Category Archives: Technology

Avoid the Heat Wave

    Avoid the Heat Wave Summer is officially here, and with all the fun and sun comes added heat. Overheating is the root cause of most failures of tube & solid state electronics, but it’s an avoidable trap. Generally, the best way to keep audio equipment out of the danger zone is to make sure it’s

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    The Necessity of Network

      The Necessity of Network   Every day exciting new products are unveiled that offer some enhanced form of communication with the network enabled devices in your home. What was once a tool for integrating computer systems, can now connect everything in your house from the refrigerator to the thermostat. We depend on our network to

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      Aurender A-10 music streamer

        Aurender is now available! We are pleased to announce that Wilson Audio is now an authorized Aurender dealer, and we are currently demoing their monstrously popular A-10 digital music streaming system. At a glance the A-10 appears similar enough to other hard drive enabled music streaming devices, but under the hood lurks a beast. With

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        Sub Consciousness

          Subwoofers have undergone a paradigm shift recently in how they are utilized by audiophiles, and the consensus is that they aren’t simply home theater peripherals anymore. A nice tight sub can really improve the sound of your two channel HiFi system when it is properly selected and set up. Some of the factors that can

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          Utopia: A state of things in which everything is perfect.

            The Focal Utopia headphones are some of the most impressive reference level headphones on the market, and once you hear them you’ll instantly agree.   “Utopia are equipped with totally open-backed full-range speaker drivers with pure Beryllium ‘M’-shaped domes. Once more, the engineers at Focal have pushed back the limits of acoustic innovation and have

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            Selecting your phono preamp

                Selecting and setting up a phono preamplifier can be a tad intimidating at first, but if you have a better understanding of the tech it becomes much more simple. A phono preamp is necessary for turntable listening because of the difference in the equalization and gain staging of vinyl records. For a more in

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              The Head Space

                There has definitely been a shift in the overall focus of personal audio across the HiFi landscape, and understanding the tendencies and features of headphones, headphone amps, and desktop DAC’s will enable you to pick what suits your needs specifically. The benefits of a lot of these technologies can seem somewhat situational, so I’m hoping

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                Audio Research Ref 6 preamplifier

                  It has been 22 years since the inception of the “reference” series of products from Audio Research, and it’s safe to say AR’s not resting on their laurels. The Ref 6 preamplifier is not merely this years new model, nor is it last years old unit with a fancy new chassis. (although it does have a

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                  Mantra – “A sound that can create change.”

                    It’s no secret that the Danish have been producing some incredible HiFi products throughout the last 10 years, and System Audio is keeping that momentum going strong with their current lineup of speakers. The Mantra 10 bookshelf speaker is one of the biggest sounding, little speakers I’ve ever heard, and that’s precisely why I’ve decided

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                    Mighty Magnepan

                      It’s hard to have a conversation focused around unique loudspeaker designs without mentioning Magnepan & Jim Winey. From their humble beginnings in White Bear Lake during the late sixties, Magnepan has become one of the most successful speaker manufacturers in the United States. It’s not hard to understand why… Magnepan produces some of the best Magneplanar loudspeakers

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