• Millecular: More isn't always more - 02/03/2016 09:18 PM MST
    Audio File: Step 1 of DIY subwoofer project gets easier

    Building speakers is more practical than buying them at the store
    "Man plans, and God laughs." "Measure twice, cut once." One of these popular sayings applies to our awesome DIY subwoofer project, and it's not the one about cutting. Full Story
    Audio File: Love for the sub
    Bass is an old friend of mine. The first speaker I ever made, at age 7, was a subwoofer. I designed it using toilet paper tubes as bass ports, and I'm sure in retrospect it sounded awful. Full Story

    Audio File: Let the party commence
    The biggest and baddest and quite frankly the loudest Bluetooth speaker I've ever seen was a SOUNDBOKS thing being pulled in a gear wagon along the 505 jeep trail above Eldora. Full Story

    Audio File: Part 2 of our DIY Bluetooth boombox project
    Drums can't bang without skins, and our Bluetooth boombox project can't sing without speaker drivers. Full Story

    Audio File: Bring the boom back
    I recently found a guy on Instagram who collects and restores '80s-era boomboxes, or "ghetto blasters," as he calls them. Full Story

    Audio File: Build a set of speaker stands to give your music a solid foundation
    It's hard to think about the violent up-and-down (or whatever) movement of your car's pistons while you're driving. Full Story

    Audio File: Homebrew cables look cool and sound even cooler
    If you took a set of normal speaker cables and ran them over with a steamroller, you'd get something like what we're going to make today. Full Story

    Audio File: A fun glimpse into an audiophile setup when the budget doesn't matter
    The average cost to manufacture something audio related is usually about a quarter of what it eventually costs at the store, sometimes less. Full Story

    Audio File: Tune up the house
    Choosing the right audio system is a personal decision like choosing a car, but with cars, the difference between choices is more subtle. Full Story

    Audio File: Vinyl and the tube
    We're learning by example at the end of this series on audiophile basics, and last week's scenario of a video gamer building a serious audio system on the cheap was a great start. Full Story

    Audio File: Find your purpose
    I've been looking forward to this column because we're finally approaching the crux of the audiophile effort: piecing together a system to deliver profound musical enjoyment. Full Story

    Audio File: The magic in music
    Music is an amazing thing. It's also a silly thing, viewed abstractly. In terms of sound wavelengths, actual difference in makeup of a Childish Gambino track and a Sonic Youth song is small, if you examine closely. Full Story

    Audio File: Music is made to make you feel, and that's what's most important
    Joy and music go hand in hand. I remember my middle school punk band getting access to a serious PA — two 18-inch subs and two mains with a 1 kilowatt amp — and I remember most the intense feeling of physically vibrating to our music while standing in the midst of all that power. Full Story

    Audio File: Synergy matters
    I recently landed a dream job that taps into my passion for high-end audio equipment of all shapes and kinds. Full Story

    Audio File: New local funk, fuzzy name changes and a dope record to bump
    High performance audio equipment is cool and all, but let's remember this hobby is about enjoying music. Full Story

    Audio File: Music you know like the back of your hand is a useful tool
    I'll go out on a fairly robust limb to guess that not one of you has ever hooked up an old VHS cassette player to a state-of-the-art flat-screen TV. Full Story

    Audio File: Stream it, don't dream it
    Life in a two-job house with a 2-year-old and a needy puppy leaves little room for dusting or sweeping, so we hire someone to occasionally deep-clean-up after us. Full Story

    Audio File: Internet-served audio is a step up in quality and connectivity
    In the past several weeks, I've moved relatively slowly through this series on audiophile basics, describing in painstaking detail the starting point of a well-appointed music playback chain and the music itself. Full Story

    Audio File: Medium well done
    If you've checked out my Insta, you know I'm an Indian Peaks Wilderness junkie. My half-fox, half-squirrel dog and I are up there every weekend poking around, looking for moose and avoiding other people. Full Story

    Audio File: Digital music takes the cake when it comes to potential for great sound
    I like to listen to finger music. That's right, I'm a digital guy. Woah, that was a bad joke. Well, as a father of a toddler, I guess it's time I stock up on some of those. Full Story

    (Matt York / Associated Press)
    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

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    (Matt York / Associated Press)
    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

    Full Story
    (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)
    Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops

    The Boulder alt-country band gives its EPs names such as Death and Resurrection, and its songs bear the mark of hard truths and sin. But the punk energy behind the playing, and the sense that it's all in good fun, make it OK to dance to a song like "Death." Full Story