Breaking Through: The Through The Sound Barrier Podcast

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Sinopse

A podcast that accompanies audiophiles on their quests: (1) getting better sound, and (2) getting greater musical satisfaction. Hosted by audio guy Jim Smith, author of Get Better Sound and the forthcoming Through the Sound Barrier.

Episódios

  • Episode Twelve: Through the License Barrier

    31/01/2018 Duração: 16min

    Greetings audiophiles! This is the twelfth installment of the Breaking Through Podcast, and it's brief but well worth the listen, if we do say so ourselves. This time we focus exclusively on Through the Sound Barrier updates, and Jim has a couple of announcements to make. He also needs and requests your feedback concerning a video format question. Please send your comments to  and let him know what you think. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode Eleven: We Like Mike

    09/04/2017 Duração: 50min

    Hello audiophiles! We're back with an eleventh episode of the Breaking Through Podcast. In this episode we begin with the usual TTSB update, and then talk a bit about RoomPlay Reference. The real treat, though, is Randall's interview with Mike Bovaird, founder of the forums and an equipment dealer now in his own right at the newly opened .

  • Episode Ten: EQ and Room Setup

    21/06/2016 Duração: 27min

    Hello audiophiles! After a hiatus we're back with the tenth episode of the Breaking Through Podcast! In this episode, Jim updates you on the status of the Through the Sound Barrier project, and then discusses the question of EQ and digital signal processing. Lastly we discuss the comparative importance of components vs. room setup. Send listener mail to -- we love reading it!

  • Episode Nine: Out of the Hot Seat

    17/04/2015 Duração: 27min

    Hello audiophiles! Can you believe that this is the ninth episode of the Breaking Through Podcast? In this episode, Jim provides the customary update on the Through the Sound Barrier project, including changes to the CD, status of the books and DVD, and a tentative shipping timeframe! Then it's on to discussing a recent RoomPlay Reference session with a client who hears things differently. Jim talks a bit about shared listening as yet another way that music can move you, reference room or not. We close with a reminder for all those TTSB backers who have yet to schedule their sessions with Jim. Send listener mail to -- we love reading it!

  • Episode Eight: RoomPlay Reference Reference

    05/02/2015 Duração: 24min

    Hello audiophiles! Welcome to the eighth episode of the Breaking Through Podcast. In this episode, Jim offers a few updates on the Kickstarter production, and then turns over the mic to his trusty sonkick Randall. Randall interviews Wayne from Birmingham, a longtime audiophile who recently experienced great success with voicing his own soundroom following a RoomPlay Reference session with Jim. Hear what Wayne's got to say, and then go and do likewise, Gentle Listener. Keep sending in listener mail to -- we love reading them!

  • Episode Seven: Dynamics, Presence, and Tone

    29/10/2014 Duração: 44min

    Hello audiophiles and pronunciation experts! Welcome to the seventh installment of the Breaking Through Podcast. In this episode, Jim and his trusty sonkick Randall spend much of their breath detailing the contents and uses of the two CDs that come with the Through the Sound Barrier project. Turns out that dynamics, presence and tone (briefly discussed in Episode Six) serve as the organizing principles for the tracks on the CD, and for system setup itself. After a rundown of the tracks on the CDs, Jim provides some color regarding his most recent work building out his soundroom. Which is hopefully finished, Gentle Listeners. Keep sending in listener mail to -- we love reading them!

  • Episode Six: Under an Audio Aegis

    16/07/2014 Duração: 30min

    Hello, fellow audiophiles and logophiles! In this sixth installment of the Breaking Through Podcast, Jim and his trusty sonkick Randall bring you updates on the Through the Sound Barrier project, a discussion of absolute polarity and its relevance for both TTSB backers and audiophiles at large, and a brief disquisition on dynamics, presence and tone. Lastly, Jim's got a new article up on , wherein he speaks to the popularly held notion that the audio retail industry is in decline, along with his reflections on why that might or might not be the case. Keep sending in listener mail to -- we love reading them!

  • Episode Five: The Long-Playing Vinyl Show

    26/05/2014 Duração: 58min

    Greetings, Gentle Listeners! This episode swings in at just under an hour, which fits our groove, given the content this go round. Ahem. As usual, we begin with a detail-filled update on Through the Sound Barrier, including new features we've added to the CD. Then we discuss RoomPlay, Jim's custom voicing service, and read a snippet of recent feedback he received from a recent RoomPlay client. Then it's on to a recent article Jim wrote for the website , wherein he muses a bit on vinyl and the unique challenges it poses -- challenges that can and often do go untreated. Lastly, we chat a bit about the newly redesigned getbettersound.com website, which we hope you will visit early and often. No listener mail this time (for episode length's sake), but keep sending those questions and comments to -- we love reading them. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode Four: Knowledge is Clean Power

    17/03/2014 Duração: 38min

    Helloooo, audiophiles! After a hiatus of a few months, we're back with all kinds of good stuff. As usual, we start with a status update on the Through the Sound Barrier Kickstarter project. Finally, our audio CD licensing is straightening out! Then it's on to the latest with Jim's room build, followed by a brief recap of his experience with a new iPhone app and some exciting developments over at . Lastly, as always, we open some listener mail. Keep sending your questions and comments to us at [email protected]. Thanks for listening! Links of note for this episode: Acoustic Sciences Corporation's Studiosixdigital's  iPhone app  e-zine    

  • Episode Three: Audiophile Room Building, Audiophile Bildungsroman

    16/11/2013 Duração: 41min

    Hello, audiophiles! This episode -- newly available via iTunes -- sees your intrepid host Jim and doughty sidekick Randall tackling the tough questions, including when to expect delivery of the TTSB Kickstarter, and what it takes to keep your sanity when building a room. Then it's on to listener email, and this time we kick that segment off with a great contribution from listener and TTSB backer Alón Sagee. Check out Alón's audiophile coming-of-age article (and Peter Cuddy's original tipsheet questions) at . Meanwhile, keep sending your questions and comments to us at [email protected]. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode Two: Mach Two!

    25/09/2013 Duração: 33min

    Hello, audiophiles! As we accelerate into our second installment, we focus on three topics: 1) the next edition of the Quarter Notes newsletter, 2) the state of the Through the Sound Barrier Kickstarter project, and 3) more great listener questions. Keep sending your questions and comments to us at [email protected]. Thanks for listening! Hello, audiophiles! As we accelerate into our second installment, we focus on three topics: 1) the next edition of the Quarter Notes newsletter, 2) the state of the Through the Sound Barrier Kickstarter project, and 3) more great listener questions. Keep sending your questions and comments to us at [email protected]. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode One: Mach One!

    19/08/2013 Duração: 49min

    Hello, audiophiles! Welcome to the very first episode of the Breaking Through podcast. In this show, hosts Jim Smith and (his trusty sidekick/son) Randall introduce you to the who, what, how, and why of the show. After an overview of our format, it's on to today's topic: Audiophile Common Knowledge (ACK). Finally, we finish the show with Q&A based on several emails from Through the Sound Barrier Kickstarter backers. As mentioned in the podcast, this is a Work in Progress. Expect future versions to be slicker - or not. But hopefully, a bit more polished.