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Podcast #44 – Room Acoustics + dCS, Schiit, Wharfedale & Campfire

  • It’s been a full month since our last podcast episode with Twittering Machines’ Michael Lavorgna. And what a month it has been: I moved to Portugal for what remains of the German winter, discovered that my new home’s lounge room had an horrific reverb problem, demonstrated with measurements how neither a rug + sofa nor room correction software could possibly fix it and called in Vicoustic to install physical treatments. The links to those stories are available below — and you can hear the difference between my untreated office and the now-treated lounge room at the very beginning of this episode.

    Clocking in at over two hours, this is a very long podcast in which Lavorgna and I discuss my recent room acoustics investigations, the commencement of his journey through numerous outboard phono pre-amps as well as a whole slew of interesting news announcements. As always, we round out the podcast with a pair of album recommendations.

    Listen via SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, TuneIn or the embedded player below:

    👉🏻As mentioned in this episode…

    Schiit Rekkr & Gjallarhorn

    dCS Bartók Apex

    Wharfedale Dovedale

    Copland CTA407

    Campfire IEMs: Solaris Stellar Horizon and Andromeda Emerald Sea

    A new city, a new home and a new listening room

    Can a rug improve the ‘sound’ of a listening room?

    You are not alone (with your room reverb)

    The jaw-dropping results of a Vicoustic installation


    Schiit Mani 2 review

    MoFi StudioPhono review

    IDMEMO – A Future Of Nostalgia Vol. 1 and 2 (2020/21)

    BIG|BRAVE – nature morte (2023)

    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.

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