- The Reference ‘Separate’ is a three-meter cable and configured for Bi-wire or single wire operation. The connections are Rhodium-plated and very easy to work. The difference about this cable is that I am using one cable for the positive side and one cable for the negative side of the loudspeaker. And, because of the increase in performance heard, I decided to take the Reference Separate to three audiophile friends to get their opinions. Continue reading The Reference ‘Separate’
Well Paul, as I and others have said before, you have DONE IT AGAIN! So, here is my review of the Reference Speaker and Power Cables.
The AudioQuest Thunder is a power cable produced by a company that spent many years in the audio industry. AudioQuest provides a range of products aimed at improving your audio system sound. And, I decided (with the help of a colleague) to make a comparison between the AudioQuest Thunder and the Perkune three-meter Reference power cable. Continue reading AudioQuest Thunder
A question always asked about cables and Power cords during a discussion Is there a difference in the performance of a Power cord regarding the Power cord length. And, so I decided to do some Power cord testing in four different audio systems to answer this question because of the situation when coming to determine what Power cable to buy. Continue reading Power cord difference ~
There is a right way and a wrong way to install an audio cable. It can be an HDMI cable, a Loudspeaker cable, an Interconnect cable or any audio cable you are using in your sound system. And, the Audio cable direction, is chosen when the audio cables are used the first time. There are many people who say it makes no difference at all in cable direction. But, we are all entitled to our own opinion. Continue reading Audio cable direction
latest information. I am working very closely with a German company, and this is the reason why I can offer a much higher level of audiophile cables. The Supreme range has taken many months of testing to develop, but I am now able to provide the first of the products. And, I intend to have the full range of Supreme audiophile cables by May this year. And, I really mean it when I say – Audiophiles – Welcome to 2020!
December Digital cable sale from December 25th – December 31st.
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The Extreme Headphone cable is a beautiful cable — also, an extension cable. Assembled with silver-plated, oxygen-free multi-core conductors, ‘AirGap’ technology, and aluminium foil shielding. These techniques significantly reduce interference from other components and cabling. Continue reading The Extreme Headphone cable
I am pleased to introduce The AirDream HDMI cable. And, indeed, a big step above the Ultimate HDMI cable introduced at the beginning of 2019. The AirDream HDMI cable provides transmission of Ultra-sharp images in 4K resolution, perfect 3D models and full HD audio quality. Tripple shielding, plus Aluminium foil and Teflon insulation eliminate external interference. Integrated channel for transmitting network data. Return of the audio signal without the need for an additional audio cable, allowing top-quality audio performance. The AirDream HDMI cable Continue reading The AirDream HDMI cable
The Audiophile bi-wired adapter review by Ludwig Hegel
What to do when your speaker cable is a single cable, terminated by two plugs (banana, or spade.
And the speaker has two pairs of speaker terminals? A Continue reading Audiophile bi-wired adapter
Your system could be upgraded quickly by using ‘Add-ons’. These are aftermarket items and used individually or together. Because these item work, you will hear changes and certainly will be an Audiophile system improvement!
How to improve Bass. And, I have written this blog to help others who share the same opinion as myself. Because in most cases, it is hard to get the correct amount of Bass and the way you want your system to sound. And, it all comes down to the dreaded crossover! How to improve Bass Continue reading How to improve Bass
Cables and Audiophile cables are components used in the audio industry. What is the difference between them, is there any difference at all and where can you find Cables that really work?
I am an engineer and spent most of my life working with audio. But, was about twenty years ago I was made aware of the difference a cable can make. Continue reading Cables that really work!
Free upgrade on cables. And, easy to get, aimed at keeping in touch. It has always been my intention to offer the best product at the best prices. And, now you will understand how easy it is to get this Free upgrade on cables.
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Listening and testing take years to know exactly where to place your loudspeakers. I have written this ‘WOLFVONLANGA audiophile set up’ article to help you understand what a difference is made by repositioning your speakers. The sound improvements were very good and we considered the event a great success.
