Break out the popcorn and enjoy this Project factory tour!

Again, brought to you by Michael Fremer. This is a tour of the new facilities of Project. I think Project is one of the most solid brands around and Heinz Lichtenegger, the owner of Project is a rock star in my opinion. His passion for great quality audio at price points attainable by most folks is infectious. He is always re-investing in the company and doing it right. I would love to meet him someday. We tried to get him to the LAAS 2017 show, but it was too much a logistical nightmare.


Delores O’Riordan, singer of The Cranberries has passed away. (Ouch)

I write this news article with heavy heart. Delores O’Riordan of The Cranberries has died today. She was only 46. Cause is unknown at this time. Her songs were iconic. The song “Zombie” was one of the most human songs ever! It was a song of mourning and pleading for peace and for humanity to wake up. The song has been covered in several talent shows such as The Voice with one Russian contestant who really got the whole of the song and presented it with much intensity to a stunned, but accepting audience. Delores struggled with being bi-polar, but through it all managed to be very kind and caring by most accounts and managed to give us some of the best song lyrics ever penned. She captured the human soul in her writing despite the affliction. It was as if she refused to let it take over despite it being a physical ailment that effects cognition.

Thank you Delores for your music, activism and message, rest in peace.

Analog provides more affordable high quality audio than digital these days

I want to show you what I am talking about in the title of this post with this video from Michael Fremer at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest this past October covering systems ranging from $500 to $2500. These are just one way of doing it, there are many variations if you want an analog based or analog front end system that keep things affordable.