It is said you are what you eat and there is truth in that statement. We could also make a similar observation of our equipment's sound quality: performance depends on passive components. Within each piece in the music reproduction chain are hundreds, perhaps thousands of building blocks called passive components that are not unlike the cells we are made of. From input to output music travels through these tiny components that collectively produce the music in our homes. Along the way each passive affects the sound; some more, some less, and their contributions cannot be ignored. The master designer of audio equipment pays close attention to the bits that he chooses as building blocks and tomorrow I will begin to expand on some of the observations and reasoning behind the types of bits and pieces that make up the audio equipment we love.
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