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High End Audio Sounds Crap!

High End Audio Sounds Crap!

No, I haven't gone mad. Yes, this is still a blog about hifi. Let me explain... I was on the way to a dinner the other night in town, and I happened to walk past a restaurant with live music. I knew it was live music from the moment I heard ...

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Digital Signal

Do quality HDMI cables make a difference?

After Ed's post on whether digital is perfect, we received an impressive response from readers who voiced their own opinions about the subject. As requested by many readers, I've decided to put this theory into practice and explore the technology behind HDMI and the quality of HDMI cables. DISCLAIMER: As a ...

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Conventional Wiring

High End Hi-Fi Jargon Explained

DISCLAIMER: We are by no means holding an opinion on whether any of these actually work. Some definitely do, some definitely don't, some are untested and we don't actually have an opinion. However their root "technology" theory is explained. This is certainly not an exhaustive list. It's not even an extensive ...

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Digital Signal

The Greatest Lie of the Digital Age

How often have you heard this? "It's digital, so it's 1s and 0s. That means there can't be any errors or distortion. You either get the signal perfectly or you don't." For someone who knows little about electronic systems, this would sound perfectly logical and true. In reality it’s a rather naïve ...

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