Audio engineering


  • The Patents of… Amar Bose

    Featured image by Chitose Suzuki | AP When it comes to the titans of audio technology, Amar Bose stands amongst the greats. His pioneering work at Bose Corporation has left an indelible mark on the world of sound. From groundbreaking loudspeaker systems to noise-cancelling headphones, Bose’s patents have reshaped how we experience audio. Here, we…

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  • Knowledge is Bowers (& Wilkins)

    John Bowers, Visionary of Sound In the quaint town of Worthing, West Sussex, a story of a remarkable individual began to unfold, a story that would eventually redefine the world of audio technology. John Bowers, the founder of Bowers & Wilkins, was born into a world where technology was rapidly evolving, yet the true potential…

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  • Klipsch, Klipsch, Boom! The Explosive Brilliance of Paul W. Klipsch

    The Roaring Twenties was not just a decade of economic prosperity and cultural explosion; it was also an age of technological marvels. And even amidst this transformative era, Klipsch’s feats stood out. The 15-year-old, from the confines of his makeshift workspace, constructed a radio receiver. This was not just any youthful experiment; it was a…

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  • From War Radios to World-Class Speakers: The Journey of KEF founder Raymond Cooke

    In the tumultuous world of 1925, Raymond Cooke was born, a spirit destined to echo through the annals of audio engineering. By the time the clouds of World War II gathered, young Cooke found himself thrust into the vast expanse of the Royal Navy. While the sea’s mighty roars and the skies’ thunderous clashes became…

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  • 3 Things I Learned About… Digital Playback

    The fact is, your digital source player, computer or streamer is the first contact point between the music and your audio system. It’s your digital needle.

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  • “No, I have the best system in the world!” #7: Transforming Digital Streaming into an Analog Symphony

    Paul’s system is one of those rare audiophile systems; its composed entirely of gear of the same brand, in this case, made by venerable Scottish company Linn. Paul’s system is Linn’s 5.0 Katalyst Surround System. Did you think that Linn was mostly about turntables and analogue? Only in a nostalgic sense. Before I get into…

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  • Best audio systems for $10,000: The Krypton Music System – Audio Physic Classic 15s Paired with Rogue Audio’s Cronus Magnum III Amplifier

    By this point, I felt confident that I could recommend Ian to any of my friends looking to buy audio products—on the condition, of course, that the system we were about to hear sounded good.

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  • Putting an end to the audio cable debate! Part 3

    Blind comparison tests use short-term memory, not long-term memory. Short-term memory can memorize at most seven different pieces of information simultaneously for a maximum duration of 30 seconds. No wonder this is the test of choice of cable deniers!

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  • Uncensored secrets of my audio feet fetish

    I’ve been pursuing good sound quality for decades. Along the journey, I learned about various elements that make up a good audio system. And one important lesson I learned is this: Sometimes, those small, seemingly less important elements turn out to be game changers. In an audio system, we pay most of our attention to…

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