Continue reading WOLFVONLANGA audiophile set up
How to improve the sound. It does not take much, and, though I would share this how to develop the sound story with you. How to improve the system sound Continue reading How to improve the system sound
Tri-wired adapter cables – Many Audiophiles own loudspeakers having three pairs of loudspeaker terminals. One pair for the Bass frequencies. The second pair for the middle frequencies. And the third pair for the upper frequencies.
However, with this type of configuration, three sets of loudspeaker cable are required to achieve optimum performance. Unfortunately, the cost can be very high if three sets of audio cables used. Continue reading Tri-wired adapter cables
The AirDream Copper loudspeaker cable. Designed and constructed by professionals offers an outstanding level of performance. And, Copper having of the highest electrical conductivity ratings of all non-precious metals is a perfect choice. Continue reading AirDream Copper loudspeaker cable
Bi-wire conversion. Do you understand what is meant by Bi-wiring? And, what does Bi-wiring actually does? Because Bi-wiring is the best way to connect your loudspeakers.
Unfortunately, many people own loudspeakers (which are capable of accepting a Bi-wire cable) but sadly the loudspeakers are ignored. And, left with metal bridging plates installed. The current method is to remove the metal bridging plates and replace them with jumper cables. However, this method works well, but only to a certain extent. And, appears to lack the signal speed necessary to produce the optimum signal transfer correctly. This I found after many hours of testing with different lengths of cables. And, with different types of cables.
There are many different theories on this, which can easily be found online. And, one that certainly caught my eye was this. To achieve the correct sound, the cables should be of equal lengths. This will correct signal speed and give optimal performance. An interesting read. And, so is there a solution?
Standard Bi-wire conversion
After looking at the problem, it was easy to find a good working solution. And, I have called the solution the Bi-wire conversion. Two lengths of low-loss loudspeaker cable replaced the jumper cables. But, to achieve the best sound, cable length has to be same as the original. In practice, shorter cable lengths can be used because the overall performance differences are negligible
To improve performance, I used Aluminium foil. Aluminium foil provides better sound insulation and helps to eliminate many noise sources. And, the Aluminum foils ability to absorb sound allows unwanted noise to be picked up directly at the source. The Cables are wrapped with aluminium foil sheathing (which is first-line insulation). Followed by two levels ‘AirGap’isolation.
The cable provides a quick and easy way to convert a two-wire loudspeaker cable into a four-wire Bi-wire cable. And, results are easily heard and your system has reached a new level of performance. The Bi-wire conversion can be made to any length you require. But, a thirty-five-centimetre length works very well and becomes cost-effective.
- Cable length: 350 mm.
- Conductors: O.F.C Red Copper.
- Conductor size: 2.5 mm2 (13 AWG).
- Insulation: Vinyl.
- Outer sheath: Plastic shrink-wrap.
- Resistance: 0.02 Ohms/meter.
- Capacitance: 75 pF/meter.
2 x 440 mm banana connection 397 Euros
Reference Bi-wire conversion
The reference version is the result of six months of hard work and aimed at the serious audiophile. The cables offer exceptional performance and the difference heard after the first three seconds!
The construction has reached a new level. Firstly, the use of two internal conductors (2.5 mm2) with full shielding from top to bottom. Also, the conductors are helical wound, which increases the cable length from 1 to 1.2 – giving more air and space in the musical presentation. The cables used are from the reference series. High purity OFC with either NextGen (24K gold plated) or Rhodium (Twin screw) Banana connections.
What you are doing is simply turning a single speaker cable into a double speaker cable. And, by doing this, you have eliminated the standard ‘bridging plates’ or the supplied ‘jumper’ cables. By using the Reference Bi-wire conversion 440 mm length of cables you are now opening up a new experience.
I have spent months working with this project and final testing was done by one of the leading Audiophiles in the Baltic countries. And, I will be forever grateful for his help and time in allowing me to use his facilities.
