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Roger Skoff writes about making big improvements for little money... Read more
 
Roger Skoff writes Part 8 of his series on speakers and the hidden evils of Dynamic Compression Read more
 
Part 5 of Roger Skoff's series on speakers and the hidden evils of dynamic compression. Read more
 
Roger Skoff writes about one thing that might be better about superior sound,,, Read more
 
Paul Wilson looks at the art of getting his speaker positions dialed-in Read more
 
Steven Stone looks at the odd relationship between audiophiles and too-big speakers... Read more
 

Bye-Bye Big Dunlavys

Steven Stone finds out there is life after selling his dream speakers... Read more
 
Roger Skoff may have found the solution to a very basic problem Read more
 

Oligarch Audio

Steven Stone explains why he isn't interested in reviewing hyper-expensive audio gear... Read more
 

It's All About The Design

Paul Wilson looks at some of the most radical speaker designs... Read more
 
Steven Stone does double audiophile duty... Read more
 
Roger Skoff looks at the problem of isolating the sound of a single component in the signal chain. Read more
 
Andrew Robinson is back with another adventure. This time Andrew's quest for audio led him out of his home and into one of Los Angeles's Gangland neighborhoods. Was it worth it? Read more
 
Steven Stone takes a trip down memory lane as he racks his brain to remember the speakers he's owned.... Read more
 

On Imaging and Loudspeakers

How should speakers image? And what is imaging anyway? J.Gordon Holt gave us a succinct definition, so why does imaging cause so much additional discourse? Read more
 
Gazing into his Crystal ball, Steven Stone tries his hand at a little bit of fortune-telling. He thinks the idea of a listening room with speakers is going to be a thing of the past... Read more
 

Crossovers Are Evil

In physics there's no such thing as a free lunch. As necessary as crossovers are to modern speaker design, doesn't mean they are sonically transparent or even particularly friendly... Read more
 
So, you want a great-sounding audio system. Be prepared to ante up. Or plan on spending lots of time building your own... Read more
 
A merger of epic proportions shocks the high-end audio universe. Three major speaker manufacturers join forces to create a true 500 lb. Gorilla. Read more
 
Some Audiophiles think speaker cable doesn't matter. Andrew Robinson is a big fan of Bi-wiring. he explains why here. Read more
 
Why do top-tier speakers cost so much? Steven Stone looks at some of the economic realities that make it difficult to manufacture a great-sounding inexpensive speaker. Read more
 
Who doesn't love big speakers? Big speakers means big sound. But there are definitely things to take into account when picking up a pair of towering loudspeakers. Here are five of them. Read more
 
The life of the reviewer is pretty cool. Listening to excellent gear for free is never a bad thing. However, it can be a complicated thing. Andrew Robinson details some of the drawbacks to the review process. Read more
 
Though Cello is no longer a current brand, that does not mean that it isn't a sought after one. In this particular instance, a lot of Cello equipment was acquired by a dealer and sold in less than a week. To one customer. Read more
 
Everyone has that one special product. One they have an unconditional love for. This is the story of how Andrew Robinson journeyed far from home to rescue that special product and got more that he bargained for. Read more
 
The Jimi Hendrix Standard is a unique standard to measure the performance of a loudspeaker. It puts a unique spin on the standards and practices used by most, updating it for a more contemporary attitude. Read more
 

Big Speakers, Big Problems

Steven Stone walked around the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show listening to several huge "super speakers." One thing became very clear from all the listening: bigger is not always better. Read more
 
Bowers and Wilkins takes one of its flagship loudspeakers from its past and brings it into the modern day with an update. And man, did Bowers and Wilkins do it right with this update. Read more
 
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