Why a Flat Frequency Response ?

I recently moved house. This fact meant my home made speakers built on principles advocated by Royd and now NVA wouldn’t fit in the new smaller listening room.  So I purchased as a stop gap a pair of wharfedale dimond 10.3 floorstanders {80% discount at richer sounds ] There were dire ‘So I modified them […]

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DAMPING FACTOR: Is it important?

Q: Gentlemen – what is damping factor and is it important? Thanks. A: Well, rather than wander about trying to explain this (we could, but not very interestingly) we decided to look up one of industry’s smarter and more articulate experts; Paul McGowan of PS Audio. This is what he has to say: The damping […]

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DEPRESSING: The three most depressing words to an audiophile and the audiophile makers

Andrew Hall ….. “It’s good enough” are the three words that often drive audiophiles – and anyone who knows that something can be so much better than the speaker’s definition of “good enough” – crazy. These three seemingly innocent words are especially maddening and depressing when you hear them spoken by iPod users listening to […]

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STAX: Selling the Simply-STAX brand? No way! I killed it instead!

Originally published here in 2009 Please pass this to Mr. Popeck. Thanks. Allen. Had you considered selling/licencing the Simply Stax ‘brand’……..? Seems a shame to let it die… I did – for a second or so. But then I remembered what Gram Parsons was alleged to have said in that “Death is like a warm […]

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