USB: Just bought a USB only DAC, Should I buy an “audiophile” USB cable?

All styles served here! I know opinion is divided, but as a fence-sitting digital cabling sceptic should I buy a modestly priced (up to £50) cable just to be on the safe side? If your viewpoint is “Why don’t you try listening to one ?” can anyone recommend a dealer who will give me 30 […]

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“The question our industry should be asking is, how do we fit in? “

Paul McGowan writes: People don’t change, but circumstances do. It’s always interesting to me when I hear someone wring their hands and point out that people aren’t the way they used to be.  They’ve changed. I think typical of what you might hear is something like this: They no longer appreciate good music. They’re perfectly […]

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FUSES: Fuses!

  How can fuses possibly make a difference? I’m in no way an expensive cable believer, but I do think you need to find something fit for purpose. A fuse is basically a few mm of thin tin wire, so how and why do these sell, and for so much! [TL: moderating comment: it is […]

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PS Audio: More on op amps

Paul McGowan writes:  This subject is actually very interesting because this class of amplification device is at the core of almost everything in audio today and while simple on the surface, there’s lots to know.  Therefore I will break this up into a bunch of little posts to help you assimilate the info one day […]

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