Darko.Audio podcast #9 – Music formats

  • Vinyl sales are on the up and up. Audiophiles already know that. But cassettes are coming back too. UK cassette sales were up 90% on the same period last year. Moreover, almost all new releases still get pressed to CD. And yet that DSD-loaded future we were promised back in 2010 is nowhere to be seen.

    A new Aphex Twin EP will soon be issued as a limited vinyl, a standard vinyl, a CD and a cassette. And if it wasn’t for the 24-bit PCM download or the streaming, you’d swear it was 1991 all over again.

    Therefore, in this month’s Darko.Audio podcast, John Darko and Jeff Dorgay talk about music formats — the ups, the downs and the mainstream ir/relevance.

    And thanks to our friends at AudioQuest, we’ll be giving away a Beetle DAC to one lucky US-based listener.

    Listen to the podcast to find out how to enter:

    Follow us on Soundcloud here and subscribe to the iTunes feed here.

    Written by John

    John currently lives in Berlin where he creates videos and podcasts for Darko.Audio. He has previously contributed to 6moons, TONEAudio, AudioStream and Stereophile.

    Darko.Audio is a member of EISA.

    Follow John on YouTube or Instagram

    The Bartók streaming headphone DAC is a new low for dCS

    A short film about the AURALiC Aries G1