Hearing Is Digital – A Hairy Situation!

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, January 6, 2015    Articles

Yes, dear friends, science can be cruel. It can destroy illusions and alter our world view. It turns out that not only is the earth round, but that hearing is actually digital – at least…

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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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