- Cable length: 440 mm
- Conductor: 2 x 2.5 mm2
- High purity OFC
- Resistance: 0.004 Ohm
- Capacitance: 39.0 Pf
- Inductance: 0.13 uH
- Connector: Banana (24K gold plated)
- Construction: Double Symmetrical – Helix
- Low-loss PE insulation
- Additional support elements made of PE
- Low induction for homogeneous high-frequency reproduction
- Primary and Secondary AirGap: DERAY-PBFSP
- Aluminium Foil sheathing
- Single AirTube with ‘Teflon’ binding (4 per cable)
- Outer sheath: CanuFlex PE-HB
- Anti-static pads (ATS) fitted (One per cable)
2 x 440 mm banana connection 897 Euros
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Also – I have decided to add a review. The testing started at the end of October and finished a few days ago. And, timing is perfect and makes a great read!
Audiophile bass Tannoy Edinburgh. Bass is always a problem in the audiophile world. And this is why I have written this Audiophile bass Tannoy Edinburgh article. A true story, and all part of the learning curve. Know from experience how hard getting the correct amount of bass. And, the correct sound from the Tannoy Edinburgh. There is either too little bass or not quite enough bass. And a problem to get it just right. Continue reading Audiophile bass Tannoy Edinburgh
Audiophile AirGap isolation is a technique using Air to insulate an audio cable. This technique is becoming well known in the industry and used by leading audio cable manufacturing companies. And, the system works, giving a significant performance increase in all areas. Continue reading Audiophile AirGap isolation
Audiophile loudspeakers. The company known as ‘AudiophileLoudspeakers’, brings together the expertise of five separate companies—all of whom well known in the industry for outstanding quality and service. And now, all products and services are available under one roof.
Audiophile cable interconnects review. For the third time, I have been describing the audio cables of the Lithuanian manufacture Perkune Audiophile Cables, run by Mr Paul Goodwin. First, the interconnects, a line of “Pro” series. And second, the speaker cables with a length of three-meters. Continue reading Audiophile cable interconnects review
Audiophile loudspeaker cable review. In September this year, I received a package from Vilnius, Lithuania directly from Perkune Audiophile Cables – Mr Paul Goodwin. I am writing this Audiophile loudspeaker cable review.
Continue reading Audiophile loudspeaker cable review
Best bi-wired speaker cable. For the past three months, I have been testing the difference between crossover cables. And, from the results found, I have written this Best bi-wired speaker cable article. Continue reading Best bi-wired speaker cable
Tannoy Red loudspeakers tested. One day, I asked if I would like to visit a friend who had something he knew I would love to see. A pair of Tannoy Red loudspeakers in Lockwood cabinets! Continue reading Tannoy Red loudspeakers tested
I love Tannoy loudspeakers. And, the very first pair of Tannoy loudspeakers I owned, was from 1970. A Pair of Berkeley’s. And, was the beginning of a great relationship.
Many years have passed and still believe in Tannoy loudspeakers because I have not found anything better!
Best value speaker cables. How many times have you read a review, ordered speaker cables, hooked them and been disappointed?
How many? Maybe it is too many times to remember. And the question is, where are the Best value speaker cables in the market place today? Continue reading Best value speaker cables
Welcome to the world of audio and all the mystery that comes with it. I have written this blog ‘ Audiophiles make the sound better ‘ because it is something you can do very quickly and without the significant expense! Continue reading Audiophiles make sound better
How to use Solar power. I am always looking for ways to improve the sound from my audio system. And when you read this ‘ How to use solar power ‘ may seem a bit far-fetched. I started experimenting a couple of years ago but, turns out it really works!
Continue reading How to use Solar power
Get great sound, from your audio system? A sound is something extraordinary and personal to every audiophile! So what is sound?
Continue reading Get really great sound
Always great to hear how to improve your sound. And, it is merely loudspeaker positioning that is the answer. Unfortunately, it does take years of experience to understand how to enhance the music so that I will give you a good insight.
