FREE: Mr Big ( Live BEATCLUB Germany ) . *HQ Audio*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2SvmTM-zps 34,665 views A few viewer comments: outstanding musicians, soul bass playing at its best, lead immense, shame he died so early, vocals legendary still the one i play in my car on a long journey when i want to hear the best and chill out No fuzz box or wah-wah pedal. Just a Les […]

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PS AUDIO: The Audion

Paul McGowan: This is the first post in our series on Tubes vs. Transistors.  I’ll do my best to keep this fun, informative, not uber technical and to the point so we can all have something to look forward to each day. You may have heard the term “Audion” as there is a UK manufacturer […]

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Building systems

Paul McGowan writes: We cobble together multiple components to form a stereo system. Speakers, cables, equipment, are all necessary elements to produce music in our homes. The skills needed to assemble a proper stereo are not taught in school and with the single exception of Jim Smith’s excellent work, I’ve yet to see a book explaining […]

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Ask an expert: The significance of the folding transmission line in a loudspeaker

What is the significance of the folding transmission line in a loudspeaker? My guess is that not many of you have heard of a folding transmission line in a loudspeaker, much less ever heard one working.  The late Bud Fried, from Fried Audio (pronounced “freed” as opposed to what one might do with eggs), was […]

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Conducting ourselves

Paul McGowan writes: Have you ever thought about how many different people you’ve been in your lifetime? The Paul of high school is very different than the one typing this note—even the me of a decade ago isn’t the same as today and there’s every indication tomorrow will bring more changes. It’s a funny thing […]

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PS AUDIO: From crystal radios to supercomputers

Paul McGowan writes: In a post covering the invention of the vacuum tube and its principals of operation we learned that small crystals were used as the basis for radio receivers and that inventor Lee De Forest came up with an alternative to the crystals, the triode tube which others later turned into the triode […]

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Why Your Dad’s 30-Year-Old Stereo System Sounds Better Than Your New One

Gizmodo / Adrian Covert: If you fashion yourself as an audiophile and just threw down a decent wad of cash on a new A/V receiver, you probably won’t like hearing that the receivers of yesteryear produce comparable sound. Why is that? Technological advancement, ironically. Cnet’s Steve Guttenberg sheds light on this interesting development that over […]

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