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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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Guitar Amps vs. HiFi Amps

I’ve been thinking about guitar amplifiers lately, and their relationship to hi-fi amplifiers. The common “knowledge” is that they’re entirely different – with a guitar amplifier being a tone producer (even a “clean” jazz guitar amplifier) and  a hi-fi amplifier being  tone reproducer. Well, it’s not so simple …

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Audio Design, Guitars, and Retail Therapy

All too frequently, succumbing to “retail therapy” is a sign that something else is wrong.  This behavior can creep into every area of our lives – not just our role as audio consumer. This can spill over into audio design as well, as the designer tries to either spend his way out of a design …

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