How to get great sound. I Love the sound of a Tannoy loudspeaker. And, my favourite driver is the 15″ Glenair. And, I decided to use this driver in an open baffle configuration. I was interested to hear, just how it compared to my 300-litre cabinet. Continue reading How to get a great sound
Over the years, I have owned many Tannoy Loudspeakers and will say Music with Tannoy 3818 driver really does sound amazing. And, As a result, decided I would use the same Loudspeakers for testing audiophile cables. Continue reading Music with Tannoy 3818 driver
Tannoy which is better. One of the most respected and sought after loudspeakers in the world are made by Tannoy. And, in my opinion, produce the best sounding loudspeakers for all musical needs. Continue reading Tannoy which is better
The read the Interconnect review Hans Hilberink, and the lab tests please visit the Tannoy monitor gold website – thank you. Continue reading Interconnect review Hans Hilberink
Burn-in your power cord. Last week, I wrote an article which caused a great deal of interaction between people with Facebook groups. And, people on this website. Which, showed me people really do not understand, the aspect of time and effect it has on cables.
Tannoy red loudspeakers are Great. It all started with a phone call. And I was asked if I would like to visit a friend who had something special. My friend told me that I would be able to hear a pair of Tannoy red loudspeakers in Lockwood cabinets.
The power-amps and preamp were hand made, but I just had to close my eyes and listen. What could I say to that? Apart from, a big fat yes
The Best speaker amp and turntable. Best value speakers, amplifiers and turntables can be found in different places. But, it does take, a bit of searching. And, I would like to share with you a few items you may wish to consider when looking to upgrade.
Interconnect cable for a Cd player, The best interconnect cables for cd player can be found with a little bit of research as we are able to find so many reviews and testimonies on the internet. Continue reading Interconnect cable for Cd player
The best cables for hi-fi speakers are often in a place you have never heard about. There are so many loudspeaker-cable manufactures virtually impossible for you to find them all. Continue reading best cables for hi-fi speakers
Burn in a loudspeaker cable. A very debated subject and the overall feeling is that yes there is a burn-in or break-in period for all types of cables. I would also like to say at this point in time that there is also a burn-in or break-in period for anything having electrical components! Continue reading Burn in loudspeaker cable
Sex and music are great. What can I say? But, when it comes to music, there is a close connection. And best to be a happy audiophile. Continue reading Sex and music are great
Tricks and tips for audio are always welcome. And can make a very big difference to the sound heard at the loudspeakers!
Static electricity – Sound killer. Is this true? And, can I say, Static electricity – Sound killer? A topic that is never really explored when it comes to audio. I am going to tell you a little about static and how this can affect the performance of your audio system. Continue reading Static electricity – Sound killer
Guitar cable is really fantastic. This is the New guitar cable which we have been working on and testing for the past couple of months and we have a couple of them already sold with great results. Continue reading Guitar cable is really fantastic
I will say these New speaker cables are great. And, are only here because of a request. Audiophiles are building systems to be placed in larger listening rooms. And, so want flexibility, but still, retain the same audiophile quality.
Solar power, great for audiophiles. Solar power is something that we have been working with for the past few months. We have had some very good results and now wish to share them with you. For more information on solar power. Continue reading Solar power great for audiophiles
Great new Audiophile interconnect. We have been working on this, for the past few months. Designed to bring more information from the music to the listener. The Interconnect is available either RCA or XLR connections. I expect the first thing you will ask is why it is 1.3 meters in length as this is a figure that has never been used before. Continue reading Great new Audiophile interconnect
Interconnect review Ludwig Hegel “For many audiophiles, this may be on the end of the search for the optimal sound” This was the end quote by Ludwig Hegel. And, I want to thank him for this fantastic review. Continue reading Interconnect review Ludwig Hegel
Loudspeaker cable now updated. This is the new four-meter Loudspeaker cable. And, is making a really big difference to the sound quality. Which, can be easily heard at the Loudspeakers. Why four-meter? Continue reading Loudspeaker cable now updated
The Tannoy 3818 driver is one of the best sounding drivers that I have ever heard. I consider it the best driver for testing all types of Audiophile cables. The range of the driver is very wide and so much information can be heard. Continue reading Tannoy 3818 the best for testing
How do you get value? When it comes to the cost of a specific item, it depends largely on what the item is. The question to ask is do you in fact really need that item and why? The next question is to ask is do you really want this item and can you afford to buy it?
