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Are speakers analogs of microphones?
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Proper power up sequence for audio
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Moving magnet vs. moving coil
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Can speakers be placed horizontally?
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Do audio soundstages contain height?
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Does sight affect sound?
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Should recordings transport you or the band?
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Volume differences between CDs and ripped versions?
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Why isn't your book high rez?
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Why do stereos systems sound different?
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Are new DACs better than old ones?
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Should speaker cables be the same length?
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Can a CD be compressed to sound like an LP?
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Alternatives to power regenerators
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Do audiophiles hate loudness controls?
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Does audio equipment require maintenance?
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External DACs vs. soundcards
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Are vintage tubes worth the money?
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What are the best air conditioners for music rooms?
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Is high-end audio additive or subtractive?
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Why hasn't the perfect amp been built?
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Will a new power amp give me better sound?
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Going digital without getting discouraged
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How do drugs affect listening experiences?
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Are CD players still relevant
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What is the best volume control setting?
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