Gordon Brockhouse


Gordon Brockhouse Editor-at-Large, WiFi HiFi; Freelance Writing and Editing




Last Updated: 08/01/2018 10:19:01 AM EST

46 Article(s)

FEATURE: Audio's Great Debate: Does MQA Improve Sound Quality?

FEATURE: Audio's Great Debate: Does MQA Improve Sound Quality?

Has any subject created more controversy among audiophiles than MQA? Developed by Meridian Audio and announced in late 2014, MQA purports to deliver master-quality audio in files that aren't much larger than CD-resolution. Not just CD-quality, not just high-resolution, but audio that matches, as closely as possible, what the microphones picked up at the recording venue.

Gordon Brockhouse and David Susilo Published: 08/01/2018 10:19:01 AM EST

 

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Rogers, Shaw Announce New Video Streaming Service

Rogers, Shaw Announce New Video Streaming Service

Today, at a press conference in the heart of Toronto's entertainment district, Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications formally announced a new video-streaming service. Shomi will become available in the first week of November for $8.99 per month.

Gordon Brockhouse Published: 08/26/2014 01:32:14 PM EST

FWD THINKING: PAY UP FACEBOOK!

FWD THINKING: PAY UP FACEBOOK!

A disturbing article on Slate.com raises an important question: how much should social-media sites do to block abusive and slanderous material? Much more than they seem to be doing, the author states.

Gordon Brockhouse Published: 08/08/2014 02:21:22 PM EST

Blog: Value for Money

Blog: Value for Money

It's always gratifying to get comments on an online story; and recently four readers have commented on two of my articles. Since their comments all have a common theme - one closely connected to the mission of WiFi HiFi - I thought I'd cover them in a single blog entry.

Gordon Brockhouse Published: 07/31/2014 10:29:46 AM EST

Smart Watch, OLED TVs Top LG's Holiday Product Launches

Smart Watch, OLED TVs Top LG's Holiday Product Launches

Christmas is still five months away, but that's not stopping LG Electronics Canada Inc. from showing what it has in store for the holiday season. LG hosted its annual Holidays in July product preview today at Airship 37, a funky event space in the Distillery District near Toronto's eastern waterfront.

Gordon Brockhouse Published: 07/23/2014 05:44:50 PM EST

Sunset, Sunrise: Lenbrook's Big Shift

Sunset, Sunrise: Lenbrook's Big Shift

Is home audio an industry in decline? The Lenbrook Group confronted that possibility in the years following the 2008 crash, Chief Brand Officer John Banks said last week, during a presentation at Lenbrook Canada's annual gathering of dealers and media at the Hunt Club in Toronto's east end.

Gordon Brockhouse Published: 07/21/2014 04:16:18 PM EST

Neil Young Takes the Reins at Pono

Neil Young Takes the Reins at Pono

Last week, PonoMusic announced on its Kickstarter page that founder Neil Young is assuming the CEO role, and that John Hamm is stepping down from that role. Hamm will remain an investor in the company.

Gordon Brockhouse Published: 07/14/2014 05:17:23 PM EST

Hands-on Review: Simaudio Moon Nēo 340i Integrated Amplifier

Hands-on Review: Simaudio Moon Nēo 340i Integrated Amplifier

If you're looking for an integrated amplifier that provides a window onto the recording, so highly polished it almost disappears, Simaudio's Moon Nēo 340i belongs on your shortlist. Whatever music I was playing, this amplifier consistently got me closer to it. Not just closer, but more deeply involved.

Gordon Brockhouse Published: 07/06/2014 01:42:42 PM EST

Panasonic Announces High-End Super-Zoom Camera

Panasonic Announces High-End Super-Zoom Camera

Panasonic's new DMC-FZ1000 super-zoom camera equipped features a large 20.1MP 1" CMOS sensor,  fast 25-400mm f/2.8-4 lens, 4K video capability, articulating LCD, and high-resolution OLED viewfinder.

Gordon Brockhouse Published: 06/12/2014 02:31:50 PM EST

New Slimline Receiver from Marantz

New Slimline Receiver from Marantz

Arriving in Canada in July, the Marantz NR1605 offers built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, AirPlay support, gapless plaback of high-res digital audio formats, and HDMI connectivity with support for 4K video at 60fps.

Gordon Brockhouse Published: 06/10/2014 03:36:26 PM EST

Hands-on Review: Bluetooth DACs from Arcam and Mass Fidelity

Hands-on Review: Bluetooth DACs from Arcam and Mass Fidelity

These two Bluetooth DACs offer convenience that wired DACs can't match. Listeners who find this appealing will be delighted with either the  Arcam rBlink or Mass Fidelity Relay.

Gordon Brockhouse Published: 05/27/2014 05:25:34 PM EST


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