Room Treatment

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, March 14, 2017    Articles, Advice

If you are a music or audio professional, the chances are good that you will have a room dedicated to music and its performance or reproduction. For the vast majority of music lovers there…

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Golden Age Bookshelf Speakers – The Cream of the Crop

John Strohbeen    Monday, March 6, 2017    Articles

The introduction of “big” amplifiers (60 watts instead of 3 watts) at reasonable prices propelled the Golden Age of Audio. These amplifiers allowed a major change in speaker design and…

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For Optimum Sound, How Many Subs, and Where Do You Put 'Em?

John Strohbeen    Wednesday, February 22, 2017    Articles, Advice

How Many Subwoofers is Best? 1, 2, 4, or More? Zero would be a good number for a music only system with big full-range speakers. How big the speakers need to be is determined by the size…

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A King of the Classic Box Speakers From Audio’s Golden Age.

John Strohbeen    Monday, February 6, 2017    Articles

Well, boys and girls, once upon a time there was the “Dark Age of Audio.” Music in the home was reproduced by things called Victrolas, Gramophones and other names, all had a turntable…

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Subwoofers: Active or Passive - They Take the Low Road

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, January 24, 2017    Articles

Subwoofers: Active or Passive – They Take the Low Road Subwoofers are speakers designed to reproduce the sounds lower in frequency than the system’s woofer can handle. To extend the…

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Best Bookshelf Speakers of the Golden Age

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, January 10, 2017    Articles

You can enjoy a vintage system that sounds better than a modern system and costs less. The best bookshelf speakers from the Golden Age of Audio (late 1960’s through early 1980’s) were…

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