10 Most Important Developments in Audio

John Strohbeen    Monday, December 29, 2014    Articles

This time of year is traditionally a time of reflection and for many, list making. Think Oscars and “10 Best.” Well, we’re not immune. The music reproduction business –…

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Phased Out: Part 2 – Absolute Phase

John Strohbeen    Monday, December 22, 2014    Articles

In the last blog, I discussed how it is important to have the front mains all “in-phase” and how it is fairly easy to confirm your system is properly connected. Now, things get…

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Phased Out: Part 1

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, December 16, 2014    Articles, Advice

“Phase” and “polarity” are two terms often used – incorrectly – interchangeably. They are almost never the same. The one time they are the same is when you…

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For Effective Home Theater, Do You Need ALL the Same Speakers?

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, December 9, 2014    Advice

While home theater systems are often born multi-channel, many others grow up to become 5-, 7-, or more channel systems. For those whose stereo systems evolve into home theater set-ups,…

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Tubes or Transistors? The Feud Goes On

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, December 2, 2014    Articles

One of the marks of the serious “‘phile” – be it audiophile, bibliophile or other committed enthusiast – is that we squabble about things most outside the…

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