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10 ‘must-hear’ active loudspeakers

By | June 19th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Not everyone taking an interest in a better hifi system wants to engage in the sport of hi-fi: mixing and matching amplifiers to extract the best performance from a pair of passive loudspeakers before adding a DAC and network streamer.

Many modern hi-fi buyers have a thirst for better sound quality at home but derive zero pleasure from making decisions about what goes with what and how to wire it up. Die-hard audiophiles often have a hard time believing that some people just don’t want to configure their own system.… Read the full article

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A short film about HEDD Audio

By | June 8th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , |

Fernsehdienst. In what was once an old TV and VCR repair station situated next to Berlin’s busy Ringbahn, Klaus Heinz, formerly of Adam Audio, makes active loudspeakers under the name HEDD – ‘Heinz Electrodynamic Designs’ – where custom built/doped mid/bass drivers get crossed over with an Air Motion Transformer (AMT) tweeter. Heinz’s AMT is an extension of the pioneering work done by quantum physicist Oskar Heil who reportedly had a keen interest in audio.

With Heil’s original AMT patent expiring in the early 1990s, Heinz applied his own engineering smarts to Heil’s design (and apparently much to Heil’s consternation).… Read the full article

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