Headphones: Imaging & Danger

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Headphones: imaging and hearing loss. “Head Monster” Noel Lee is rumored to have told Beats founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, that ‘Headphones are the new speakers.’ The sales…

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Lucky Timing and My Best Business Decision

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, September 15, 2015    News, Articles

As mentioned in Getting Started, Tech Hifi began in my dormitory room at MIT. The local audio dealers pressured the school to have me move off campus or stop selling. I moved across the…

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Amplifier Damping – Another Wet Blanket.

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, September 1, 2015    News, Articles, Advice, Philosophy

How does amplifier damping factor (DF) impact the sound of loudspeakers and, thus, the sound of music in your room? Tube amps usually have DFs of about 20 or less while many solid state…

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Microphone Techniques Affect Imaging:

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, August 18, 2015    Articles, Philosophy

Speakers are the weakest link in almost all stereo systems. This has been my opinion for many years. In fact, it was the subject of the very first of this series of posts over a year ago…

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Getting Started (my beginning in audio)…

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, August 4, 2015    Articles

Iowa: For some, the college experience is life-changing. Mine certainly was. Music played only a minor role in my youth (trying out for the band in junior high and having a piano at home);…

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Troubleshooting Walsh Speakers 101

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, July 21, 2015    Advice

Like cars and other devices – and even humans – stereo systems and their components age. This is true for virtually every part of a stereo system and being able to troubleshoot and fix…

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