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Dr. Feickert Universal Protractor

Posted by "AudioAficionado" on June 17, 2018 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)



The vinyl record master is cut horizontally, meaning there will always be distortion when using a pivoted tonearm. The trick to reduce this problem is to adjusting phono cartridge offset (cartridge alignment on the tonearm head shell). If done correctly, groove and surface noise will be reduced, and music will have a greater sense of space and dynamics.

 

Correct cartridge geomet...

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Dynaudio Special Forty

Posted by "AudioAficionado" on January 3, 2018 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)



It seems, lately I only review Dynaudio speakers, and this is the third pair of Dynaudio speakers I review this year. I admit I have developed a strong connection to this brand’s signature sound. After all, I bought the Dynaudio Contour 20, sight unseen, ...

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Cambridge Audio CP2 (Phono Preamp) Review

Posted by "AudioAficionado" on November 25, 2017 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (1)



When a friend of mine started complaining about the sound he was getting out of the built-in phono stage of his hi-end multichannel receiver, I told him it was time to start looking for a quality external phono preamp.


As a matter of fact, most phono stages included on integrated amplifiers and receivers are an extra feature to attract more buyers, they are not d...

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Custom Vinyl Storage Rack

Posted by "AudioAficionado" on August 20, 2017 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)


A few months ago I ran out space to store my records and you all know that having too many records is never enough. So, I started looking for a safe and stylish way to store my vinyl.


After doing some research, I quickly realized that there are not many vinyl storage options available on the market. All I could found was either the classic crate box or the...

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Rogue Audio RP-5 Preamplifier Review

Posted by "AudioAficionado" on July 21, 2017 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)



Audio separates are the audiophile’s weapon of choice, having a different enclosures and power supplies for each unit results in better performance. More importantly, unlike a receiver or integrated amplifier, were you are stuck with whatever configuration the manufacturer chose, with separates there are endless combination of preamplifiers and amplifiers to choose from.


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Understanding Turntable Anti-Skate

Posted by "AudioAficionado" on July 8, 2017 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)



Turntable calibration by itself can be an art form. The fact that one can alter the sound to taste by making tiny adjustments to different parameters is physics magic. But the Anti-Skate mechanism in many turntables is so full of mysticism, that most people don’t understand what it actually does. In these article I’ll do my best to explain how it works, keeping ...

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ModWright KWA 100SE Review

Posted by "AudioAficionado" on June 20, 2017 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)


There is a common misconception that all audio amplifiers should sound the same, this is only true of ideally perfect amplifiers. In the real word, there are always compromises in the de...

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Speaker Placement

Posted by "AudioAficionado" on June 20, 2017 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (4)


 

The quality of a sound system depends largely on the choice of speakers. It’s important to understand how the size and positioning of the speaker in relation to room boundaries affects the sound.  


The functioning of a loudspeaker is not complex, but the execution of a good design, capable of reproducing sound with absolute transparency and low distorti...

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Vinyl Records Buying Guide

Posted by "AudioAficionado" on June 13, 2017 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)


When people start getting into vinyl record collecting, they quickly realize that not all pressings of the same album sound the same. As with everything in life, when you buy records you normally get what you pay for. But aren’t all vinyl records the same?


A cheap pressing of Miles Davis - ...

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Hana SL Cartridge Review

Posted by "AudioAficionado" on June 1, 2017 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)



There is always a product that gets a lot of attention at an audio show. Last April at AXPONA 2017, the Hana cartridges were that product. A lot of system at the show where using this cartridges, and I keep hearing favorable comments about them. But who are this Hana guys?


Hana is a new brand that comes from Japan OEM manufacture...

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