Electric guitar by BURNS. A British company called Burns Guitars made the very first electric guitar that I owned in England. And, the model was the Burns Jazz guitar. This was Green burst in colour and had the most beautiful maple neck with amazing low action. And, even after all these years, I can still remember playing it! Continue reading Electric guitar by Burns
Audiophile cable love. The picture is an audiophile four-meter loudspeaker cables. This is the very latest cable (as I write) that has been produced and actually has emerged because of a customer request. It is the customer’s feedback, interaction communication and requests that keep things alive at Perkune!
Continue reading Audiophile cable love
Cable burn-in makes better. It does not matter if the new cable is a Loudspeaker cable, an interconnect cable or a power cord. Each cable one needs a certain amount of playing time before it warms up so the listener is able to hear the correct sound.
Bass is always a problem in the audiophile world, and it is tough to get the correct amount of Bass and the way that you want it to sound. There is either too little Bass of either too much Bass. And it really can be a huge problem for the Audiophile to get it just right. I am writing because I had an email from a contact of mine in the Tannoy group. And, was asking some questions. And, so thought it could be good information for other Tannoy followers. Bass improved in Tannoy Ed’s Continue reading Bass improved in Tannoy Ed’s
Best value balanced interconnect. The latest cable from Perkune audiophile cables and it is a two-meter Balanced interconnect fitted with the latest Neutrik XLR Hologram connections.
Always hard to select an interconnect that gives you everything you need without breaking the bank! Continue reading Best value balanced interconnect
Jaguar E-type 1963 FHC. I used to work offshore in the Norwegian sector of the North sea. And, became very friendly with one of the rigs divers. Barry was a very big car enthusiast and had owned this car from new. Barry wanted to get a newer model and said I could buy the car for 600 pounds. Continue reading Jaguar E-type 1963 FHC
I had been driving Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin, E-type Jaguar, And, also had many other sports cars that were available. But, had never owned a Maserati. I was driving past one of my friend’s garages, and I saw the Maserati sitting in the showroom. And, so I pulled in to have a look. And, so I have written The Maserati was dead, blog so that, you will see the problems! Continue reading The Maserati was dead!
The Ferrari story – It was 1970, and I lived in the United Kingdom in a small village called Acle. I was always messing around with cars and just loved them (as most of us did in those days). A friend of mine owned the village garage, and so I was always over helping him. And, also doing things to the cars that I was repairing. Continue reading Ferrari and my first was red
Me, in 1970 playing with my group which was called “Staircase” why this name you ask? Because, we were on the way up – or so we thought at the time! I have been playing the guitar and working with music since the seventies. And, now have something positive that I wish to share with you how Guitar players Improve sound. Continue reading Guitar players Improve sound
New three-meter studio cable. Christmas 2015, I introduced a two-meter recording studio cable. This cable gave excellent results and was well received. I am always making improvements, and because of success in testing, I have now introduced a three-meter version but now is a better cable! Continue reading New three-meter studio cable
Two better than one?. A Two-meter Interconnect cable is longer than a one-meter Interconnect cable. And, would it be fair to say, a two-meter Interconnect cable would sound better? So is it one or two. This is the Two-meter interconnect cable that we have just finished testing. And, will be introduced to the Perkune range of cables very soon. Continue reading Two better than one?
This is a subject that concerns your listening room. The importance of the correct placement of your loudspeakers. I have spent years looking at so many beautiful systems but when the proud owner fires up his system, it becomes apparent how far out of ‘Focus’ the loudspeakers really are. Hence Room for loudspeaker placement. Continue reading Room for loudspeaker placement
Bigger and better is a question asked. And, I decided to do an experiment. The latest loudspeaker cable to be introduced is a great opportunity to get involved with the Perkune range. And, was a customer request and yet again, never planned – I LOVE this business! Continue reading Bigger and better
Versus Audio Digital Transport, is a Music Player created with a single purpose – provide an accurate and high-quality playback of digital audio files. This is achieved through special Linux-based software, finely tuned to work in perfect harmony.
