Audiophile Insights

28 December 2016
“Digital” Switching Class D or Class T amplifiers premium
Although called digital amps by many people, most "digital" amps aren't digital at all.
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30 July 2011
A Straight Wire With Gain premium
Barb wire, hearing your wallet, all interlinks sound the same and the best amp is a straight wire with gain. Here are some musings on these subjects.
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Acoustic System International – Liveline Powercable premium
Changing the standard Yarbo connectors to IeGO 24k Gold cryo connectors
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26 January 2014
Apogee speaker Crossover – active or passive premium
A bi-amping experiment using Apogee Divas
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20 October 2009
Audible Differences Among CD Transports premium
I'll say it right here: there are quite large differences in sound amongst CD transports. Yes, even when you only use the digital output, still you can hear differences in speed, attack, fluidity.
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20 October 2009
AWG to mm2 Conversion premium
For European people, AWG sizes can be very confusing, so here's a handy conversion table
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Balanced (XLR) and Unbalanced (cinch) connections premium
Just like the old analog versus digital matter or Mac versus PC, Balanced versus Unbalanced and/or XLR versus cinch connections is a discussion in which many people seem to have a definite point of view
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30 May 2008
Bals 73 Schuko Assembly Instructions premium
Useful hint for people who make their own powercables using the Bals type 73 schuko plug
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1 December 2010
Bi-Wiring premium
Biwiring your loudspeakers can really make a difference, most people agree on that. But people seem not to agree upon whether the effect is good or bad.
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Bliss premium
Super-handy Music Library Tagging Program
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Cable Connections: use end sleeves or tinning? premium
Cable Connections: use end sleeves or tinning?
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2 January 2009
Cable Length premium
Best use a short lead? Or rather a minimum of 1,5 meters? Opinions divert.
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Cardas Golden Reference powercable – Changing the IEC connector premium
Changing the standard Yarbo connectors to IeGO 24k Gold cryo connectors
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CD Ripping premium
Sometimes I come across things in the wonderful world of audio that drive me nuts.
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5 June 2009
CD Transport + DAC or Integrated Player? premium
As always, both methods have their own advantages, but there is one unique clear advantage to taking the integrated player route.
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12 August 2008
Component Placement premium
Every piece of equipment can be placed on numerous kinds of underlay materials. All materials have their own acoustic properties.
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25 July 2010
Computer Audio – SSD versus HDD premium
This may be hard to believe but the type of drive also has an influence on the sound.
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21 December 2009
Computer Audio part 1 – The Basics premium
The possibilities are endless and may make the beginning audiophile or musiclover unsure about the next step to take
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