Audio 101


  • How to Correctly Integrate Subwoofers Into a Stereo System, Part 3

    “In this last part, I’ll address subwoofer time alignment with the main speakers and compare 5 popular crossover strategies.”

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  • Streaming vs. Lossless: Understanding Audio Formats

    In the ever-evolving landscape of digital music, the quest for pristine sound quality amidst the convenience of digital formats has led to the creation of an array of lossless audio codecs. These formats serve as a beacon for audiophiles and music enthusiasts alike, offering a sanctuary where the integrity of sound is preserved in its…

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  • How to Correctly Integrate Subwoofers Into a Stereo System, Part 2

    “Relying only on one’s ears to find the ideal placement for a subwoofer, without the help of measurement software, is a bad strategy, in my opinion.”

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  • How to Correctly Integrate Subwoofers Into a Stereo System, Part 1

    “To achieve ultimate bass—the deepest, most solid, most seamless bass—requires getting many things right” This article will show you how to do it.

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  • Understanding Music Streaming: A Guide for Beginners

    No time to read? Click here to access our easy-to-understand grid covering what you need to know. Welcome to our beginner’s guide to understanding streaming. This guide is designed to help individuals with little to no knowledge of the streaming industry understand which service best caters to their needs, without delving too deeply into technical…

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  • Treating your room right

    “Treating your room right” is a new series dedicated to acoustic treatment. Rarely, if ever, do audio magazines broach the subject of acoustic treatment, to your detriment. The simple truth is room treatments will help you get the most from your audio system. In fact, unless your room’s acoustic anomalies are addressed, it doesn’t matter…

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  • Listen now: here’s how to set up your speakers

    Nothing is more important to the sound of your system than speaker placement. Gerard offers sage advice on getting it right. To get the best sound from your purchase and the biggest bang for the buck, you have to consider two main factors: One, is the room you place them in; you don’t hear just…

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