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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.
audiophilestyle (formerly Computeraudiophile)
Traditional audio stores with online second-hand sections
Based in the Netherlands
Relatively new in the business but fast becoming one of the favorite pages to check. The shop can be visited in Woerden, the Netherlands.
Great shop with lots of different products and a nice selection of occasions, based in Hoorn, the Netherlands.
Hifi Studio Wilbert
One of the few remaining classic audio shops, based in Utrecht.
Great shop in Groningen with a nice selection of quality audio components
Nice audio shop in Tegelen, the Netherlands.
Dutch shop with outlet and second-hand collection (these days no longer very active)
Dutch shop near Alkmaar 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! (Alas, Ben Hoedjes has decided to slow down his activities for Studio Alkmaar but for the time being, there is still plenty to see and buy)
W en W Audio.nl
Dutch shop in Enschede with a large second-hand collection of audio equipment in all price ranges.
Based outside of the Netherlands
Great selection and often rare opportunities in this German audio store but usually on the pricey side
Second-Hand Ad websites
Based in Friesland, the Netherlands, Audiomatch does not typically have a large collection but is still worth checking out.
Biggest audio site in the USA with a very large second-hand collection.
Perhaps the most well known second-hand audio advert site in Germany with a super large collection.
Based in Lelystad, the Netherlands, Callas-Audioccasion offers an interesting collection of well-known and sometimes obscure audio equipment that can be demoed in a superb listening environment upon appointment.
Dutch dealer with a nice selection of top-high end audio equipment, located centrally in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands.
One of the best known audio advert websites in the Netherlands with a nice section of the better audio equipment. Generally with a more serious public than on Marktplaats.
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.
Dutch dealer and broker with a high turnaround collection of high-end equipment at competitive prices and with excellent service. One of the best sources for high-end audio equipment in the Netherlands.
Internationally operating Dutch broker (one of the first, actually) for high-end audio equipment.
A result of a lifelong audio hobby, Highender offers new and used equipment from Harskamp, the Netherlands.
The biggest second-hand advert website in the Netherlands with a large section for audio equipment in all price ranges.
A webshop for all your vintage audio needs. They sell vintage and pre-owned audio equipment and ship worldwide.
Relatively new in the business but fast becoming one of the favorite pages to check. The shop can be visited only after contact in the Netherlands.
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
The Best Recurring Audio Events in Europe
Audio Show Alkmaar
Cost Is No Object Show
The Cost Is No Object Show can take place in four locations:
Pelikaanstraat 126 B-2018 Antwerpen, Belgium
Bredabaan 1031, B-2930 Brasschaat, Belgium
Sint-Antoniusstraat 15 B-2300 Turnhout
Rue Joseph Bens 21, 1080 Brussel (Ukkel)
Chattelin Audio Systems
iEar Audio Show
Willem II stadion, Goirlese Weg 34, 5026 PC, Tilburg
Munich High End
New Music High End Innovation
Hôtel Courtyard – Marriott, Olympiadenlaan 6 – Brussel 1140
XFi Premium Audio Show / Dutch Audio Event
Finest Audio Show Zurich
Mövenpick Hotel Zürich Regensdorf
Im Zentrum 2
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.