So, is this what the reviewer really thought?

If like us you wonder how everything between the major global cock-ups and the insignificant ones occur (like the differences between one rip-off power cord and another), and everything in between – then we might just have stumbled on the answer. Could it just be that to varying degrees, all communication, from that between nations […]

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Damping factor – explained by Hi-Fi World

This typical example gets the issue of Damping Factor into perspective. Amplifiers commonly have an output impedance of 0.1 Ohms. Loudspeaker cables will add 0.3 Ohms or so, and the low pas bass inductor of a loudspeaker – in this case a World Audio Design KLS9 measures 0.66 Ohms even with a Ferrite core (air cores have […]

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What can be tested, must be tested

Not happy with the standard 12AX7 input/driver tube Kai replaced it with NOS Mullard tube from the 1950s. That brought some betterment but not enough that he would not have sent the tubes, along with other tubes, cables, etc., to Germany to have them cryonized, ie. to undergo a process in which the product is […]

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The Triangle LN-01A Powered Speakers

Triangle makes it easy with the LN-01As because in addition to being a great pair of powered speakers, priced right at $799/pair, they include an on-board DAC, subwoofer output, and an MM phonostage. The phono input makes the deal for me, because what’s the point of a “compact” system, if you have to add a […]

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