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What Do Guitars Have to Do With Configuring a Hi-Fi System?

One of my diversions involves building and rebuilding Fender style guitars. This particular project has been ongoing for quite some time, and as I’ll explain, it’s been fraught with pitfalls, much like trying to dial in your hi-fi system. So you might ask … other than this being a musical instrument, what this has to …

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Exasound DACs

And now for something completely different … auditioning DACs. Our neighbor, friend, and Positive-Feedback reviewer Lynn Olson brought over two Exasound DACs for this analog diehard to sample (pun intended). I’m a turntable designer, and many think of me as an analog only kind of fellow, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

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A Creative Demo – Part 2

In part 1, we laid out a strategy for auditioning multiple tonearms and cartridges on both a Galibier Eiger prototype and our customer’s turntable (from another manufacturer). In this post, we finalize how we adapted the customer’s existing armboard to work correctly with his mis-specified Reed 2A tonearm.  Mis-specified tonearm?  Strong words, I know.

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