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Jerry Del Colliano wonders why there aren't more powered reference loudspeakers... Read more
Paul Wilson looks at how KEF speakers are assembled... Read more
Paul Wilson describes the engineering process of a KEF speaker... Read more

What is the "Best" Speaker?

Doug Henderson considers the vast universe of speaker design... Read more
Paul Wilson describes a problem he had and how an audio show supplied a solution... Read more
Roger Skoff writes about how we hear what we listen to... Read more
Paul Wilson looks at our inclination to dream big about our systems... Read more
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

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