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29 April 2010
Audio Lingo premium
Audiolingo can be very confusing. People can mean different things when they talk about musicality and the same goes for many more audiophile words to describe how a component sounds.
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Audio Physic Caldera wiring possibilities premium
Caldera speaker wired with Transparent or Synergistic Research cables.
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Audio Technica AT-HS10 and Ortofon LH 2000 Turntable Headshells premium
Phono cartridges can make or break a turntable, but the headshell also has a not inconsiderable influence on the sound.
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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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2 April 2009
Detail versus Musicality premium
The upgrade-virus can easily take over control: where to draw the line?
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2 July 2009
Double Blind Listening Tests premium
For a lot of sceptics double blind testing is the only valid method of comparing equipment, but is it?
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4 December 2009
Electrostatic and Magnetostatic Speakers premium
Electrostatic speakers and Magnetostatic speakers both are planar dipoles, and they both tend to be flat and large. But there's a lot more to know about the technical principles behind these speakers. Some interesting reading, I promise!
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18 November 2012
Music Server Placement and the influence of Network Cable and Switches premium
Even a music server turns out to be sensitive to its placement
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16 December 2008
Recording LP’s: digital or analog? premium
When recording LP's, what sounds better? Digitized or recorded analog?
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10 April 2011
Room Acoustics – last barrier of most important factor? premium
Despite all I've learned about audio, I haven't yet been able to fully tackle this last barrier. In this article I'd like to share what I have learned so far.
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4 August 2008
Running-In premium
Some people are not convinced that this phenomenon even exists and maintain that it is a psychological effect
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4 August 2008
Speaker Placement premium
Apart from the obvious moving around of the speakers, there are various other variables to hooking up and installation of loudspeakers.
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16 August 2008
System Synergy premium
It's rare that a given component performs 100% in a given setup rightaway
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24 August 2010
Treble premium
Open, airy, rolled-off, dark, edgy etc, there is a lot to say about the high frequencies, but this is easily misinterpreted
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24 May 2008
Underlay materials and their acoustic properties 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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4 September 2012
Upgrading Magnepan Crossovers premium
Those diminutive external boxes turn out to have an enormous impact on the sound!
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6 August 2008
Warming Up premium
Warming up is related to, but different from running in. Warming up happens each time a component has been disconnected from the mains power.
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4 February 2012
Why do high end speakers demand high end equipment? premium
A pair of KEF’s or IMF’s, wired with bell cable to any old Pioneer, Marantz or Kenwood amp used to sound awesome. Never did we feel the urge to upgrade, unless we wanted more knobs. Or more lamps and indicators, that was always cool. But I digress. Go to a second hand store and get […]
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