Au Revoir Dave Wilson (1944-2018)

Wilson Audio founder, Dave Wilson, 73, died of metastatic bone cancer on Saturday evening, May 26. Dave was receiving hospice care at his Utah home, and took his leave with his beloved wife and partner, Sheryl Lee Wilson, and other family members at his side. Dave’s exit came after he had overseen the 2006 expansion […]

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Human hearing beats the Fourier uncertainty principle

Phys.org)—For the first time, physicists have found that humans can discriminate a sound’s frequency (related to a note’s pitch) and timing (whether a note comes before or after another note) more than 10 times better than the limit imposed by the Fourier uncertainty principle. Not surprisingly, some of the subjects with the best listening precision […]

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How to buy a turntable?

“Records, aka LPs, have been around since the 1950s, so there are lots of them out there. I’ve bought great records for a buck or two at thrift shops and yard sales, and found them on the street for free, but records aren’t yesterday’s news; lots of young bands are releasing LPs. The way things […]

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HOW TO: Be an audiophile on the cheap

  You love music, but even if you consider yourself a true audiophile, the cost of high-end sound can be, frankly, a little absurd. We talked with a handful of audio experts to find out how to get audiophile-calibre sound without emptying your savings account. Here’s what they had to say. Simply put, an audiophile […]

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Gobsmacked again!

The stats for April 2018 are in. In summary: 16,834 unique visitors The number of visits: 31,045 = 1.84 visits per visitor Total pages opened: 281,266 Average pages per visit is 9.05 You can view the stats @  April stats All this without any promotion AND without bothering with SEO We thank you all Neil

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ACOUSTIC RESEARCH (AR) – What happened

From time to time we wondered this too. This time though, we did a bit of searching and this is what we found: USA based producer of loudspeakers, founded in 1954 by Edgar Villchur, Henry Kloss, Malcolm Lowe and J. Anton Hoffman, and started out by producing acoustically suspended loudspeaker called the AR-1. Strangely enough […]

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Acoustical engineering – a useful introduction

Acoustical engineering (also known as acoustic engineering) is the branch of engineering dealing with sound and vibration. It is the application of acoustics, the science of sound and vibration, in technology. Acoustical engineers are typically concerned with the design, analysis and control of sound. One goal of acoustical engineering can be the reduction of unwanted […]

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Physical acoustics – a short but useful introduction

Physical acoustics is the area of acoustics and physics that studies interactions of acoustic waves with a gaseous, liquid or solid medium on macro- and micro-levels. This relates to the interaction of sound with thermal waves in crystals (phonons), with light (photons), with electrons in metals and semiconductors (acousto-electric phenomena), with magnetic excitations in ferromagnetic […]

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