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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The Golden Age of Audio

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, December 27, 2016    Advice, Articles

Today’s typical music system consists of a pair of headphones and an MP3 player or an audio streaming device like a phone or computer. If the listener wants to share the tunes with others…

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The March of Convenience – Wireless Speakers as the New Frontier

John Strohbeen    Wednesday, December 14, 2016    Articles

The Elegant Music Room Once upon a time, if you wanted to listen to music, you either had to have the means and talent to make music at home, or you had to go to a concert hall or other…

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Don't Touch That Knob!

John Strohbeen    Wednesday, November 30, 2016    Articles

There are a variety of reasons why some listeners can’t or don’t want to adjust the tone controls that are fixtures on most consumer receivers, integrated amps and pre-amps. The most…

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