Buying direct vs. through a dealer?

FYI: A thread – from a while back – that some might find contains interesting observations, advice and so on. Certainly worth dipping in and out of if you have only a few minutes to spare. Neil / editor in chief MORE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect […]

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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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Should we say goodbye to linear amplifiers?

Now that Class D amplifiers seem to be taking over even the high-performance area of musical amplification is the day of the linear amplifier over? What’s the future of linear amplification? Watch Now EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case […]

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What makes music sound live?

We know live music from afar without seeing the musicians play, and we can almost always tell if the sound is reproduced, but why? What makes live music sound live and reproduced not? Watch Now More music like this HERE

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Has Paul McGowan become jaded?

With nearly 50 years of experience in the high-performance audio field this viewer wants to know Paul’s level of commitment and enjoyment of what he does for a living. Watch Now EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case you wondered. […]

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Why should tweeters be ear level?

Tweeters are said to be best when at the same vertical height as the listener’s ears. Is that true and if so why? This viewer disagrees with that assessment and grilles Paul. Watch Now EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in […]

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