Have a question about setting up, listening to, or taking care of your equipment? It’s likely the Audiogon community has already answered it. Take a look at our How-To’s for easy step-by-step solutions to the most common issues.

DIY Quadratic Diffuser

On January 31, 2013

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Quadratic diffusing panels are often used by recording engineers when standing waves present a challenge, but they’re also great for large or oddly-shaped listening rooms. If you’re a DIYer, here’s a low-cost alternative to buying a diffuser.  All you need is a few hours, a handful of supplies from your local hardware store, and a […]

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How To Treat Your Room Without Overdoing It

On December 12, 2012

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In this article, we’re taking the beginner’s approach to room treatments with tips from seasoned audiophiles throughout. By now, you’ve noticed that even the best equipment can sound horrible in a poorly designed space.  Do you know how to retrofit your room to give it the best sound quality? Here are some things to think […]

How To Clean Brushed Aluminum Faceplate

On November 3, 2012

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Want to keep your equipment in tip top shape, read here how to properly clean any aluminum faceplate, thanks to one of our members advice.  For the best method for your particular equipment the manufacturers recommendations is a great place to start. When cleaning your audio equipment, you want to be sure to use something […]

How To Restart a Stored Tube Amp and Pre Amp Yourself

On November 2, 2012

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  We all like to swap out equipment, but handling your equipment the right way is imperative for both maintaining it and your resale value.  Some audiophiles may take a break from listening or may just change out their equipment every so often, leaving some electronics stored away for a period of time.  It is […]

How To Remove Dust Caps

On November 1, 2012

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Some of you have wanted to make modifications to the connectors on your amps and other equipment, but you couldn’t figure out how to do so with the black dust caps in place. These four steps should have them out in no time. 1. Spin the binding post nuts all the way counter-clockwise until they […]

How To Pick Equipment Without Hearing It

On October 16, 2012

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This is a question asked often by our members here at Audiogon.  How do you pick audio equipment without hearing it?  How do you buy something online when your satisfaction with that item will be based on a factor you can’t tell from a picture or words?  With the help of our users, we can […]

How To Break In a Tube Preamp

On October 9, 2012

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There’s a lot of talk about breaking in new audio equipment, but when is it necessary and how do you go about it?  Here’s the simple answer for how to break in a tube preamp.  It’s easier than you may think. 1. Breaking in your preamp does not require that your power amp be on. […]

How To Free Up a Stuck Volume Control

On October 5, 2012

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Ever had a stuck control and didn’t know what to do, you are not alone.  User RPteemley had an issue with a volume control that suddenly wouldn’t budge on his amplifier.  He asked the Audiogon community for advice, and we’ve compiled their suggestions into an easy 3-step method. 1. Check to make sure the knob […]

How To Turn Off Your Preamp

On October 5, 2012

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It seems like this would not require a “How To”, you just find the button right? Many audiophiles have been asking what would seem to be a simple question on our Audiogon forum.  How do I turn off my preamp?  Member Raquel cleared up the confusion for us by explaining, “Most types of high-end audio electronics […]

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