SPEAKER DESIGN: Guru David Smith

Rahul Athalye (TNT-Audio ezine) writes: TNT-Audio caught up with noted speaker designer David Smith, ex-JBL, McIntosh, KEF, Snell, and PSB. Join TNT and Speaker Dave on a journey into the heart of speaker design, its history and current trends. Rahul Athalye (RA):Tell us about how you got started in the audio business. David Smith (DS): […]

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Buying stereos and avoiding really dumb decisions #3

Previously …   Welcome back. Here are the three topics identified from yesterday that I’ll be – time permitting – hoping to cover today: How to understand how you arrived in such a situation and thus how to avoid a repetition, How to firmly and unaggressively regain control Tactics that turn the demonstration toward your objectives. […]

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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla interview: ‘When I think about recording, I feel a sense of responsibility about the fact that what we do stays there forever’

https://www.gramophone.co.uk/feature/mirga-grazinyte-tyla-interview?utm_content=&utm_campaign=Gramophone%20Newsletter%2028%20may%202019%20%28subs%29&utm_source=Gramophone&utm_medium=adestra_email&utm_term=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gramophone.co.uk%2Ffeature%2Fmirga-grazinyte-tyla-interview

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PS AUDIO: The sound of magnets

Note: As with all trade writers, we are happy to publish but …. doing so does not mean we necessarily agree with their observations and conclusions. ====== We know that every element in the signal chain imparts a sonic fingerprint: bipolars, tubes, JEFETS, MOSFETS. And let’s not to forget film, foil, beeswax, ceramic, and electrolytic […]

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Herbert Blomstedt: The interview

Michael White (Gramophone magazine) writes: Like popes, conductors tend to carry on until they drop; and although Herbert Blomstedt insists that’s as far as comparisons go, he does happen to share with the current incumbent of the Holy See an 85th birthday this year – which (very like the pontiff) he’s facing in robust health, […]

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HEADPHONES: Why don’t audio engineers use high-end headphones?

James Harward, works at James Harward ProductionsUpdated September 19, 2018 · Upvoted by Michiel Lombaers, 30 years as a sound engineer writes … Audio engineers typically do use high-end headphones, just not high-end consumer headphones. There is a difference from headphones that are meant for studio use (mixing) vs. what is used for listening to […]

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