We need to talk about SPEAKERS: Soz, ‘audiophiles’, only IT will break the sound barrier article is interesting reading on audio design, DSPs and the debunking of traditional hi-fi. It says that today’s loudspeakers are nowhere near as good as they could be, due in no small measure to the presence of “traditional” audiophile products. In the future, loudspeakers will increasingly communicate via digital wireless links and will contain digital processing which means that the link between IT and loudspeakers is destined to grow. I pretty much agree that too often today then talking on hi-fi, science is replaced by bizarre belief structures and marketing fluff, leading to a decades-long stagnation of the audiophile domain. It’s a scenario ripe for “disruption”.