Issue 17 Articles

Opening Salvo: More, and Better
As we approach the annual Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, our home-town show (sorta), we have a lot yet to accomplish....
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: More Flutes
A few weeks ago we stuck one toe in the deep waters of music for transverse flute, an instrument played...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: The Sound Your Head Makes When It Hits the Table
Enough about the Sheryl Crow record. Well, no --- but yes. I could probably write quite a bit more about...
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My Turn: Boulder Amplifiers
Somewhere back in the last century, from around 1976 to 1983, a California company called Pacific Recorders & Engineering (PR&E)...
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The Audio Cynic: RMAF Past, RMAF Present, RMAF Yet to Come
In years past I looked forward to RMAF as an opportunity to escape the perpetual swampy humidity of Florida, enjoy...
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Quibbles and Bits: Sigma–Delta Modulators – Part III
At this point I promised to conclude my mini-series on SDMs by touching on some of the differences between DSD...
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Back to Basics: Simple Subwoofer Setup
Very few loudspeakers are full range. Yes, nearly all extend higher than we humans can hear, but rarely as low. Audio setup...
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Vintage Whine: VPI: 38 Years and Counting
Harry Pearson, founder of The Absolute Sound, contributed to the success of a number of high-end audio manufacturers, and probably...
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Make It Yourself: How to Make a Vintage Component Sing Again, Part II
Part II: The coupling capacitors In the last issue, we discussed some basic theory concerning power supply capacitor replacement in...
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Featured: Subwoofery: Smooth Operator?
Our last entry ended with this statement – “No matter how excellent the subs, no matter how much effort went...
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In My Room: Montana Audio
To start off my system is nothing brand new.  It is all older equipment,  like my Montana Audio XP1 loudspeakers,...
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Parting Shot: Seljalandsfoss Iceland
Seljalandsfoss is one of the many natural wonders in Iceland. Located in the country's southern section, the waterfall drops 60...
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