We Make Loudspeakers Correctly

John Strohbeen    Monday, June 12, 2017    Articles

There are some slogans, mottoes and mission statements that through sheer repetition become part of the common language.“Things Go Better With Coke.”“Quality is Job One,” and…

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Hearing Is Believing or Believing is Hearing?

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, May 16, 2017    Articles

For more than a century, it has been an article of faith that the violins made by the Old Italian Masters, Stadivari and Guarneri “Del Gesu” are the finest examples of the instrument…

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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 Dreaded THD: How Low Can You Go?

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, April 26, 2016    Articles

The harmonics of a pure tone are a series of pure tones at higher frequencies. These are the frequency of the original tone multiplied by whole numbers. For example, a 1 kHz tone has…

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Sound Pressure Levels in Live Versus Recorded Music.

John Strohbeen    Wednesday, October 14, 2015

I prefer acoustic music played without amplification – particularly the human voice without microphones and PA. Luckily, we all listen to spoken voices every day and have learned from…

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Has Sound Reinforcement Destroyed Live Music?

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, March 10, 2015    Articles

In June, we looked at Can Recorded Music Sound Better-Than-Live? and I confessed to being a purist who prefers as little coming between me and live musicians as possible. I discussed the…

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