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  • Deciphering a Stereo’s Acoustical Measurements and Taking Corrective Actions

    In my previous article, entitled “Analyzing a Stereo’s Frequency Response and Decay Times”, I suggested measurement tips and the use of important variables to do with frequency response and decay times. This article begins with a measurement baseline of a 2-channel stereo with two subwoofers within a typical domestic living room (25’ x 11.25’ x 8’)…

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  • Is Class-D Technology About As Good As It’ll Ever Get?

    As an audiophile on a journey of perpetually better sound, I was left slightly disconcerted by class-D trailblazer Bruno Putzeys’s assertion, in my previous class-D article, that, as he put it, well-done class-D amplification was now so good that “the amplifier part is basically a solved problem”. I understood the gist of what Bruno meant…

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  • Magnat Signature Edelstein Loudspeakers Reviewed

    “Wonderful loudspeakers that deserve to be front and centre of a two-channel system. These are mini speakers with a massive sound and which represent something unusual in audio – genuine value for money.”

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  • Observations At T.H.E. Show 2024

    “What I’m going to say now with 100% certainty is that I had never heard these two recordings sound better than they did in that room.”

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  • iFi launches the ZEN CAN 3 featuring xMEMS support

    The iFi ZEN CAN 3 supports in-ear monitors (IEMs) using xMEMS, an innovative speaker technology to push the boundaries of headphone performance.

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  • Making Speakers Smaller and Better With MEMS Technology: Talking With Moti Margalit of Sonic Edge

    “Sonic Edge’s driver is based on ultrasound, where ultrasound is generated from multiple speakers, each the width of a human hair.”

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  • The ABCs of Audio: Exploring the Hi-Fi Lexicon

    Welcome to “The ABCs of Audio: Hi-Fi Lexicon,” your ultimate guide to understanding the fundamental terms and concepts in high-fidelity audio. Whether you’re a complete beginner or looking to expand your knowledge, this article breaks down complex audio jargon into simple explanations. We use two levels of simplicity: In the following sections, we’ll cover essential…

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  • Meze Audio Introduces ALBA in-ears

    “ALBA is the bridge between the current in-ear market and Meze Audio’s best-in-class collection. Priced at US$ 159.”

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  • Analyzing a Stereo’s Frequency Response and Decay Times

    Many of us use our listening rooms as a place to escape the world and its problems, so that we may decompress and recharge our batteries. One thing I, as an audiophile, discovered is that the better the sound quality in my room, the more I’ve been able to connect emotionally with my music. That…

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  • Steven Stone’s Super Budget Components: Vera-Fi Speakers

    “Why You Could Hate the Budget Component I Love; Warranty Time for a DAC; and the New Vera-Fi Scout Loudspeaker”

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  • Orange Amplification Launches The Pyramid Audio System

    The Pyramid Audio System has been carefully formulated to sound pleasing to the ear with a warm clean sound shaped to limit “ear fatigue”.

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  • Feng-Shui Hi-Fi’s Sound Revolution: Harmonizing Music & Chi

    Feng-Shui Hi-Fi Debuts Cutting-Edge Audio Tech: Because Chi is the New High Fidelity Ever paused your favorite track to consider if your speakers might prefer facing the door rather than your sofa? Or if your subwoofer wants to align with the room’s energy flow? Welcome to the world of Feng-Shui Hi-Fi, where the traditional audio…

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  • 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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  • The Electrifying Debut of The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    In the spring of 1967, a seismic shift occurred in the rock music panorama with the release of “Are You Experienced,” the debut album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. This album didn’t merely enter the music scene; it exploded into it, bringing with it a new era of sound innovation and cultural expression that would…

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  • Denon Perl Review: The Earbuds That Adapt To How YOU Hear

    “The Denon Perl wireless earbuds offer a unique combination of features, including personalized listening with Masimo Adaptive Acoustic Technology (AAT), active noise cancellation, and long battery life.”

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