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Music Library Management
Dan Gravell has written an extensive document covering all aspects of digital music playback/streaming audio. It not only covers the playback side but also all aspects of naming, ordering and tagging files. This is a must-read, even if you know a lot about the matter already.
All the below sites offer excellent, independent reviews. They’re all well worth checking out.
Dutch audio stores with online second-hand sections
Dutch dealer of quality equipment with 40 years of experience in the field.
Dutch shop with a nice second-hand collection. Alas, as Ben is retiring, he is now in the process of retracting from the market. But he’s not gone yet!
W en W Audio.nl
Dutch shop with a large second-hand collection of audio equipment in all price ranges
Dutch dealer with a nice selection of high-end audio equipment
Dutch dealer and broker with a high turnaround collection of high-end equipment at competitive prices and with excellent service
Dutch shop with outlet and second-hand collection
Dutch shop with a nice selection of quality audio components
A webshop for all your vintage audio needs. They sell vintage and pre-owned audio equipment and ship worldwide.
One of the best known audio advert websites in the Netherlands with a nice section of the better audio equipment. Generally more serious public than on Marktplaats.
The biggest second-hand advert website in the Netherlands with a large section for audio equipment in all price ranges.
Perhaps the most well known second-hand audio advert site in Germany with a super large collection.
Biggest audio site in the USA with a very large second-hand collection.
Not a marketplace itself but a website that indexes all the relevant online audio adverts worldwide and displays them all in one easy to browse list based on your search criteria.
Almost all audio brands listed alphabetically with links to the manufacturer’s sites, also searchable by category
Active since 1998 using the ‘wohnraumstudio’ concept which was unique at the time. Only available in Dutch, the site functions as a portal leading to a wealth of information regarding acoustics and various other topics as well as the sale of ECM records, audio furniture and accessories such as record clamps, tubes and modkits.
Formerly known as marantzphilips.nl, a very elaborate site with info about all Marantz and Philips components (also all cd players), both classic and current. Many many many pictures!
A lot of info on mfb speakers but also lots of other classic Philips gear
All Nakamichi cassette decks ever made, neatly listed according to manufacturing date, with lots of info
ReadScapes (by ThingMan)
Lots of useful information regarding room acoustics and diffusion. The site is mainly in Dutch but also contains some English articles such as the one via the link below.
Building Folded Well Diffusers
This article describes in great detail how to build 9 different Folded Well Diffuser designs yourself. There is a wealth of information and specifications as well as free downloadable build instructions to make your own diffusion products.
Order your tubes online – TubeDirect has a nice assortment of new and NOS tubes, as well as a range of tube-related accessories. The NOS tubes are tested for shorts, gas leaks, grid emission, and life expectancy and all products come with a warranty.
A Short History and Explanation
Interesting and easy to read article by Steve Feinstein on Audioholics.com
Lloyd Walker on Fine Tuning Your Turntable
Lots of info about adjusting turntables
Why Vinyl is better
A nice introduction into the basics of vinyl versus digital