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How to build Listening Room Synergy: Curating a system that sings

By | November 25th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

System-Synergy-Featured

What goes with what?

System synergy — components mating so well that the result exceeds the sum of their parts — is one of the most elusive goals in audio. You know it when you hear it. You just don’t hear it all that often.

There are the obvious pitfalls. You wouldn’t want to do something completely deranged like trying to rock some 85-decibel-efficient speakers with a flea-watt tube amp, for example, or add a ruthlessly revealing cartridge to an already-bright system.… Read the full article

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How To Get Started in 2-Channel Audio

By | May 24th, 2017|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , |

by Rafe Arnott

Two Channel Tribulations

Of all of the illnesses that besets most audiophiles, upgraditis is probably the most virulent. I’ve seen grown men in a flop sweat trying to decide on a pair of speaker cables.

Upgrading components for an audiophile is part of the hobby, and while it is usually referred to as an affliction by many, I see it as part of our journey to a destination. It’s a path that most travel to reach the promised land of great sound. … Read the full article

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