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How to bi-amp using mismatched amplifiers 4

Posted 3 weeks ago

If two different amplifiers are incorporated to bi-amplify loudspeakers, what's the best way to match their gains? If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul's new book, The Audiophile's Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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How to set a subwoofers crossover frequency 3

Posted 3 weeks ago

Adjusting a subwoofer's crossover frequency and level to perfectly match the main speaker is not always an easy task. What frequency is best to start at? If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul's new book, The Audiophile's Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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Do audio designers hire musicians? 14

Posted 3 weeks ago

The goal of an audio system is to accurately reproduce the sound of musical instruments. Do the companies that design these products ever hire musicians to tell them if they are on the right track? If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul's new book, The Audiophile's Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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3 channel audio 13

Posted 4 weeks ago

If a stereo system's phantom center channel is so important to audiophiles, why not just add a 3d speaker in the center? If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul's new book, The Audiophile's Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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Is MQA a good thing? 6

Posted 4 weeks ago

Few audio formats have had more controversy than MQA. What's Paul's opinion on this often misunderstood format? If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul's new book, The Audiophile's Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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Vacuum tube amplifier or preamplifier? 20

Posted 1 month ago

If you could only upgrade one product in the chain to a vacuum tube for added warmth, would it be the preamp or power amp and why? If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul's new book, The Audiophile's Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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Fix or sell a vintage amplifier? 5

Posted 1 month ago

We often become emotionally attached to our equipment, especially cool old vintage HiFi kits. Should Paul's viewer sell or repair his aging integrated amplifier? If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul's new book, The Audiophile's Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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Why Class D amps have small power transformers 3

Posted 1 month ago

Big power amplifies have big power transformers inside, but not so for powerful class D amplifiers. How can they produce so much power with such small transformers? If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul's new book, The Audiophile's Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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Upgrade the phono or power amplifier first? 6

Posted 1 month ago

If you're an audiophile on a limited budget, it's always a tough decision to choose which piece of gear is more important to upgrade. If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul's new book, The Audiophile's Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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The difference a subwoofer makes 3

Posted 1 month ago

Sometimes Paul's viewers give him feedback as to how well his advice worked—or didn't work. Here's some viewer feedback on subwoofers. If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul's new book, The Audiophile's Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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How much quality is on a master tape? 8

Posted 1 month ago

Original tape recordings of classics like Miles Davis, Kind of Blue, are treasures to be cherished. But given tape's limited bandwidth and dynamic range, does it make sense to preserve it using high-resolution audio captures? If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul's new book, The Audiophile's Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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Does wifi lower computer noise in DACs? 12

Posted 1 month ago

Computers are noisy environments hostile to good audio reproduction. Can separating the computer from the DAC via WiFi help? If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul's new book, The Audiophile's Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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The price of secrecy 4

Posted 1 month ago

Unlike some industries, audio companies shroud their products in cloaks of secrecy. Is this acceptable and right thing to be doing? If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul's new book, The Audiophile's Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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Does distance to the front wall matter with a subwoofer? 1

Posted 1 month ago

It's important in a two-channel audio system that the main left and right speakers be away from the wall behind them, but what about a subwoofer? If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul's new book, The Audiophile's Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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DSD on a Macbook Pro 6

Posted 1 month ago

Macbooks and Windows computers cannot reproduce DSD audio files unless you know the secret. Paul shares with us how to get them through the system. If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul's new book, The Audiophile's Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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Is PS Audio’s Infinity IRSV original? 6

Posted 1 month ago

There were only 58 pairs of Infinity IRSV ever made. PS Audio has one of the few and theirs is a real treasure. Find out the particulars of this reference sound system. If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul's new book, The Audiophile's Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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Do you ever wake up in a cold sweat? 5

Posted 1 month ago

With everything Paul's got going: books, recordings, designing, running a company, does he ever wake up in a cold sweat wondering what he's doing? You might be surprised at the answer.

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Is Brian Eno correct? 20

Posted 1 month ago

Musician, Brian Eno recommends the addition of a third loudspeaker in a person't home stsreo system. Why? Is it a mystery as Eno suggests or does Paul know the answer?

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