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Subwoofery: Smooth Operator?

Issue 17FEATURED

Our last entry ended with this statement – “No matter how excellent the subs, no matter how much effort went into their placement, the results will never be satisfying if...

Wait A Minute!

Issue 16FEATURED

We interrupt our regularly scheduled Subwoofery series for a Special Announcement! In the past couple of weeks, as I voiced several systems around the country and conducted set-up classes at my RoomPlay...

Amplified & Equalized

Issue 16FEATURED

Having generated a few milli- or micro-volts by our humble little cartridge, we now have to equalize by applying the inverse of the RIAA curve that was applied when the...

Subwoofery: Trick or Treat?

Issue 14FEATURED

Part 2 – “Fast” bass? Really??? … … Just when I think some errant audiophile terminology is finally extinct, it rears its ugly head again.  I am still amazed when...

Who Are The Modern Audiophiles?

5.1 surroundIssue 15FEATURED

I recently read this piece on industry website Dealerscope Magazine, and felt that Gary Yacoubian very clearly stated  the rite of passage that appears to be taking place. I’ve struggled in...

Points Of Pickup

Issue 13FEATURED

The point of contact between the cartridge’s generator system and the actual moving vinyl record is of course the stylus, mounted on to the cantilever. The stylus has to cope...

London Calling

Issue 14FEATURED

Ending this series with a description of the UK hi-fi scene circa 2016 will bore you to tears, so apologies in advance: globalization has seen to a great leveling, and...

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Issue 13FEATURED

I freely admit that I am a nerd. Aside from music and audio, I omnivorously absorb architecture, antiquarian books, cars, and all manner of mechanical devices. When traveling alone, I...

Son Of 10 More Forgotten Artists

Issue 11FEATURED

Again with the self-indulgence: Of late, I’ve been listening to weird stuff like Tiny Tim, only to find 1) that his recordings were amazing, even in mono, and 2) that...

Fully Armed

Issue 12FEATURED

Once we have established a firm base for our turntable, and have it revolving flutter- and wow-free, we need to add an arm and cartridge to decode all those tiny,...

The Boganyi Piano

Issue 12FEATURED

Born into a musical family in 1974, Gergely Boganyi was raised to be a concert pianist, and began amassing awards at an early age. At 19, he won Chopin and...