THE ORIGINAL EXPERIENCE: Dialing it in with Tim de Paravicini

  John Atkinson writes:  “Meeting Englishman Tim de Paravicini for the first time, you start to wonder if your mind has slipped a gear, whether premature brain fade has cut in. The conversation seems not only to be racing by unexpectedly quickly, but also subjects you hadn’t even realized were subjects are being examined in […]

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Sweeping statements

Paul McGowan … Here’s a subject I am perhaps more guilty of than most. The practice of making a sweeping statement about how everything is one way or the other. This is wrong and this is right. This matters and that does not. This guy’s a liar, and this one always tells the truth. The problem with this line of communication is two-fold: nothing is always one […]

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NELSON PASS: An interview

Gray Bread (Positive Feedback) writes: He of All Things Deeply Biased… He is an audio engineer extraordinaire and has the medal, golden sash and purple hat plume to prove it. His best friend was the Most Interesting Man in the World until he got tired of supplying all the beer and told him to go […]

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Building your own

When I was 15 years old I built my own HiFi system. I swear it sounded better than anything else I had ever heard. I wonder how much of that was because I built it? I think that when we handcraft something there’s a certain level of customization—personal attention—that not only makes the final result […]

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Power line noise?

Colin – can we get meaningful measurements of power line noise? Is the noise too low-level to measure without exorbitantly expensive equipment? What equipment is required? Outside of laboratories, who has it? We buy all sorts of devices to clean up power. So why can’t we measure the noise that’s there and target it? Wayne […]

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OPINIONS DIFFER: Trying to decouple speakers from the room

 Just wondering if anyone else has suspended their speakers. My first attempt was with an old pair of infinity’s which I placed on top of a bicycle tube. I was wondering if manufacturers would design a speaker with this in mind? My main purpose is to keep the floor from resonating, IMHO it works well […]

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ICON AUDIO: Their mighty flagship limited special edition MB81 mono blocks

They tell us ….. Has Icon Audio founder David Shaw designed the ultimate triode amplifier? Previewed at September’s National Audio Show and lovingly created to fulfil a personal ambition, these gargantuan amps will be sold in limited numbers as a very special edition. “If I’m completely honest,” says Shaw, “for much of the past year […]

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AUDIOPHILE INTERVIEW: James Bongiorno

Dejan V. Veselinovic (TNT-Audio) in 2001 wrote:  For the sake of younger readers, some 20-30 years ago, companies like SAE were the dreams of all us avid audiophiles, then came others. Very few knew, myself fortunately being one of those that did, that behind all these revered names and milestone products, stood one man – […]

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