In taking his Audiophilleo USB-S/PDIF convertor to the next level, Philip Gruebel has announced the PurePower VLN digital power pack. VLN? Very low noise. The PurePower is a rechargeable battery pack that keeps the ‘dirty’ USB power feed galvanically isolated from the twin clocks and S/PDIF output stage, instead feeding them with lovely, wholesome battery juice. Lasting up to 15
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it seventy-eight times: the Squeezebox Touch is the definitive digital audio gateway drug. It’s the step taken by audiophiles wanting more convenience with the music selection process (as well as an array of internet radio stations). It starts innocently enough: toe meets water for ~AU$250. All your music to hand, in one place.
[The first of two reviews looking at linear power supply options for the Squeezebox Touch. First up, an unusual pair of products from a Dutch company called - wait for it - Squeeze-Upgrade.] Some reviews are as much about me as they are about you. This is one such review. It’s where review objectivity and the personal (selfish!) pursuit for
The jury is still out on organic food. Scientists admit that it contains a greater number of antioxidants relative to non-organic food – as well as higher possibly levels of iron and zinc found in organically farmed milk. But no scientific study has yet proven how organic are better for you. Depending on who you believe, my previous sentence is