Personally, I think Every piece of music appreciated by the listener is so important. A piece of music can take days, months or maybe just a few hours to write. And, the age of the composer can vary. Any person who has the ability can compose and perform the music at any age. Continue reading Every piece of music appreciated
Dreams – never give. Dreams are a series of pictures, events, emotions, sensations which can be good or bad. But, never know what to expect. How often do you dream? And, how many of the dream do you remember? Also are you affected by your dreams? And, what is the purpose of your dreams? Dreams – never give up!
Custom made cables. This is one of the two-three and a half meter USB Custom made cables which were ordered by a customer in Norway. And, will use it in his audio system. One of the components used in his system is the Ayre QB9 DAC.
The Ayre Q9 is regarded by many audiophiles to be the very best DAC that has ever been produced by Ayre. I have personally heard this beautiful DAC in operation and I am very impressed, to say the least! Continue reading Custom made cables
Founded by Guy Fountain in 1926, Tannoy loudspeakers are for me, and always will be. Tannoy are a great company who produce the best sound drivers anywhere in the world. And, for my ears. Because I consider they are the best value loudspeakers available today. And, Tannoy loudspeakers for me Continue reading Tannoy loudspeakers for me
Recording studio cables. Just before Christmas, I received a pair of audio cables for my Recording studio, and now I have decided to write a review. I noticed people buying them for hi-end home audiophile systems. I wanted mine for Recording studio monitoring which does quite the opposite. And to be frank, I was not sure if these cables were going to do the job! Continue reading Recording studio cables
Perkune in 2015. I would like to share with you, a few of the things that have happened to me since I began working with Perkune audiophile cables in October 2015. Below is the very first blog that I wrote on my website in November 2015. Continue reading Perkune in 2015
.The Power of a cord. I arrived at my friend’s house and was greeted with a warm welcome. As I entered I could hear the familiar sound of his system but now it sounded much better and I said: “man that sounds good” So many things have happened since I saw my friend and I had a much better understanding of his requirements! Continue reading The Power of a cord
Sound of music better is the title, and I want to share with you a true story that happened to me while I was in England. And. I did not realise at that time just what a difference a sound could make to my life.
It started, but I guess we could call it a quirk of fate, and as they say, some things meant to be. I had no idea that from a simple meeting, which was the result of an eBay transaction, I would be MD of Perkune audiophile cables just over a year later!
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The new three-meter power cord tested. And, ready to be added to the range of cables. The Funny thing is, this power cord never planned because it was a customer request. Bu,t after testing, I found it sounded better than the two-meter power cord!
Do you like high-quality vintage audio? I know that I certainly do. And, I think the sound produced from vintage audio equipment is simply the best.
Good quality audio equipment that has been used and is second hand is often very hard to find. Because you never know the history. And, therefore, why is it for sale.
But, where to start and how much to spend. I think that you must take your time and do research first! Continue reading Do you like high quality vintage audio
How to make your Vinyl better?. Old or new, crackles or scratches it does not matter because the sound from Vinyl is the best. But, How to make your Vinyl better?
After the post that I wrote a couple of days ago, one of my terrific friends said to me why don’t you tell people how they can make their Vinyl sound much better.
To hear the Vinyl sounds’ coming to you from the other room makes your heart race. The smell from a Vinyl, as you remove it from its sleeve makes you sigh because Vinyl sounds beautiful.
The feel of the vinyl, as you place it on the turntable is something that is not easily forgotten. One of my friends just returned from America and invited me to his house to listen to his system. Now, with the addition of a new tube amplifier. He wanted me to hear how his Vinyl sounds – or so I thought! Continue reading Vinyl sounds beautiful
Audio experience never to forget. I was to listen to a system, which had been constructed by a gentleman from Russia. And, what a fantastic set up it was. The Tanny Reds are one of the best Tannoy ever made. And, this certainly was an audio experience never to forget! Continue reading Audio experience never to forget
Cryogenic treated cables. I am always trying to find a way for a person to hear a better sound from their audio cables. And, because over the years, I have learned that it is the cables that influence the music you hear from your loudspeakers.
But, always do things step by step because you could easily overdo the treatment and not be pleased with the results! Continue reading Cryogenic treated cables
Who is a specialist? An Audiophile is a person who has a great interest and is enthusiastic about high-fidelity sound reproduction. Audiophile values applied to all stages of music reproduction.
