Tag Archive: reviews

Feb 02 2017

USB UAC2 DAC in Linux (the Emotiva Big Ego with Gentoo Linux)

Recently I was on a mission to make my audio experience on my main desktop more enjoyable. I had previously just used some older Bose AE2 headphones from 2010 plugged in directly to the 3.5mm audio output on the back of my desktop. The sound quality was mediocre at best, and I knew that a …

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Nov 03 2016

2015 Syncopation red blend and Acoustic white blend from Mike Ward on Wine

At the end of August—I know that it’s now November, but time seems to get away from me more often these days—I got the honour of trying the new 2015 vintage of Syncopation red blend (read about the 2014 vintage here) from Mike Ward on Wine! This is the second year that Mike has produced …

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Sep 16 2016

Italy: Travel home days and trip summary

Today was the day that we say goodbye to our Italian vacation and headed back to the US. We awoke to unbelievable rains, and, hoping that they would pass before our drive back to FCO airport, we stopped in again at Bar Principe 2 for some breakfast. In full disclosure, it’s basically because I couldn’t …

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