1. an angelic (looking) Rob Darling with Nucleus

    That's right—Roon will soon be shipping two Roon servers; Nucleus and Nucleus+. Here are the specs:

  2. The first wave of jet lag washed over me, turning my view into a fun house mirror when I entered the Estelon room to hear their new Lynx more-than-a-speaker. So it did not help my 'condition' when the black driver column of the Lynx started to descend into the embrace of the white cloak below.
  3. Pictured is the dCS Rossini Player, which received a favorable review from John Atkinson in Stereophile, just received a firmware update making it MQA-enabled. John Quick, General Manager at dCS Americas Inc., played some wonderful tunes, as usual, and the dCS/D'Agostino/Wilson system sounded superb, as usual. We then did a comparison between Ray Charles and Milt Jackson's "So Long Blues" from Soul Brothers; non-MQA vs. MQA.
  4. I took a photo of my AudioQuest DragonFly Red before and after the MQA update ($free) so you can experience the change and not have to rely on what I have to say about it. Above is the before photo. Here's after:
  5. "Take 'em to the bridge"—James Brown, "Sex Machine"
    Can a piece of hi-fi be a sex machine?
  6. Later today I board a flight which will get me to Munich tomorrow. Wednesday, according to my schedule, is art day, the exact destination unknown; I enjoy heading to Kunstareal and seeing what's up my alley. I view this day as my sensory awareness pre-show check-in.
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