On the Shoulders of Giants

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, September 13, 2016    Articles

Isaac Newton famously said, “If I have seen farther, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” While I do not confuse myself with Newton, I share his awe and respect of those who…

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When the going gets tough, the tough…audition audio!

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, August 30, 2016    News

Many observers have noted that watching and following this year’s presidential election campaign is tough. Recently, a respected political research organization asked a focus group to…

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Location, Location, Location – Where to sit to enjoy the best sound?

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, August 16, 2016    Articles

…in a movie theater? THX and Dolby have invested a great deal of research in how to create a dramatic sonic effect to compliment the quality of today’s movies.Commercial theaters today…

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There is More to Life Than Just Good Music

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, July 19, 2016    News

My interest in music started when I was a freshman at MIT, in 1963. By the time I dropped out of school in 1968, audio retailing had become my profession – I started Tech Hifi in my…

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Impedance or How Many Ohms Do You Have?

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, July 5, 2016    Articles

All passive speakers (relying on outboard amplification) have an impedance rating, given in ohms, provided by the manufacturer. This number helps you match the speakers to amplifiers.…

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How Sensitive Are Your Speakers?

John Strohbeen    Thursday, June 23, 2016    Articles

I started reading Proust last year and discovered I was not sensitive enough to care about the upper-middle class characters from France’s 1800s to keep me engaged through over 4000…

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