundstage vs. Imaging As reviewers, it is our duty to relate our experiences with the various products we review in

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Why HiFi? pt. 9

Multi-Channel vs. Two-Channel Thanks to COVID I don’t have a system to review this month, so I thought instead, I

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Why HiFi? pt. 8

Source Vs. Speakers Back in the ‘70s when analog was king Linn, manufacturer of the famous Lynn Sondek turntable, held

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Why HiFi? pt. 7

Digital vs. Analog When looked at from a certain perspective, digital recording predates analog, that is to say, sound represented

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Why HiFi? pt 6

Amplifiers I figure it is time to talk about amplifiers. Oddly enough, there has been very little change in amplifier

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Why HiFi? pt 5

Room Correction In my earlier article, I promised to return to the subject of room correction and so I am.

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Headphone Guru would first like to thank all the people who took the time to enter our contest in partnership

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Why HiFi? pt 4

The following is the first article I wrote for our sister magazine Headphone.Guru. It occurs to me that not only