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The Microscopic World of Analog
Everything you need to know about Phono Cartridges - By Ortofon
There are many different set-up regimens out there. I have have heard good results from most of them - if the process is carefully implemented. The one, devised by Jon Hunter (then at Sumiko), relies more on "tuning-by-ear" than some of the more rote methods which adhere to formulae and measurements.
Proper techniques for the cleaning and preparation of audio connections.
An excellent article from cable manufacturer Nordost, explaining how and why a digital cable is so important
How vibration can negatively impact our systems, and what we can do about it
A short story about how a seemingly minor detail can have a profound impact on performance
Analog Accessories - Mats, Clamps & Weights, Headshells, and Phono Cables
By Dietrich D. Brakemeier, Chief Design Engineer, Acoustical Systems
An article by David Salz of WireWorld cables
Eliminating Noise in Vinyl Playback Systems - By Jim Hagerman
These terms can sometimes be confused - Let's explore the differences
Tired of your headphones laying around? Like a way to store them safely and also keep them at hand for easy access
A helpful chart detailing digital music file sizes and hard disk space requirements
A subjective listening test of several popular record cleaniong solutions
Exploring the differences between the physiological and psychological aspects of perceiving sound
How cable length can significantly impact system performance
I had started writing an article about how we experience the emotional response to music when I ran across Bob Rappaport’s great treatise on the same subject. It was so spot on, I asked Bob if we could post it. He graciously agreed and here it is. - Galen Carol
Maximize the performance of your subwoofers with proper placement and adjustment
The benefits of adding low frequency reproduction to your system are greater than you may think!
Learn about the newest and easiest way to enjoy your digital music collection
Find and damp the first reflection points in your listening room
How to safely clean records by hand
Recommendations for installing a new electrical service in addition to some tips for an existing one.
The importance of the inner sleeve
Informative article from the perspective of Shunyata Research
An overview of designs and applications
Which is right for your system.
An article by Laura Dearborn from The Absolute Sound, appended with our notes.
The history and techniques of preserving your vinyl.
A guide to the proper matching of cartridges and tonearms.
Your first step in understanding set-up
A brief discussion of the origin and evolution of this technology.
Stylus life: An answer to a common question
A look at decibel levels of everyday sounds
Information on helping you select the best FM antenna for your needs.
The practical differences between tube and solid state electronics. Which is right for you?
A guide to interior and exterior maintenance of your electronic equipment.
An introduction to the problems associated with AC power.
A procedure for insuring correct electrical connection of components.
Little discussed facts about a common audiophile practice.
A few guidelines to follow when comparing audio equipment.
Advantages and disadvantages of adding subwoofers to your system
A practical explanation of how different speaker loads effect amplifier choice.
The grand debate!
A practical explanation of the term "loudness."
How phase relationships affect system performance.
A guide to correct placement of your speakers.
How the physical environment effects perceived sound quality.
Effects of length and break-in on cable performance.
Is residual magnetism on CDs and DVDs a real problem, and if so, how can it be eliminated?
Exploring the myths and realities of bi-amplifying you system.
Should you purchase new or used gear?
Can there ever be a universal definition?
Have you installed yours correctly?
Here's why a power cable can be so influential.