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Steven Stone looks into listening windows... Read more
 
Brent Butterworth digs deep into the design of the best new Bluetooth speaker of the year. Read more
 
The most famous speaker in the history of rock is probably the one that serves as the "star" of three videos by the Replacements, including "Bastards of Young." Here's the speaker's identity and the story behind it. Read more
 

Peanut-Sized Misconceptions

Steven Stone looks at how wrong someone can be about small speakers... Read more
 

A House Brand in Your Home?

Steven Stone looks at whether "house brands" still have a place in contemporary audio... Read more
 

A Few Thoughts On Imaging

Steven Stone looks at a speaker systems' ability to create a three-dimensional image... Read more
 

Diffraction Be Gone Rocks!

Steven Stone looks at speaker tweak that works... Read more
 
Steven Stone looks back at a product he'd rather forget and one he'd like to remember... Read more
 
Roger Skoff looks at the if's and why's of High End audio superiority... Read more
 

The $17.00 miracle

Roger Skoff Discovers high value at The Show in Newport... Read more
 
If you're still stuffing layers of newspapers under one end of your speakers to tip them up, you should read this... Read more
 
There are almost as many designs for speaker stands as there are speakers. Is one particular style better than the others? Read more
 

Speaker Stands and Pricing

How much should a speaker stand cost? The answer can vary from "not much," to "surely, you jest." And it can make or break a speaker sale... Read more
 
For Audiophiles the term "mid-fi" is a five-letter word that means exactly what most four-letter words mean. Steven Stone thinks it's time to move on... Read more
 
Given a choice, even musicians would like to have a great-sounding audio system. But most young musicians don't think they can afford one. They can, and it's our job to let them know that they can... Read more
 
Older audiophiles have a tendency to wax poetic about "the good old days" of audio. My question is simple - When were they, exactly? Read more
 

What Will $10 Get 'Ya?

You want an affordable powered speaker? How about under $10 a pair? And how about they don't sound bad either... Read more
 

What is Mid-fi?

Nowadays even $30 T-amps from EBAY sound pretty darned good. Perhaps its time to reexamine our old audiophile concept of "mid-fi"? It's not about price anymore, it's about sound and how much attention is paid to sound... Read more
 
Mirage has created the OMD-5 speaker, which is a compact loudspeaker that could very well be the be all end all as far as a desktop speaker is concerned. Continue reading to find out why. Read more
 

Music Matters at Listen Up

Audiophiles aren't born out of an appreciation for clean sound. They are born out of an appreciation for music. That is why events like this Music Matters event at Listen Up are important. Read more
 
Steven Stone likes to swap out his system seasonally, for very specific reason, but even though he swaps down price wise, it is interesting to note that he does not make a huge swap down in quality. Read more
 
In the current economy, value is seemingly king. But that doesn't mean that quality has to be sacrificed to this new king. There are many great speakers available for less than $5000 per pair. Read more
 
In-wall speakers used to be a joke, sacrilegious even. But with several companies making the advancements to the in-wall loudspeaker design, not only are they viable, they are rather impressive in their sound. Read more
 
Not everyone can drop $25,000 on a pair of speakers. For speakers that exist at the lower end of the price scale but still maintain a level of quality, here are a few of favorite loudspeakers. Read more
 
Technology is always evolving. That is its nature. Audiophile technology is no different. But when examining the past technology, has it been the ultra-expensive products or the budget products that have been the movers and shakers? Read more
 
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