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DAC or Network Music Player: Which is best for home audio?

Converting data into an analogue signal is the name of the game for digital music systems. So plugging in a dedicated audiophile DAC can only improve things right? Hold your horses. Here’s why you should be considering a Network Music Player instead.

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Close-up of microphone

Want room correction for your music system? Drop the mic.

Tech that removes the effects of your room from the sound of your music system is de rigueur at the moment, and rightly so. Avoid environmental influence and you’re on the road to a better experience. But solutions that use a microphone to measure and adjust are far from delivering on what they promise. Here’s why we dropped the mic.

By Gilad Tiefenbrun
Recording studio and MQA logo

MQA is Bad For Music. Here's Why.

A new audio format which allows internet streaming of music at studio quality, seemingly free from copy-protection nasties, and with a clear way for you to know you have bought the real-deal. Seems like the perfect solution, right? Not so fast.

By Jim Collinson
The Linn Krystal cartridge on an LP12 record player

Products That Last a Lifetime: The Sondek LP12 Turntable

The LP12 turntable is the longest serving piece of hi-fi equipment in the world. It's a shining example of Linn's ethos of building products that will outlast their owners. We talk to the product design engineer behind the Krystal cartridge: the latest upgrade that keeps on improving it.

By Craig Black
Alisdair Hogarth

Video: Getting Closer to the Music

In the first of a three-part video mini-series, Linn Records pianist Alisdair Hogarth asks: what makes classical music so special?

By Alisdair Hogarth
Rachmaninoff

Video: Classical Underdogs: Rachmaninoff

Award-winning Linn Records pianist, Al Hogarth, tells us the story behind Rachmaninoff’s classical underdog: Liebeslied.

By Alisdair Hogarth
Chopin Portrait

Video: Classical Underdogs: Chopin

Alisdair recounts the story of Chopin’s Minute Waltz before playing a tackling it himself.

By Alisdair Hogarth