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Audio Heirloom?

By | June 28th, 2015|Categories: Oswalds Mill Audio|Tags: |

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The speed of change has become daunting. Our personal lives have changed because of the computer, the smart phone, the creation of social media and the new ways in which people relate to each other. As I walk down the street in New York City, most people no longer look around, they’re busy with their phones. Even at nice restaurants many would rather be with their phones, taking pictures of their food or selfies, than enjoying the company of others. … Read the full article

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Sugden Masterclass IA-4 Integrated Speaker Amplifier – Review

By | June 28th, 2015|Categories: Amplifier - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , , |

As you may  remember, Piega 5.2 are quite pretentious when it comes to the amplification. Knowing that I am a big fan of good Class A amplifiers, jack-fi.ro, gave me a Masterclass IA-4 to play with.

Introduction and Specs

This amplifier only has 33W into 8 ohms, but they are full Class A. Surprisingly, I don’t think I ever managed to go higher than 20% of its volume output with Piega Primium 5.2 . What I am trying to say is that an Class A amplifier capable of 33W is quite powerful.… Read the full article

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Oppo PM-2 Headphones – Review

By | June 27th, 2015|Categories: Headphones - Headmania|Tags: , , , |

As I told you years ago, the headphone industry is growing every day. People and companies became aware of the potential of this market and many important names started to look its way. Oppo is one of them.

Since I’ve heard about their new products I was really interested in hearing/testing them.  Luckily I’ve managed to get my hands on a beautiful pair of PM-2 headphones and we have oppodigital.ro to thank for that.

Build Quality and Specs

While looking them for the first time, I was very pleased by the sturdy materials, build quality and very nice looks.… Read the full article

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Oppo HA-1 DAC / Headphone Amplifier Review

By | June 27th, 2015|Categories: Amplifier - Headmania|Tags: , , , , |

As I told you years ago, the headphone industry is growing every day. People and companies became aware of the potential of this market and many important names started to look its way. Oppo is one of them.

Since I’ve heard about their new products I was really interested in hearing/testing them. Luckily I’ve managed to get my hands on a beautiful HA-1 and we have oppodigital.ro to thank for that.

Introduction

First thing that I thought when looking at the unit was that it was a beautiful piece of gear.… Read the full article

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Old, New and Irrelevant to Most of You

By | June 3rd, 2015|Categories: Oswalds Mill Audio|Tags: |

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I’m not a Luddite. I have a profound respect for past technologies, but sometimes they deserve to be just that- past technologies. And so I felt until recently about one of the most obscure aspects of speaker technology: the power supplies for field coil speakers like the Cogent drivers we use in the OMA Imperia.

Back in the golden age of sound, the cinema speakers of the 1920’s and 1930’s, virtually all of the speakers were “field coil” or electromagnetic. At that time, the kind of permanent magnets we now take for granted in speakers did not exist.… Read the full article

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