The Balance Of Power

Paul White writes ….. No sooner had I opened a new file to write this leader column, aimed squarely at the annoyance of external power supplies, than I received an email from one of our long-time readers asking if he could submit a Sounding Off piece in favour of them. His argument was that by […]

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Comfort OR better sound; can you have both? Howard Popeck ponders on this

In the mid 1980s, just when I thought it was safe to relax in our demonstration rooms at Subjective Audio and enjoy the music … Linn made the public and the industry aware of the damage an extra pair of speakers in that room might be inflicting on the music. The era of the single-speaker […]

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Exactly the way it happened folks: Linn LP12 and a/b demonstrations

From and including the 1970s, Linn popularised the concept of the A-B demonstration. It was, on the face of it, a faultlessly logical ethos. It was adopted by reviewers and dealers alike, myself included. It was rumoured they had mystery shoppers in circulation, prepared to report back any deviation from the dogma. For a while […]

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PS Audio: How my Noise Harvester works

Paul McGowan writes: Today I’d like to cover how a Noise Harvester works.  It’s a clever little device that converts line noise into light and when it does that the converted noise energy dissipates into the room in a series of flashes never to be heard from again.  Literally. The basic circuit is a fairly […]

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PS Audio: Fooling our ears and eyes

Paul McGowan writes: Recently we mentioned that DSD and Class D operating systems were similar in that each can be played directly into the loudspeaker without conversion; unlike digital audio which cannot.  Both are bit streams – DSD a series of fixed width bits that get more or less dense to make music and Class […]

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