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Speaker Imaging – What kind of magic is this?

On February 3, 2014

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  Thought-provoking (and funny-bone tickling) question from member Zavato: Considering my speakers definitely image better when I am not wearing my glasses leads me to conclude imaging ain’t really real but relies on the power of suggestion. Sort of like some folks who prefer to listen with the lights off. Any comments? Ctsooner I have […]

My TT Is the Weak Link! Help!

On January 22, 2014

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  With a pretty nice system, (Wilson Audio Sophias, Musical Fidelity KW 500, Musical Fidelity Trivista DAC, and Musical Fidelity CD player), Audiogoner Arsh knows that his Music Hall MMF7 turntable is the weakest link.  Though he has no real complaints, it feels like something’s missing. Will buying a new TT or adding tweaks fill […]

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ICYMI: Most Discussed Hub Stories 2013

On January 9, 2014

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Thanks to all our Members who made the Hub’s inaugural year such a blast! If you missed one of the enlightening, bizarre, or humorous discussions on the Hub last year or just want to see who agreed with you, here are links to the Top 5 Most Discussed Hub stories of 2013.   Add your dark […]

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Do You Have Any Ambient Favorites?

On January 8, 2014

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  Audiogoner Goldenear1948 wants to take things down a notch with some ambient music.  Aside from Brian Eno, what can you recommend? Elizabeth Brian Eno “Music for Airports” Philip Glass and Uakti “Aguas da Amazonias” (best of all.. IMO) Enya “Watermark” Movie soundtrack “Run Lola Run” Bach “Goldberg variations” Nearly anything on the Windham Hill label… […]

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Coping With Hearing Loss

On January 8, 2014

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  Age, occupation, medicines (both OTC and prescription), genetics, injury – all can contribute to hearing loss. Affecting nearly 1 in 5 Americans, the most common type among audiophiles is Sensorineural – repeated exposure to excessively loud noise.  Whatever the reason or type, losing any range is troubling to our community.  Member Broadstone has been trying to compensate […]

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Tips for Cooling a Meltdown

On January 7, 2014

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  Audigoner Hopey has been running into overheating problems with his McIntosh MA600 in his party room.  What advice can you offer to anyone, not just him, experiencing a thermal meltdown? Stereo5 Lower the volume a bit. Swampwalker First check to make sure that there are no restrictions to air flow to the amp. If […]

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Member Advice on Dating Records

On December 27, 2013

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  Audiogon member and newbie record collector, LMR, wants to know the best way to date records. “I don’t know much about [recently purchased LPs] but when I looked, there was no date on them. Is there a way to tell the age by the stamp on it? Any other way?” Somec59 Purchase Collectorz software […]

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Music Brings Memories Back to the Injured Brain

On December 23, 2013

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  Researchers have recently discovered that popular music helps patients with acquired brain injuries (ABIs) recover personal memories better than verbal cues. Amee Baird and Séverine Samson outline the results and conclusions of their pioneering research in the recent issue of the journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. Although their study covered a small number of cases, it’s the […]

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Friday Fun – How to Write a Speaker Review (Audiophile Edition)

On December 20, 2013

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  This slightly snarky essay should bring a little chuckle into your day especially if you’re a frequent review reader. “Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.” Lord Byron   An Audiophile’s Speaker Review Formula Step 1: Some story about equipment you listened to 30 or 40 years ago. Step 2: Assert your […]

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When Does Speaker Distortion Become Audible?

On December 17, 2013

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  Audiogoner B_limo recently fired up some new speakers and didn’t notice any distortion.  He says, “I find this interesting because I never really thought I was hearing any distortion from my previous speakers but maybe I was, and just didn’t pick up on it until now. When does speaker distortion become audible?” Has this […]

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