A Hybrid Electroacoustic Lumped and Finite Element Model for Modeling Loudspeaker Drivers

A hybrid method for modeling the acoustic characteristics of a loudspeaker driver. The method uses an electroacoustic lumped circuit model for the magnet, voice coil, and spider system. This includes the electrical and mechanical properties. The lumped model is coupled to a finite element (FE) model of the speaker cone and surrounding air. The diaphragm, […]

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McINTOSH: New Blu-Ray player, its first turntable preamplifier and high-res-audio-ready digital preamp

They say ….. C2600 Tube Preamplifier MP100 Phono Preamplifier MVP901 Audio Video Player McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce three new products: the C2600 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier, the MP100 Phono Preamplifier and the MVP901 Audio Video Player. Each product combines the best-in-class […]

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McINTOSH: Their PRYMA headphones

They say: We know you appreciate world-class sound quality and we have some great news to share with you. McIntosh is proud to introduce our sister company PRYMA as the newest member of the McIntosh Group family. PRYMA is the maker of the world’s finest headphones, designed and handcrafted by Sonus faber in Italy. Enjoy […]

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STAX: End-user thinking of importing STAX for own use?

Hi Howard. I know you resigned the STAX agency some years back. Can you offer some advice though? I am thinking of importing STAX for my own use? In my direct personal experience the following comments apply equally to new STAX equipment or used equipment: All STAX items have serial numbers. This means that any […]

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From the archives: The Amazing Ribbon Wave

Announcing the new, amazing Ribbon Wave!  Years of audio research and advanced entomological farming have culminated in what is arguably the most stunning advancement in audiophile technology.  The Ribbon Wave is, simply put, perfection in a silk ribbon that when wrapped around your cables will produce audio that has to be heard to be believed. […]

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MARK LEVINSON: Their 326, Whest Two and more

Hi. I have just added the Levinson phono boards to my 326s pre. and this arrangement seems to me to be superior to my Whest Two – which was a very big Step up from the Dino it replaced. The levinson boards work in balanced mode – the signal is automatically converted to balanced at […]

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Audio Exotics in Hong Kong

6moons.com write:  J. Lam owns Audio Exotics, an import/retail establishment for fine audio in Hong Kong, the City of Life. The selection of brands he brings to this city nation of 200 audio establishments of all sizes demonstrate a particular sensibility. There are Franck Tchang’s acoustic resonators under the French Acoustics System Int’l brand and […]

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Krakow Sonic Society with Ken Ishiguro

Wojciech Pacuła (Postive Feedback) writes: The meetings of the Krakow Sonic Society usually have the goal of identifying a problem, diagnosing it, comparing old and new products, records, and technologies. We approach it with an open mind, although everybody has their private expectations and agendas. The goal is the same for all, however: to explain […]

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STAX: SRA-14S

Dear Howard. Grateful for your views as to whether the captioned extension cable (6-pin in/female & 5-pin out/male) will work with a pair of SR-3 earspeaker into the normal socket of a SRA-14s. Many thanks in advance. I am finding this a very difficult question to answer with any confidence. First, despite many years of […]

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NAT KING COLE: Afraid of the Dark

Nat King Cole was the only black television star in Hollywood at a time when America groaned under the weight of racial segregation and prejudice. Yet he possessed a natural talent so great that these issues were seemingly swept to one side to allow him to become one of the greatest jazz icons of all […]

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BREXIT: How will it effect our hi-fi hobby?

Said one contributor to the thread …. “Give Ortofon a chance to jack up their prices again. Won’t make much difference to bling German gear as it is ridiculously expensive already. Perhaps it will mean new small British manufacturers emerging again of the type Linn/Naim destroyed” Dip in and out HERE

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