Can Ears Be Trained – And If So, How?

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, August 26, 2014    Articles, Advice

Nearly everybody who is seriously interested in “Hi-Fi” or music reproduction has had the experience of listening with someone who “hears” more. Can we train our…

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Psychoacoustics? Or Just Psycho?

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, August 19, 2014    Articles

Virtually all music reproduction involves deception, with the listener as a willing “victim.” The brain, ear and eye form what is perhaps the greatest “audio…

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Monopole, Dipole, Bipole – What Are All These Poles?

John Strohbeen    Wednesday, August 13, 2014    Articles

When talking about speakers, the word “pole” is used to describe the direction the sound radiates from loudspeakers. All drivers create as much sound from their backs as their…

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LPs vs. CDs, Round 2 -- A Clarification:

John Strohbeen    Wednesday, August 6, 2014    Articles

I was taken to task for my earlier blog, Do LPs sound better than CDs? And Why They May, by an old friend and acknowledged expert in the field. I must apologize to for not making my…

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