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You’ve got $40k and a 15×20 space – design a home theater and listening room!

On March 10, 2014

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Stray24 needs your help in designing a HT with listening room emphasis. Ideas? Media room space: 15 feet wide by 20 feet deep; soundproofed walls to be completed Budget: $30 – 40k for all equipment and install Ideas so far: Power: Considering Krell amp and preamp vs Marantz amp/preamp vs Cambridge audio integrated amp Speakers: […]

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Afraid to buy new speakers due to poor room acoustics

On March 10, 2014

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Audiogoner Rg500g is in a concrete box of an acoustic pickle: I’m stuck with hideous acoustics that simply couldn’t be worse, and I have to place speakers close to a concrete block wall. There’s no getting around it. I have decent CD player and integrated amp recently bought new (NAD 365BEE) as well as a […]

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2013 Vinyl sales show largest increase since 1999

On March 7, 2014

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  Last summer, it looked like vinyl sales were making a comeback.  After Record Store Day in April, the numbers were up over 2012, but words like “cautiously optimistic” were used to describe the general mood of vinyl sellers. According to Nielson Soundscan’s tally released in January 2014, record sales actually jumped 33% while album […]

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Audio News

On March 4, 2014

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Straight out of Audiogon Labs, Audio News is a new link voting site designed to help audiophiles find great audio related content. The idea is simple, users submit links to audiophile friendly content (reviews, tutorials, editorials). Other users “upvote” the links they like. Links are then assigned points based on their age (time since submission) […]

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Most educational auditions?

On March 3, 2014

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  Jimmy2615 asks,  “What’s your most educational audition? Not what was the best preamp or amp or speaker you heard, but what audition changed your pre-conceived notions of audio in one audition, for better or worse? I’ve had the pleasure to audition various pieces of audio equipment for the last 25 years or so at dealer […]

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Bang & Olufsen enters the wireless game

On February 28, 2014

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Bang & Olufsen introduces “Immaculate Wireless sound” but will audiophiles bite? For serious audio and home theater enthusiasts, wireless systems typically meant sacrificing quality for the sake of convenience. Recognizing that fans of good sound shouldn’t have to make any trade-offs, Bang & Olufsen developed the BeoLab line of speakers. Earlier this year, B&O completed […]

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History of Headphones infographic

On February 27, 2014

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QUO VADIS, “ANALOG”? (article link)

On February 21, 2014

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Or how lifelong audiophile George Moneo learned that [he’s] not going to spend thousands on a losing proposition. “I always wanted to separate the two intractable “sects” in this religious audio war. I had been, after all, an insufferable analog snob and hold-out until 1990. I hated compact discs and digital recordings and never thought—never believed, actually—that digital […]

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Audio Bluebook, Remastered

On February 20, 2014

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Audiogon’s original Audio Bluebook has been around for over a decade. While still functional, it was in dire need of some TLC and all around modernization. Enter Bluebook 2.0 – completely redesigned with a new tech stack and, most importantly, tight integration with audiogon.com.  Plus we’re adding data from 500+ new listings, every day!! Here’s quick […]

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Debate this – XLR or RCA?

On February 19, 2014

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Audiogoner Elegal writes: It was recommended, in another post, that I try a difference IC cable. I was considering the audio quest columbia XLR. ( I am currently using xlr cable between by c2300 preamp and mc275 amp). However, I then read that xlr cables only provide a real benefit if you are using balanced […]

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