About getting lost

A few years ago I set out to reengage analogue audio.  It had really been about 20 years since I last spun a record or actually listened to anything “hi-fi”.

My adventure has proven to be both challenging and fun.  Along the way, I’ve found some equipment that I truly enjoy, and some that I don’t.  Sorting through that has allowed me to better understand what I like and why this has become so rewarding.

So that has, in turn, sprung the idea of writing about my pursuit to get lost in analogue.  As we go forward, I hope to provide reviews and commentary about the equipment I’ve bought, owned, and tried.  I will also share my thoughts on various albums I have and find.  And maybe, just maybe, I’ll be able to offer something of interest and value to others.

7 comments

  1. Douglas Klein · August 13, 2012

    Thank you for sharing. Always enjoyable to learn of another’s journey through the maze that is audio. Great that you have connected with Matt at Pitch Perfect Audio! Keep those recording reviews coming and I am eagerly awaiting your forthcoming piece about the Acoustic Sound transport-DAC. Have you decided how to accommodate SACDs in your system? Cheers, Doug

    • Lost in Analogue · August 13, 2012

      You’re welcome, Doug. I’m glad to read someone liked what I had to share. As for SACD’s, yes, I do use them, but my collection is small. I have also decided to steer away from them due to the copyright issues and inability to play them through my APD (DAC). I am instead looking at hi-res downloads as my preferred digital media form.

      Separately, the APD review is still a work in progress. But I can wholeheartedly share that I love that little sapphire gem!

  2. Douglas Klein · August 13, 2012

    Oops. Sorry, wrote “Acoustic Sound” and intended “Acoustic Plan,” as in the Digi-Master DAC.

  3. Douglas Klein · September 27, 2012

    Are you using the OPPO 95 for SACD playback? We have the BDP-83. Happy with it but the audio is not what my former McCormack UDP-1 was. Made the move to simplify and add Blu-Ray. Eager for the new OPPO 105 to be released but definitely looking forward to the day the AP DigiMaster and Transport are in the system. With Orangutans, Shindo, AP, and A23 Matt has you rockin’! Awesome and congratulations. Best, -doug

    • Lost in Analogue · September 27, 2012

      Doug,

      Yes, I use the oppo for SACD playback. But because of the copyright protection scheme with that format you can’t play it back through an external DAC. So I stopped buying SACD’s. I now just look for the hi=res files from HD Tracks.

      Yes, BDP105 looks interesting….

      • Douglas Klein · September 27, 2012

        Thank you. Have you been happy with the Oppo sonically? I am on same page with SACDs except some classical are hybrid or SACD-only. Likewise, happy with the Hi-Res files thus far? I have not moved to computer audio at this point but will with time. I realize the quality is available now but I don’t want to mess with metadata, etc. yet.

      • Lost in Analogue · October 22, 2012

        Douglas,

        I would say yes, I’ve been happy with the Oppo on a sonic level. I just wish I could use the dac of my chosing with SACD’s. Since I can’t, I’ve stopped buying SACD’s. I’m now just focusing on high quality downloads from places like HD Tracks.

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