Michael Gaughn

Michael Gaughn  |  Sep 21, 2003  |  0 comments
Photo by Tony Cordoza Come with me back to the first days of portable computing, when two now extinct titans named Osborne and Kaypro ruled the land.
Michael Gaughn  |  Jun 10, 2003  |  0 comments

We went to four programmers from XM and four from Sirius and asked them the same question: With listeners able to choose between things like CD megachangers, digital music servers, DVD music videos, and traditional radio, what does satellite radio have to offer?

Michael Gaughn  |  Jun 10, 2003  |  0 comments
Illustrations by Eric Yang Pretty much all you need to know about satellite radio can be summed up in one paragraph. There are two services, Sirius and XM. XM offers 101 channels, with 71 of them devoted to music, and the rest to news and talk. Sirius has 100 channels (or "streams," as it calls them), 60 of them music-only.
Michael Gaughn  |  Mar 25, 2003  |  0 comments
Coming into early 2003, the biggest news about the two high-resolution multichannel audio formats, DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD, might be that they're both still hanging in there.
Michael Gaughn  |  Sep 22, 2002  |  0 comments

Saying that Tony Visconti produced some of David Bowie's most innovative albums is the same as saying he produced some of the most innovative albums in rock. It's hard to listen to dance music, alternative rock, electronica, or ambient music without hearing the influence of the Visconti-helmed Bowie/Brian Eno trilogy Low, Heroes, and Lodger.

Michael Gaughn  |  Feb 18, 2002  |  0 comments

You wouldn't know it to look at the "mine's bigger than yours" installations featured in some home theater magazines, but having a decent amount of money to spend on a whole-house audio/video system doesn't necessarily translate into gaudy opulence. Or, to put it another way, modesty isn't always dictated by a limited budget.

Michael Gaughn  |  Jul 15, 2001  |  0 comments

Perfect sound forever. Well, some people will tell you that the compact disc doesn't offer either. Diehard audiophiles complained from the day the CD was first introduced that it sounded cold, metallic, and sterile compared with the LP. And the discs can deteriorate over time, if ever so slowly.