The Music Goes Round and Round…

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, February 10, 2015    Articles

“The Music Goes Round and Round (and it comes out here)” was a popular song in the 1930s. The original reference was to a three-valve saxophone, but it could just as easily have…

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Moving Parts, Part 2

John Strohbeen    Wednesday, February 4, 2015    Articles

In our last post, we looked at the two most prevalent types of phono cartridges: Moving Magnet and Moving Coil. Now let’s look at some of the more esoteric types including Moving…

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Moving Parts – Part 1

John Strohbeen    Monday, January 26, 2015    Articles

Sales of “Black Vinyl” records are having a resurgence. They are a bright spot in the otherwise dim area of sales of recorded music. In fact, reports are that Black Friday sales…

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LPs vs. CDs, Round 2 -- A Clarification:

John Strohbeen    Wednesday, August 6, 2014    Articles

I was taken to task for my earlier blog, Do LPs sound better than CDs? And Why They May, by an old friend and acknowledged expert in the field. I must apologize to for not making my…

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Do LPs sound better than CDs? And Why They May.

John Strohbeen    Wednesday, July 23, 2014    Articles

Yes, often they do; but why? Many critical listeners have commented that LPs sound better than CDs, even on the same recording. The Amanda McBroom “Growing Up in Hollywood…

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