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Can MP3 be CD quality? 0

Posted 2 years ago

If you record an MP3 file unto a CD does it take on the quality of a CD or is there more going on than meets the eye or ear?

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Is an integrated speaker best? 2

Posted 2 years ago

If designers could build everything from scratch including the speakers, amplifier, DAC, cables, and preamplification into one box wouldn't that be the best system possible?

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Why are we obsessed with 2-channel? 6

Posted 2 years ago

There are all sorts of great surround sound systems available and yet audiophiles steadfastly stick to their two-channel guns as if there's nothing else to consider. What's wrong with surround sound for music?

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Should we share our passion? 2

Posted 2 years ago

Are we obligated to share the joys of our hobby with others? Seems high-end audio is shrinking and thus it might be time to speak out and help spread the word. Paul gives us his views on the subject.

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Does a dented dome tweeter matter? 0

Posted 2 years ago

It's happened to us all. A kid or an adult mistakenly pushes in the dome of a metal or soft tweeter and bingo! We're out of luck. What happens if we pop it back out? Is it damaged? Are there any tricks to rescuing one?

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Explain bi-wiring 8

Posted 2 years ago

Bi-wiring, bi-amplification. How does all this work and why would anyone with a pair of loudspeakers make this happen?

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How to pick a new speaker 4

Posted 2 years ago

It's hard enough to know what loudspeaker to purchase but with the shrinking dealer base, how does one go about making any sort of intelligent decision these days?

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DC blockers 0

Posted 2 years ago

When DC contaminates the AC power line what can you do? Add a DC blocker. Paul explains how these work and why they are effective.

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Is my system underpowered? 3

Posted 2 years ago

How do you know if your system needs more power via a bigger amplifier? Especially if it was working great before you changed room size.

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Has digital replaced turntables in value? 2

Posted 2 years ago

At one time the value equation offered up by some manufacturers had the turntable at the top of the value equation asking people to invest the most there and then less on other system components. Has digital changed that equation?

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How does upsampling increase information? 3

Posted 2 years ago

How can you get more information by simply upsampling? Paul explains how digital audio works, what sample rate and bit depth means, and how computers count in binary in this simple short video.

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Whose opinions should you trust? 0

Posted 2 years ago

When it comes to evaluating high-end audio equipment whose opinion can you trust? With fewer dealers around it seems we're left with only the reviewers and they can't agree on much themselves. What to do? Paul offers some interesting suggestions.

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Bringing millennials into audio 3

Posted 2 years ago

Audiophiles constantly worry that not enough young people are entering into the joys and ecstasies of high-end audio. So, what does Paul suggest when it comes to engaging and keeping the younger crowd in high-end audio?

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Are isolation transformers worth it? 0

Posted 2 years ago

Often times electricians and hifi dealers recommend the use of isolation transformers to reduce the effects of line noise in recording studios and high-end audio systems. Paul shares his opinion on their use and explains why he's against them.

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How has 3d printing affected audio? 0

Posted 2 years ago

3D printing is a growing field invading all of engineering. How has it affected the audio industry? Paul shares with us his thoughts and the few examples of specially manufactured tonearms and other high-end products venturing into this high tech field.

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How do cone materials affect sound? 0

Posted 2 years ago

There are a seemingly endless variety of cone materials used in loudspeakers. What effects do they have to the sound and how do you choose one from another when designing a speaker?

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Building your own speakers from a kit 1

Posted 2 years ago

There are a number of DIY speaker kits available in Europe and elsewhere. Does it make sense to build them yourself to save money? And if so, how much can you save and what are the pitfalls?

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