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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Is “Collecting” Audio Gear a Good Investment?

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, October 21, 2014    Advice

We have talked about Sound Investments in audio. There are those who collect audio products the way others collect antique automobiles, does it make sense? That is, are audio components…

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Sound Investments.

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, September 30, 2014    Advice

Many years ago, I saw an audio ad in a magazine; the headline ran, “When You’re Young, Your Ears are Sharp, but Your Wallet’s Flat.” The ad was for a moderately…

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How Do I Know When to Upgrade My Speakers or My Whole System?

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, September 23, 2014    Advice

It may be a fact of the human condition that over time we grow tired of things that seemed not merely all right, but downright wonderful when we bought them. Some items wear out like a…

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Different Music, Different Speakers?

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, September 16, 2014    Advice

A question I am frequently asked by consumers considering purchasing a pair of Ohm speakers is: “Well, I listen to rock – or classical, or vocal – music, are your speakers good…

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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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