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The best tweeters 10

Posted 6 days ago

There are many types of tweeters: soft domes, hard domes, metallic, fabric, ribbon. Which are the best sounding?

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XLR for speaker cables 1

Posted 1 week ago

If balanced audio interconnects are the best sounding means of connecting equipment, why wouldn't it make sense to use XLR connectors for speaker cables?

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Lunch with Paul: why some remastered albums suck 5

Posted 1 week ago

Audiophiles and vinylphiles alike pay premium prices for remastered vinyl only to discover that sometimes, those expensive remastered discs don't sound even half as good as the original vinyl releases. Why is that? Octave Record's Gus Skinas helps us understand what's going on.

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Omni directional tweeters 4

Posted 1 week ago

Why do some speakers feature a rear mounted tweeter? Find out why as well get an explanation of the omni directional tweeter.

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Lunch with Paul: DSD and noise + double rate 6

Posted 2 weeks ago

DSD is the most musical of all digital audio formats sometimes exceeding the quality of analog itself. But, it is not perfect. Find out why in this fascinating video with one of DSD's biggest advocates, Gus Skinas.

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Audio Soundstage 3

Posted 2 weeks ago

What in an audio system gives us what is called soundstage? Paul explains how it works.

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Lunch with Paul: Passive Radiators 10

Posted 2 weeks ago

PS Audio senior design engineer, Chris Brunhaver tells us what a passive radiator is, how it differs from a port, and why it's being included in the new FR Series of loudspeakers.

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Does analog audio have a future? 4

Posted 3 weeks ago

To this viewer digital and vinyl have started to match each other in sound quality and he wonders if vinyl has a future over the more maintenance free digital audio.

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