Acoustic Sounds

Features: Miscellaneous

April 4th, 2023

Would You Buy A $3899 Ethernet Switch?

would you buy any ethernet switch?

By: Michael Fremer

Let’s start with, would you buy an ethernet switch at all? If your music is all in the analog domain, you don’t need one unless it’s for your home theater set-up or for your household Internet and even then, you may be 100% wireless and not need one. And let’s continue with, why is any ethernet switch being reviewed on And let’s complete the questioning with why is that analog guy doing the reviewing? All good questions.Of course, vinyl records... Read More

March 2nd, 2023

Audio Intelligent Enzymatic Record Cleaning Concentrate For "Ultrasonic" Cleaning Machines

brings down the fluid cost but may void your Audio Deske warranty

By: Michael Fremer

Owners of the Audio Deske record cleaning machine know it's convenient and does a good job cleaning records. They also know that the Audio Deske cleaning fluid is costly: $33 for a single small bottle of detergent good for cleaning approximately 150 records, depending upon how clean or dirty they are going into the machine. Because of the cost, it's tempting to use the tank up to the 150 record limit even if you think it's better to change it more... Read More

January 3rd, 2023

PS Audio Sprout 100 Does Everything But Take Up Space

updated from original Sprout, the 100 is likely getting another upgrade next year

By: Michael Fremer

This review is late, a victim of job change-related delays (among other things) but better late than never, even if PS Audio's updating history indicates a newer edition might be on the way—the Sprout100 replaced the original Sprout, which began life as a Kickstarter funded project back in 2014. The Sprout100 came about five years later so the "next gen" Sprout if there is to be one, might come next year.For now though, there's the Sprout100, which... Read More