One of my friends is a surgeon, and I consider him as a specialist, and he is also an audiophile!
Continue reading Who is a specialist?
Best value audiophile cables. During my years working with audio equipment and Hi-End audio equipment, I am asked, is who makes the best value audiophile cables.
As with everything these days you have to try for yourself. Because only you have the ears that can determine if the cables are right for you!
You are choosing audio systems. The first thing that you have to do when selecting a more extensive stereo system is to ask yourself what exactly do you want to achieve. Are you planning to move from one room to your present home to a more important place? Or are you planning to relocate and will have a larger listening room at your new residence.
Question what to look for. Just exactly, what do you want, when are you choosing a different system? And, who do you ask? I hope my ‘Question what to look for?’ will help you choose wisely. Because we certainly have different requirements and also different hearing. And, our hearing is one of the biggest problems we face when involved with audio.
I have spent hours talking to people about what to look for when buying an audio system. And, so I thought it could be a good idea to share my knowledge and ideas with you.
The Old school where to start? Allow me to begin with your listening room because this is the first place. Even before thinking about filling your room with equipment. Because of the importance of allowing the room to be receptive to your needs.
Continue reading Old school where to start?
Audio Gourmet show two – and I hope you enjoyed the first part. And, my second day at the show. And, It was more of the exciting and not so everyday items which are called High-end. And what is hi-end? yes, how and where do you draw the line? Is Hi-end that good or just a money-making scam
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The Audio Gourmet Show. Beautiful is the word that springs to mind as I entered the ‘Radisson Blu’ hotel in Vilnius, Lithuania. Everything was set up perfectly and the atmosphere was ‘electric’, to say the least. And, as I walked into the first room, I thought to myself, I think will find something special. Continue reading Audio Gourmet Show
Guitarists hear a difference – Let me first go back to the ’70s where in fact I was a guitar player and would drive my mother mad with all the noise I used to make in my bedroom (as many of us did in those days!)
But, it can be said that a guitarist certainly can hear the difference between cable he uses and the sound produced! Continue reading Guitarists hear a difference
Bigger is better. The picture shows a pair of Tannoy Edinburgh SE that set up in my listening room to evaluate the performance which was done about three months ago. The Tannoys were in very good condition and perfect working order. They were also an excellent size and fitted very well into my Listening room. I have listed the specifications for you below. Continue reading Bigger is better
Open Baffle is great and, becoming more popular. And, always, a good topic for discussion between audiophiles. I have noticed, recently, OB seems to be rearing its head, and people are taking notice. And, I decided to build a system for myself, so I could find out what I could hear.
And did I like what I heard?
Old or new amplifier? When I started listening to music in the ’70s, I had a Leek valve amplifier and loved the sound it produced. When I played my guitar, it was through a Vox AC 30 valve amplifier and again I loved the sound it produced. What do you think is the best? Should I buy an old or a new amplifier or just be content with what I have.
Cryogenic treatment for cables. There are so many reports and articles relating to cryogenics on items we use in Industrial and domestic life. I am interested in sound, and whether or not I could improve the quality of sound. But be careful, because if you do too much treatment you can find your sound could lose some ‘Air’ and upper details! Continue reading Cryogenic treatment for cables
Which way is correct? Yes, the good old power cord and there certainly is a right and a wrong way for the power cord to be plugged in. You must get the positive supply to the correct point on your equipment and to do this is very easy. And, all you need is a test light or test screwdriver. Continue reading Which way is correct?
Burn-in for cables. Well, I ask, is it fact or fiction? But, I will say, yes there is a burn-in period for all types of audio cables. I would also like to add, there is also a burn-in or break-in period for anything having electrical components. But as with everything you have to try for your self. And, you will hear the difference after only a few days. This is not fiction and Burn-in is essential. Continue reading Burn-in for audio cables
Four – was it Quadrophonic? The sound of the seventies – Can you remember many years ago when we had the stereo LP and then along came to the CD. Then along came the amazing quadrophonic LP and what a revelation that was. Instead of two speakers, there were four speakers! Continue reading Four – was it Quadrophonic?