SPEAKER DESIGN: Guru David Smith

Rahul Athalye (TNT-Audio ezine) writes: TNT-Audio caught up with noted speaker designer David Smith, ex-JBL, McIntosh, KEF, Snell, and PSB. Join TNT and Speaker Dave on a journey into the heart of speaker design, its history and current trends. Rahul Athalye (RA):Tell us about how you got started in the audio business. David Smith (DS): […]

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WE, THE JURY. Civilised audio and hi-fi equipment opinions & debates #002 (RECEIVERS)

This is where WE ask the questions and you folks give your answers. Jury members are by invitation only. QUESTION: RECEIVERS: What is it about the monster 1970’s ones? —//— Stan Skatvedt Then there was the receiver that Harman/Kardon designed and built.Not monstrously powered, but truly intended to be every bit as musical as the […]

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WE, THE JURY. Civilised audio and hi-fi equipment opinions & debates #003 (GROUNDING BOXES)

This is where WE ask the questions and you folks give your answers. Jury members are by invitation only. QUESTION: GROUNDING BOXES – do they work? —//— —//— David Rance Proper amp power supplies should isolate the amp circuit very well. Grounding boxes are a foo thing which can actually add rf noise into a […]

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MADRIGAL AUDIO LABORATORIES: What happened?

Robert Crain writes … Founded in the early 80’s by Sanford Berlin as an distributor of audio products some of which were sold under the Mardigal name. Entered the audio manufacturing business in 1985 when it purchased the assets and IP of Mark Levinson Audio Systems and restarted the manufacture of some of their best […]

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LINAEUM CORP: What happened?

Lloyd ‘Ace’ Grover writes … Company based in Portland, Oregon, USA that manufactured mid end loudspeaker systems that featured a unique patented line source/wave bending tweeter that is also referred to by the Linaeum name, note that their trademark used a ligature, i.e. it was written Linæum rather than Linaeum like the company name. Run […]

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